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Dreams on Spec (2007)





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Three screenwriters continue to pursue their dreams despite the fact that the odds of succeeding in show business are overwhelmingly stacked against them in director Daniel Snyder's intimate look at the lengths people will go to in order to accomplish their greatest goal. David is an ambitious talent agent's assistant who has his finger on the pulse of "young Hollywood" and three scripts currently making the rounds. Joe is a middle-aged husband and father who divides most of his time between writing what he believes will be the great American screenplay and caring for his autistic daughter. Lastly, Deborah longs to take her place in film history as one of the few African American women to both write and direct her own feature film, yet she can hardly pay her bills much less find the funds needed to produce her script. As David, Joe, and Deborah all struggle to find a means of making their dreams of success come true, Snyder seeks out the wisdom of such seasoned screenwriters as Nora Ephron, James L. Brooks, Carrie Fisher, and Scott Alexander in order to learn the truth about summoning inspiration and keeping the dream alive in one of the most competitive marketplaces on the planet.

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Damnit I SWORE I wrote up a thingy on this already. Whatevs. Here's another one. Available for free streaming on Hulu. Of special interest to fans of Behind the Mask:The Rise of Leslie Vernon as its screenwriter is a subject. Follows the stories of three first time screenwriters trying to sell their scripts. Should be viewed by all aspiring film-makers as a reality check on the biz. Decent structure, but I felt the makers did not prod the subjects enough. Cool to see the development of "Leslie Vernon", was surprised the writer only got 20g for it. Was more surprised that the L.A. based former development exec with all her biz friends wasn't able to get her movie made; it seems she had a breakdown and I was annoyed that the film-makers did not follow her more closely. The guy who claims he could be "making millions" day trading but has spent three years on the same unsellable script is pretty laughable; he should obviously go back to trading, pay off his mortgage, then take his profits and fund his movie himself (which it's shown he did before, but he never got distribution - maybe he should also invest in self-distributing digitally). I was very annoyed that this film never showed us any important negotiation deals.

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