March 17, 2022

Take 58 - Writer, Exec Craig Engler, Shudder

Take 58 - Writer, Exec Craig Engler, Shudder
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We talk to Shudder General Manager Craig Engler.
The writer-turned-exec tells us what he’s learned about rejection as a writer and how he  now behaves as an exec.
Craig talks about the emotional heartbreak of a writing project ending in turmoil and legal dispute, how that drove him back to the exec side of the business and what it meant to him.
He explains why he likes to give a quick no, how sometimes they greenlight too quickly for some writers and gives a great explanation of what horror actually entails.
And he tells aspiring writers to just keep writing and only worry about what they can control.
An insightful discussion about a different part of the industry.