The Ref Part 1: Christmas…in March, Richard Lagravenese, The Fisher King, and a 20 Minute Pitch

“You know what this family needs? A mute”

Writer Richard Lagravenense, who was raised in New York, wanted to be a playwright like Neil Simon or Eugune O’ Neil. It just so happened that he also loved movies with sharp dialogue and great jokes.

Learn how he scored his first hit with The Fisher King (which was also his first script ever written on his own), How his personal families Christmases gave him and his sister-in-law the idea and why he left Disney after too much executive meddling.

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Author: Robert Nicholas
Title: The Ref Part 1: Christmas…in March, Richard Lagravenese, The Fisher King, and a 20 Minute Pitch
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