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Movie Tycoon is back! Come up with the best movie idea, get the appropriate cast and write the biggest blockbuster ever to hit Hollywood! The only thing you need to do to enter the movie business is to name your brand new Startup studio.


This time around MT's somewhat revamped, but with very much the same basic bones to it. I've written quite an extensive help file for this, I'm hoping everyone would read it over. There's really a ton of info there that'll help you along. I know it's long and that's why I recommend you download this as a text file instead, it has beautiful formatting :p It just looks ugly without it as I wrote this on Wordpad. Anyway..

MT7 Help file as a text file (.rtf):





by FlameSnoopy




If you're not familiar with the concept of Movie Tycoon, let me explain. It's a forum game that was brought to GreyDogSoftware forums by an user named mad5526, who apparently saw it in another forum. While initially a very simple game, over the years with many incarnations the game gotten to a point where it's very complex and much more like an actual 'board' or 'video' game than a forum game really. One thing that has always been missing is a comprehensive help file, as much of the info is scattered here and there and sometimes revealed as the game progresses (especially when it comes to new features). To help shred some of the mystery off, I've decided to write this help file, to not only better explain all the beautiful mechanics built, but to hopefully give any newcomer a better chance of grasping the game instead of going out there failing with trial and error like many of the veteran players of Movie Tycoon have initially had to do.


The bread and butter of the game is going out finding all the right on-screen talent and director for the movie you're planning to release. Once you've hired the cast you would like to hire (and more importantly, can afford), you allocate money towards production and marketing and write out the story of the movie to the best of your ability. Some people like to go all out with more of a novel-type of story. Some prefer more of a short story, others more of an overview of the overall storylines. It's all up to you, but each step of the game is important, to neglect the actual 'building' of the movie or the write up would be silly.


Once your cast is set, the money's been allocated and the story done, it's time for you to release your movie! You will then get a report of how the talent performed, what the critical reception was and most importantly, if you made any money or not! If you did, you probably did something right! If not, you might have had bad luck or the build of your movie wasn't optimized well enough. Either way, you can then recharge and rebuild for your next movie, which with your newfound experience can now be even more succesful!





Spending a reasonable amount of money on Marketing is necessary so that people will come to see the movie in the box office and will buy the physical copies. Please note that with the additional Distribution mechanic (more about it under the 'Movie Distribution' section) added in MT7, Marketing is no longer the be all and end all of getting your movie out there, but it's still necessary! DO NOT UNDERWEIGH THE NEED FOR MARKETING! You should also use a marketing budget that is relevant to the amount of distribution you're about to receive. There is no 'right' value since the financials of every movie are different, but here are guideline values you can use, with the lower number being the absolute minimum advised and the upper number being the maximum advised. The bigger the distributor, the less money you have to spend percentage wise of your budget on Marketing, since they do parts of the work.



Local distribution (level 0) = $0.5M - 4M

Regional distribution (level 1) = $2 - 6M

National distribution (level 2) = $6 - 12M

International distribution (level 3) = $8 - 16M

Global distribution (level 4) = $10 - 25M




This is everything from how well the lighting, camera work, editing, on-set producing, location spotting etc etc. is done. This affects everything that is presented in the movie. Some genres allow for less to be spent on Production than others, but like with Marketing, you shouldn't underweigh the need for a good Production budget. If you can afford it, there's no reason not to invest heavily into Production, though at some point it will start to give diminished returns.



Local distribution (level 0) = no less than $0.5M

Regional distribution (level 1) = no less than $2M

National distribution (level 2) = no less than $5M

International distribution (level 3) = no less than $10M

Global distribution (level 4) = no less than $20M




Every film is rated on a film's suitability for certain audiences based on its content and assigned either a G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17 rating. NC-17 movies (adults only, no one 17 and under admitted) are notorious for bombing in the box office, mostly due to those films not being allowed wide advertisement and because major cinema chains will outright refuse to show such movies.



G = General Audiences (All ages admitted). Only snippets of language that 'go beyond polite conversation' are allowed.

PG = Parental Guidance Suggested (Some material may not be suitable for children). Slight profanity allowed, depending on context. Brief nudity allowed that is non-sexual in nature. No intense violence.

PG-13 = Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13). Profanity allowed, but not excessively. Drug references and substance abuse allowed. Nudity that isn't 'sexually orientated' allowed. Brief intense violence allowed.

R = Restricted (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). Persistent intense violence allowed. Profanity allowed. Nudity allowed.

NC-17 = Adults Only (No One 17 and Under Admitted). Perverse or prolonged graphic nudity.



The leads of your movie should be picked out carefully as they have a big impact to how well your movie does critically and commercially. You should pick a lead that is appropriate for the size of production you're doing, as well as the genre. Of course being a good lead is not all about putting butts into seats, but sometimes it's worth casting a star as a lead just to bring in the necessary revenue to make your film a box office success.



The benefits to building up stars have only increased in MT7, as now you can improve your lesser known talent in supporting roles while making them more known in the process. With exclusive deals and bidding wars returning, hopefully it'll make building up stars even more common and more enjoyable. Young talent improve faster, while some veterans might not improve at all. There's a good chance of developing a positive relationship with a talent if you invest time and energy into them and make them a success.



The movie studios are all player controlled. Every studio starts off with $10M and can't go over budget! Loans between studios are accepted as long as a fixed interest rate is agreed upon. New to MT7 is studio sizes, which control the level of distribution you can reach with your studio. So now you actually literally have to build the studio from ground up to a global phenom! All studios start as the size Startup, and can rise in size by releasing succesful movies, which increases studio Hype. The more money the movie makes and the better it is received by the public, the more Hype you gain from your movie, and of course vice versa if your movie turns sideways!



SIZE 0 = Startup [less than 15% hype]

SIZE 1 = Small [less than 30% hype]

SIZE 2 = Cult [less than 50% hype]

SIZE 3 = Huge [less than 75% hype]

SIZE 4 = Massive


Also added is studio Prestige, which is just an overall value of how well the studio has been critically received. Every studio starts with 0% and can try to reach that magical 100% over the course of the game. Prestige has no other use really but to give the player something they can achieve if they want and aren't cash strapped.







In previous Movie Tycoons' the distribution was not tied down to any other mechanic than Marketing, which made it one-dimensional and uninteresting in general. In MT7 the distribution is broken down to a couple of different sizes, so that a studio just starting off can't make a huge $200M+ blockbuster right out of the gate anymore (which, though very unlikely in previous versions, actually happened when HRTVAndrew had quite a blockbuster). A larger studio could decide to do a smaller distributed movie as well, there's no expectation to go only for global mega hits, it's all up to the player. But a Startup studio can't go out and get Global distribution. That doesn't stop a Startup from spending a lot on Marketing though. The number in front of the distribution level tells you what size your studio has to be to achieve that number. So for example, if you're just starting off as a Startup studio, you can only get Local distribution.




0: Local (cost: 10% of box office)

The smallest possible level, the distribution is merely on a local level in select movie theaters. Movies are given short runs strictly in the box office. (No required draws.)


1: Regional (cost: 20% of box office)

Distribution on a regional level in most available movie theaters. Movies are given runs in the box office based on ticket performance. Some DVD distribution is included. (need at least a +20% draw or two +15% draws)


2: National (cost: 25% of box office, 10% other)

Distribution on a national level almost guarantees a base number of viewership as the movie is available in most big movie theaters nationwide. Movies are well advertised. DVD distribution is included. (need at least a +40% draw or two +35% draws)


3: International (cost: 30% of box office, 25% other)

Distribution on an international scale is highly unusual, reserved for movies with big budgets behind them and big stars in front of them. Large scale DVD distribution is included, sometimes even a soundtrack. Movies are heavily advertised in multiple mediums.

(need at least a +60% draw or two +55% draws)


4: Global (cost: 35% of box office, 50% other)

Only the biggest movie studios in the world with the most popular stars should worry about global distribution, it is such a big deal. DVD, soundtrack, additional merch, you name it.

(need at least a +80% draw or two +75% draws)





All talent have a base wage that is displayed in the database [LEAD$, SUPP$, MINOR$, DIR$]. THEY WILL NOT GO LOWER THAN THIS! That is unless you offer a future movie deal or a percentage of the movie's box office revenue, for example. Negotiations have always been big in Movie Tycoon, but this time around to make it faster and easier to mod, the base wages have been introduced. Also, MAX 12 people per movie + HRTVAndrew Extra Rule. The bidding wars from the past of Movie Tycoon has been brought back, mostly to encourage activity between studios, but also to encourage longer deals and locking down valuable talent in the later stages of the game.


HRTVANDREW EXTRA RULE: (copy pasted from him, so all credit there for this part!)

Every studio has the option of filling one (AND ONLY ONE) minor role per film with an extra, at the cost of $100k. Said extra will not have a name and will not be added to the database. They will be complete unknowns, with star power of 0.0 [EDITOR'S NOTE: Every other new MT7 stat 0]. What this means is that they will not contribute anything positive to the movie with their acting performances, and could, in fact, contribute negatively towards the film's final rating depending on the dice roll/Lady Luck factor. Having said that, this is an option in play for studios on smaller budgets, or those who don't have an idea on an actor to play a certain small part in a film.


To clarify once again, here are the limitations of the Extra Rule: Extras cannot fill lead or major roles, and you may only use one per film. Do not expect a cheap extra to come out of nowhere and become a star, as this rule is my version of the old axiom, "you get what you pay for." At best, the acting quality will be 25. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Irrelevant to MT7] With that in mind, it is still preferable to search the database and find actors that are more well-known. However, there are certain instances (especially early in the game) where using the Extra Rule could be a good idea."



If you want to use a book, comic, or something else considered copyrighted material, you need to negotiate with the copyright holder's demands. They might outright refuse or might have unusually high demands, but Adaptations can be a good money maker if done properly with care.




Of course Genres are back once more, though they're now divided into four separate categories, while still retaining all their individual qualities they've had. The four main categories are: Comedy, Drama, Voiceover/Animation/Musical and Other/Unique. In case you didn't already figure out, these are now tied to the skills of actors and actresses, which means that you have to be more careful who you pick to star in what style of movie or role. Inside the main categories are subcategories that have the genre based positives / negatives you've used to from many of the previous Movie Tycoons'.





Your standard comedy, designed to make people laugh. Doesn't fit in any of the other Comedic sub-categories.

+ Doesn't need a big budget

+ Usually makes steady box office revenue (compared to budget), if the star power is there.

- Without any good comedy talent/performances it'll flop critically.

- Without star power the revenue potential is a hit and a miss.


Romantic Comedy

Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back. Sure there have been other plot lines, but that's pretty much it for the most of them.

+ Doesn't need a big budget

+ Hard to do bad revenue wise, as most people enjoy a good ol' heart warming love story.

- Bad chemistry will make it unbearable to watch.

- Gringe worthy and corny, if not written and built properly.

- Doesn't do well without a male lead and a female lead.


Buddy Comedy

A comedy where two (or technically, more) people of the same gender are put together as the leads and their friendship is an integral part to not only the story, but the very atmosphere of the movie. Buddy comedies often neglect the romance storylines, or they've given very little scene time.

+ Can do with a minimalistic budget.

+ Good chemistry between the leads will make it a delight to watch.

- Decent comedic chops are to be expected from the leads.

- Relies very much on an interesting plot.





Your standard drama, designed to make people feel empathy with the characters of the movie and to generate emotion. Doesn't fit in any of the other Dramatic sub-categories.

+ A potential money-maker when well executed.

+ Much more an open canvas that is open to be tweaked into many directions.

- Relies on the cast to pull out dramatic performances.

- Needs to be tastefully done.


Romantic Drama

Romance that usually doesn't end well for one reason or another, but more versatile than it's comedic counterpart.

+ Relies on big performances from the leading talent.

+ Usually brings in solid revenue

- Bad chemistry will make it unbearable to watch.

- Gringe worthy and corny, if not written and built properly.

- Doesn't do well without a male lead and a female lead.



Drama that has a deliberate added suspense to keep the audience on their feet, whether in the form of a mystery or some kind of a threat that turns it into a thriller or a horror film.

+ The performance pressure is mostly on the lead.

+ Otherwise the story can pretty much lead the dance.

- Needs a good hook to keep people intrigued.

- Can be uncomfortable and disturbing, or outright comical to watch if done poorly.





Self-explanatory here.

+ Very easy to market

+ Versatile.

+ Practically unlimited revenue potential, especially when it comes to the kiddie demographic.

- Needs a decent budget

- Bad voiceover jobs will ruin the whole immersion

- Very much tied to the performance the director gives



Self-explanatory here.

+ Once done well, a solid box office performer

+ The format gives some room to play with.

- Dependent on the performance of the cast all-around

- There's nothing cornier than a badly done musical



Other films that don't fit under any other specific category or have no specific positives and negatives.



Self-explanatory here.

+ Doesn't rely much on the story.

+ With a good draw as a lead, it's easy to do well revenue wise.

- A bad director or a bad lead can break the movie.

- Needs good production and a decent budget.


Fantasy / Science Fiction

Set in an alternative setting usually with many unrealistic elements to it.

+ Not that reliant on the performances of the on-screen talent.

+ The rare case done well can be an incredible money maker.

+/- Director can make or break the movie.

- A great, creative story is essential.

- Excellent production and a big budget is a must.


Any other genre will be completely without positives or negatives, unless it is added to the above list of course.





A host of new stats and abilities have been introduced in Movie Tycoon 7, to completely revamp the way talent is rated, how they perform and how they improve. All previous MTs have used SP (StarPower or StarPoints), a popularity value without actually ever rating talent on anything more complex than that. This made the game world static and every talent same-y. Hopefully with these additions the movie business can be better simulated and the talent will be 'more unique', so to speak. Comedy, Drama, Voiceover and Direction are talent abilities that directly influences how well they do at that specific thing. So hiring someone who is a weak draw, but has good comedic ability to a supporting role in a comedy would likely see them perform well. The scale has been switched to 0% - 100% for stats and abilities.



= how much name value the talent carries and how much ticket revenue they'll generate. This is very much the basis of what used to be known as StarPower or StarPoints in previous incarnations of Movie Tycoon. Please note that this doesn't equal only to a rough gauge of popularity anymore, but how much ticket sales they can actually draw. So just because someone is known, doesn't mean they're a draw.



100% = generational icon

90% = superstar

80% = major star

70% = star

60% = minor star (national movie star)

50% = distinguished (hailed actor / movie draw)

40% = prominent (well regarded actor / minor movie draw)

30% = well known (huge TV star / notable actor / regional movie star)

20% = recognizable (TV star / supporting actor / minor movie lead)

10% = barely recognizable (minor TV star / minor celebrity / local movie star)

0% = virtually unknown



= how well regarded the talent is within the industry for their acting or directing prowess. This will fluctuate depending on their performance.



= how appealing the talent is aesthetically, with 50% being an average value and 100% being someone who is being extensively glamoured over simply due to their looks.



= how well the talent does in acting in comedic roles or movies. This will fluctuate depending on their performance.



= how well the talent does in acting in dramatic roles or movies. This will fluctuate depending on their performance.



= how well the talent performs in roles or movies requiring voiceover or musical work. This will fluctuate depending on their performance.



= how well the talent does behind the camera. This will fluctuate depending on their performance.



= how well the talent will perform to their usual standard. A talent with low morale will do a substandard job and vice versa. This should usually stay as Standard, but can change if the talent works a lot in movies with people they have relationships with, or sudden success can make them ecstatic (for a period of time at least). If talent feels they are underperforming, they can become discontent. Morale is very powerful and should be controlled with care, if at all possible.



= talent on- and off-screen can have chemistry that boosts or limits their performance. These are, from best to worst: Enchanting, Strong, Weak, Awful. With some genres chemistry is more of a deal breaker than others. Choosing cast with proven good chemistry is a very smart move in any production. Chemistry is completely randomly generated as always, though the rarity has been upped as it was perhaps too common to see chemistry pop up in earlier incarnations.



= talent can develop relationships that can lead to a number of benefits or disadvantages. These can be between talent themselves or between a talent and a studio. Relationships affect Morale, so you should be careful playing with fire!



= talent have a preference to whether or not they're willing to go nude on camera. Full would be Full Frontal Nudity, while Partial would be anything but. None means the talent is unwilling to even negotiate, while Unknown means their view hasn't been made of public knowledge yet. Every time a talent does agree to Nudity, you will have to pay them a hefty bonus.




Lady Luck has always been a big part of Movie Tycoon (especially in the early versions), but this time around in MT7 the hope is to reduce it somewhat as several new better mechanics have been introduced that can accurately depict the performance of a talent better. There wasn't much reward in winning a dice roll, but of course it'll turn up it's ugly head every once in a while - Lady Luck will never die! This especially rings true with the financial portions.




One of the most important parts of Movie Tycoon is building a solid movie that covers all the necessary angles. Should you have a plot line for a new movie in your head, you can begin. First you want to be looking at your budget and roughly divide that up to how much you'd like to spend on talent, production and marketing. Now that you have some kind of rough values set, you should think what kind of movie you'd like to build. Is it a drama? A fantasy epic? A comedy? This'll heavily affect the type of focus you should give to building your movie. Different types of movies have different types of positives and negatives (Hint: Check the 'Genres' section of this help file).


Picking the right lead(s) and director should be the basis of your casting. Go to the talent database and pick someone you can afford and who would be good for the role you're going after. It will show a base wage value, so you can instantly see who you can and cannot afford. You should pick a lead that is appropriate for the amount of distribution and marketing your movie is getting. For a director, it's more important to pick someone who is solid, but affordable.


Write down the names of your leads and directors, you can now move onto finding the right supporting talent. Here you can pretty much go wild, whether it's hiring someone for the hell of it, giving an unknown a shot or just trying to find the best performer for the particular role. The supporting cast is not as important as the director and the leads, but consider a good supporting cast more of a good foundation to lay the rest of the bricks on.


If you've settled on a cast, you should then ask them to take part in to movie and enter negotations. DO NOT LOWBALL THEM BELOW THEIR BASE WAGE! Talent will pull out of negotations in anger should that happen. If you're strapped for cash, but still want to secure a particular talent, you can offer them future movie deals or a percentage of the revenue.


If you've now secured the cast, you can move on to the actual write up of your movie. How you want to write is entirely up to you, but it should at the very least extensively include the plot line and maybe a couple of important scenes. Some people like to write longer than others, that's fine. As long as we don't end up with a bunch of books that need to be crawled through! You should include the actor's or actress' name in the brackets for the earlier portions of the story, just to make it easier to follow and visualize for the reader. Once you're satisfied with the quality of your movie, you should post it up for review! It's now time to see how the movie has been received by the public and the critics, and especially, if you made any money!




After your movie has been released, you will get an assistant's report that lists all the stuff you need to know about, you know... everything! And of course I had to name the assistant Sophie as a homage to Adam Ryland.



PUBLIC RECEPTION: How well the public (not the critics) received the movie. This can differ a bit from the critical rating as the public isn't as harsh when it lays it judgement.


PRODUCTION SCORE: How well the production was handled, also, was the production budget enough to handle the caliber or genre of a movie?

STORY SCORE: How good the screenplay was.

ACTING SCORE: How well the cast performed on screen. Please note this is no longer a crap shoot like before, it's based on stats, abilities and a little luck of course.

CASTING SCORE: How well the casting was done. Did the talent fit their roles? Was someone simply too poor to be with the stars?

ENDING SCORE: This is separate from Story Score as the ending of a movie can be a significant part of the experience.


CRITICAL ACCLAIM: How well the critics received the movie. They have a bit of a different criteria than the public do.



BOX OFFICE REVENUE: How much money the movie made in total in movie theatres.

REVENUE FROM PHYSICAL COPIES: How much money the movie made in the sale of physical copies.

OTHER REVENUE: Any other revenue the movie might generate.

DISTRIBUTOR CUT: How much money your partner that handled the distribution received off your movie.

TOTAL INCOME: Income after distributor gets his cut.

TOTAL BUDGET: Self-explanatory.


PROFIT / LOSS: Self-explanatory.




STUDIO FUNDS NOW: Self-explanatory.

HYPE: Self-explanatory.

PRESTIGE: Self-explanatory.


Sophie will additionally tell you how your talent did and what she thinks you did well or could do better with in the future.






That is the official Talent Database for Movie Tycoon 7. This section is both to explain all the different stats, abilities and settings you see there, but also to introduce anyone who isn't familiar with Obvibase to it's features. The first thing you'll notice is there's a lot of information visible, which may be a little overwhelming, so let's take this step-by-step. I'm only excluding stuff that was explained in the Stats, Abilities & Settings section.


But before we delve into the this too much, a word about the scale used. It's been switched to 0%-100%. Please note that for everything else but Looks (where a 50% would be the average), a say, 20% in Comedy isn't terrible and nobody has 100%, very rarely even a 80%! This is important to remember when judging talent. The reason for the scale to be switched and modified is because in previous Movie Tycoons' the scale was 'too small'. What I mean by that is that it was very top heavy with every star being near the top level, simply because the starting values were then built to be terrible. The absolute lowest you will see in these stats is 5%, for any very young talent who has yet to prove diversity (or they've simply been type casted).


The database is by default sorted by name (A-Z), but you can sort it by any of the criteria used ('Age, Draw, Comedy' etc). This'll prove helpful once you're searching for that particular level of talent you need.


CTRL + F (or Main Menu > Find) brings up the MT7 Talent Database search function.


Age = Mostly for reference. It's only mechanical use is that young talent can improve their abilities faster if they perform well.


YoB = Year of birth. It's only used to calculate Age. (Year - [YOB] = Age)


Gender = For reference.


Act = This checkbox is just to see if they actively act or not.


Dir = This checkbox is just to see if they actively direct or not.


LEAD$ = This is their base wage should they be a lead in your movie. THEY WILL NOT GO UNDER THIS WITHOUT PERKS!


SUPP$ = This is their base wage should they be a supporting character in your movie. THEY WILL NOT GO UNDER THIS WITHOUT PERKS!


MINOR$ = This is their base wage if they have a mere minor role. THEY WILL NOT GO UNDER THIS WITHOUT PERKS!


DIR$ = This is their base wage if they're the director of your movie. THEY WILL NOT GO UNDER THIS WITHOUT PERKS!


Filmog = A log of every MT7 movie the talent has took part in.


Deal = A checkbox for whether or not they're under an exclusive deal with a studio or not. Please note that if they are, they will not risk breaching a contract just to work on another movie!


Left = How many movies they have left, should they have an exclusive deal


Notes = For any other stuff that may arise.







GENRE: [subcategory of the genre, not the overall main category]

PLOT SUMMARY: [A brief summary of the plot, please describe it to the best of your ability, this can affect how talent will take roles!]





LEAD(S): [please describe each individual character to the best of your ability, this can affect how talent will take roles!]

SUPPORTS: [please describe role]

MINOR/CAMEO: [please describe role]


You must then wait for talent to either agree or decline your offer.


Once you have your cast signed to deals, you can move on to the next phase.




GENRE: [subcategory of the genre, not the overall main category]

DURATION: [choose an appropriate length for the genre and plot of your movie]













PLOT: [the actual write up of the movie]


































The link for the Talent Database again:



Please bear with me as the talent database has to be built from scratch this time around! With that being said, if you REALLY read the help file all over, go ahead and use the pre-production template to get your movie going. Hopefully we can make a fun run at this once more :)

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<p>After much discussion, the Viper's Den have come together with their first film of the year. It's ambitious and not only that, it takes us to a land we've never done a movie on. Mother Russia, prepare to meet snake.</p><p> </p><p>

TITLE: Natalie: The Russian Princess That Wasn't</p><p>

GENRE: Animation</p><p>

PLOT SUMMARY: An insecure foreign exchange student Natalie Evans is courted by two princes after three barbers offer to give her a princess’s makeover just in time for the annual ball. But when the magic begins to wear off and the true look of Natalie is revealed, who will come home the victor?</p><p>

RATING: PG</p><p>

DISTRIBUTION SIZE: Abstain until negotiations.</p><p>


DIRECTOR: As this is a film meant more for the female demographic, we will be aiming for someone who is well capped for such movies: Jennifer Lee, Brenda Chapman and Lauren Faust.</p><p> </p><p>

LEAD(S): </p><p> </p><p>

Natalie: Originally from America, Natalie had been selected from a handpicked group of students to represent her country for one week to go to a Russian academy. She's seen as a generally intelligent person who most of knows how to lead the way throughout most situations. There's just one problem, she's been known to be insecure about her looks and has always dreamed about being like the girls on television or on the movie screen. But as she'll soon learn, it's so much more than looks that make the person.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: Emma Watson, Shannon Chan Kent and Holly Gauthier-Frankel</p><p> </p><p>

Prince Parov: One of two princes of Russia, the public generally know him as the high-class snob that only the very best can even dare dream earning respect from, let alone meeting him. But away from the public, he has a sensitive, truly caring side. He loves painting and sees it as an escape to showcase his true feelings. He's also a very good sword fighter who has had many years of training from his days as a knight.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: John Travolta, Gary Oldman, Howard McGillian, Brad Kane and Roger Bart</p><p> </p><p>

Prince Makato: One of two princes of Russia, the public generally know him as the easy going charmer who the ladies can't help but adore. He lives life to the fullest and will take everything in stride in the name of Russia. But behind closed doors comes a darker, more sinister foe. A card-carrying, womanizing, devil-may-care foe who's ruthless nature will not let him stop until he gets what he wants. His sister Sasha usually worries for his sanity.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: John Travolta (also contacted for this role), Gary Oldman (also contacted for this role), Gary Barlow and Corey Burton.</p><p> </p><p>

SUPPORTS:</p><p> </p><p>

Boris: Once upon a time, Boris was a bear with aspirations. He dreamt of being a magician that the entire world would adore, but as time passed and he tried to achieve this dream, he found that people tended to be scared of bears rather than entertained by them. He has since fallen in a mid-life crisis and the only things that seem to please him these days are when he's hanging out with Donovan or when he's with his honey jars. He suffers a lot from lonesomeness as well and holds a faint glimmer of hope that one day he'll see his dream realized.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Jim Cummings and Peter Cullen.</p><p> </p><p>

Donovan D. Duck: Donovan is an...interesting duck. Instead of swimming around the ponds, quacking the day away while eating seeds and grains, he dines on roast beef and writes poetry. His favorite thing in the world is to look at the kalinkas (snowball trees) all across his pond. Donovan is quite the optimistic spirit and very few things keep him down, but it also comes to note that he has a bit of an ego.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: Steve Whitmire, how would you like to make a comeback?</p><p> </p><p>

Sasha: The sister of Prince Makato, one of the lead guards in the Russian military and a straight A student at the academy Natalie will be going to, Sasha seems to have everything made. She's willing to use brute force if necessary and she has garnered the respect of many students for being a fantastic sword fighter. Sasha is also a very mysterious and enclosed person, rarely ever smiling or showing any emotion. At first, she starts off as suspicious to Natalie, even becoming somewhat of an early antagonist for her, but as time passes she begins to warm up to her and is willing to defend her.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: Kathleen Barr, Kazumi Evans and Holly Gauthier-Frankel (also contacted for this role).</p><p> </p><p>

Chako: When it comes to being a tour guide, Chako is no slouch. He knows his way around Russia and has for many years, being able to list everything historic about the country. He's a bit of an oddball, but people love him just because of that. He is easily impressed with American culture despite having never been to America. He also knows some of the secrets to happiness.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: Yakov Smirnoff. You hold the responsibility of teaching all those who make the final cast some Russian.</p><p> </p><p>

MINOR/CAMEO:</p><p> </p><p>

Vladimir: One of three barbers in the 'Red Shave' barbershop and the youngest of them all. He tends to sing tenor.</p><p> </p><p>

Contact: Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Noel MacNeal and Vincent Martella free to promote movie however you see fit. Will return in our next film as a leading actor.</p><p> </p><p>

Kazmir: One of three barbers in the 'Red Shave' barbershop and the middle man of the three. He tends to sing baritone.</p><p>

Contact: David Bedella, free to promote movie however you see fit.</p><p> </p><p>

Orav: One of three barbers in the 'Red Shave' barbershop and the oldest of the three. He tends to sing bass.</p><p>

Contact: Seth Green and Tay Zonday, free to promote movie however you see fit.</p><p> </p><p>

As a contractual objective: All those contacted are required to learn a little bit of Russian. The actors for Sasha, Donovan D. Duck, Vladimir, Kazmir and Orav especially are to learn some Russian for the purpose of song and characters. The exception this rule is Yakov Smirnoff as he is fluent in the language and will be happy to teach you some if need be.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Rayelek" data-cite="Rayelek" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45321" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Drakestooth Studios is in again. Not sure if I can afford to do the movie I want with the actors I want, so I'm pondering a backup plan while the database gets put (back) together.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I don't think it matters if the actors are in the database or not, either way i'd go with whatever your backup plan is and if there's enough money because of it you go for the movie you want to do.</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Mr. Jones" data-cite="Mr. Jones" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45321" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I don't think it matters if the actors are in the database or not, either way i'd go with whatever your backup plan is and if there's enough money because of it you go for the movie you want to do.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Agreed. I find myself going off the database a lot considering the number of soap stars I've cast over lo the many versions of this game.</p>
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<p>And now we at Amalgamated Artists are ready to make our opening submission of the new game. </p><p> </p><p>

TITLE: To Be A Friend</p><p>

GENRE: Family Dramedy</p><p>

PLOT SUMMARY: Trudy Gold arrives at Jimmy Carter High to pick up her daughter Darcy after school and discovers a distressing scene. Darcy is in the middle of a heated argument that threatens kill the younger Gold's relationship with her BFF Felicia. Determined to keep her daughter from thoughtlessly scrapping an important friendship, Trudy relates the tale of a friendship triangle from her own school days and how it made her the mom she is today.</p><p>

RATING: PG</p><p>

DISTRIBUTION SIZE: Will figure after casting</p><p>


DIRECTOR: Offers to David Bowers and Miguel Arteta</p><p> </p><p>

LEAD(S): </p><p>

Young Trudy: Cavalier, thoughtless and a bit naive, Young Trudy needs to learn the lesson of what it is to be a loyal friend the hard way. Offers to Dove Cameron and Sabrina Carpenter</p><p> </p><p>

Olivia: Long-suffering best friend of Trudy. The model of loyal and friendship as it should be, Olivia is cursed to discover Trudy's fickle streak the hard way and gets jerked around badly by it. Offers to Sofia Carson and Kira Kosarin</p><p> </p><p>

Natalie: The bad girl in the triangle. Bonds with Trudy after her betrayal of Olivia. Torments Olivia and expects Trudy to shun her former friend because of their broken bond. Offers to Rowan Blanchard and Bella Thorne</p><p> </p><p>

SUPPORTS: </p><p> </p><p>

Adult Trudy: A solid, single mom and writer who wants the best for her daughter and prays she'll learn from Mom's mistakes. Offers to Mary Stuart Masterson and Jennifer Jason Leigh.</p><p> </p><p>

Darcy Gold: Turning into a chip off the old block but despite her fickleness, Darcy ultimately has a better heart than her mom at the same age. Offers To Olivia Rose Keegan and Lizzy Greene</p><p> </p><p>

Felicia: Shell-shocked bestie who can't believe the friend she's had since kindergarten is now trying to cast her aside. Offers To: Yara Shahidi and China Anne McClain</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Mr. Jones" data-cite="Mr. Jones" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45321" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I don't think it matters if the actors are in the database or not, either way i'd go with whatever your backup plan is and if there's enough money because of it you go for the movie you want to do.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Yeah that's what I meant. But I don't have a backup plan yet, that's what I'm working on next.</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Adam Ryland" data-cite="Adam Ryland" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45321" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Just giving you a heads up so that it doesn't spoil your game, Mr. Jones has been banned given that it was a duplicate account for a banned user.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Sure, that's understandable Adam. Thanks for the heads up!</p><p> </p><p> I'll add the talent needed for cappyboy's movie to the Talent Database today, so expect a response today or tomorrow.</p><p> </p><p> Just to clarify on the new 'Distribution' mechanic, everyone has to start with Local distribution at first as you are a Startup studio. Once you grow your studio hype you can rise in size and then get bigger distribution. Hope that makes sense. <img alt=":)" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/smile.png.142cfa0a1cd2925c0463c1d00f499df2.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>
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Since i read every post in the Planning-Thread, i think its time to open up my own Studio again, <strong>Bourbon Street Productions</strong>, and hopefully i can make a movie or two this time. <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" />
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Amalgamated Artists' TO BE A FRIEND Negotiations

David Bowers: $1.2M

Miguel Arteta: $4M

Dove Cameron: $1M

Sabrina Carpenter: She recognizes this as a solid production and a good career move, so is willing to take a pay cut to $0.8M

Sofia Carson: Likewise for her, she is willing to cut it down to $0.7M

Kira Kosarin: $1.1M

Rowan Blanchard: She would love to play the villain, so she cuts to $0.7M

Bella Thorne: She wants to move on from family films for now.

Mary Stuart Masterson: $0.4M

Jennifer Jason Leigh: She likes the script proposal and is willing to cut down to $0.9M.

Olivia Rose Keegan: $0.4M

Lizzy Greene: $0.3M

Yara Shahidi: $0.5M

China Anne McClain: $0.6M

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<p>OK, gang, it's time! Todos Santos Studios is proud to announce the development of its first feature of Movie Tycoon 7, "The Midnight Riders!"</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>TITLE:</strong> "The Midnight Riders"</p><p>

<strong>GENRE:</strong> Buddy Comedy</p><p>

<strong>PLOT SUMMARY:</strong> Two retired, reformed contraband runners, attempting to honor a fallen friend’s dying wish in the early-1960’s, stumble onto a dead body and are forced back into their own lives out of fear. Between the law on their tails and a mafia boss monitoring their every move, can the two anti-heroes find some way out of this mess?</p><p>

<strong>RATING:</strong> PG-13 (language, action, violence, crude humor)</p><p>

<strong>DISTRIBUTION SIZE:</strong> Abstain until after negotiations</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>DIRECTOR:</strong> We’d like to speak with MT5 friend <strong>Penny Marshall</strong>, as well as <strong>David Bowers</strong> and <strong>Adam McKay</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LEAD:</strong> Roger Lewis</p><p> </p><p>

Hailing from the wrong side of the tracks (and proud of it), Lewis has long been a loner. He’s long been one of the most trusted runners of illegal materials anywhere in the country, and his lack of close friendships (aside from his bonds with Eric and Craig) and love for fast cash has made him a natural mule. He’s the more business-like, calculating man of the two surviving runners, and serves as the “straight man” of that duo.</p><p> </p><p>

We’re approaching <strong>Gary Oldman, Bryan Cranston, Steve Martin,</strong> and <strong>William Shatner</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LEAD:</strong> Eric Woods</p><p> </p><p>

Eric and Roger were a dynamic duo in the 1930’s, and made a killing running bootleg alcohol and other illicit materials before getting out of the game. Unlike Roger, Eric is very loose, has a spectacular sense of humor, and is very reluctant to get back into the smuggling world due to having a family to focus on.</p><p> </p><p>

We’d like to speak with <strong>Bill Murray, Bob Saget,</strong> and <strong>Martin Short</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>SUPPORTING:</strong> Luke Petros</p><p> </p><p>

Luke Petros is the antagonist of this film. He calls himself a venture capitalist, but in truth, he’s a mob boss that capitalizes on volatile situations by selling violence and illegal temptations to both sides of each conflict. When word gets to him that a murder plot he could be behind has been stumbled upon by Roger and Eric, he attempts to bring them under his thumb to squash the threat.</p><p> </p><p>

We’re most interested in <strong>John Stamos</strong>, but we’ll also put feelers out to <strong>John Travolta</strong> and <strong>Roger Bart</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>SUPPORTING:</strong> Tom Howard</p><p> </p><p>

Tom Howard is the FBI agent assigned to the murder of the man discovered by Roger and Eric, which is believed to be the work of Petros’s agency. He attempts to leverage Roger and Eric into helping with his investigation after tracking them down, which is something nobody in law enforcement was able to do prior to that.</p><p> </p><p>

For this role, we need someone with comedy chops that can also have some legitimacy as someone in law enforcement. We’re approaching <strong>Gary Oldman</strong> (yes, for both this part and Roger Lewis), <strong>Dan Aykroyd</strong>, <strong>Ice Cube</strong>, and <strong>Jason Sudeikis</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>MINOR:</strong> Leanne Woods</p><p> </p><p>

Leanne is Eric’s wife, and the woman who convinced him to step away from his life of crime once he’d socked enough money away to retire. She’s far from crazy about Eric’s reluctant return to that world, and things don’t get much better for her (or her daughter) as the movie goes on.</p><p> </p><p>

We’re interested in speaking with <strong>Laura Linney</strong>, who we feel is tailor-made for this role. We’d also like to speak with <strong>Jane Lynch</strong> and <strong>Idina Menzel</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>MINOR:</strong> Lily Woods</p><p> </p><p>

Lily is Eric and Leanne’s sole child, a college-aged daughter whose education is funded on the back of blood money Eric earned years earlier. She’s caught square in the middle of her parents’ conflict, and her taking her studies seriously turns out to be a key plot point in the second half of the film.</p><p> </p><p>

We’re most interested in <strong>Ariel Winter</strong> and <strong>Sabrina Carpenter</strong>, but we’d also like to chat with <strong>Emma Roberts</strong> and <strong>Abigail Breslin</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>MINOR:</strong> Craig Davidson</p><p> </p><p>

Appearing only in a few scenes (flashbacks/dream sequences), Davidson has recently died, and it’s his last wish to have his ashes scattered in what appears to be a nondescript field three states away. He possesses a mix of Lewis’s ruthless cunning and Woods’s biting comedy chops, and he has absolutely no problem taking those close to him to the proverbial woodshed (especially if it breaks the tension in a room).</p><p> </p><p>

We’re in talks with <strong>Nick Offerman</strong>, <strong>John Mulaney</strong>, and <strong>Nick Kroll</strong>.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="FlameSnoopy" data-cite="FlameSnoopy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45321" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><strong>Amalgamated Artists' TO BE A FRIEND Negotiations</strong><p> David Bowers: $1.2M</p><p> Miguel Arteta: $4M</p><p> Dove Cameron: $1M</p><p> Sabrina Carpenter: She recognizes this as a solid production and a good career move, so is willing to take a pay cut to $0.8M</p><p> Sofia Carson: Likewise for her, she is willing to cut it down to $0.7M</p><p> Kira Kosarin: $1.1M</p><p> Rowan Blanchard: She would love to play the villain, so she cuts to $0.7M</p><p> Bella Thorne: She wants to move on from family films for now.</p><p> Mary Stuart Masterson: $0.4M</p><p> Jennifer Jason Leigh: She likes the script proposal and is willing to cut down to $0.9M.</p><p> Olivia Rose Keegan: $0.4M</p><p> Lizzy Greene: $0.3M</p><p> Yara Shahidi: $0.5M</p><p> China Anne McClain: $0.6M</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> For director, I'll take Bowers. Rather surprised how pricy Arteta turns out to be.</p><p> </p><p> For Young Trudy, I'll take Carpenter. Love the enthusiasm and I hope it translates on the screen.</p><p> </p><p> For Olivia, Sofia Carson has a deal.</p><p> </p><p> Really happy to hear about Blanchard's enthusiasm since Bella Thorne lack interested. Blanchard has a deal. As for Bella, we understand and we hope to have something for her down the road.</p><p> </p><p> While we like MSM, we love the reception our proposal's gotten and therefore will take the more enthusiastic Leigh.</p><p> </p><p> For Darcy, I'll take Keegan. Know her work from Days Of Our Lives and have every confidence in her.</p><p> </p><p> And Felicia, Shahidi has a deal. Coming at a slight bargain despite major network exposure is a deal hard to pass up.</p>
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<p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><span style="color:#8B0000;">BIDDING WAR!</span></strong></span></p><p>

Todos Santos Studios has entered in to a bidding war with Amalgamated Artists over David Bowers.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LEADING BID:</strong> $1.2M (Amalgamated Artists)</p><p>

<em>(If there are no new offers by Todos Santos Studios by 30th of April 0:00 GMT, David Bowers will automatically sign with Amalgamated Artists)</em></p><p> </p><p>

--</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Amalgamated Artists' TO BE A FRIEND Negotiations</strong></p><p>

Everyone else has signed on except for David Bowers as a bidding war may ensue.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Todos Santos Studios' THE MIDNIGHT RIDERS Negotiations</strong></p><p>

Penny Marshall: She'd love to direct a feature film once more, so she's willing to cut down to $1.2M.</p><p>

David Bowers: You would have to beat Amalgamated Artists' $1.2M (so at least $1.3M) to get him to sign.</p><p>

Adam McKay: $3.1M</p><p>

(LEAD) Gary Oldman: He feels he would be great in this role. He's willing to cut down to $1.6M</p><p>

Bryan Cranston: $3.4M</p><p>

Steve Martin: He is not interested in the role at this time.</p><p>

William Shatner: He likes the script...but still wants $2.2M! It's William Shatner, what did you expect?</p><p>

Bill Murray: $2.3M</p><p>

Bob Saget: $1.6M</p><p>

Martin Short: He thinks he'd be far better as Roger Lewis instead. If you're set on him playing Eric, he wants $1.8M. For the part of Roger Lewis, he would drop down to $1.5M</p><p>

John Stamos: $0.7M</p><p>

John Travolta: He likes the proposed role and is willing to cut down to $1.2M</p><p>

Roger Bart: $0.4M</p><p>

(SUPP) Gary Oldman: $1.3M</p><p>

Dan Aykroyd: $1.1M</p><p>

Ice Cube: $1.1M</p><p>

Jason Sudeikis: $1.5M</p><p>

Laura Linney: $0.3M</p><p>

Jane Lynch: $250K</p><p>

Idina Menzel: $140K</p><p>

Ariel Winter: $130K</p><p>

Sabrina Carpenter: She would otherwise be interested, but would rather work on the bigger proposed role by Amalgamated Artists.</p><p>

Emma Roberts: $100K</p><p>

Abigail Breslin: She thinks she is too big for a minor role in a production this size.</p><p>

Nick Offerman: $220K</p><p>

John Mulaney: $80K</p><p>

Nick Kroll: $110K</p>

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<p>Bourbon Street Productions is proud to announce it's first movie, Dixie's Garden.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>TITLE:</strong> Dixie's Garden</p><p>

<strong>GENRE:</strong> It's kind of difficult to describe, of the available options i would say a Romantic-Drama, but it also has something of a Roadmovie.</p><p>

<strong>PLOT SUMMARY:</strong> Two Men, both around 30 years old and very, very Different. Jack, Barkeeper at "Dixies Garden" and Garrett, a free journalist, both in a relationship with the young Amanda, without knowing each other. Amanda is a very special woman who gives everybody what they need but still kind of lives in her own world. Suddenly, one day, Amanda is gone. Jack is going to search her and meets Garrett. Together they form an unlikely team to search for Amanda, but they both want to have Amanda for themself.</p><p>

<strong>RATING:</strong> PG-13 </p><p>

<strong>DISTRIBUTION SIZE:</strong> TBA</p><p>


<strong>DIRECTOR:</strong> <strong>Ryan Coogler</strong>, <strong>Oliver Stone</strong> or <strong>Kathryn Bigelow</strong></p><p> </p><p>

EDIT: also asking Jodie Foster.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>LEAD(S):</strong></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Jack Donovan</span></p><p>

Barkeeper at Dixie's Garden a small bar where he mostly works the nightshifts. He is somebody who does not really have something like a long lasting plan for his life, he takes it day by day and his flat represents his spartan lifestyle. His car is not very well maintained and it is very important to him not to lose himself in any daydreams.</p><p> </p><p>

Before Bourbon Street Productions is even thinking about other People, we would like to talk to <strong>Taylor Lautner</strong>. </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Garrett Carter</span></p><p>

He is a free yournalist journalist and about the same Age as Jack, but that is where the similaritys end. He likes his normal life and his job. Always dressed to impress, he hopes that soon he gets a regular job at the Newspaper he most of the time works for. But there is this little pinch in the back of his head that questions if that is really the life he wants.</p><p> </p><p>

BSP wrote the Charakter with <strong>Daniel Radcliffe</strong> in mind. So of course, we approach him first. Another Person we could imagine in this role is <strong>Daniel Kaluuya</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Amanda Fawx</span></p><p>

A nurse who is in a relationship with both, Garrett and Jack at the same time. She is the happy-go-lucky kind of person and has this special ability to give every person what they desire. When she suddenly disappears, both man are going on a road Trip to find her. But she has a problem, a problem, that Jack and Garrett have no idea of...</p><p> </p><p>

We could imagine <strong>Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Emilia Clarke</strong> and <strong>Abigail Breslin</strong> in this Role.</p><p> </p><p>


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<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Nathan "Sheriff" Williams</span></p><p>

He is the Owner of Dixie's Garden and Jacks Boss. Nobody knows why he named the Bar that way, he never tells the Story. Whenever somebody asks him, he just answers that this is a story for another time. The Name Sheriff comes from his likes of Cowboyhats.</p><p> </p><p>

We would be interested to speak to <strong>Dylan Walsh, Jon Hamm and Patrick Warburton</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Bud</span></p><p>

He is a regular at Dixie's Garden but nobody really knows much about him. They don't know where Lucas works or if he even has a job. He spends the Nights at the Bar drinking and not paiing his bills. After Amanda is gone, he brings Garrett and Jack together since both on their own don't really know much about Amanda.</p><p> </p><p>

We would like to talk to <strong>Nathan Fillion, Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Randolph Hartman</span></p><p>

Amandas Father enjoys his retirement alone since his wife died years ago. He is worried about his daughter which often sends him letters where she is. He does not necessarily disaprove of her lifestyle, but he would prefere it, if she would live a normal life like any other woman. He is the one who brings the duo on track and tells them where they have to look for Amanda.</p><p> </p><p>

We are approaching <strong>Dustin Hoffman and Friedrich von Thun</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Edward Boyle</span></p><p>

Owner of a small motel. He knows Amanda since she was there a couple of times. He does not really want to help Jack and Garrett but he offers them a deal, since he has other plans. If they take care of the motel for the night while he is gone, he tells them where Amanda is.</p><p> </p><p>

Maybe a stupid idea but Bourbon Street Production has to think about <strong>Stu Bennett</strong> when it comes to pulling of a loudmouth jerk who has no interest in helping others without having a benifit. Other People we could immagine in this Role are <strong>Peter Dinklage</strong> and <strong>Julian McMahon</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Abigail Dobson</span></p><p>

Abigail is one of the Guests in the Motel. She is a little bit like a modern day drifter. She travels with her Guitar around the Country and sings in small Bars and Clubs. Garrett meets her while he is walking around in the Motel and they spend the night together talking about Love and the World.</p><p> </p><p>

Bourbon Street Productions thinks <strong>Emily Blunt</strong> would fit perfect in this role, but would be also interested to speak with <strong>Ellen Page </strong>and <strong>Taylor Swift</strong>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Paul Fawx</span></p><p>

Paul is Amandas Husband and lives alone in Louisville. He is the one who tells Jack and Garrett the whole story of Amanda. </p><p> </p><p>

We would be interested in hiring <strong>Topher Grace</strong> for this role.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

UPDATE: As i am 80 Percent done writing the movie, i realised that Amanda is more a lead than a supporting role so i moved her up to the lead roles.</p>

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<p>I never got this one ready in time for the end of the last Movie Tycoon, so I'll give it a go and if it's too expensive, I'll go for a different idea, as the 3 leads are a bit set in stone in my head.</p><p> </p><p>

TITLE: <strong>Holmes</strong></p><p>

GENRE: Action/Comedy</p><p>

PLOT SUMMARY: James Holmes is a file room clerk at Los Angeles's largest detective agency, but uses the fact that he works there and his last name to pick up women. Wanting to be an actual detective, he hires an out of work actor he meets at a bar to become his nemesis, the Moriarty to his Holmes. But the actor actually does a brilliant job as a villain, and James and his boss need to work together to catch the villain before he ruins James' life.</p><p>

RATING: PG-13</p><p>



LEAD(S): </p><p>

James Holmes - A cocky, underemployed file clerk at the detective/PI agency. He likes to party and doesn't take much of life seriously. His last name isn't actually Holmes; he lied because it sounded more detective-y.</p><p> </p><p>

William Dawson - A former cop, he runs the detective agency with something of an iron fist. He's no nonsense at work, and plays the straight-man to most of Holmes's antics in the film. Understandably peeved at Holmes' mistake that sets up the story, he agrees to help because James can pay.</p><p> </p><p>

[Villain, Name TBD] - This role could go one of 2 ways depending on who I get. The first choice is Patrick Stewart, in which case he just plays himself as a diabolical villain. If it's not Patrick Stewart in this role, then the role is similar but the name would be made up and he'd be a washed up drunk of an actor.</p><p> </p><p>

MINOR/CAMEO: </p><p>

Stephanie Colton - A girl James picks up in a bar in the first act. They interact a little bit throughout the the film (maybe not even directly, just shots of James texting?), then she gets to be the damsel in distress in the climax of the movie.</p><p> </p><p>


Director - I'd like to get quotes from <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Edgar Wright</span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">James Gunn</span> to start with.</p><p> </p><p>

James Holmes - First choice is <span style="text-decoration:underline;">James Franco</span>, if he's too expensive, I think it could work with <span style="text-decoration:underline;">James Roday</span> or <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Dave Franco</span>.</p><p> </p><p>

William Dawson - I can only picture <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Keanu Reeves</span> in this role.</p><p> </p><p>

[Villain] - I'd like to get quotes from <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Patrick Stewart</span> as well as <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Christopher Walken</span> and <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Jared Leto</span>.</p><p> </p><p>

Stephanie Colton - Casting pending based on prices of other roles.</p>

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<p>First of all, Todos Santos Studios is not interested in a bidding war (for now...), so Amalgamated Artists can have <strong>David Bowers</strong>. We wish them luck.</p><p> </p><p>

With that being said, here's the full cast/crew of "The Midnight Riders!"</p><p> </p><p>

- <strong>Penny Marshall</strong> will direct and be paid $1,200,000.</p><p>

- We love <strong>Gary Oldman</strong>'s enthusiasm for the role of Roger Lewis, and he was our first choice from the get-go. He'll be paid $1,600,000.</p><p>

- <strong>Bob Saget</strong> has been hired to play Eric Woods, and he'll also be paid $1,600,000.</p><p>

- <strong>John Stamos</strong> has been cast as Luke Petros, and he'll get $700,000. Hopefully his chemistry with former "Full House" co-star (and good friend) Bob Saget pays dividends for us!</p><p>

- <strong>Dan Aykroyd</strong> has been hired to portray Tom Howard, and he'll be paid $1,100,000. It's a bit more than we were anticipating, but he'll be a good fit.</p><p>

- We're excited to work with <strong>Laura Linney</strong>, who will play Leanne Woods and be paid $300,000.</p><p>

- <strong>Ariel Winter</strong> will play Lily Woods and be paid $130,000.</p><p>

- We wrote the role of Craig Davidson with <strong>Nick Offerman</strong> in mind, so we're happy to have him on board for $220,000.</p><p> </p><p>

The total bill for the cast and crew comes out to $6.85 million. With that in mind, we will spend $2 million on marketing and the remaining $1.15 million on production. This puts our distribution size at 0, but hopefully, we can work some magic and make a little money.</p><p> </p><p>

I'm hoping to have this up within the next 48 hours, and I'm excited to get this underway!</p>

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<p>HawkProInc are back with out first movie of this game.</p><p> </p><p>

Title: Future Shock</p><p>

Plot Summary: Jack Jones is in the army in 1943 one minute and then the next he's in 2016. If struggling with coming to terms with this drastic change isn't enough then it is made even worse by the fact that an incompetent detective named James Rowe has mistaken him for a crook who stole a precious diamond and tries to hunt him down.</p><p>

Genre: Sci-fi/Comedy</p><p>

Rating: 15</p><p>

Director: We would like to contact Jordan Peele, Edgar Wright and Steven Soderbergh</p><p>


Jack Jones-Jack never wanted to join the army but when all his friends and family signed up, he felt pressurised into signing up. He is a fairly timid and awkward yet humorous character who isn't a fan of violence and he gets by during the war thanks to his best friend Joe King. When he wakes in modern times he has to try his best to adapt to modern times all while being on the run from the police.</p><p>

For this role we would like to contact Jack Black, Simon Pegg, James Franco and Jeremy Renner</p><p> </p><p>

Courtney Roads-Courtney is a beautiful young woman and an aspiring actress who happens to be the first person that Jack meets when he wakes up. A light-hearted and dedicated woman, she tries to help this man even when things start to get weird. We would like to contact Karen Gillan, Brie Larson, Daisy Ridley and Alicia Vikander</p><p> </p><p>

Supporting:</p><p> </p><p>

DCI James Rowe-DCI Rowe is considered the greatest detective alive today or at least you would think he is by the way he talks about himself. In reality, James is a terrible detective who somehow keeps getting opportunities to redeem himself. One of those opportunities rises when he (wrongly) identifies Jack Jones as a man who stole a diamond worth $12 million and tries to bring him in. We would like to contact David Oyelewo, Michael B. Jordan and Daniel Kaluuya</p><p> </p><p>

Joe King-Unlike Jack, Joe decided to sign up the army not because of pressure but because of the pride and glory that came with it. Like Jack he is a friendly character who always makes jokes no matter whether it is bad taste or not and it is this shared humour that helps the two to survive through the harshness that comes with being at war. The role will include a minor scene in modern day which will require a lot of makeup (don't know if I needed to add this so I did it anyway). For this role we would like to contact Brett Dalton, Nick Blood and James Marsden</p><p> </p><p>

Martin Jackson-The actual thief of the $12 million diamond who for obvious reasons is on the run. The joke here is that in fact he looks nothing like Jack Jones and this just continues to prove that James Rowe is a terrible detective. For this role we would like to contact Sebastian Stan, Ansel Elgort and Steven Yeun</p><p> </p><p>

JJ Jones-The grandson of Jack Jones' brother, Kane, who is older than Jack Jones now than Jack was in 1943. He will try to help his great-uncle escape from the idiots trying to catch him. We would like to contact Luke Evans, James Franco (if not cast as lead) and Bill Skarsgard</p>

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<p>Amalgamated Artists and Todos Santos Studios are free to proceed to the post-production phase.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Bourbon Street Productions' DIXIE'S GARDEN Negotiations</strong></p><p>

Ryan Coogler: $2.2M</p><p>

Oliver Stone: $6.7M</p><p>

Kathryn Bigelow: $4.1M</p><p>

Jodie Foster: $5.5M</p><p>

Taylor Lautner: $2.7M</p><p>

Daniel Radcliffe: He likes the script, so is willing to cut down to $1.6M</p><p>

Daniel Kaluuya: He thinks this is a good career opportunity, so is willing to go down to $900K</p><p>

Emma Watson: She absolutely adores the role and the script, she is willing to do it for $2.0M </p><p>

Emma Stone: $3.4M</p><p>

Emilia Clarke: She isn't interested at this time.</p><p>

Abigail Breslin: She thinks this would be great for her career, $2.2M</p><p>

(MINOR)Dylan Walsh: $200K</p><p>

Jon Hamm: $300K</p><p>

Patrick Warburton: $160K</p><p>

Nathan Fillion: $200K</p><p>

Nicolas Cage: He thinks he is far too big for a minor role in this production.</p><p>

Willem Dafoe: Likewise for Dafoe.</p><p>

Dustin Hoffman: He wouldn't otherwise take part, but he thinks he would be perfect for the role, $500K</p><p>

Friedrich von Thun: $200K</p><p>

Stu Bennett: $120K</p><p>

Peter Dinklage: $250K</p><p>

Julian McMahon: $200K</p><p>

Emily Blunt: She thinks she is far too big for a minor role in this production.</p><p>

Ellen Page: Likewise for Page.</p><p>

Taylor Swift: She is flattered and otherwise interested, but she is busy, as she is on tour currently.</p><p>

Topher Grace: $180K</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Drakestooth Studios' HOLMES Negotiations</strong></p><p>

Edgar Wright: $2.6M</p><p>

James Gunn: $2.4M</p><p>

James Franco: He thinks this could have the makings of a hilarious film, and is willing to drop down to $2.3M</p><p>

James Roday: He thinks this is good for his career, $900K</p><p>

Dave Franco: He is uncomfortable entering into negotiations as you've first offered the role to his brother.</p><p>

Keanu Reeves: He agrees that he would do well in the role, so is willing to cut down to $3.3M</p><p>

Patrick Stewart: $1.9M</p><p>

Christopher Walken: $2.2M</p><p>

Jared Leto: His manager first thought you called Leto a washed up drunk of an actor, but once that's sorted, his price is $2.7M</p><p> </p><p>

I'll get to HawkProInc's movie later (as there's people there to be added to the talent database), just letting you both know James Franco would prefer Holmes over Future Shock, so even if Drakestooth would like to sign him, there isn't going to be a bidding war.</p>

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