June 28, 2021
Pitching Plot Proves Painful, but Emotion Elicits Excitement with Mark LePatner
Sam and Jim invite Mark into the room and together they work on his indie-feature, tentatively titled "1001".
Join us in the room for a discussion on using emotion to drive your pitch, choosing which facets of your story to shine a light on, and staying on theme while breaking story.
Once upon a time... successful restaurant owners Sam Ernst and Jim Dunn convinced their mostly understanding wives to move from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Los Angeles, California – where they knew nobody and had no way to support themselves – to pursue their dream of writing for television.
They’d been writing for years in Jim’s attic, had a box full of spec scripts and a notebook full of ideas. That’s about it – but they’d gone as far as they could go in St. Paul. They knew it wouldn’t be easy, but they believed they were ready to take the leap from “aspiring” to “professional” writer.
Holy crap were they wrong...