Where's the Story Gone? Why originality has become a dirty word in the industry

Time: Sunday 2:00pm

with Steve La Rue
moderated by David Reynolds


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How can we reinvigorate the industry by writing stories that are fresh and original while also playing to the strengths of the commercial marketplace?

It’s easy to point fingers at studio executives and directors like Michael Bay who seem to be perpetually making another ‘Transformers’ film. But their industry, while in decline, still makes money, and the logic of NOT risking hundreds of $millions on more ‘original’ screenplays makes sense, but rarely makes great movies.

Join Steve LaRue as we explore the sweet spot between the commercial and the creative so that we, the screenwriters, can retake control of our destiny by offering solutions and not just complaining about why things should be different.

Appearing in this session

David Reynolds

David Reynolds – Screenwriter

Disney and Pixar writer David Reynolds credits include; Finding Nemo, Toy Story 2 & 3 and The Emperor's New Groove.
David Reynolds
Steve La Rue

Steve La Rue – TV Development Exec

Credits include: Buffy, X-Files, The Simpsons

Steve was instrumental in the development and production of TV classics Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, Millennium, King of the Hill, Battlestar Galactica, and The Simpsons.
Steve La Rue

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