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"THE DISCIPLE PROGRAM" (Psych Thriller) - PRO SCRIPT - January 14th Meeting

  • Jan 14, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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Logline: A man begins an investigation into his wife’s mysterious death only to find that it goes much deeper than he imagined. (Psychological Thriller)

Review "THE DISCIPLE PROGRAM" by Tyler Marceca.

A little more background (courtesy of De Luca):

Here's my take: Former Chicago tennis instructor Christopher Eads aka Carson Reeves of the web site Script Shadow was paid between 600 and 1,500 dollars for a script coverage by Brooklyn screenwriter Tyler Marceca. Eads loved the script, a psychological thriller, in the tradition of "The Manchurian Candidate". The script had originated as part of "The Writers Store Industry Insider Screenwriting Contest", with a logline supplied by "Taken"/"The Karate Kid" screenwriter Robert Mark Kamen. Eads went gaga over the script and passed it around to industry pals. This led to a bidding frenzy, which resulted in Marceca being signed by WME, who packaged the script with Mark Wahlberg and producing partner Steve Levinson. Set up at Universal, Morten Tyldum, director of the Norwegian thriller "Headhunters", is now attached. Eads, despite no prior experience, is now looking to branch out into producing, with his newest "discovery", spec script "300 Years". Said "Big Fish" screenwriter John August in a NY Times profile on Eads: “If you talk to any screenwriter, you’ll find a different way of how they got into the business. It’s when a person is trying to be both a script consultant and a producer that I find it questionable.” "The Disciple Program" is no doubt a true Cinderella story. As for Script Shadow, caveat emptor. Hope this helps, Mike.

Note: This is our second (with the first being the review of "Oblivion" in November) in a series of meetings reviewing professional scripts. It's so important for us as screenwriters to read final drafts of pro scripts from different areas of the film industry. HOTTEST SPEC of 2012! Written 10 pages at a time for a Writer’s Store contest. Promoted by Script Shadow then sold in under a week.

Talk about The Craft / The Business. Drinks. Download the SCRIPT from our "FILES" section the week before our meeting. Members who bring written reviews go first. :)

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  • Stephen A.

    Great group, amazing insights into screenplay structure - as always.

    January 15, 2013

  • Jeanne C.

    Excellent job, Alec.

    January 14, 2013

  • MrMoe

    Got message. I'm going. I'm in. ~

    January 13, 2013

  • Tawny F.

    (what I said before about 2 drafts - scratch that). We are going with just the Script version that sold for now, and that is what you will find in the Files section.

    December 14, 2012

  • Tawny F.

    Collective: I've enabled the Waiting List for this meeting. I don't have a lot of control over how it works, SO:
    -add yourself to it.
    -if a spot opens, ALL on it will be emailed, and the person who acts first will get the spot.

    December 13, 2012

  • Mike C.

    Shut out again? This is a tough club to get into. Who's carrying the clipboard and working the velvet ropes? Is it the shoes? It's the shoes, right? I could sit on a lap. Someone could sit on my lap. Did I mention I know the Mutabi brothers?

    1 · December 12, 2012

  • Dave B

    Tyler's from Brooklyn we should invite him to sit in the chair and fill out the board. I met him at the Austin Film Festival, I should have gotten his card / No homo.

    December 11, 2012

    • Joe L.

      He's living in LA now. I can find out if he'll be around then.

      December 11, 2012

    • Dave B

      We just got the Nets and he left? What's he thinking? Bring him to swizz, they have good beer. It'll be an awesome Q&A.

      1 · December 11, 2012

  • Dominic P.

    How do I get a copy of the script for the Jan 14th meeting?

    Dominic Perez

    December 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I dont know why people are upset with Carson Reeves wanting "producer" title in setting up these projects or making these connections or wanting to be on board the project that he brought to the gatekeepers (who value his opinion). "producer" credits and deals are all over the map and that credit can mean anything from setting up the project, lending your name or company name to the project, putting up the money for it, starring in it, building up the heat for it which leads to a sale, or working on it on a day to day basis from the ground up... I dont see anything wrong with it... even if it meant ALL he did was bring it to a company that bought it... just my opinion :)

    December 11, 2012

  • Tawny F.

    PS- This script is already in our Files section.

    December 11, 2012

  • Dave B

    "All you need is kill", keep the Tom Cruise theme going. Or we should do "Sanctuary" or Elysium".

    December 10, 2012

    • David N.

      Dave, those are great-- I'll put them on the short list. for next month. I think this month we're going with the Disciple Program.

      December 11, 2012

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