The Official Movie Plot Generator Lets Readers Act the Part of Hollywood Screenwriter

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This Flipbook Lampoons Hollywood While Generating Laughs and 27,000 Plot Combinations for Movie Fans Just in Time for the Holidays

Brothers Heimberg Publishing announced the release of a product that gives away potential million-dollar screenplay ideas – 27,000 of them to be exact. The Official Movie Plot Generator: 27,000 Hilarious Movie Plot Combinations (Brothers Heimberg Publishing, $15.95, October 2004; ISBN 0-9740439-1-5) offers movie possibilities that you create, spanning every genre of cinema from feel-good family fun to hard-boiled crime drama.

•A macho NFL quarterback coaches a hapless little league baseball team in the heart of Amish country

•Bigfoot tries to lose his virginity set to an all-star ‘80’s soundtrack featuring Air Supply, Journey and Survivor

•A group of orthodox rabbis become pimps to save the local synagogue

Written by The Brothers Heimberg, Hollywood screenwriters themselves, this new title is part humor book, part game, and part creative tool. It mixes the spirit of Mad Libs and Magnetic Poetry with Choose Your Own Adventure books and parlor games.

The publishers have put an interactive portion of the book for sampling on their website:

"One of our goals was to create a book that people found immediately funny," said Justin Heimberg. “We didn’t want anyone to have to work too hard to get a laugh.” Jason Heimberg adds that “Many writers like us actually find The Official Movie Plot Generator to be a valuable creative tool in their work. Above all, it’s a great gift item or diversion for anyone who likes to laugh a lot with little effort.”

After 5 years in Hollywood being pitched countless cliché movie ideas by producers and studio executives, the Brothers Heimberg decided to make a book roasting the movie industry. They realized producers and studios wanted the same trite, formulaic ideas, so they created a flipbook of hacked and ridiculous movie premises, providing 27,000 of these plots.

The book has thirty pages of three flaps that you mix and match to create a plot. Whether it’s “a single mom fighting crime with the help of the ghost of Elvis” or “a burned-out hippie discovering a hidden talent for dance in the feel good comedy of the year,” your favorite combination could be the next blockbuster.

The book is available at as well as in bookstores, gift shops, video stores and select movie theaters nationwide.

Advance Media Praise

  • Newsweek: “A coffee table masterpiece.”
  • Publishers Weekly: “Screenwriter or not, anyone will get a kick out of this simple but creative guide to coming up with movie plot ideas.”
  • ScriptSales: “The Official Movie Plot Generator is guaranteed to make you bust a gut. It’s a unique item for the coffee table, or a stocking-stuffer for the screenwriter in your life.”

Commentary from the Authors

"In Hollywood, thousands of people spend their days getting paid to work on ideas that never see the light of day. The movie industry is just a form of white collar welfare." - Justin

"After being told to be ‘high-concept’ over and over by producers, we created the ultimate high-concept – this book." - Justin

"The book reflects the random, ridiculous, factory-like mentality of studio development" – Jason

"The Official Movie Plot Generator is easier than real reading." - Justin

"It addresses the attention span of a generation raised on movies." - Jason

About the Brothers Heimberg

Jason and Justin Heimberg are professional screenwriters in Los Angeles California. They have 6 screenplays written together in development: “Leisure World” at New Line, “T&A” (aka Truth and Art) with Outlaw Productions and Intermedia Film, “Open Season” at Universal with Gary Ross, “Shock Jock” at Paramount, “Unnatural History” at Disney, with Jerry Bruckheimer executive producing, and “Kingpin 2” (sequel to Kingpin) at 2929 Entertainment. They are represented by Broder, Webb, Chervin, Silberman Agency.

Jason, 32, is the creator of The Panda (in development with the Cartoon Network). Justin, 31, is the author of numerous humor books including the best selling Would You Rather…? series.

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