Just wrapped up a weekend of the Nashville Screenwriters Conference. I’m on the board. It’s a good weekend for writers, and a bargain for those who are interested. A hundred bucks and you’re good to go. A-list talent gets flown in from Los Angles to share their wisdom. My favorite quote this weekend, was from Todd Garner, who wrote PAUL BLART, MALL COP among other movies that got made. He said “If you’re not writing something for everybody, you’re totally fucked.”
What does this mean? Come to me for wisdom, little Grasshopper. It means you need to be writing, as do I, a movie that a parent will want to see… that they will be able to take their kids to, and the babysitter and her boyfriend will want to see too, as soon as they quit making out in the parking lot.
Don’t write a movie that only you want to see. Otherwise you’re wasting your time.