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04-13-2004, 11:37 AM
Title: Gotta Dance
Log line: A macho construction worker discovers he has a son who is the most amazing ballet dancer in the world. He is torn between his manly world and the ballet world when he is asked to save his late mom's dance company.
Writer: Josh A. Cagan
Agent: Trevor Astbury of Paradigm, mngmnt. H2F and law firm of Colden, McKuin and Frankel
Price: $300,000 against $650,000
More: Spec script. H2F’s Walter Hamada, Chris Fenton and Jonathan Hung will produce.
04-13-2004, 01:18 PM
Wasn't this once called Billy Elliott? Okay, so now the dad's got a job and its from his POV, but still...
Writing In The Margins
04-13-2004, 01:39 PM
This is a great script and if you read it, you'd realize why it sold. It's based on a true story. Instead of mocking, I'd highly suggest you get your hands on a copy and learn from the quality of the writing. This is Josh Kagan's second mid-six spec sale within a span of just a few weeks. That doesn't happen because of pure luck.
04-13-2004, 02:11 PM
My above comment wasn't meant as a mock, just humored by the logline. I'm sure he's a fantastic writer, especially if he has sold two within as many weeks.
Do you have a link to one of his scripts?
04-14-2004, 03:32 AM
Is Van Damme attached?
Sounds something like Billy Elliot.
04-14-2004, 09:22 AM
The listing is incorrect. It's the blue collar guy who learns *he* is the son of a ballet dancer.
From Hollywood Reporter:
The story, described as a broad comedic male version of "Flashdance," centers on an overweight construction worker who finds out that he is the long-lost son of the greatest ballet dancer in history. He is torn between his blue-collar macho world and the life of a ballet dancer when he's called upon to save his late mother's dance company
04-14-2004, 09:38 AM
Now *thats* a more original story, though the title is still lame. Who am I to complain? If my scripts were as good as my titles, you'd be discussing my sales.
04-17-2004, 01:50 PM
I actually saw that listing and thought it sounded pretty cool (although Billy Elliot did immediately spring to mind).
KD The Wubat
04-19-2004, 02:26 AM
I think that's an excellent concept.
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