The Hollywood Fantasy Draft II
First thing first, I would like to thank all of you for participating in this Hollywood Fantasy Draft. It was again a wildly successful and fun event with great participation and excitement. The draft moved at a fast pace compared to the previous installment and I’m constantly amazed at the creativity and originality of the selections. I was also agreeably surprised (if not disturbed ah!) that most of you seem to know exactly where you are going with your cast and story.
One lesson I learned is that next time, I will definitely need at least one assistant commissioner as well as maybe a comment moderator. While it can obviously be time consuming on the user’s end, it’s truly exhausting for one person to have to constantly update the draft tracker and round picks as they are made.
Also, given the success of the event and the fact that several people have already contacted me to sign up because they were unable to participate this time, I fully expect to organize another Hollywood Fantasy Draft within the next two or three months.
Pitch Your Movie!
On to better things, all 29 participants are hereby invited to participate in the Pitch Your Movie! stage of the Hollywood Fantasy Draft. You have the choice to pitch either an original story of your own creation or simply remake an existing film that you deem in need of a modernization or recasting.
The requirements for your movie pitch will be:
- A title and a logline: The 1 or 2 sentences that captures the concept of your film
- A quick 2 or 3-sentence description that gives some background about the movie you are pitching: The genre, the premise and the scope of your film.
- What makes your story unique and why should it be made into a movie?
- A presentation of the cast and characters they play
- A summary: the theme, the plot, the main characters, their goals, the conflict, what’s at risk and why should we care, any pivotal events or emotional turning points, and the conclusion.
- Answer questions as they come
You can be as creative as you would like (use pictures, movie stills, photoshop, create videos or movie posters etc…). I really hope everyone has a great time coming up with their movie pitch as well as reading some creative and fun content from fellow bloggers.
There are a few important things that you should consider before you submit your movie pitch
- Length: Last time, we had several pitches that were way, way too long. A movie pitch is only a trailer for your movie, not the actual outline of the entire script. You only have a few minutes to excite and dazzle the jury so it’s very important that you don’t overly detail your pitch.
- Cast: You do not have to use all the people you drafted
- Movie pitches are usually made orally and in person. Try to convey that in your writing
- Remember that you are trying to convince us that your movie is worth being made! Make your pitch as fun and exciting as it can possibly be.
- You can pitch more than one movie!
- If you didn’t participate in the draft but would like to pitch a movie, please leave a comment below
The Movie Pitch Tournament
Nick proposed a movie pitch tournament once everyone has presented their story and this is actually a splendid idea. I will come up with a way to rate the movie pitches using star ratings. More on this as well as the Movie Pitch Awards when the time comes.
- Monday, January 10: Nicholas R.
- Tuesday, January 11: Andrew R.
- Wednesday, January 12: movie guy steve
- Thursday, January 13: Robert
- Friday, January 14: Anna
- Saturday, January 15: Andrew K.
- Sunday, January 16: Nick
- Monday, January 17: Joel
- Tuesday, January 18: Ripley
- Wednesday, January 19: Ruth
- Thursday, January 20: Clara
- Friday, January 21: Candice
- Saturday, January 22: Rich
- Sunday, January 23: Julian
- Monday, January 24: Castor
- Tuesday, January 25: Sebastian
- Wednesday, January 26: Marya
- Thursday, January 27: Novroz
- Friday, January 28: ScarlettSp1der
- Saturday, January 29: Richard
- Sunday, January 30: Rob
- Monday, January 31: Marc
- Tuesday, February 1: Andy
- Wednesday, February 2: CS
- Thursday, February 3: John P.
- Friday, February 4: Red
Movie Pitching Resources
- Previous Pitch Your Movie! Stories
- Destiny (PDF File)
- Book to film Pitch Sheet (PDF File)
- How To Pitch (Artful Writer)