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Old 12-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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Arrow Short Scripts $30 5-10 pages [Payment $30 for 5-10pgs]

I am buying well written short scripts of any genre to produce for my reel. The scripts should be written to a budget of less than $250. You may e-mail any script(s) to tiauna@sandjack.com I don't need a query e-mail, just send it as a .pdf

Examples of things with budgets that are too high are:
On horseback
At the beach or in water
Spiders spinning webs
Destroying a kitchen

Yes I've gotten these. Please just consider this to be a fun no budget project that will get produced and you will be credited. Once again ANY GENRE is acceptable but you have to keep in mind a full on production budget that includes post production. So if you can't shoot it with 0 connections for $250, then I can't shoot it with massive connections. Any other questions, feel free to e-mail me or visit sandjack.com

Purchase Rights:
I would like to purchase outright, I am not interested in licensing. I need to be able to own the material so I can produce when funds, and time permit.

Deadline:
At this time I have no deadline as I do not anticipate making offers to acquisition until mid January 2013. I do have an analyst that reads all submissions that are properly formatted.

Questions you might have:
Why outright? I am looking to build my reel for my production company. I'm not in a position to option stuff and license stuff, etc. I am a start up so for any of you that are in the same boat you know that you have to do things when you have money and time off from the 9 to 5.

Will I be credited? I will credit you based on 26screenplays.com.

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If you use the screenplay and modify it less than 50%, credit me the following way:
Screenplay by
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If you use the screenplay and modify it between 51 and 90%, credit me the following way:
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If you use the screenplay and modify it more than 90%, credit me the following way:
Original story by
M. Robert Turnage, 26screenplays.com
What kind of scripts are you looking for?
Anything low budget.


I know $30 isn't a lot of money considering you make about 30,000 in the union writing a tv script, but I am actually looking for something really good. The thing I am going for is doing good work. I'm not in it for the money. You scoff, but I am an accountant by day, this journey I am on is really a way for me to express myself creatively and provide a place where new artists (writers, actors, directors, composers, etc) can come to with an open door policy and say here is my stuff, can we get it produced so I can get my name out there. That is really what I am about. I have no investors. This is all funded by me. I do my own websites, I do my own IT, I do my own bookkeeping (oh I line produce by the way for co-producers credit), I do my own networking, marketing, etc. I'll get off my soap box now. Because I can feel another 15 pages wanting to spew out.

I would love to produce stuff like the short Inside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjTOs1L3SBg

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Old 12-26-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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Sounds like an interesting project.

I have something in mind, but need to look it over first. Do you have a deadline?

ETA: I'll email this question, but I think you'd find it useful to answer questions publicly in this thread; saves time, and gets you potentially a deeper pool.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:55 AM   #3
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What sort of rights are you asking for?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:12 PM   #4
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Catadmin, I sent your question (good one) in an email.

The answer to mine was that they don't have a firm deadline for now.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:03 AM   #5
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Sorry, I clearly need to adjust my settings to e-mail notification, thank you Mr. Royal!

Purchase Rights:
I would like to purchase outright, I am not interested in licensing. I need to be able to own the material so I can produce when funds, and time permit.

Deadline:
At this time I have no deadline as I do not anticipate making offers to acquisition until mid January 2013. I do have an analyst that reads all submissions that are properly formatted.

Questions you might have:
Why outright? I am looking to build my reel for my production company. I'm not in a position to option stuff and license stuff, etc. I am a start up so for any of you that are in the same boat you know that you have to do things when you have money and time off from the 9 to 5.

Will I be credited? I will credit you based on 26screenplays.com.

Quote:
If you use the screenplay and modify it less than 50%, credit me the following way:
Screenplay by
M. Robert Turnage, 26screenplays.com
and
[Your name]
If you use the screenplay and modify it between 51 and 90%, credit me the following way:
Screenplay by
[Your name]
and
M. Robert Turnage, 26screenplays.com
If you use the screenplay and modify it more than 90%, credit me the following way:
Original story by
M. Robert Turnage, 26screenplays.com
What kind of scripts are you looking for?
Anything low budget.


I know $30 isn't a lot of money considering you make about 30,000 in the union writing a tv script, but I am actually looking for something really good. The thing I am going for is doing good work. I'm not in it for the money. You scoff, but I am an accountant by day, this journey I am on is really a way for me to express myself creatively and provide a place where new artists (writers, actors, directors, composers, etc) can come to with an open door policy and say here is my stuff, can we get it produced so I can get my name out there. That is really what I am about. I have no investors. This is all funded by me. I do my own websites, I do my own IT, I do my own bookkeeping (oh I line produce by the way for co-producers credit), I do my own networking, marketing, etc. I'll get off my soap box now. Because I can feel another 15 pages wanting to spew out.

I would love to produce stuff like the short Inside. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjTOs1L3SBg
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #6
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Okay; sending you something.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #7
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Thank you for answering our questions.
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Old 12-31-2012, 07:18 PM   #8
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Thanks for the quick response to my submission!
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I have a 2 page comic script set in a pub with two actors and x amount of extras whihc would be perfect.
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So -- my first script sale.

ETA: And -- promptly paid.
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Still buying scripts

Manny's script is awesome. And I'm looking forward to the comic script in development (I hope still). I try to make it as painless as possible. And honestly, I'm indebted to you all so when I actually have things going, I will bring you with me.
So please don't be afraid to submit a script! If you want to keep tabs on me I have a website: www.sandjack.com
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This sounds like an interesting proposal, but I'm worried about the budget constraints.

Does this generally mean the only thing you can really have is actors & a findable location to shoot (no sound stage stuff)? No props, no effects, that sort of thing?
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Writing to a budget

Budget writing, is quite the challenge. Of course VFX, SFX have to be limited/non existent because of lack of financing. Locations like the beach or using a specific lunar cycle are also tricky, it involves either trying to shoot on location ($$$) and/or buying stock footage which may or may not be $$$ depending on quality.

If you were going to write something for yourself and knew you only had $200 to shoot the thing, including feed crew, buy make up, props, clean it up in post, advertise it, etc what would you write?
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My script was accepted and payment is on its way. The producers are very accomodating and were fun to work with.
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My script was accepted and payment is on its way. The producers are very accommodating and were fun to work with.
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Congrats!

And to you Mannie. Looking forward to seeing these completed.
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Are you still looking for short scripts?
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I'd like to help out, but I'm not sure I will have the time! Between school and working on my short story series, I'm pretty busy. But, I may try to come up with something in the future. Haha, now I'll be trying to think of some ideas that could work for around $200.

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And, they've produced my little script for next to no money!

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Talking Make the Baby

And here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmwhBok5vYU
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I liked the video. What's next on your schedule?
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I hope they are still looking, I just sent one in.
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