Great commencement speech last month by Neil Gaiman, the fantasy writer whose comic books, novels and films have made him one of today’s leading creative figures.
I find his speech realistic and inspiring, full of good advice.
Thanks to Angel Granados, a student in the Strategic Thinking class at UCLA that Ken Suddleson and I just finished, for the following summation of important points in that class and Letters to Young Filmmakers:
“Suber’s genuine understanding of how the film business operates makes his advice to young filmmakers sound, inspiring and, above all, useful.”
— Geoffrey Gilmore, Director, Sundance Film Festival, 1990-2010; Chief Creative Officer, Tribeca Enterprises
“Howard Suber’s understanding of film storytelling fills the pages of this wise, liberating book. Much of it is surprisingly contrary to what ‘everyone knows.’ A remarkable work.”
— Francis Ford Coppola
“Filmmakers, scholars, and anyone else with a serious interest in film can rejoice. A fascinating and thought-provoking work.”
— Alexander Payne