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Is There Any Director Of Movie In The House? I Have A Script Fully Screenplay

I am a script writer, i have written many scripts and screenplay them but experience thought me not to release anymore copy until I finally find a Director who will protect my interest.

About four people have seen my work and each of them will exclaim at the first instant my dear you're talented, one even said you are not only a writer but a director, you know what? after they promise to go home with it in order to show it to their director they will not contact me again and if i call, the response will be I DON'T HAVE TIME OR DO YOU WANT ME TO RETURN YOUR COPY?

Imagine one came to me and said YOU WERE WRITING ONE PLAY WHEN YOU GAVE ME A COPY OF THE OTHER ONE CAN I HAVE A COPY OF IT?

I don't know if for real all of them at different point don't have time or they are working with my work behind me.

I have a lot of written and screenplay work with me now but i can't keep releasing them until I meet the right person.

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The main problem is that our legal system is inefficient, otherwise the legal protection is there.

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Copyright Act. Here's the latest amendment:

http://www.nigeria-law.org/Copyright%20(Amendment)%20Decree%20No%2042%20of%201999.htm

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The need for presentable scripts devoid of spelling and grammar mistakes, as well as typographical errors cannot be overemphasised.

I run a professional proofreading outfit here in Kaduna.

Scriptwriters can send me the first ten pages of their manuscripts for FREE proofreading.

EMAIL: k10resources@gmail.com SNAILMAIL: P.O.Box 6025, Kaduna.

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Is there any law governing intellectual property in Niaja? If yes i'd like to know.

I believe we have talented scriptwriters and screenwriters. Any movie produced is as a result of the talent of that person that wrote it. Without that person's scripts, the movie wouldn't be produced. I have heard from people that if you give your scripts to producers, marketers or directors as the case may be, they will take it and tell you that your script will not sell because of this and that and return it to you. But before then, they would have made copies of your script and begin to work on it and before you know it the movie will be out. How true is that? Somebody tell me please.

I, like any other talented writer, want to meet a good and honest producer who will accept my work with due diligence and not make any attempt to steal my work from me. Where can we find these people?

My works are mostly epic/adventure. My second write up is about the trans atlantic slave trade though still in progress which tells the exact story of the life of Africans who were stowed away in slave ships from Africa to the Americas, the kingdoms and people involved in this business.

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Suen I might be willing to sell CONVERSATIONS WITH MY CONSCIENCE if the price is right. when i'm through with it I'd let you see it, but let me know how much you are offering for it

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Writing is the problem with Nigerian movies. That's why I don't watch them.

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My dear, writing and screen playing have been in the house of many including me for past years now and I surpose, is not the problem in the movie industry, irrespective that writing movie is not easy let alone to screen play the stuff.  We have the talents but nobody to get it worked our or manifested.  

Do not give up in searching for a good marketer or EP (Executive Producer) who will help you out and not Directors as it is not their work par sae, and with Gods help, you will find one for a start, one day.

Dont you think that we should know each other?  I have same talent and I believe if we meet together, we can make a forest.  Get me here 08059597139 or pitomaglobe@yahoo.co.uk, I am interested and we can do something tangible if we work together.  Remain blessed big dude.

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Cool. Which Software do you use for Formating and stuffs? I dont know if you have tried it yet, but, I think Celtx is pretty good. You can dowload it at www.celtx.com and whats more it is free.

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suen,nice getting to read ur post,i wld like to work with u on any of ur movies.by the way wat does orlin(can`t remember the spelling) do.he was sayn something abt investing in ur work.have this grt script though,its abt a woman who has lost her memory,has a lovin husband but her 6th sense says somtin is wrong,n fer daughter is missing.can`t giv u all the details,hope u undastand.working on a second script now,but thats definitely gonna take me time to finish.am an aspiring director like u,with plans to go to new york film academy,still tryn to convince folks over the matter.anyway hola bk.e.mail add is t200m2002@yahoo.com

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Hmmm. Will the people who collect your money for "copyrighting" pay your legal fees if you actually need to sue a producer for stealing your copyrighted work? I'm sorry, but I just see it as another clever money-making scheme. The laws of Nigeria already grants an automatic copyright to any original work produce by a Nigerian.

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I am a screenwriter as well, though not ptofessionally but aspiring. Beline, are you based in Naija or Abroad?

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Beline,

I noticed nobody told you the first thing you have to do is get your work copyrighted. Yes. I am a writer and believe me, I have been here long and know what happens to unsuspecting people.

While it wouldn't hurt to work with those here who have offered, please, go and get the copyright first.

If nothing works still, I will help direct you to some people already in the business whom I have come to know as genuine people all my years as a journalist.

Good luck.

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hi beline,

i'm kinda interested in seening what u got. maybe we can do som'tin too together. though i write too, im a director and i edit my movies too.

u may wanna see two of my short films here:

download 'em right here:

http://www.budgetfilmmaker.com/video/the_trip_movie.wmv

http://www.budgetfilmmaker.com/video/SIMPLE_PLAN.wmv

Gbenga

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Nope, haven't recieved any copy of the magazine.

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Well, I'm yet to write a completed script.presently working on three, one is called PARANOIA, the other is untitled, but its a true life story centered on the January 25 bomb blast in Lagos and the other is a 12 minute short titled CONVERSATIONS WITH MY CONSCIENCE.

Seun, you didnt say anything about the MovieMaker Magazine link I sent you, have you received your copy yet?

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My advice to you is to get PART of your script (ending at a cliff-hanging part) typed and bound and try and get it across to known producers and maketers in the business not directors. producers and esp. marketers are the ones that really buy scripts. Directors just direct what they are given. Thats the home video route. For the television route, try and get across to the producers of popular tv shows like Super story, Domino, etc. and try to write for them. The money might not be much but dont be discouraged. The important thing is getting your name out there. e.g I have never seen Bolaji Dawodu before but I see his name as director of Checkmate, Fortunes and a number of other good productions. I associate his name with good jobs and if I am an investor and he wants me to sponsor his production I would be willing to do that as opposed to an unknown person even if that person is as good as Steven Spielberg. Dont give up on your dream, and dont be discouraged by nay-sayers. I wish you the best!

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Funny person

You haven't played home league yet, you want go English

Premiership straight.

My advice is for you to start with the Horror movie first

You'll be breaking some records for naija

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Seun how do u need them, their scripts first or to c face to face and discuss?

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@Kelvin, thanks for your advice

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@Beline

Don't give up yet, it is one of those things you have to experience on your way up.

Like Jay-Z said, "when you first come in the game, they try to play you". However, I would suggest you stop releasing your manuscripts until you are certain of the personality you are dealing with.

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I'm yet to direct my first movie, but I'm in need of good writers. I'm yet to come accross a great script, except maybe one horror script. I've come accross 2 or 3 good novelists, but they don't really know about screenwriting.

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