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SimplyScripts Screenwriting Discussion Board  /  Contests - Screenwriting and Filmmaking  /  Lionsgate seeks Comedy Scripts! Pitch Your Concept
Posted by: kev, February 8th, 2010, 2:24pm
Kind of cool, I tried it out, thought I'd spread the word!

http://massify.com/partnerships/lionsgate/makingcomedy/concept/pitch

good luck
Posted by: dresseme (Guest), February 8th, 2010, 2:26pm; Reply: 1

Quoted from Lionsgate
Lionsgate wants to develop a high concept comedy, a movie where the premise can be explained in a single sentence, or better yet, title.



You know you're dealing with a studio when the title is more important than the plot.   ::)
Posted by: ajr, February 8th, 2010, 2:31pm; Reply: 2
Yeah, why don't they just flash 120 titles at us on the screen for our $12.50?

The studio would save a ton of money on actors and we can sit there and go "oh yeah, that's funny, I get it!" over and over again...
Posted by: dresseme (Guest), February 8th, 2010, 2:39pm; Reply: 3
I'm tellin' ya, we're getting closer and closer to the movie Mike Judge predicted in Idiocracy:

A movie called Ass that's just a close-up of someone's ass farting for 90 minutes.
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), February 8th, 2010, 3:51pm; Reply: 4

Quoted from dresseme
I'm tellin' ya, we're getting closer and closer to the movie Mike Judge predicted in Idiocracy:

A movie called Ass that's just a close-up of someone's ass farting for 90 minutes.



We've already had that film or close...

Yoko Ono, Bottoms

http://people.wcsu.edu/mccarneyh/fva/O/bottoms.html

Here's the short one.


Yoko Ono - Four (1967)
Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), February 8th, 2010, 4:23pm; Reply: 5

Quoted from dresseme
I'm tellin' ya, we're getting closer and closer to the movie Mike Judge predicted in Idiocracy:

A movie called Ass that's just a close-up of someone's ass farting for 90 minutes.


I'd buy that for a dollar!


Phil

Posted by: dogglebe (Guest), February 8th, 2010, 4:33pm; Reply: 6
I just submitted to the site.  If I win, you will all bow before me....


Phil
Posted by: sniper, February 9th, 2010, 3:21am; Reply: 7
If it's a movie about farting, Phil, I will bow behind you.
Posted by: mcornetto (Guest), February 28th, 2010, 9:49pm; Reply: 8
bumping this up because the deadline is March 8th.
Posted by: rogerooni, March 9th, 2010, 6:26pm; Reply: 9
Hey Kev, Dogglebe  just wondering what your concepts are on Massify.  I was hoping to give some props to the members on SS and offset some of the obvious padding that other submissions are doing.
Posted by: rogerooni, March 9th, 2010, 7:36pm; Reply: 10
cool concept I liked the scene sample although you cheated by going over the 5 page limit ;)  

O and i just checked out Shane.  He's a douche.
Posted by: rogerooni, March 9th, 2010, 7:41pm; Reply: 11
no obligation but i would appreciate any thoughts you have on my concept

http://massify.com/partnerships/lionsgate/makingcomedy/concept/entry/jumokechaninamericawood
Posted by: rogerooni, March 9th, 2010, 8:32pm; Reply: 12

Quoted from screenrider


Synopsis typo: Once they arrive at JFK airport Jumoke starts to see star everywhere. <---I hate it when this happens.




doh!
Posted by: kev, March 9th, 2010, 10:19pm; Reply: 13
Posted by: rogerooni, March 13th, 2010, 7:53pm; Reply: 14
anybody know when they're announcing the winner?
Posted by: kev, March 21st, 2010, 9:38pm; Reply: 15
March 22, whoa wait that's tomorrow! it's going to be cool to see this thing come together.
http://www.massify.com/studio/detail/3080
Posted by: rogerooni, March 28th, 2010, 6:32pm; Reply: 16
Congrats to Barbara Gray and  "The wrong guys for the job" for being picked by Lion's gate to go into production!!!!!

Truthfully that concept is way better than mine so I'm totally OK with not being selected(sad though :().

If anyone is interested in directing or crewing or acting in the upcoming production check out the concept and apply:

http://massify.com/partnerships/lionsgate/makingcomedy/concept/entry/thewrongguysforthejob
Posted by: kev, March 29th, 2010, 12:00am; Reply: 17
Sounds pretty good! I'm excited to see this thing unfold with the competition for director and so on. It's a really cool idea and it's going to be neat to see the whole thing finished. I hope they have more of these competitions, great marketing device, really gets a lot of the community involved. Kudos Lionsgate.
Posted by: Baltis. (Guest), March 29th, 2010, 12:47am; Reply: 18
The winning script is a walking amalgamation of 5 other scripts... Not to mention the 1st 4 pages, title page aside, were littered with amateur writing.  

- (continued) at the bottom of the page.
- The writer never double spaced after the period.  Ever.
-  One line was simply a character action within a character cue.
-  The writer was ineffective while using the elipse and didn't space after it.

& most importantly, it just wasn't funny.  I'd hope that the "powers that be" read more than what was submitted before they made their final decision.  I couldn't believe it won, to be honest.  Then again, this is Lions Gate.

Moving on --> Comedy, not my thing.   I have one.  But it'd never be made in a million years.  Too many people would have to sign off on it -- With that said, it's better than what won.  I'd venture to say some of the entries I've just skimmed through here are better than the winners.  Seeing things like this make me want to get back into writing full time again, though.  

Anyways, I do congratulate the winner, cos that's a tough nut to crack. But I see a lot of people there being upset with her, though.  Was the contest not fair?  What was the gist of it?  
Posted by: Bachman (Guest), March 29th, 2010, 3:20am; Reply: 19
Winners are grinners and the rest can please themselves.

I guess, the winning writer could just turn around and say "Tell it to the judges."

I would.
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