How to Get a Film Made
In order to sell a script and get a movie made, all you have to do is write a script that will interest talent, a director, and a studio. Lynda Obst
has some great advice on what folks in the business are looking for:
- What Stars Like: Parts that will win them Academy Awards, where they play crazy people, great political leaders, saints, martyrs, criminals, psychopaths, serial killers, famous writers, or unsympathetic, outsider-type weirdos.
- What Directors Like: Film noir, downbeat endings, movies that can win them Academy Awards, literary masterpieces that enhance their stature, visually exciting back-drops, gangsters. All things dark.
- What Studios Like: Buddy pictures, action vehicles, romantic comedies, pre-sold blockbusters, upbeat endings, sympathetic characters, American Dream stories, unfettered optimism.
See, all you need to do is write a script that will interest each of these groups. Piece of cake. Now, get writing.