Valentine owns all the rights to his screenplays, stories and characters. Most have never been shopped.
In this book form they do not require “solicitation”. You may even read ACT I without purchasing the eBook. Valentine is willing to hip pocket your agent/agency to facilitate packaging.
For commissioned first drafts, Valentine has had great success (re)writing ACT I until his client likes it before writing the rest of the screenplay. Establishing the tone and characters on the page in ACT I allows the character choices and story points to be more fully realized in the scene play. It’s faster, cheaper and easier, and avoids the frustration, delay and expense of clumsy Frankensteined rewrites. Knowing how and where (s)he is going, the confident writer is then free to create imaginative settings, natural dialogue and compelling actions at a stimulating pace with fewer story problems.
– genre: topical disaster action, ages: 14 to 80, pages: 120 –
An all star cast is practicable for the film since each star would be needed for only 1 to 5 shoot days, many of them half days, and all within a short driving distance from their LA homes. It’s an easy paycheck covering an issue they support in an entertaining movie with great box office potential.
Collapse is set up as the first in a franchise or series.
This script covers only the first 24 hours of the collapse of our society, so viewers will have a keen interest in what’s to come in the days and months and years following such a collapse, especially since the scenario played out in this story is not only possible but likely. The timely subject matter creates an authentic connection to viewers with real implications for their lives and will likely stimulate quite a bit of public discussion. It is presented in a believable, not sensational manner to affect the viewer in the gut and maintain, not abrogate their suspension of belief in the subject matter. Although Collapse is a wild entertaining ride, it is also an involving drama with an all walks of life cast going through heart pounding, heartwarming and heart breaking moments.
The sequel, franchise or series would continue our cast’s escape from LA on Jack’s huge luxury sailing yacht to Dust’s well-built commune above a cove on the Northern California coast. Land and sea and mountains and coastline will provide rich sources of material. Exciting survival and defense, dramatic regrets and hopes, ingenious resourcefulness and pragmatism, new friendships and amorous liaisons, exposure of strengths and weaknesses, all will challenge disparate desperate characters learning to get along.
– genre: romantic comedy, ages: 12 to 80, pages: 90 –
Romantic Schemer is an enticing romantic comedy concept for actors from 20 to 50 looking for something different than the standard rom-com formula. It is conducive to any geographic location(s) here or abroad.
Romantic Schemer is set up as the first of a franchise or series.
The franchise or series could pick up the leads/couple 2, 5, 10, etc years later, as their schedules permit filming.
The couple will comically conspire to present themselves as a variety of characters in a variety of costumes and situations ripe with entertaining possibilities: as a couple, brother-sister, niece-uncle, boss-assistant, business partners, mutual antagonists and so on. The material is endless and portends a long and lucrative run.
A series would allow the leads to age naturally with each episode.
The couple could have a son and daughter who could follow in their footsteps to expand the demographic and elongate the run.
Supporting cast members could be fresh each sequel or episode since a repeating supporting cast is not required, while that option is available.
The theater where Rick stages his plays is another rich source of material, as well as a nestled or frame story, to spin off. This first screenplay does not exploit the theater.
The completed micro budgeted Romantic Schemer movie may serve as a filmed storyboard of the screenplay draft presented for the director or producer to visualize potential variations of the story. The current screenplay/movie has the distinction of having only two actors in the entire film.
– genre: dramatic adventure comedy, ages: 16-80, pages: 120 –
These three leading roles are precisely the kinds of rare characterizations 40 or 50 something stars are looking for. The primary roles, or the secondary and/or guest appearance roles, could be filled by distinct types to widen or target demographic appeal.
Las Vegas, or LA, offers a comfortable nearby location from which to base the production. The Las Vegas setting provides numerous cross promotional and product placement opportunities.
Angel’s Playground is set up as the first of a franchise or series.
Viewers will want to see how things pan out for the desperate trio we’re all rooting for, either all in one sequel or over several.
Have them go through more trials and tribulations together on the last leg of their journey to Las Vegas; have them separate to pursue the pressing plans that motivate their disastrous shortcuts; and have their paths cross again forcing them to rely on each other to complete their respective business and fulfill their respective dreams as their comical interactions again test and advance their unlikely, endearing friendships.
Their shortcuts always turn out to be long cuts, and a repeating or new character is always in the mix as their lesson teaching guardian Angel.
– genre: topical romantic thriller with action, ages: 18 to 49, pages: 112 –
Set in LA this screen property is perfect for young talent looking for their first movie breakthrough.
It’s also an easy commute, with minimal disruption in their lives, and allows their agents and managers to keep track of their work while allowing the ingenues to continue to audition and train.
Played is not conducive to a sequel, franchise or series.
– genre: dramatic action suspense romance, ages: 21 to 60, pages: 100 –
The primary attraction of this screen property is the strong female character at its center and the options she is presented with.
The tension between her romantic and professional choices will captivate female viewers, while the players’ strategies will satisfy male viewers who will be further drawn in by a sexy female lead who’s characterization will expose them to the inside workings of a capable modern women.
The completed micro budgeted All’s Not Fair movie may serve as a filmed storyboard of the screenplay draft presented for the director or producer to visualize potential variations of the story.
All’s Not Fair is possibly conducive to a sequel, franchise or series. The terrorist subject matter could be changed to some other criminal element.