How many times have you watched a big-screenâˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ bomb like âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬Howard the DuckâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ or âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬Kangaroo Jack,âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ only to mutter, âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬I could make a better movie than that ^%%$#*âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹
Now a big-time producer can put his money where your mouth is. Or so goes the supposed script of the egalitarian screenwriting start-up, makenmovies.com.
MakeâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢n Movies is a social network and possible career catapult for the wannabe Ben Afflecks and Matt Damons out there. All you need to do is pitch your movie in 300 âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº 500 words, wait for others to weigh in and vote, and hope thereâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢s someone with a 90210 ZIP code (and deep pockets)âˆšÃ‡Â¬â€ watching from home.
If youâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢re a fledgling critic or even an good-hearted collaborater, you can also participate. Script summaries are sorted by genre and can be further sliced and diced by rating and other criteria. Give a writing hack false hope or shoot down the script snippet that bears an uncanny resemblance to your own work-in-progress.
DonâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢t worry, your script pitches are protected under a Creative Commons license. And MakeâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ‘Â¢n Movies will act as an agent in the case that a producer actually thinks your script seed is the next âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â‰ˆÃ¬Good Will HuntingâˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Â¬Ã¹ This, of course, is a fancy way of saying the website gets 25 percent of your take.
How âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Ã€Ãºbout them apples?