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07-14-2005, 06:44 PM
Does anyone know a detailed synopsis of this script? Or, perhaps, a link to it online? God I hope it isn't similar to mine, because then I won't have a chance.
07-18-2005, 12:47 PM
Which “Reckless” are you referring to? Several films of this title have been made or are you referring to something in production? I didn’t see anything by this title in production.
You should always research an idea before starting any new script to see what’s already been done or in production that might be similar. If there is something similar out there, your goal would then be to give your idea enough reversals and overall twists to make it unique from the other project.
I usually watch, read everything that’s even remotely similar to an idea I might have. This also helps to me avoid similar scenes, dialogue, etc. Knowing what’s been done helps me know what not to do with a script once I start it and remember, everything has been done - - it’s just a matter of how you slant it.
Good luck with your project.
07-19-2005, 02:00 AM
This is what I was referring to. It appeared on the Done Deal script sales list last week.
Log Line: A married couple in their 30s start playing a dangerous game in an effort to spice up their flagging marriage.
Writer: Shane Salerno
Agent: Robert Newman of ICM, mgmnt. firm Management 360, and atty. Robert Offer of Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern
Buyer: Twentieth Century Fox
Price: High-six against low-seven figures
More: Davis Entertainment's John Davis and Wyck Godfrey will produce. FM Rocks’ Craig Fanning will executive produce.
07-19-2005, 02:37 PM
Okay, got it! It's a recent spec sale. Sorry, not sure you'll be able to much more than the logline at this point unless the writer's interviewed for a magazine or an article.
I'll keep my ears and eyes posted for you. I assume you'll want to know what the "dangerous" game is that the couple are playing?
07-19-2005, 10:53 PM
Yes, Bscript. I'm doing a rewrite now, based on a story analyst's critique, with an agent awaiting the outcome. I'm just praying it gets sent out before someone else blows up with a similar concept.
07-28-2005, 02:11 PM
Perhaps these stories are hot right now. If yours has a different spin, this could actually work in your favor...
Title:******** Key Party
Log Line:** A couple looking to spice up their love life goes to a key party, which in turn threatens to destroy their marriage.
Writer:****** Seth Meyers
Buyer:****** Paramount Pictures
More:******* Pitch.* John Goldwyn and Broadway Video Entertainment's Lorne Michaels will produce.** Broadway Video's Jill Messick will executive produce.* Mike Shoemaker will co-produce. Seth Meyers will possibly star.
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