John invites NBC Executive Marc Velez, SVP, Head of Development at UCP, on for an in-person round of the Three Page Challenge, our segment where we look at listener-submitted pages and offer honest feedback, at the Austin Film Festival.
We’re joined live the writers who add context and pitch their vision for each project. From near-future sci-fi to a familiar Hollywood horror story, John and Marc offer advice on how to craft a compelling opening.
In our bonus segment for premium members, we answer listener questions on noisiness, specs, and preparing other pitch materials.
- Marc Velez on IMDb
- The Encyclopedists by Michael X. Heiligenstein
- Call Me 7.14 Years Ago by Liliana Liu
- The Untimely Demise of That Awful David Schwartzman by Rudi O’Meara
- Thank you to the Austin Film Festival! and all our participants in the three page challenge.
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UPDATE 2-24-23 The transcript for this episode can be found here.