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The Strategic Producer by Federico Arditti Muchnik

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Chapter 4 Writing the Script

 

 

 

 

 

We’re told every day that America’s future is basically in service but our history is in building things—railroads and cars and cities—but Steve Jobs, in building something that’s taking us to our future, has also taken us to one of the best parts of our past. Now all I have to do is turn that into three acts with an intention, obstacle, exposition, inciting action, reversal, climax and denouement and make it funny and emotional and I’ll be in business.—Aaron Sorkin

Many producers believe anyone can write. It’s just writing. How hard can it be? Not everyone can compose a soundtrack or set up a complex lighting scheme. But writing seems to be one of those activities that is available to everyone and, as ...

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