Here's How a Random Crush Turned into Someone's Break-Through Feature

How a Random Crush Turned into Someone's Break Through Feature
'Crushed'Credit: Tubi
Screenwriter Heidi Lux talks about how having a random crush at 30 turned into Crushed, a YA feature. 

In this episode, we talk about…

  • Heidi’s journey from Polish immigrant family trauma to writing jokes for a living
  • Why it’s better to write for a herpes commercial vs. star in a herpes commercial
  • Listening to yourself and understanding the power of failure 
  • Heidi’s writing experience and a strong base in satire and comedy
  • Turning adult misery into successful young adult fodder
  • Value of learning how to interpret feedback and the process of “vomit first drafts”   
  • Cold-emailing managers and not giving up until you find the right audience
  • Tubi TV and what comes next for Heidi
  • Advice for screenwriters: "Never use semicolons, do use fast language, and study your craft"

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This episode of The No Film School Podcast was produced by George Edelman and Jason Hellerman.

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