[Note: To support this blog, and further interviews, please become a patron at Patreon. Even if just $1 or $3 a month.] Today rounds out the nine part series with screenwriter, and author of Bring the Funny: The Essential Companion for the Comedy Screenwriter, Greg DePaul. Scott W. Smith: What do you tell the writer who’s been […]

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[Note: To support this blog, and further interviews, please become a patron at Patreon. Even if just $1 or $3 a month.] Scott: Part of my emphasis on this blog is to put the spotlight on filmmakers doing things in unlikely places, which are often micro budget filmmakers. Do you think there’s a place with Amazon, and […]

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[Note: To support this blog, and further interviews, please become a patron at Patreon. Even if just $1 or $3 a month.] Scott W. Smith: There are dozens of working screenwriters I can think who came to their success in different ways, but the one thing they have in common is it took time to reach their […]

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[Note: To support this blog, and further interviews, please become a patron at Patreon. Even if just $1 or $3 a month.] Today we pick up part six of the interview with Greg DePaul, screenwriter, teacher, and author of Bring the Funny: Scott W. Smith: Richard Pryor once said all comedy is rooted in pain. In your […]

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Scott W. Smith: One of your lines in your book {Bring the Funny] is “You must teach yourself how to screenwriter.” Screenwriter Greg DePaul (Bride Wars): Definitely. But I do have tools that can save them a lot of time in the learning process. Scott: You write that the most important key to success as a […]

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Scott W. Smith: From the original conception of the idea for Bride Wars to when it finally got produced how many years went by? Greg DePaul: It might have been five years, 2004 to 2009. Scott: So there’s a lesson there. Michael Arndt talks about writing 10 screenplays over ten years before he sold one, […]

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“I will never know the names of the three screenwriters who judged my contribution to Bride Wars [in WGA arbitration], nor do I need to, but I am grateful to them. With their help, I put myself through law school.” Screenwriter Greg DePaul My Bride Wars “Your wedding better watch it…Your wedding should be very […]

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“Getting a movie made is very hard to make happen.” Screenwriter Greg DePaul Even if you don’t care for romantic comedies, who doesn’t like screenplay origin stories? Part 2 of my interview with screenwriter Greg DePaul (and author of Bring the Funny)  covers how came up with the original idea for Bride Wars, how he […]

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“If the current rates of growth keep up in China, the country will surpass North America as the world’s largest film market in early 2017.” The Hollywood Reporter/3.1.16 Back in June, screenwriter/playwright and NYU instructor Greg DePaul took the time with me to have an hour and a half conversation that ended up being quite […]

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