who do i contact in the FILM INDUSTRY ?

I have what i & others i have spoken with... believe to have a UNIQUE idea for a STORYLINE , which i think would be a massive BLOCKBUSTER ... but im not very ACADEMIC & dont know how to best put it into words... ( if i was , i would write a book lol ) . is it possible to just sell a IDEA ? & if so WHO do i contact & how ? my idea is copyright protected ! thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    No, you can't. You have to write a script.

  • 1 decade ago

    The answer is one you do not want to hear but in short, no one. At least not yet. No one in the industry right now will listen to you. If you think you have a unique idea or story in the film industry it's because you have not read enough screenplays or seen enough films. You don't even know how the film industry or film distribution works to judge what the mechanism for a blockbuster film would be, why they succeed, why they may fail...nothing.

    Anyway, in order to have your idea, or synopsis or screenplay heard and or read you need to be fully involved in the entertainment industry and it is an industry that is not begging for your participation beyond its desire that you buy movie tickets every weekend, eat your popcorn and watch the film. The average studio exec sends his interns home with 20-30 scripts a weekend, on top of what he or she himself needs to plow through. Scripts and ideas that have to some degree been vetted by the closed door system that is the business at large, agencies, managers,and producers with track records.

    Start researching books on the film industry and how it works. If you don't put the time in to learn there's really no reason anyone will entertain the time to listen to you.

  • 1 decade ago

    First, no, you won't be able to just sell an "idea" nor can you copyright just an idea. You can, however, copyright the "expression" of an idea, such as a full screenplay.

    So, your first step is to write the script. If you need help getting started, I urge you to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/Film-Scriptwriting-Second-Pr...

    When you have one or two (or more) well-written screenplays to your credit, that's when you can begin to look for an Agent to represent you and your work.

    Registering with the Writer's Guild is a quick and inexpensive way to protect yourself. Visit http://www.wga.org/subpage_register.aspx for more information.

    If you would like to copyright the work, visit http://www.copyright.gov/ .

    Look for more information on filmmaking at http://www.whatireallywanttodo.com.

    Brian Dzyak


    IATSE Local 600, SOC


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