View Full Version : From Script to Movie by Nov 08?

12-07-2006, 11:40 AM
I have an idea for a movie related to a Presidential campaign. If I was to have a script in hand in, say, two months -- and asuming it got a green light -- would there be any chance of it being made and released by the first week of October 2008?

Would this timeline be any more (or less) feasible if the movie was written for TV?


12-07-2006, 11:41 PM
Yes. It could happen like this...

You type FADE OUT in exactly two months from today...February 8th.
No need to polish the script...it's good as is.
You query 20 prodcos via e-mail that afternoon.
By the next day, every one requests the script.
You PDF a copy to all 20 later that evening.
They read it THAT day ahead of 10,000 others they have.
All 20 call your cell phone to make an offer.
They learn you don't have an agent.
You call the first one you can think of and he picks up his phone himself.
He agrees that repping an unknown writer to make 10% of a possible option deal is a great idea and signs you on the spot.
He holds a massive conference call with all 20 prodcos where a bidding war takes place. Sold.
The very next day, the prodco that bought it packages your story with Reese Witherspoon, Russell Crowe and Will Farell in the leads and takes it to the studios.
Another bidding war. Resulting in a blank check offer to the prodcos.
By the end of the afternoon...it's green lit.

Now, you've got plenty of time for pre-production, production, post and marketing to hype it up before the primaries are even underway.

All in good fun, my friend.
Point is...it's a one in a billion chance.
Just concentrate on good writing. Not making a deadline for a green light.

Good luck.

12-08-2006, 10:18 AM
Maybe the 2016 elections is a better goal.