If you're a comedy geek, the names Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant are almost certainly familiar to you. These are two of the founding members of MTV's The State , two of the biggest cast members on Comedy Central's Reno , and the guys who wrote a slew of high-grossing if not critically-adored comedies like Herbie: Fully Loaded and the Night at The Museum movies. The guys have had a lot of success in Hollywood over the years, so it makes perfect sense that they might have a few interesting things to say about their experience-- not to mention some advice for aspiring screenwriters. Read on for the interview, after the jump.
Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Interview WRITING MOVIES FOR FUN AND PROFIT
Books and movies both start with a story idea. From there, the process of writing a movie is vastly different from writing a book. Assuming you already have an idea for a movie, your next step should be to carefully craft a logline. The logline is a very brief 25 words or less as made famous in The Player summary that describes the central conflict of your story, introduces the characters, and hooks the reader. Here are a couple of logline examples—can you tell which movies they describe? Logline Two: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son. The logline is a valuable tool in selling your idea.
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