Brian explains the seemingly simple, but apparently difficult to achieve, concept of allowing your movie musical to be promoted with music from the movie musical.
Brian explains why there is a limit to how much new continuity you can pile on to an adaptation until you're really no longer adapting anything
Brain explains why authorial intent, while not useless, is ultimately not the final word on any critical reading topic.
Brian explains why you shouldn't have your characters be amazing comedians and/or musicians unless you're really good at writing comedy/music
Brian explains why you should probably not be embarrassed by a property if you plan on adapting it.
Brian explains why films and TV shows "inspired by true events" have to make sure that they are punching up, not punching down
Brian explains why it is important for characters to atone BEFORE starting a redemption arc.
Brian explains why it is important for the danger you put the characters into on your TV drama to be reasonable
Brian explains the key aspects of maintaining a lovable screwup character on a TV series without having them become simply unlovable losers