104: How To Sell Your Script with Brooks Elms

Film Trooper Podcast - How to sell your script with Brooks Elms
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In this episode, I speak with filmmaker and screenwriter, Brooks Elms, as he takes on his journey of selling his sci-fi, action script, "Snowfall".

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Knock, Knock, I Think You Missed Something ...

 

This is part 3 of my 4 part series on story and storytelling with filmmaker and writer, Brooks Elms.

Brooks actually reached out to me to let me know that I screwed up on a bit of reporting about Gold Circle Films.

 

So, here's the story ...

 

Initially I had reported that the producers of the indie smash, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, which made over $368M worldwide off a small budget of $5M …

 

Well apparently, the producers being Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson ...

 

Anyhow, they were owed all this money, so they sued the 3 companies that provided the financing for the film.  (Read "Tom Hanks sues over "Big Fat Greek Wedding")

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Getting it Right ...

Gold Circle Films was one of the three companies that finance the film.  Gold Circle has gone to produce the Pitch Perfect movies and is backed by a billionaire from Gateway computers.

So, although the Hanks filed a lawsuit in 2007 ...

 

They did drop the suit in 2012. (Hanks Drops Suit Against Greek Wedding Parties)

"Gold Circle has fully complied with its contractual obligations and has already paid plaintiffs a combined total of over $44 million in profits,"

 

Anyhow, Brooks emailed me to keep me in check 😉

 

Why is this important?

In this podcast episode, Brooks is going to tell us the story of how he sold his script to Gold Circle Films!

 

What we can learn from his story?

 

Here's the press release (plus the concept pitch trailer):

‘Pitch Perfect’ Producers Heating Up Sci-Fier ‘Snowfall’ (EXCLUSIVE)

 

What do you do when you're waiting?

Even though Brooks sold his script to a Hollywood film company, the process takes forever ...

So, what do you do?

Keep on creating!

Be on the lookout for Brooks upcoming independent feature, "Montauk Highway"

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FOLLOW "MONTAUK HIGHWAY" AT:  https://twitter.com/Montauk_Highway

But Wait There's More ...

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Download the FREE screenwriting tips guide from Brooks Elms here:  DOWNLOAD TIPS (PDF)

 

Still More ...

Brooks Elms is available for consultation for ...

  • Your screenplay
  • Questions about navigating Hollywood
  • In depth advice for independent film
  • Helping to increase your Twitter presence

Contact Brooks through Twitter at:  https://twitter.com/BrooksElms

 

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EERRGGHH!!!

I finished my film ...

But now what?

You're in luck!

This FREE video series can help.

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Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper at Film Trooper, a website for helping filmmakers attain filmmaking freedom. Scott recently made a feature film for $500 with no crew called, The Cube. Want to know what equipment was used to make that film? Grab a FREE gift at www.FREEGEARGUIDE.com