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Kaplan on unlocking the secrets of comedy

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

“… One of the biggest mistakes that writers make is they’re worried whether the script is funny or not funny. But funny, as we’ve said, is subjective. What comedians will tell you is that you can’t live or die by whether this person or that person laughs. You have to do your material and just […]

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Croasmun on character introductions

May 5th, 2010 · No Comments

“… If your lead characters don’t engage a reader, your script will be turned down. So it is very important that the top three characters have great introductions.
“I can’t tell you how many times a lead character is introduced in a bland way — often through ‘talking-heads’ scenes that do little to make the character […]

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