Jung and I wrote a new script for the movie and this is his take on how the it should be promoted via a one minute sizzle of what its about and how it will look.
It’s a fairly new concept in taking a picture to its final level before filming and hiring actors.
Jung has put his agency APA and the film company Mayhem with its partners on board to package the film with top actors to play the lead roles of be and my former partner Don Woodbeck as well as our love interests.
The trailer will be given to actors and their managers and agents so they can quickly see what the picture’s about and how exciting the story and movie will be when filmed.
Mayhem specializes in true stories, including movies like ‘Invincible’ ‘Game Plan’ and ‘Secretariat.’
All of which did well.We signed with Mayhem two years ago and I flew to LA a year ago to work with him on the script and complete the project. The last thing to do is hire the stars.
There are many actors who could play the two young leads but much of exactly who is hired will depend on their value, not only in the United States market but overseas.
Today most films are financed to a great extent by monies that come from markets in Europe where theater audiences are often much larger than here in America.
Getting a film made today takes a story, a script, a director, a production company and finally adding the stars that matter.
It’s a long process and don’t forget the politics of getting a picture completed.
You get tons of yeses along the way but one big no for any reason often stops a picture from being made and you have to start over or quit. It’s been a long road, however I think when you look at this trailer you’ll see why it’s an exciting project and should be made.
During the process the movie company or studio pays the director, the writers, the author – in this case me – and others to create the needed pieces to get a green light to film the picture.
It’s taken decades and hopefully this is the group that gets it made.