Sabotaged on her studio debut, a novice filmmaker must produce her blockbuster without funds and with local amateurs to prove herself, before she loses the rights to her script.

Jessie Samurai Asked on April 14, 2018 in Comedy.

Just a random concept, as it went quiet. Not even sure if it would work that way. To clarify, she was discredited and just barely has the rights for, insert logical amount of time here… may require construction…. maybe she makes a bet with a studio chief or so, that she can make the movie on her own , put it on youtube and get a certain amount of thumbs up? Then she’ll be hired for the next film. With budget, crew etc. 🙂

on April 14, 2018.
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“Challenged by her producer dad, a fresher must make a viral film with studio amateurs to get budget for her debut”

(maybe producer dad doesn’t work)

I like “to get certain thumbs up”
so add it in some way

In your original version, “sabotaged on her studio debut” was unclear (to me)

Also maybe this definition below is helpful…
Q. What does it mean by to have your script optioned?
A. An Option Agreement is a contract that allows a producer or a studio to obtain the film rights to a writer’s screenplay for a period of time with the goal of making it into a film.

Other than that, I am confused how a writer can loose rights to her script

Best wishes!

variable Overlord Reviewed on April 15, 2018.

Oh thanks, very useful. Maybe rephrase it to losing the chance to make her film herself? Also, it can be optioned for a very long time, right? So maybe they
are going to lock her out, keep the script optioned, but never make it.

on April 15, 2018.
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It sounds good. Few suggestions that come to my mind:
For E.g., Anurag Kashyap is an Indian filmmaker. Before becoming a prominent filmmaker he used to write scripts for the studios for free.
He is known for choosing locations that are budget friendly. Once (I think on his first project), he leased an abandoned filthy place/building as his film’s location. He leased it with the condition that he will get the place clean. And he and his amateur crew did clean it, painted it new and after the film was shot, he handed the building back and today it runs as a restaurant building. (He had to clear bags of pigeon shit from that abandoned building)
This made his project’s budget under control.

Conflicts can be created giving such challenges to your character.

The novice filmmaker must prove herself before she loses the right to her script: It can be for instance, she must make her own film before the project is handed over to someone else. LOSING THE RIGHT does not sound correct as they (screenwriters) are protected and studio always has the fear of being blacklisted if they inappropriately get the rights.

It can be (in your words) : Sabotaged on her studio debut, a novice filmmaker must produce her blockbuster before her ambitious project is handed over.

Nettle Samurai Reviewed on April 16, 2018.

Oh thanks, very useful and thanks for the anecdote. That could be a way for them to fix things. And I have and can collect a lot of anecdotes of things going wrong.

That is a better wording too.

on April 16, 2018.
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Just curious, who sabotaged your lead character, who is the antagonist?

Richiev Singularity Reviewed on April 15, 2018.

My original thought was, an old rival. I like variable’s idea of it being her dad. Family intrigue, nice. I also still need to brainstorm one or two elements to give this story a unique tone.

on April 15, 2018.
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Been sitting on a concept for a family sitcom for a while. Really material for a melodrama. As comedy, merged with the all things that can go wrong, will go wrong, dogma based Guerilla filmmaking…. at least for season one, that could be something.
It would break with the need to stick to a few set sets though. Hmm. The pressure on the film crew would be real, though! Lol

Jessie Samurai Reviewed on April 15, 2018.

Good Luck.

on April 16, 2018.
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