Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Part 2 of my return

This may have to be a 3 part series.  Lots has happened in two years.  I want to clear one thing up first though, I DID NOT GET FIRED!  I have never been fired from a job and don't ever intend on getting fired from a job.  I quit because I needed to, my friends and family begged me to, and in many ways I wanted to.  Now while my current situation is not ideal, I do believe it or not have a game plan.  
Hopefully a better one than this.

I can still pick a winner from a pile of screenplays, I still have friends in high places, and I do have what I like to call a slush fund.  So eventually I will get something made, but how I plan to go about this I am still debating.  I am done with big studio, that much I know for sure.  I have thought about starting my own indie studio, but those are a dime a dozen and the return on investment is few and far between...wait does that make sense?  Fuck it, anyway...I think what I ideally want to do is be an independent producer.  I want to be a venture capitalist of films of sorts.  Basically I find a good script, I get people on board, and I sell it as a package deal.  Easier said than done, but then again WWTSD  (What Would Tony Stark Do).
I'd still do her


So back to these three or so scripts that I discovered.  Well turns out one was discovered and already on the Black List, so fuck me.  So back to these two or so scripts that I discovered.  The great thing about an unknown writer is it's cheap to option, the bad thing about an unknown writer is well...they are unknown.  Needless to say that doesn't help with the sell.  I once knew a a guy that had his unknown writers take on pen names that sounded like well known writers.  For example: Erin Sarchin   And you know what?  It worked!  According to him the scripts with author pen names made it further along in the process than others.  What the actual stats were I have no idea, but that's some Freakonomics shit right there.
If only they really knew.
The options for these scripts are out and I am waiting to here back while the writers talk it over with their mommys, fuck buddies, imaginary friends, and puppets.  Notice how I did not say agent, that's because none of them have agents!  Yep, how the mighty have fallen.
Sorry I had to.

Step two will be getting a well known actor on board.  That in itself is the hardest piece of the puzzle. Sure I could scoop up some C list person on the verge of career suicide and about to do something on Broadway.  But if isn't that like buying a new suite and settling for the upper 30's divorcié smoking a menthol at the end of the bar?  Fuck that!  You didn't pony up 3 bills for that suite for nothing!  You know you want the smoking hot wannabe actress from Wisconsin who just got rejected at and audition and is drowning her miseries in appletinis.  Because you know...you can help her with her career and stuff...
The only actress I know from Wisconsin

5 comments:

  1. Thanks, good to be back! And glad to see you are still at it!

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  2. welcome back dude.

    how's things?

    Whatta interested in doing?

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  3. Josh! How are you man? What have u been up to?

    I'm good. Just trying to get things back together.

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  4. I'm real good, bro... writing my tuckus off...

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