Friday, January 15, 2016

Scripts R Us


Just a note ending last Monday's blog, all about selling old or unwanted screenplays. Ironically I had an idea to sell some of my 37 screenplays that wait in the closet in my office. It was about 5 years ago, and a friend of mine suggested I put them out on the market.

My first thought was to call it "Scripts R Us."

But eventually I figured it would be too complicated and maybe nobody really wants them.

Of the screenplays I've written as specs, I think they're all marketable.  But that's not the problem.

The problem, as I've mentioned several times since 2009, is that you have to find that person who likes your screenplay. But there's more.

You also have to hope that just someone liking your screenplay and knows people who can finance it. I've had seven people who "almost" got one of my screenplays made. And as I write, I have someone else interested in one of my screenplays.

It's Ghostkeeper 2, for those who followed me from 2009, you already know the history of the sequel to Ghostkeeper. I'm determined to get the sequel made, mostly because I never really got to make the first one good.

I wrote and directed Ghostkeeper and the reviews were half and half, enough to encourage me to make #2.

And the other movie I want to make is Emperor of Mars, which not only is a screenplay, it's also a book. I wrote the book after the screenplay. But yeah, you've heard it all before.

So right now I'm finishing a crowdfunding project with which is similar to Kickstarter. Next week I'll be advertising it a little on this site.

It's a travel book called "How Not To Get Beat-Up In A Small-Town Bar".

And it's about memory and those things that bring back memories, preferably good memories. I travel a lot, at least half a million miles in the last 30-40 years, mostly west of the Mississippi and Canada. 

But I'm still considering Scripts R Us. 

In fact I might list all 37 scripts here to see what you guys think. 

 Have a good week-end, eh?

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