Monday, February 09, 2009

Request to see screenplay...

I signed up to an e-mail blast service which went out last September for "Polish Treasure". Had some interest - but nothing very exciting to report.

Yesterday I got a reply (this is from September) from Robert Miller at du Jour Films and Entertainment asking me to send a hardcopy of the script!

Thanks for the opportunity Robert - it's on it's way...

4 Comments:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got an email from him, too.

He charges $350 to try to sell your screenplay. I don't think it's legitimate.

Good luck, though.

4:31 pm  
Anonymous Robert Miller said...

For those who question the legitimacy of requiring a retainer for our services. Let me point out that shopping a screenplay is not done
without cost in money and time.

But we will waive our retainer fee and shop your screenplay on “spec” if the writer / client is willing to perform what’s listed below.

An above the line budget
A Business Plan with a full budget (for independent production and or private financing)
Make contact with, and obtain LOI’s from the talent wish list, e.g., Director and main cast
Research and compile, the demographics and comparables, in relation to the project
Put together a distribution strategy
Financial projections, US and foreign
Packaging and duplicating a minimum of 5-10 scripts, script binding, and the delivery of scripts via, In Person, Messenger, FedEx, USPS.
Arrange and take meetings with individuals from major and independent production companies who can “green light” projects

The above is timely and cost money. Getting a deal is not guaranteed and a retainer will help offset our cost.
Robert L. Miller
818-709-4257

10:42 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I received a request for a copy of my screenplay from du Jour Entertainment also. Then I got an email stating they wanted to shop my screenplay and wanted $350 retainers fee.

All my script consultants said this isn't the way industry works.

Then I used google map on the du Jour address given on the Finders Agreement:

10700 Limerick Avenue, Chatsworth, California 91311

Google keeps on showing me a residential area in Chatsworth.

Plus, how many screenplays have du Jour sold for their clients that paid the $350?

I seriously doubt this is a legitimate company.

Hollywood is full of companies who take advantage of a individuals dream of selling a screenplay.

12:44 pm  
Blogger H20s said...

Have you heard anything about your screenplay submitted to Robert Miller?

2:12 pm  

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