Ashburn, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2005
Desperate times call for desperate measures. ThatÂs what author Kamichi Jackson decided when she recently put an original, un-produced movie script (for a project entitled ÂOn the Dotted LineÂ) up for auction on eBay. ÂEverything Else>Weird Stuff>Slightly UnusualÂ is the only category under which she could rightly post such an item.
ÂThis is definitely an unconventional approach,Â admits Jackson, who has recently also become a member of the prestigious National Association of Black Female Executives in Music and Entertainment. ÂBut IÂm discovering that sometimes you have to think outside the box to make things happen. Up until now, nothing else IÂve tried has worked. Surely this canÂt hurt.Â
If it sounds as if Jackson is anxious to unload the script, itÂs because she is. Currently at work on her first novel (ÂThe BrownstoneÂ), this second-time author (her first published title is a chapter book entitled ÂYouÂre Too Much, Reggie BrownÂ) is finding herself unable to devote the time and effort sheÂd like to the project.
ÂThe further along I get in writing ÂThe BrownstoneÂ, the more I realize what an important work this will be for me. This is the book that says Âthis girl can writeÂ! I want to put my all into it, but to do so I need to be able to write full-time. ThatÂll allow me to keep my creativity flowing so that I can complete this and other projects in the works.Â
Those other projects include additional installments in the Reggie Brown Series; a childrenÂs internet series called 'HyperLinc' that sheÂs developing as her contribution to bridging the gap in the ÂDigital DivideÂ; a studio CD sheÂs currently producing and recording to accompany ÂThe BrownstoneÂ, and a reality-TV project (ÂThe Jump OffÂ) sheÂs developing and shopping around to networks.
ÂIf a production company purchases my script, itÂll cover living expenses for the next year so that I can write full-time. ItÂll also cover production expenses for reprint copies of my first book as well as publication of this second book, and travel expenses that will be incurred as I tour in support of both titles. With my first book, I was able to participate in a few local events, as well as do several book signings. IÂve had a taste of the type of life that I want as a writer, so IÂm going for it. Selling this script would give me what I need to do that. IÂm hoping some visionary will either purchase it with the intention of making the movie, which IÂd really love to see happen, or purchase it because they enjoy my work and want to make an investment in my talents as a whole.Â
Be assured Jackson isnÂt looking for a handout.
ÂÂOn the Dotted LineÂ is a legitimately great story. ItÂs a romantic comedy set in the R&B music industry and the characters are urban professionals, very much like those found in ÂTwo Can Play That GameÂ and ÂBrown SugarÂ. The formula has been set and my movie follows it. The story already has enough character development and plot twists to hold an audienceÂs interest through to the end, but if you were to add to it a rewrite or two by someone like Mark Brown, Rick Famuyiwa or Michael Elliot, another box office hit could easily be achieved. ItÂs the type of movie many of us want to seeÂjust look at the dollars the above movies brought in. ÂOn the Dotted LineÂ fits right up there with them.Â
Production companies interested in bidding should visit the eBay website, contact Ms. Jackson directly at (703) 625-0279 or direct a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
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