Posts Tagged ‘ Producer ’

“Hidden Tribe” Film Rights

Option the movie rights to the critically-acclaimed, novel “Hidden Tribe” – $3,000 for one year. Contact Umbral Press at www.UmbralPress.com.

Sasquatch—they live peacefully in the forests, and woodlands. They want little, or nothing, to do with humans, and our civilization. As a whole, sasquatch are tranquil, quiet beings who live harmoniously with nature, and avoid us.

But what happens when humans refuse to return the favor?

Researcher Alexia Hollander is about to find out. When she ventures into the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, seeking evidence of the elusive species, things quickly get out of hand. Another researcher deliberately gets in Alexia’s way. Campers, and hunters bumble in, adding their own disruptive presence to the quiet work that Alexia wants to perform.

With their home territory invaded by humans, a mated pair of sasquatch keep the intruders under close surveillance. They aren’t happy about the presence of the trespassers, and want them gone. Just how far will these normally restrained beings go to protect their family, and themselves? Alexia, and her unwanted companions are about to find out!

“Quagmire Fen” Film Rights

Option the movie rights to my critically-acclaimed, urban fantasy novella “Quagmire Fen” – $3,000 for one year. Contact Umbral Press at www.UmbralPress.com.

Bog skulks are small, mysterious creatures with vicious teeth and claws. They turned up in Quagmire Fen some time ago. No one seems to know what they are or where they came from.

Spencer Foster is a young man who has lived his entire life in the poor backwater of Quagmire Fen. He despises the swamp, and wants only to leave and start a new life in the city with his girlfriend. But his callous drunkard of a father has other ideas.

Very soon, Spencer’s life is irrevocably changed. His destiny is now linked to the bog skulks and Quagmire Fen.

What are the bog skulks? Where did they come from? What is the connection between Spencer Foster and the odd beings he’s given so little thought to?

“Quintana Roo, Yucatan” Film Rights

Option the movie rights to my critically-acclaimed, bestselling action/adventure novel “Quintana Roo, Yucatan” – $3,000 for one year. Contact Umbral Press at www.UmbralPress.com.

Rikki Breitenberg is an archeologist in charge of the first team of American documenters allowed by the Mexican government to explore newly discovered Mayan ruins in the Yucatan. However, shortly after their arrival in Mexico, things go awry. Treacherous jungle, inclement weather and dangerous wildlife are only the beginning.

When Rikki and her team run afoul of members of an ancient cult devoted to the worship of a bloodthirsty god, things take a terrifying turn for the worse. During their struggle for survival, the team makes a startling discovery that may rewrite the whole of human history. Will they survive to bring their amazing find back to civilization?

“Gauntlet” Film Rights

Option the movie rights to my critically-acclaimed action/adventure novel “Gauntlet” – $3,000 for one year.

After stopping a robbery in progress, Elliott Cronholm is approached by someone wishing help him become a costumed vigilante crime-fighter. After refusing, his fiancée is attacked in their home by a stalker. In the wake of the attack, Elliott accepts the role he had been asked to play. While still learning the use of the costume and weapons he has been given, Elliott must track down and stop the first man put on the streets of the city by the same woman – a man with his own warped moral code who relishes killing the criminals he fights, a man who wishes to kill Elliott Cronholm as well, upon learning of Elliott’s new role.

“Shallow Graves”

I just finished reading a horror book titled “Shallow Graves”. The book was written by Patrick Logan. It’s the first book is a series. I’ve only read “Shallow Graves” thus far. But…

I LOVED the book. If I were a film producer, I’d option the rights to this in a heartbeat. It has minimal locations, and a small cast. The only problems I see are that there would be a lot of outdoor filming. A lot of the outdoor scenes would be filmed during thunderstorms – sloppy, and muddy.

Still, I think it would be worth it. “Shallow Graves” is a terrific book. A film based on it would, I think, scare the socks off of the audience. If you’re a movie producer, and you’re reading this, please grab a copy of “Shallow Graves”, give it a read, and consider what I’ve said here. Please.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Advice, Please

A few years back I was working with an independent film director/producer/writer/actor. This person runs his own small film company. He had originally hired me to write one film for his company, then a second. After that we teamed up on some other projects. I had never done film work before, and my first contract with him specified that I wouldn’t get payment for that first project until it was made.

However, none of the projects I’d written for him, or that we’d worked on together, have been filmed due to his inability to acquire funding. Then, a year or so ago, I discovered that he was advertising a new project on-line. This project was the first film he’d hired me to write. He had teamed up with someone else, taken the ideas I created from the core idea he had given me when he first asked me to write the screenplay for him, changed the title and the character names, and was progressing with the project. He’s never said a word at all to me about this, despite cutting me out of it, and running with my ideas and material.

Any suggestions on what I should do? The “new” project is now listed in IMDB for a 2015 release. Do I have any recourse here, or am I just out of luck all the way around?

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Film Rights

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I’m very interested in selling off the film rights to my existing literary projects. I’m most especially interested in selling the film rights to my bestselling, award-winning action/adventure book “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“.

This past summer, Desirée Lee and I bought a house. As anyone who owns their own home knows, owning a house is expensive. And there are some home repair and remodeling things we both want and need to do soon. We also live in the Pacific Northwest. Despite this being a warm, mild winter for this region, it’s still cold. Our electric bills have more than quadrupled since the onset of winter due to heating costs. Selling off the film rights to some books or short stories would help us out a lot.

Any interested studios or film makers, please contact me via the “Contact” section of my website.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

A New “Hero Life” Update

Not too long ago, I made several mentions on this blog/website regarding a feature-length film I am co-writing. The title of the project is “Hero Life”. It’s a paranormal superhero story.

Well, as the project is being shopped around to potential producers, several have replied with some variation of, “Wow. This would be a great TV series!” So, we’re exploring that option for “Hero Life”, too. We’re open to selling it as either – a feature film, or a TV series. We have a draft of a pilot for the series, but are still refining it. Still, any producers who are looking for a paranormal superhero story – be it as an on-going TV series, or a feature film – please get in touch. I’ll put you in touch with my co-writer on “Hero Life”. He’s the one handling the sales end of this project. “Hero Life” is also his core idea. My part on this project has been helping to flesh things out, and co-write the material. You can reach me easily from the “Contact” page on my site.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Still Not Producing

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This is a topic I’ve covered here before, but it’s been a while. It’s been a few months, at least, I think. Despite my being involved in screenwriting, I’m not a film producer. It’s flattering when someone asks, but I’m not a producer. I’m a writer. I have the same difficulties with finding a home for screenplays as most other writers of films.

At one time I was going to co-produce a film, and was pretty vocal about that. Sadly, that entire project has fallen apart. Long story short, the person I was working with went behind my back,brought in someone else, and effectively tried to cut me out of that project entirely. I dropped him, along with several other projects he and I were working on together. So, I was going to take on a production role with that project, but it didn’t happen. I’d still like to have the experience of working as a film producer, but simply don’t have the resources at hand to take on more than a no-budget short film project at the moment. Maybe someday…

But, for now, I’m not a film producer. So, flattered as I am when people send me their scripts, asking me to produce them, I’m not in a position to do so. Yet.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

Paranormal Investigations TV Series Executive Producer Still Needed

We’re still seeking an executive producer for a unique paranormal investigations television series. I won’t give the premise in such a public place, but my wife and I assure you that our idea is original, and unlike anything that we currently know to be in production. We strongly feel that our unique take on this type of program will make for riveting, audience-grabbing viewing.

If you are an executive producer interested in this type of programming, please contact us. If you know someone who is an executive producer interested in this type of programming, please put them in touch with us. Again, I won’t give details on a public website/blog such as this. But, again, we can promise you something truly unique; something audiences have never seen before.

Since both my wife and I are bestselling paranormal authors, we have done, and continue to do, extensive research into topics that we’d like to cover on the show. Our expertise and credentials make us very uniquely-placed to create and host what we have in mind.

Scott Harper

www.scottharper.net

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