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Feb. 19, 2023

The Studio Writer with Evan Spiliotopoulos

The Studio Writer with Evan Spiliotopoulos

What's it really like working in the studio system? Do writers have to focus on one genre to be successful? These are a few of the topics screenwriter Evan Spiliotopoulos illuminates, having been in the game for three decades writing for some of the top studios in film entertainment. Originally from Greece, he got his break in the late 90s at the Sci-Fi channel and then Disney.  

He's written popular mainstream films like Beauty and the Beast (2017), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), and Snake Eyes (2021). You'll find his working industry knowledge refreshing and insightful as we discuss his latest projects, including his directorial debut. This is a masterclass in screenwriting, and we guarantee you're truly in for a treat.

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • The importance of character and journey in any genre.
  • Writing for the studio system vs independent films.
  • Why entertainment lawyers are so important for new writers.
  • The benefits and pitfalls of option agreements.
  • The concept of turnaround and why it's important to learn.
  • How ideas are stolen and how they are not.

Ready to learn what it takes to be a screenwriter in Hollywood? Then get your pens out and take notes.

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