Dec 23, 2019
Ron and Ed talk to Oscar-winner Charlie Wachtel about his Nerd GOAT: Jerry Maguire! A guest and GOAT with much to say about success, agents and public backlash.
Charlie is an A-list screenwriter with a bevy of great projects in the works. Listen to the episode to hear him reveal a new one that sounds AMAZING. And if you haven't yet, do yourself a favor and watch BLACKKKLANSMAN!
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“The writers for so long have been taken for granted, and are still being taken for granted right now. And hopefully there isn’t a strike, but if there ends up being one, I think people are really gonna be reminded of the value of writers.”
“On the plus side, though, that makes you sound like a huge badass. Like, ‘Yeah! Bring on the death threats!’” “I eat death threats for breakfast!” “Yeah, exactly. My family didn’t think so.”
“My writing partner and I don’t think the word ‘commercial’ should be a bad word. We want as many people as possible to see what it is that we’re creating.”
“The ‘love story’ between him and Renee Zellweger is him exploiting a single mother, and then him realizing how sh**ty he’s been about it. That is their love story.”
“Everybody’s always talking about, like, “Oh, your next movie could be a streaming movie, or it could be a movie that gets theatrical exhibition.’ And I’m like, ‘It’s gotta get theatrical exhibition.’”
“If I have to choose a side, I’m on Team Scorsese, squarely.”
“We’ve already kind of reinvented our own Jerry Maguire in a script that we’ve written. It’s kind of like a fusion between Jerry Maguire and Argo.”
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