Susannah Grant on Writing

Susannah_Grant_BAFTA_SLS1“Here’s the most important thing I’ve learned in my short time in the business.

You must write what you want to write.

Don’t listen to people who tell you you shouldn’t write something. Or if you do write something, it will never get made.

I’ve been told that a movie about toxic waste would never get made.

I’ve been told that a movie about someone in rehab would never get made.

I was told that if that someone was a woman, it would definitely never get made.

And I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been told that a movie with a female lead will never get made.

There are no rules. Write what you want.

Write what moves you. Write something beautiful and unique to you.

Write something that no one else could write.”

From Success Feels Better, But Doesn’t Necessarily Make You Better

Our Dialogue Series, created by Aleks Horvat, the owner of theOffice, has a great in depth interview with Susannah Grant if you’d like to hear more from her.

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