I'm new here and I was just wondering if anyone has sold a script yet? In one hand, I would like to know if the monstrous machine actually works. On the other hand, I'd like to be the first to get the big $200K. I've read a lot of great scripts here, but must of us are going about it the wrong way. Or at least that's what I think. Anyways, I'm sure I have one that will sell, but I just wanted to see what you guess thought.
A Participant says:
@ LaDon Hall,
I can't say anything about your script because I didn't read it. But I want to say something about you that you are Brilliantly Clever.
You are promoting your script cleverly,
Jennifer A Woodrow (Atlanta, GA) created account, just to read your script. Jennifer gave you five stars also for all contents. It is great achievement, Dude.
Jennifer says about your script,
"It's amazing!! LaDon's way of telling a story allows it to come alive. I'd definitely love to see it on the big screen, to see it acted out would be exciting and a definite must see!"
You already announced that you are first, who will go to HollyWood.
You are brilliantly clever, brilliantly.
Old enough to understand, but too confident to give a damn. One big dose of edification will save you a lot of rife, my friend.
How can we sell something that belongs to AS?
AS has an option on our scripts, Richard. They don't own them yet, but they can for $200K each. I think that was the original question here. So the answer, Wash, is...
...known only to AS and the other party, if that other party exists yet.
Dunno. We may have to consult Rumsfeld. Is that a known unknown or an unknown unknown?
I think this is a duplicate thread as I remember distinctly that I had replied to it. Simply, what would their rush be in spending $200,000 when they have 18 months to think about it? And when the 18 months are up, they just need to spend $10,000 on each script that interests them to think it over for another 18 months. Besides, buying something now would defeat the purpose of the contest. Also, all scripts entered here had to be available, i.e. unsold.
Most probably the first people to get the $200,000 are going to be the same that win the annual contest. The winners will be announced on early February 2012.
Of course, Eduardo...
That would mean that AS sits on its duff, waiting the year and a half without doing squat to advance its actual productions presence in the movie marketplace. All because it doesn't really believe in the efficacy ($$-making ability) of anything up on the site...until the last horn toots a bit less than a year from now
Or are you thinking they might have all kinds of pre-production going on--all with secured options, as you note--and are just not letting on to us serfs, lest knowing be disruptful of our fevered ambitions and/or new stuff fall off when potential AS optionees hear Amazon done buoghten up a mess of dem screenplays, to the probable extent of Jeff Bezos' budget THIS year?
On the other hand, your rhetorical question, "what would their rush be in spending $200,000, when they have 18 months to think about it?" may have a more production-oriented answer.
To wit: The AS Brain Trust--with or without Warners on their hip--trip over KISS MY CANDLE, a script/test movie/wet dream/whateverhorror dramady that's under option here (pretend). Somebody gets a hot notion Alan A-list would be perfect for same (both in the titile role and boxoffice). Lo, when AS makes its move through (or around) Tinseltown channels, come to find out that Alan A-List LOVES the project. CANDLE is shortly greenlit...based on Alan A's availability...which ends in December, 2011. He's attached, etc. and the CANDLE is THE promising project Reporter and Variety are blurbing about. But hold it--AS doesn't OWN the property yet?
Maybe the example is reaching, maybe not.
Forgot to mention...
There's also the possibility that AS might want to broker one of our death-grip optioned works to some other entity. Just 'cause we're in for 200k on purchase does NOT mean AS might be, if they brokered it for cash. AS might even be able to catch 7 figures on it (in my dream world, anyway(.
Let's say KISS MY CANDLE (from the prior entry) is a marvelous project--the next TITANIC, say. "Too big for us to produce," mumble the AS insiders, "and Warners is not up for this one right now." But there's already BUZZ so it's a strong time to sell. And the Other Entity wants action now because of availability of Alan A-list or whoever. Can't seen it without exercising our option, right?
Or have I got that wrong?
I don't think they'll buy anything or start pre-production on anything before February 2012. It would be detrimental to the contest.
Unless something really marvelous comes up that requires instant action. But if someone had such a marvelous script, I don't think he/she would enter it here. Instead he/she would shop it directly and get a much juicer purchase.
If by some miracle they decide to spend $200,000 on a script before 2011 is over, you all can be sure there'll be big publicity about it.
Notwithstanding they will probably pay the$10k for an additional 18mth option first...