There's a lot of Great Material out there. Too bad most of it doesn't make it to the Theaters.
You have a Professional well drafted feature film Screenplay you took a year to make that you want to make into a Movie. You are an Actor looking for Exposure. You are a Producer looking for Funding. You are a Well Known Actor who wants to get involved in some cutting edge material. You are Serious about getting your Movie Made. You don't want it to take 6-20 years to get your Screenplay made into a Movie.
DON'T BE ON THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
TAP INTO HOLLYWOOD
You are ANYWHERE in the World and you wrote an English language Screenplay and you have No Idea how to TAP INTO HOLLYWOOD. Well, you are at the right place where the playing field is level and is entirely based on your CREATIVITY & TALENT instead of your contacts and how hot looking you are. You simply submit it to us through here.
Here at The Malibu Screenplay Reading Group (MSRG) you submit your screenplay and IF accepted we have it read by some of the best actors in the world, filming and editing it on DV where it is submitted to Malibu Cable like a Closed Circuit Development Channel for the Film Industry since so many Top Film Decision Makers live in Malibu. It Airs several times during the week and is promoted across the Hollywood Creative Directory, the American Film Market (AFM), to Film Industry Related Broadcast E-Mail Lists for Distributors, Producers, Production Companies, Private Film Investors and anyone who is looking to make great movies. If someone misses it, you can send them a copy with your screenplay.
This service is intended to help filmmakers get their projects done and to give exposure to Actors and Writers entirely based on Talent.
Are you bothered by the current "Development" Process where a really hot Reader who has never made a movie or written a screenplay gets back to you 3 or more months after you finally had it accepted for submission just to pass on behalf of the Producer or Distribution Exec because they don't understand how your blueprints translate into a Great Movie because they have never used a script in the production of a movie and actually aren't that familiar with Movies to begin with, they just got into town, they are going to school perhaps and are reading the script for the Producer or Development Executive since that person doesn't have time to Read your Screenplay along with the thousands of others that are waiting on their desk? And does it bother you that if it turns out they want the script, they offer you very little to detach yourself from the making of the movie because you have not brought them any well known actors who at least have an interest in the Movie on which they can finance the Movie?
where Writers and Actors come together to attract Producers, Investors and Distributors to make great movies while protecting and promoting the writers and giving exposure to the Best Acting Talent available in movies today by videotaping Screenplay Readings so that that really Hot Reader isn't necessary and the Producer, Distribution/Development Executive/Foreign Sales Agent or Investor can watch the tape for themselves and see it with Professional Actors reading it for them.
And if you're looking to get your project considered, well "you know who lives in Mailbu."
In fact, some of the Actors who Personally Know about The Malibu Screenplay Reading Group include Bob Balaban, Jeff Bridges, Andy Garcia, Cher, David Carradine, Henry Gibson, Mel Gibson, Linda Hamilton, Clint Howard, Martin Landau, Shirley MacClaine, Michael Madsen, Richard Masur, Nick Nolte, Sal Pacino, Sean Penn, Dennis Quaid, Tracey Reiner, Adam Sandler, John Savage, Martin Sheen, Harry Dean Stanton, Bo Svenson, Quentin Tarantino and Amy Weber. Almost all of them have said they would show up themselves to a Reading on 2-3 Friday's a Year when they are in town, based on their availability and would let us know two weeks in advance. And while they are in no way committing to your Movie and will only do the Reading if they like the screenplay - aren't these the type of people you are trying to get your script to in the first place?
Here's how it works. You submit your Screenplay for Consideration. Film Editors and Script Supervisors and other Film Production Crew Members who have made Movies that have been released to the Theaters, don't critique it, they just tell us Yes or No we should do a Reading. If you want a critique or you want to improve it so that it has a better chance of getting accepted here, talk to Dan Decker at Dan@screenwritersgroup.com.
And if you are concerned about Protecting your Screenplay, think of this, the Absolute Best Protection is to Publish it on TV.
If your screenplay is the Best Submitted for the Month, you get a FREE Screenplay Reading. If your Screenplay is not the Best that Month, but is accepted for a reading, you can stop there or pay to have it read. If you decide not to have it Read, it's your loss, you only had to pay for the Submission Fee. No Big Deal.
It happens in 2 Steps. First you submit your pitch, logline, synopsis and bio and if accepted for that cutoff, you will be contacted to Submit your Screenplay.
As Soon As you Pay on-line with your credit card on our Secured Server, you get an E-Mail receipt which you Forward to firstname.lastname@example.org with your pitch attached, you then print out the release form, sign it and send it via snail mail to MSRG, P.O. Box 1091, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Submit Now since only 52 Readings will be done each year and you don't want to miss your chance. If you do a rewrite before the Reading you can Submit It and, as long as we agree that it's better, we will read it instead.
If you receive an E-Mail accepting your Pitch then quickly Take Advantage of the Special Rate from now until the end of May.
As Soon As you Pay the Screenplay Consideration Fee on-line with your credit card on our Secured Server, you get an E-Mail receipt which you Forward to email@example.com with your screenplay attached in either ScriptThing, Movie Magic ScriptWriter or Word format, and send an additional copy of your script via snail mail to MSRG, P.O. Box 1091, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272. Submit Now since only 52 Readings will be done each year and you don't want to miss your chance. And remember, if you do a rewrite before the Reading you can Submit It and, as long as we agree that it's better, we will read it instead.
Every month during the 1st year (and Once a Year in every year thereafter), the Best Script Submitted for Consideration will get the Reading done for Free. If your screenplay is not the Best that Month, but is choosen for a Reading, you will be notified via E-Mail and you will then pay for organizing it, taping it and editing the Screenplay Reading for ONLY $2,500; a fraction of the cost of a Trailor which normally runs from $20,000 to $90,000 on up. That's less than one month's rent on a New York City apartment. Submit Now before all the Slots are Taken and Remember there are ONLY 52 in a year. Think about the money you may save by getting your Project done hopefully through the MSRG instead of scraping to get together your rent for the next many years while you try other ways to get your Movie Made. Been there. Done that. Come to us when you know the "Real Deal" on how the business really works.
Typically people make Trailors and a One Sheet to get their Movie Made, but how do you plan to come up with the money for a Trailor when it's hard enough to put together the money for a Reading and The Trailor doesn't adequately enable investors to assess the screenplay for backing, in fact, many foreign buyers consider Trailors suspect at this point since they agree to make the movie based on the Trailor and when the movie is finished, it's falls far below their expectations from the Trailor. In fact, many of them would rather see The Readings on videotape, the One Sheet and the DP and Director's Reels. The Foreign Buyers made this clear to us at the American Film Market (AFM) this year.
And if you are wondering what types of stories we would love to see think Field of Dreams, Groundhog Day, Shine, At Close Range, One Flew Over the Cukoos Nest, Willy Wonka, Ghost, Dead Poets Society, The Changling, Good Will Hunting, Sleepless in Seattle, but it's really up to you.
To Help You Make Academy Award Winning Movies that Make Money.
The Founder, Larry Eudene, is a Film Director with 16 years of Experience in all areas of the film business.
The Readers are all Script Supervisors, Editors, DPs, Camera Operators, ADs, PMs, Producers and Other Key Production Crew who have made Movies for years that have been released to Theaters (not inexperienced people straight out of school or still in film school who have not written a screenplay and who have never worked on a film set and are somehow related to or intimately involved with the person they are reading the screenplay for).
The Actors are all Professionals. 20 Well Known Actors, 20-30 Leads or Major Supporting Roles in a Theatrically Released Film available on Home Video and 50-60 Phenomonal Unknown Actors who are either SAG, AFTRA or Equity and who we have every faith can go One on One against the others.
The Cable System is Charter Communications owned by Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft).
The Plans for the Future are to read 52-104 scripts a year for the first 4 years and to have them available both on Local Malibu Cable and through this website in Audio and Video formats, so that as a Writer you can point a potential financier to this site and they can hear or see your Screenplay Reading on-line.
The Average Screenplay (if any good) takes 2-6 years from being written to getting it Produced into a Movie.
Chariots of Fire took 20 years.
Forrest Gump 7 years.
And the List goes on and on.
The MSRG was created with the hope that it would reduce the time it takes you to Get Your Movie done. It is based on the model for Fifth Night at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York, although we have taken things a step further by filming it and putting it on TV as local access to a highly movie industry concentrated community.
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