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Father Torque
05-27-2003, 10:21 PM
Hey guys, its Torque. Over the past few months 2 friends and I have been writing a book called BIU "Blow it up". It is a James Bond type book with loads of action. And since all of our fellow students love the book we have decided to write a script. Now we kind of have high hopes for it but we were thinking that we could copyright the script and send it to a production company, such as warner bros. I am not really a writer well I wrote a couple of chapters but I am the script writter and I am doing storyboarding. Do you thin kwe are going to far or do you think its a great idea.

I dont have the book with me now but I will post it later, its about 21 chapters long. Even though we arent too close to being done, we have planned all the events out in our head. So I will post it as soon as possible. And maybe I can scan some of my storyboarding. And maybe I can make my theme song available for listening. Well maybe Il wait until I hear your opinions. Wish me luck if we do send it.

munik
05-27-2003, 10:28 PM
If you wrote it then you already have a copyright. All you have to do is be able to prove it's yours.

ZBomber
05-27-2003, 10:37 PM
So, you want it to be a movie? Sounds fun, but theres a really small chance of it being accepted. But, I would keep it and keep working on it. You can try to send it in. But keep it, so you and your friends can enjoy it. ;)

Father Torque
05-27-2003, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by munik
If you wrote it then you already have a copyright. All you have to do is be able to prove it's yours.

And the only way to do that is to get that little c with a circle around at the end of your movie name .See I could have the best script ever and send it in without that little c. Then they can take it and use it and not give me any credit. Which actually happens alot in the movie industry. The only bad thing is that you have to pay for an official copyright to be made:(

Well thanks for the feedback anyway munik:)

Sam Fisher
05-27-2003, 10:37 PM
Why not send it in and see what they think?

Father Torque
05-27-2003, 10:40 PM
I like what I hear. Too bad I get it on the comp until tommarow. O well, I will send it but I will have you guys aprove it first:)

If the whole thing doesnt work out I bet me and my friends could make it ourselves:D Well maybe not.:p

ZBomber
05-27-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by Father Torque
I like what I hear. Too bad I get it on the comp until tommarow. O well, I will send it but I will have you guys aprove it first:)

If the whole thing doesnt work out I bet me and my friends could make it ourselves:D Well maybe not.:p

I'm sure you could. I mean, it wouldn't be the best, but you can video tape it and all your friends and family can watch it. ;)

munik
05-27-2003, 10:48 PM
I'd say send it in. And to get the © all you gotta do is write it there. You're only going to need it if someone steals your work. In which case the easiest way to prove it's yours is to mail yourself a copy and keep the unopened package, maybe even have someone else sign it as a witness. If someone steals your work, you will have proof of when you wrote it.

ckcsaber
05-27-2003, 11:07 PM
Go for it Torque. It never hurts to try.

matt--
05-27-2003, 11:17 PM
Kevin Smith's guide to independent movie making.

1) Get a job where you answer the phone
2) Apply for many credit cards, list place of employment as the phone that you answer
3) Pretend to be someone else. Pretend that <your name> is your boss and that he makes $60,000+ a year
4) Spend on movie

He made Clerks for under $30,000, and look at how well that did...I'm sure you don't want to spend that much, but I'm sure you could take a note or two from the master of cheap film making.

Darth Eggplant
05-28-2003, 02:25 AM
I voted yes. however....
90% of all stuff creative be it good or not
is never ever used, or taken serious.
but you must try, only way to find out.

topshot
05-29-2003, 12:42 PM
Go 4 it Torque, ol' buddy!

*Does his best Rob Schneider impression.*

me:"Send it in, Torque. You can do it!"

And if no companies accept, take that video camera with you and start shootin' your own home movie! Or, you could use the ol' Jedi Outcast MP and some of us could be the cast of the film! :D

STTCT
05-29-2003, 12:57 PM
It never hurts to try!

=(BoD)= M.D.B.
05-29-2003, 01:15 PM
Do it!!! I have writed a script long ago and my experience is to TRY to send it in!

•-BLaCKouT-•
05-29-2003, 07:08 PM
'Shy bairns get no broth' as they say.

(That means, yes: go for it) :D

B.

Father Torque
05-29-2003, 08:57 PM
Hey thanks guys, I am gonna send it:)

If It goes in I will send you all lots of money:p

Well I got one more question what production company(s) should I send it to?

topshot
05-29-2003, 10:58 PM
Hmmm, production companies, tough question........

I'd say either 20th Century Fox or Warner Brothers. Mostly 20th Century, but, erm, yeah......

Best of luck to you, Torque. Always 'cause you've been a good friend of mine since the good ol' days in the Clan Forums and such! Long live the Torque-in one!!!!! :rock: :rock: :rock:

Father Torque
05-29-2003, 11:10 PM
Ya those were the days:) . *Thinks back to August with obi and z and darth yoda and topshot* Yep those were awesome times. Too bad I left right when I was being appreciated. Well I think i will try those both topshot.

Long live the Topshot :cowdance