Josh, Scott, and Chuck sit down to talk with 'Gods and Heroes' creators Charley and Vlas Parlapandies.
Hosts: Josh Hayes, Scott Moon, C. Stephen Manley, Charley and Vlas Parlapanides
[00:00] Opening remarks—Dragon Award Nominations are open!
[03:37] 'Gods and Heroes' with Charley and Vlas Parlapanides
-Being a writer in film and television is all about work ethic and desire to tell stories.
-Charley started as associate, but Vlas was writing and they started collaborating.
-Writing is rewriting, so any scripts you get that give you something to read and learn from.
-Selling a spec script is like selling a first draft, which is the opposite of novel production process.
-Subjective vs. Objective notes in scriptwriting (feedback from the producers)
-Diagnosing the problem based on the notes.
-Learning to ‘take notes’
-Good writing is rewriting.
-Don’t record your notes meetings….
-Staying in the game long enough for someone to roll you the ball.
-Make it work.
-The invisible steps of collaboration or teamwork.
-The only rule is the Best Idea Wins.
-Building large arcs within your story to achieve the narrative arc from beginning to the end.
-In network tv, you have to close all the loops.
-In series tv, each episode has to have miniature arcs.
-The tv show Story Document and outline.
-The outline isn’t always gospel; the story is king.
-Scripts vs. budgets.
-You can be a slave to structure in a movie format.
-A tv show pilot has to have a solid structure AND launch the series.
-Nancy Miller advocates that the first ACT/first twenty pages of the pilot have to grab the viewer into the series.
-Length of a script doesn’t matter.
[59:55] Closing remarks
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