Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Question

Has anyone heard of Movie Jigsaw? It's a website that allows screenwriters the chance to choose a project idea they would like to develop from a pool of story ideas. The story ideas come from other members who aren't screenwriters, but I guess have story ideas they would like to see developed. Anybody heard anything about this place? It sounds like an okay idea in theory, but so does communism. You kind of bid on a property you're interested in, say, writing credit and 30% from final script sale, and if it's accepted, they hammer out a deal through an entertainment attorney before work is started.

I find it oddly enticing to work on another individuals story. What do you guys think?

5 Comments:

SteveTP said...

Sounds like something i'd very much like to check out!

christopher said...

i checked it out on the advice of a friend. i signed up as a producer, but didn't submit a project. then i got an email recently from them stating that they've put new submissions on hold because they received so many they're still divying them all up.

JD said...

Interesting. I signed on to write a screenplay, we'll see if my terms are excepted.

christopher said...

don't you have enough work to do?? ;)

JD said...

Yeah, I'm kind of taking on too many hats here lately.