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Spook Louw
Spook Louw Apr 26, 2021
Film and acting academies might find this idea interesting.

Many people dream of starring in a movie, so much so that hundreds of people volunteer for positions as extras, often unpaid, whenever a film is being shot nearby. This person spent more than $10 000 for a small speaking role in a movie. Perhaps they would be willing to pay to immortalize themselves as the lead in a film.

The operation would be simple, academies have all the equipment, actors, producers, writers and directors that are needed. In order to be graded, these students need to produce a short film anyway. So all the necessary aspects are there.

What if people were allowed to buy a lead role in a scene that they can choose from a selection that the academy would be able to recreate (I don't know how exactly copyright laws will apply here, they might need to pick from a selection of scenes written by people in the academy).

In this way, the academy can make money while the students gain the necessary experience while the customer gets the chance to make a dream come true.

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A platform for crowd-sourced movies where people buy roles

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Apr 26, 2021
What if there was a platform where movie scripts were posted or presented in a trailer. All roles could be bought to make up for the total budget, necessary for production.

Anyone looking to buy a part in the movie would first be auditioned. If they are hopelessly bad for the role they wouldn't be able to buy it. The budget would include the cost of professional training for each would-be actor.
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Manel Lladó Santaeularia
Manel Lladó Santaeularia8 days ago
I like where this idea is headed but I see a problem with posting movie scripts, and as usual it is plagiarism/someone else doing it first. It would be really easy to modify that script and pass it as your own. That is why people tend to not want to share their best ideas for movies/books until they're done with them. The way to work around this would be to have a patent-style system for this, but in the movie world that would be very difficult, not only because some movies have very similar structures but with differences in characters or some scenes, but also because of the remake culture. Unless this platform was extremely well known so that no-one could get away with copying stuff they found there, I think this may be difficult to pull off.
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Spook Louw
Spook Louw18 days ago
Some crowdfunding campaigns are offering parts in their movies, mostly none speaking, but if, as you suggested, training is also included it could be a great way to fund an independent movie and give people a chance to live their dreams as actors!

A really good script could even be bought by someone in the industry who sees the potential and it could be made into a Hollywood blockbuster, so the platform would be especially great for writers looking for exposure and funding.

Getting it on T.V

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Spook Louw
Spook Louw Apr 26, 2021
Getting these scenes on television won't be too difficult and it could add substantial value to the product.

Either the academy can rent advertising space on a channel of their choosing, or if the scenes are entertaining enough, they might even be able to get a network to take it on. It would have the same appeal as the early stages of talent shows, people would tune in to watch friends and family, see great talent and laugh at those who aren't taking it seriously or might have a misconception about their talent.

Once you can offer customers a scene that might be on television, the idea will become immensely popular.

I can imagine people doing it for fun, for exposure, as a sort of memento, on a dare or even to get a message to someone.

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