Know your characters.
Create a goal.
Throw every possible piece of shit in their way.
Collect Oscar (or Emmy, or Saturn)
No one conspicuously absent. I'm just happy that Lawrence Kasdan is on the list. Never felt he got the love he deserved.
Pitched a mocumentary series about men playing beer league hockey and got pretty much the same response. "We love it, but can you make it about baseball?"
With all due respect to George Carlin, the "F" word is, quite possibly, the least creative word in the English language.
A-B-C Anything But Cotton