I think all the talent’s been found

I just watched some of the films on the website for the Spielberg and Mark Butnett produced show On The Lot. It’s a contest show where filmmakers submit short-films and then the winners get to compete on the show, making a short film of several different genres and the winner gets to make a movie that will got straight to video

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I just watched some of the films on the website for the Spielberg and Mark Butnett produced show On The Lot. It’s a contest show where filmmakers submit short-films and then the winners get to compete on the show, making a short film of several different genres and the winner gets to make a movie that will go straight to video.

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I just watched some of the films on the website for the Spielberg and Burnett produced show On The Lot. It’s a contest show where filmmakers submit short-films and then the winners get to compete on the show, making a short film of several different genres and the winner gets to make a movie that will go straight to video. Well, I assume the intent is to make something that the nation will see, but that never seems to be the case with these shows, does it? So I just watched a bunch of awful shorts with Charley, who has asked me to tell you he feels like stabbing his eyes out with a grapefruit spoon. While we were watching a thought occurred to me…I think all the talent’s been found.

That doesn’t mean there aren’t talented people out there who haven’t made it. I know hundreds of very funny people who aren’t “there” yet, but are definitely on their way.

But this theory that the system’s so cold and autocratic that it can miss sheer genius is bullshit. In terms of that argument, I think all the talent’s been found. The genius of the system is, and always will be, that only those who put in the time can make it, and only those that want it bad enough will put in that time.

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