Ah, yes. The time of year when movies succeed at the box office only to be called “overperforming.” Do they all have something, maybe, in common?

This week from the Alan Smithee Memorial Studio, Scott and Geoff offer some insights to aspiring screenwriters and directors about how to use film festival lineups as a research tool [0:00 – 20:25], then puzzle over why studios can’t take the obvious lesson from successful movies [20:25 – 32:00]. We close out with a game we like to call Who’s Right: Christopher Nolan vs. Netflix.

Your homework: 

Hollywood’s box-office woes: Is the industry aiming too narrowly at men?

52% of the population, 7% of directors….

Christopher Nolan doesn’t want to work with Netflix

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