The Asbury Park Press published an article today regarding former WWE, WCW, and TNA writer Ed Ferrara hosting a screenwriting workshop in Asbury Park tomorrow and Sunday. Some highlights from the article are noted below.
On How Ferrara Got Into Writing Professional Wrestling
One day I was having a conversation with a friend who worked for the USA Network and as a goof I said if you’re talking to Vince McMahon (the head of the pro wrestling company), throw my name out there. Two weeks later I had a meeting.
On His Approach to Writing Professional Wrestling
We brought a complexity to it. We were trying to bring shades of gray into the proceedings instead of it being just black and white. It made it more palatable to a broader audience. We made the good guys flawed and the bad guys charismatic. It made it more interesting and it worked.