Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Christian Script Consulting?

Dreaming about turning your novel into a screenplay? What about becoming a Christian consultant on a movie script? The New York Times' Sharon Waxman writes in her article "Hollywood's newfound passion for Christ."

I would like to know what qualifies you to become a "newly minted expert?"
Paul Lauer, who on his Web site calls himself an expert in the "faith and family" market, has been hired to work on "The Chronicles of Narnia," based on the C.S. Lewis literary fantasies, which Christian groups regard as an explicit allegory of Christ's Resurrection.

I think I have my answer here:
Jonathan Bock, a former sitcom writer who founded Grace Hill Media to specialize in Christian marketing, was hired to help sell Universal's "Cinderella Man," Fox's "Kingdom of Heaven" and Sony's "Christmas With the Kranks." And he is currently advising Sony on what is likely to be one of the most problematic movies of the coming year for Christian moviegoers, "The Da Vinci Code," based on the best-selling novel that challenges basic Christian dogma.

Two years ago I took a screenwriting course. I think I better pull out my notebook. What say you?

Writing to see what the end's gon' be.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just surfing for things related to
Script Consulting and Screenwriting, and ran across your blog. It's not what I was looking for, but it's still pretty interesting stuff. Thought I'd add it to my links. Hope you don't mind. Thanks!

Dee said...

thanks for the nice response

Anonymous said...

Hi there,

One other thing I forgot to mention, is that I have a book coming out about How to become a Script Consultant.

I also teach the subject at The Script Consultant Institute.

What's interesting, as mentioned in your blog, is that this market is growing to include many 'niche consultants' who specialize in certain types of projects -- Christian, Historical, Military, Legal, etc.

So if you -- or anyone you know -- has an interest in tapping this market, you might want to check out my site on Script Consulting.

I don't mean to make a shameless plug, it just seems so relevant here.

Thanks!

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