#TalkNerdyToMeLover’s Victor Ho
“You can’t sell it, if you don’t write it.”
One of the things that encourages struggling screenwriters living in Los Angeles to keep writing is reading about the spec script sales around town. It doesn’t matter whether someone sold a script for $100 or $1,000,000; it’s an exciting process to be in. It may sound like a lottery but it’s not. There’s no vision or art associated with the lottery. There’s no storytelling. It’s about someone out there believing in a script and hoping to one day make it into a movie.
You can find such script sale reports from reading the trades like The Hollywood Reporter or Variety. Doesn’t sound too interesting, does it? But what if someone with the funny wit of Tina Fey and the sexy allure of Minnie Driver puts out a video highlight of the top script sales in a clever, informative way? Would you watch and listen?
Similar to the daily videoblog Rocketboom, ScriptGirl is a 3-minute news video about the screenplays sold and happenings in Hollywood. The format is really simple. Just put a hot girl behind a desk with a Red Bull and let her read off the top news from The Hollywood Reporter or Variety. I would have never discovered her if I hadn’t browsed through the movie website, Ain’t It Cool News, looking for Battlestar Galactica talkbacks. What’s so great about ScriptGirl is the mystery about her. Not since lonelygirl15 have I wanted to know more about ScriptGirl. For example, what is her real name? One thing is for sure, she knows the movie business. And whether you just want to ogle her, listen to her, or both, I have no doubt she will be the talk around town.
You can find ScriptGirl’s reports every Friday at scriptgirl.net.