If you have anything that you do that brings good fortune, could you do it for me this weekend as I've got a producer who is seriously looking at my most recent screenplay.
We've spoken a couple of times now and he's making his decision this weekend. So cross your fingers, kiss your rabbit's feet and make offerings to your heathen idols, cos Daddy needs new shoes for his children. :lol:
(Just rewote that last sentenced from passive to active ... filmy's right ... it is better; hey, and no semi-colons: Doh!)
Punctuation humour ... can't live with it : can't live without it.
02-24-2006, 08:10 AM
Um...break a lead?
02-24-2006, 08:59 AM
Fingers crossed (makes typing very difficult of course)...
Seriously, best of luck Clive. Failing that, fall back on your great talent and you can't go wrong!
02-24-2006, 11:22 AM
Good luck! and best wishes
02-24-2006, 12:17 PM
Legs crossed-er, mom always knew what was best. :D
Seriously, very best of luck, Clive..you deserve it!
02-24-2006, 12:20 PM
I've pulled out my prayer beads in your honor. Here's hoping you get it sold. :)
02-24-2006, 01:27 PM
I offered up a burnt offering of VHS tapes to the movie Gods. May fortune smile upon you!
02-24-2006, 02:09 PM
Best of luck!!!
02-24-2006, 02:28 PM
I've just sacrificed my Batman and Robin collectors edition DVD. Its a big loss but it pretty much guarentees success for you, with karma and all that.
Good Luck :D
02-24-2006, 02:36 PM
Well with all this and my lucky underpants, it's a done deal thing. :)
02-24-2006, 03:56 PM
good luck Clive, let us know how it goes!
02-24-2006, 04:18 PM
Indeed, good luck!
02-24-2006, 04:31 PM
Good pluck!... er, I mean good luck! Dammit, I'm always messing that up.
Would be very cool to see someone from here sell a script.
02-24-2006, 05:10 PM
Would be very cool to see someone from here sell a script
There are a few people on here who already have, any number of times.
And in truth this would be the third feature script I've optioned. The first was nine years ago with "Punx," and the second was a script originally called "White Trash Wheels" which I optioned for the price of a Starbucks Chia Tea Latte.
What makes this one different is that the producer came to me on the back of the spec script, rather than via introductions or my reputation as either a writer or a film-maker.
The other difference is that with my first script, it was actually my stage play that got optioned; which I then rewrote into a screenplay. And with the second it was a project where I knew I had a good concept, but I couldn't face another rewrite on it ... I'd taken it as far I wanted to, so I passed it on to a writer - director who felt they could do something with it.
The other step up is the budget range ... we're talking a production budget of $2-3 million - as opposed to micro budget features.
Actually when I look back at what I've achieved as a screenwriter in nine years I haven't done that bad. An award winning short, two feature scripts optioned and one other put into production, completed and now out to market.
I forget that sometimes and only see that I haven't completed anything yet that I'm happy with. Human nature I guess.
02-24-2006, 05:12 PM
I got a lot of built-up good karma. I'll project some across the Atlantic to you :)
02-24-2006, 05:30 PM
That's awesome news. I hope everything goes the way you want it.
all things are crossed and I have spit over my shoulder. Or is it salt across a ladder?? wait maybe its soap under my sleep mat.....or was it butter on my knee.... damn I can't remember.... oh well.... good luck mr. clive sir.
02-25-2006, 11:34 PM
Good Luck Clive!
02-27-2006, 06:03 AM
Good luck mate! FINGERS well and firmly crossed!
02-27-2006, 01:46 PM
Quick update. Things moving forwards, this may take a while to sort out. Complex story behind it, but in the main positive result all round.
I'm rushed off my feet here all of a sudden. Hence Hemmingway like short sentences.
02-27-2006, 01:49 PM
looks like your sun is also rising!
02-27-2006, 01:51 PM
02-27-2006, 02:06 PM
More a case of:
The old man had not sold a script for many days ...
02-28-2006, 11:11 AM
Aha ... I've stopped moving.
Right ... proper update. Producer was looking to fill slate and shoot trailers to persuade investors on board, but when we looked at his production budgets for the trailers we both agreed that he couldn't shoot mine. It uses overseas loactions, firearms and fairly big set pieces ... so that wasn't going to fly on a small production budget.
Anyhow, he loves the script .. so we're talking. Where it will lead in the long run I don't know, but either way I'm now going back to the script - looking at reformatting it and changing it to better suit American production companies.
So, not overnight sucess and a whirlwind into production, but instead at least I know that the both the logline, the story and the script are on the right track; I've got an interested producer, but I'm not tied down to a deal and all of this has reenthused me for the script. I even considered pulling the sale and producing it myself - the thing that stops me is that I've got another film I want to direct more and this script was all about getting an understanding of the spec script market, which it certainly is achieving.
02-28-2006, 01:29 PM
If not an overwhelming "victory" at least it's a "strategic win."
Congratulations Clive, it's great news.
02-28-2006, 02:26 PM
Hey, wait- where can I get my own lucky underpants? No, really- as they like to say out L.A. way - KILL'EM!
03-03-2006, 10:15 PM
I will cross my fingers if you cross your fingers so I can get accepted to the Air Force reserves so I can work on my films ;)