30 May, 2007

Improving Indie Scripts


"You've probably seen Hollywood films where there are a dozen writers and the story seems to have been overdeveloped to the point of blandness. In the independent film world, the problem is just the opposite. Scripts are underdeveloped because the filmmaker has a vision, wrote a script, raised the money his or herself, and ploughed ahead in a devil-may-care "if you don't get it you're probably stupid" sort of way. The filmmaker doesn't receive or doesn't trust the opinions of others, and pushes blindly ahead into production.

It's a mistake. "


Lucy said...

Omigod, fabulous. So going on The List of Wonder over at my blog. Nice one Robin.

Robin Kelly said...

Yeah, the article's a bit short but it makes a crucial point.