You've seen one or two bad movies in your time, right? And you've told your date, "I could do better than that." Your instincts are probably right.
You already know Hollywood seems locked into making same tired, old plots, over and over. But you have an idea for a better movie rolling around inside your brain. Well, here's opportunity knocking.
A former Hollywood executive is willing to make your screenplay into a movie if you're winner of a winner-take-all competition. John Hart, former vice-president for BrightStar Productions, has founded an independent studio in Oregon, a state that is now known as "Hollywood North," and he's ready to make winning idea into a movie.
The competition is called MakeMyScreenplay and it's only one of its kind. The winner gets his or her script made into a feature-length movie, and here's best part: winner also gets fifty-percent (50%) of all revenue generated from theatrical, televison, and DVD sales.
What kind of money are we talking about here?
Well, "Blair Witch Project," a low-budget independent movie, made outside of Hollywood, grossed $140,530,114 dollars in U.S., according to Internet Movie Database. Another recent independent hit also made outside of Hollywood, "Napoleon Dynamite," grossed $44,540,956 in U.S.