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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:12 PM

My first movie sale has just gotten closer to reality after 15 years of struggle.

After four years of writing and editing and fifteen years of work, struggle, sweat, tears, blood and being told by countless people how I'll never make it and to give up because no one cares about my work. . .a script I wrote on the Rape of Naking's 1946 Chinese trials of the Japanese called 300,000 is now being marketed to production companies. I may be getting my first sale of a script before my 34th birthday. Hopefully, fifteen years will end soon. The first is the most difficult and but it only takes one!

When I have updates, my DU friends will be the second to know (the first being my fiancee).

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Reply My first movie sale has just gotten closer to reality after 15 years of struggle. (Original post)
Suji to Seoul Oct 2012 OP
Generic Brad Oct 2012 #1
Lochloosa Oct 2012 #2
Hayabusa Oct 2012 #3
Hissyspit Oct 2012 #4
WillParkinson Oct 2012 #5
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #6
TeamPooka Oct 2012 #7
Suji to Seoul Oct 2012 #8
HopeHoops Oct 2012 #9
JI7 Oct 2012 #10
DiverDave Oct 2012 #11
Initech Oct 2012 #12
Suji to Seoul Oct 2012 #13

Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:23 PM

1. Best wishes!

I hope your vision becomes a reality. Way to stick in there!

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:52 PM

2. Never give up...never give in...good luck to you

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:56 PM

3. Good luck to you

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:49 PM

4. Sounds good!

Fingers crossed.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 12:42 AM

5. Best of luck!

And thanks for the inspiring message.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 01:59 AM

6. Congratulations - you're tougher than I am

I spent years trying to break in as a writer. I wrote screenplay after screenplay and kept running around town trying to get people to give them an honest read. I enrolled in USC film school and also got a master's in screenwriting from UCLA hoping it would open doors. I read submissions for free for major producers and agents. I worked in creative development for a film studio. I couldn't even get the executives and producers in the place where I worked to read my scripts. I finally gave up in about 1989. It's a real tough business to break into and I have some idea of the struggle you describe and your sweat, tears, and blood. It helps to be passionate about your project and yours sounds tremendously interesting. I hope to see it on the big screen.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 05:10 AM

7. Are your agents/managers going out with it? When? I'll look for it on the tracking boards.


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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:49 AM

8. not yet. Still fixing minor formatting issues like margins and nit-picky crap like that.

check your PM.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:05 AM

9. Good luck. That's a hard thing to accomplish!

 

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 04:52 AM

10. sounds like something i would like to see

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 02:30 PM

11. That would be a great story to see.

Ugly as it was.
I hope you get it.

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Response to Suji to Seoul (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2012, 11:48 PM

12. Maybe you could pull a Bowfinger and make the movie yourself on a $2k budget.



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Response to Initech (Reply #12)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 01:50 AM

13. I wish I could, but the opening 15 minutes of this piece should, if a director is good,

be the most horrific, brutal war scene in the history of cinema, as the Japanese lay waste to a nearly cut off, defenseless city, culminating with the massacres at Yi Jiang Men and the Chang Jiang Harbor.

The opening 15 minutes, even if CGI is used, will be extremely expensive.

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