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10-23-2003, 06:42 AM
From Variety.com Daily Headlines today:
"In a bidding war that drove the price to $1.25 million against $1.75 million, Mark Perez has sold his spec "Accepted" to Universal Studios for Tom Shadyac's Shady Acres Entertainment."
Anyone know anything about the script or Perez? Couldn't find him in IMDB.
10-23-2003, 09:48 AM
See our Sales page for a bit more on it.
10-23-2003, 11:12 AM
This is from IMDB
Writer - filmography
(In Production) (2000s)
1. Afterparty, The (2004) (announced)
2. Country Bears, The (2002) (written by)
3. Frank McKlusky, C.I. (2002) (screenplay) (story)
10-23-2003, 02:05 PM
and I don't get why the 1.75 million price tag. Nothing great.
10-23-2003, 02:14 PM
So maybe you can tell us what "the unique way" is? Or perhaps shoot me a PM?
I'm curious. Thanks.
10-23-2003, 02:28 PM
a loser guy with a Tshirt Business graduates high school and wants to continue his business but his dad won't let him. So, knowning he can't get into his top three colleges (harvard, yale, and Stanford) with a 2.81 GPA he decides to make his own college (Illi. Oxyidental Univeristy I.O.U.) and convince his parents he's going there. Then, he gets a washed up former college teacher to pose as their dean to get acreditation and brings in the bottom 10% from his high school as their new freshman class. Sort of an OLD SCHOOL for teens.
10-23-2003, 04:14 PM
Wow. That's a lot of money for that story. Maybe that includes his exec producer fee.
Thanks for sharing.
10-23-2003, 04:58 PM
10-23-2003, 08:24 PM
I thought I remembered reading somewhere that his Country Bears script was dreadful. So what is it about this spec that made it so valuable - Great writing? Great characters? Great comedy? Great connections?
Cecil B Deville
10-24-2003, 03:28 AM
10-25-2003, 04:13 PM
I don't mean to offend anyone... but why do we think we can judge a script by a log line or synopsis?
Even the pros can't do that. With more info than we have about this one, they keep requesting our scripts. Even they have to read them to find out how bad they are.
This concept seems good enough that I can imagine somebody writing a money-maker with it.
10-25-2003, 05:39 PM
The concept is solid but I think no matter how good a script is, a high sales tag is going to reflect the work of a good agent.
Whether the finished product rocks the world or not, I'd love to be in Mark's shoes.
10-26-2003, 02:41 AM
Matt, If you could, tell us about your company and what they're interested in.
10-26-2003, 01:50 PM
Since you've read the script, would you mind telling me how big of a role the parents play?
Does the script aim to entertain teens and their parents? Or is it basically geared toward the teens?
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