$h*! MY PRODUCER SAYS

HOW THE TWITTER SENSATION BECAME A HOT PIECE OF PRIMETIME – NAT MUNDEL SITS DOWN WITH THE CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF CBS’ HIT TV SHOW, PATRICK SCHUMACKER.

Before Twitter feed ShitMyDadSays broke out onto the social media scene two
years ago, creator Justin Halpern was an editor at Maxim.com and Patrick
Schumacker was a film and TV blogger for Screen Junkies at Break Media
as well as a writer for Voyage Media.  Together, the two saw their
project through book proposals (an integral part of the development
process), feature-film prospects, and – in a rare instance of role
reversal – pitches made by studio execs to networks.


Find out what happens on the development road to network television as
Patrick discusses what it was like to team up with a pair of producing
veterans (Will & Grace‘s Max Mutchnick and David Kohan) to turn the immensely popular SMDS into a hot piece of primetime property.

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  1. >His story is indeed raehtr >complex. It’s not just “one guy’s >story” but also about society, >life (not just “hardships of a >wanderings”), poetology and the >nature of stories. And then >there’s the mythology, and each >place and segment of life with its >own distinct tone and factors.No, it is about one guy. You can extrapolate from that as you wish, but it is written solely from the point of view of one character, and all plot-lines involve him. This is to be contrasted with, say, G.R.R.M. who has many different POV characters as well as many different plotlines.Further, all of the stuff you’re talking about (mythology, etc), is stuff that every fantasy author faces, and deals with. It doesn’t make him complex because he can world-build.I’m actually not knocking on him. I enjoyed the book. But ultimately it’s just an in medias res prologue for a larger story, which hasn’t really begun yet. It’s not complex, and shouldn’t take several years, consider he already wrote the book.

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  2. The Dresden books and the Midkemia books, especially renletcy, are incredibly formulaic. It’s not a surprise that those authors are able to churn out new books every year. Sanderson and Abercrombie are similarly fast and while I actually enjoy all the books and authors I’ve mentioned they don’t have nearly the depth and complexity that Martin’s series does. As far as Rothfuss, he’s only released one book so I don’t know how his series will stack up but the first book showed promise. Time will tell if his book will be worth the wait.Whatever you think of the quality, I don’t think it should surprise or upset anyone that it takes writers like Martin and Jordan much longer to finish books that have far more depth, complexity and intertwining plotlines than most.

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