Old friend. Help me out. I've got a great idea for a show and want to begin writing it as a collaboration with a friend. He's enthusiastic but wants some assurances it might get considered by someone who could actually do something with it.
Neither of us is in
Am I living in a fantasy world? I don't mind being a long shot, but a little wisdom in this matter goes a long way.
Should we need to pitch first or write first?
You are living in a fantasy world.
But then again, living in a fantasy world is a requirement for writers, so that may not be a bad thing.
First off, if you want to make it in
(Act One may well be the BEST writing program for film and television short of a full Master’s program; and it is designed specifically for Christians.)
As to needing assurance that your flick will be considered by someone who can do something, that is easy. There are two ways to do this:
One: Be commissioned to write it, with a paycheck in hand before you start writing. All that takes in
Oh, and being commissioned in no way guarantees your work will be produced. We know that from the playwriting world. I had an upfront check to write a Broadway sized musical, and even got it workshopped. Now it sits in a box next to my desk. Hey, if anyone out there wants a musical of H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man, give me a holler.
Two: Be related to a person who has the power to make projects happen, and be on their good side so much they can’t say no to you. It’s probably too late for you to be born in that situation. If your wife is really understanding, you can divorce her and take a shot at marrying a Bryce or a Sophia. (On the Christian understanding that you will re-marry your spouse after your movie gets made.)
Okay, now that I have tricked you into believing that breaking in is easy, I will follow up later today (or tomorrow) with my ten tips for how to get your script read.
Just my thoughts,