Brian Koppelman

Filmmaker, TV Showrunner & Host of the popular Slate podcast The Moment

THIS CHAT HAPPENED ON November 18, 2015


Brian Koppelman@briankoppelman · Filmmaker/TV Showrunner
Hey, this is Brian Koppelman. Psyched to be here. Ask me anything about filmmaking, screenwriting, podcasting, making TV. I'll answer anything except what Teddy KGB's cards were in the last hand of Rounders.
Adam Muller@muller_adam · Co-founder ADHD Collective, MullerCast
@briankoppelman So cool of you to do this! You're one of my favorite interviewers. Big fan of The Moment. What's something you used to strongly believe, but no longer do?
Adam Muller@muller_adam · Co-founder ADHD Collective, MullerCast
@briankoppelman it's hard to ask just one... What's a movie that never fails to make you laugh?
daniellevine@daniellevine · Fireside
@briankoppelman Hey Brian! Thank's for doing this AMA. I'm wondering, what's the best thing you've come across in the last 30 days and why? Could be anything, a product, an article, a tea, a quote. Anything! Thanks for answering.
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub
Hi Brian! So awesome that you're here on Product Hunt. 🙌 I LOVE your 6 second screenwriting tips. What inspired you to start creating them? Do you have any more plans for that content beyond vine? 😀
Robert Swart@robert_swart · Sales Consultant, Sleepmaster
@briankoppelman what do you think of the competition within TV/filmaking---I feel like nowadays we have more shows with good following getting cancelled prematurely and more prequels of horrible movies. Who are they making these shows for?
Lejla Bajgoric@lejlahunts · Intern, Product Hunt
You've been a contributor to Grantland for a while, which recently closed shop :( Thoughts on ESPN's decision to do that? Thanks!
Charlie Russell@charliewrussell · Bus Dev @getnugg
@briankoppelman thanks for doing this! Huge fan of The Moment - you have some great content/riffs with @timferriss about startups and film - could you ever see the intersection of Film/Entrepreneurship? Like a Y Combinator or incubator that supports super talented writers/film makers for a year and starts them on the right path? Like the Judd Apatow schooling of Rogen, Franco, Kasdan, etc. Familiar w/ the Nicholls Fellowship but want your take on this topic.
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
@briankoppelman Thanks for being here today 🙌 During your career to date, what has been your a) most challenging moment and how did you overcome it? b) proudest moment and why? c) most surprising moment?
Jake Crump@jakecrump · Community Team with Product Hunt
@briankoppelman Hey there! Thanks so much for joining us today! You've worked across several forms of media (films, TV shows, podcasts). How do you approach each one when working on a project? Do you change your workflow based on the form of media?
Jake Crump@jakecrump · Community Team with Product Hunt
@briankoppelman Are there any essential apps you use to keep track of your different ideas and projects?
Jeff Umbro@jeffumbro · CEO of The podglomerate
@briankoppelman Can you come up with a great podcast hook for me? Something no one has done yet? Thanks.
Theoharis Dimarhos@theo_dimarhos · Marketing+Biz Dev at AngelouEconomics
Hi Brian! What have you found to be the best process of creating a compelling story? What are your main components?
Emily Hodgins@ems_hodge · Operations @ Product Hunt
@briankoppelman who is your favourite actor that you've already worked with? Can you tell us any funny or surprising stories from being on set?
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
Who are some of the people that have had the greatest impact on you?
Kate@katesegrin · Head of Social @ GitHub
What are some of the most pivotal moments in your life and career?
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@briankoppelman Can you share a memorable moment that happened on the Ocean's Thirteen set?
Ben Tossell@bentossell · newCo
@briankoppelman I have 4 nights in NYC over Thanksgiving weekend... I'll be riding solo + I'm from the UK (if it makes a difference) - what are 5 things I HAVE to do??
Adam Muller@muller_adam · Co-founder ADHD Collective, MullerCast
@briankoppelman You have mentioned having ADHD. I have ADHD, and my wife and I created an ADHD coaching business. How did you find out you had ADHD? What was that experience like, and how does that influence your creative endeavors?
Corley@corleyh · COO @ Product Hunt
@briankoppelman what is the biggest misperception regarding the entertainment industry?