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Old 04-07-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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help / advice needed - Deadly Knowledge (20xx)

hi all!

yesterday, i've finished writing a movie script, called Deadly Knowledge

the last year or so, i've been doing this as a creative form of expressing myself and provide a much needed burst of self-gratification, in other words, it makes me feel good

now, i've written 2 scripts in that time, a first one called The Blood Mutant (which is crap ) and now this one, which i think is quite good, like solid

i could leave it at that, but i have a dream : i want to sell it for a credit and also some money

now, as you could probably see here, i don't know shit about the business side, where to send it to, what i should look out for, and i've noticed that some people on this forum have dabbled in the art of moviemaking before, so i wanted to get some advice

* can i just send a script in to studios, producers,...?
* are there known mail adresses to do so?
* what should i look out for?
* do i need to do something extra?

i fully realize that there are probably 100s of scripts send each day, maybe each hour, i accept that my dream might be cruelly trampled and crushed, but i want to give it a try, so any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:19 PM   #2
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Even at this stage of the game I want to say: CONGRATULATIONS CONGRAUTLATIONS CONGRATULATIONS!!! Even if it gets no further than this, you still got farther than most. I have no resources to help you other than to express how proud of you I am.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for that!
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:20 PM   #4
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for those who want to know a bit more about it => this is a blog i've started a while back about my first script (The Blood Mutant), it doesn't get updated as much anymore, sometimes i talk about other things too and you can see a little picture of my beautiful face

http://bloodmutant.blogspot.be/
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:36 PM   #5
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Just an educated guess here, but I would think if you just "shutgunned" your script (send it out unannounced, what we called it in music at least) then a studio could just steal it from you if not protected. Not sure what protection entitles for scripts, but definitely look into that before unwillingly giving your writing away.
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Old 04-07-2014, 04:42 PM   #6
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No idea at all but venturing a guess, I would suggest maybe raising some funds and shooting a "sizzle reel" yourself. Something like a long trailer. That may help get things moving or make you stand out from the rest. It seems like if you went about doing things yourself you may be able to convince people better.

You know that Oculus film coming out? This is how it started:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKBrcQUivcg
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