CHARLES AND VLAS PARLAPANIDES ON WRITING ANIME FOR NETFLIX, AND THE AMALGAMATION OF CHARACTER AND ACTION IN IMPACTFUL STORYTELLING.
Charles and Vlas Parlapanides are a true family business and a tight writing and producing unit. Not only they are siblings, but they are a successful writing team that has deals at Universal Pictures Warner Brothers Columbia, Paramount Pictures and Netflix. The first produced studio film Immortals open a number one in the worldwide box office, both domestic and foreign and earned over 250 million dollars globally. I get to talk to them just as their Anime series premieres this week, “ Blood of Zeus, aka gods and heroes” on Netflix.
In this honest, engaging and incredibly insightful conversation we speak about our Greek roots, the discipline of writing, finding the commercial elements of a script , the power of a family bond, and how Arthur Miller wrote the first act of Death of a Salesman while building a shed.
How features are beholden to the director while television is the writer’s playground.
The importance of being open to notes.
What makes a script a commercial property.
How the story of the movie IMMMORTALS came about.
How their knowledge of Greek Mythology helped the making of BLOOD OF ZEUS
Why it is important to get an executive to truly champion your writing.
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