Wednesday Nov 29, 2023

Johnny Smith (writing screenplays for animation)

Danielle Krage interviews Johnny Smith, animation and live-action screenwriter and script consultant. His work spans books, TV and film, including Dragon Rider, and co-writer for The Queen’s Corgi, and Gnomeo and Juliet.

This conversation includes:

  • Creating rules for your world, using setting, and telling the story visually.
  • Considerations for writing physical comedy.
  • Lessons learned from working with studios and production companies.
  • Ways to approach writing in a partnership.
  • Self-esteem and mental health challenges for writers and creative people.
  • The importance of finding your voice, and writing for you.
  • Advice for having and changing agents.

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