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I agree with Jim.... everyone in the world has an idea for a great movie and it sometimes seems as if half of them took a stab at writing it! And it is a painful experience as a producer to be handed one and to stare down at an improperly formatted, too long, too short, contrived plot, without interesting characters screenplay and promise someone to read it. From a producers prospective, all of those things can be fixed but it requires time, energy and money. A sows ear may be able to be made into a silk purse if one is willing to invest enough time, energy and money but who cares to try. I believe, no great movie was ever made from a "bad" story. Filmmaking begins with a good story, story, story! Which has been masterfully transcribed into a script... It is exactly the same as an architectural wonder, say the Eiffel Tower being built without a set of blueprints.... Not going to happen!
Having said that and assuming we have both a great story and a well drawn blueprint for a script. It seems the topic is "self production." Absolutely, Make the film yourself. Want to learn about screenwriting, acting, production, story, fund raising, sales, and distribution. Nothing is better than shepherding your movie around. I'll warn you it is not for the faint of heart. I think the reason we are willing to do these things is because we are "storytellers" and this is the medium in which we have chosen to tell our stories.
I don't know where "In" is? Is it walking down the red carpet at Cannes, grossing the box office of "Harry Potter" or is it the self satisfaction of creating our dreams and being able to touch other's thoughts and lives. While continuing to be able to practice our art and craft? I suspect it may be the later, of course it could be all three! Happy Filmmaking!
I did write such a script.
It was read by a reputable analyst.
Most mentionable note: novelize it.
The solution to this can be found in John Waters' film 'Cecil B. Demented'.
If you're going to hand them a script, make sure you've got a gun in the other hand so they can't say no.
See? I'm helping.