“The candles underneath the umbrellas make them glow like Japanese lanterns…”
There’s a great scene in The Player where Richard E Grant plays a movie director pitching his script to Hollywood execs. Everyone thinks it’s a satire, but I think it’s brilliant.
For the last few days I’ve been pitching a movie idea to some of the biggest film companies in London, and a good pitch is all about theatre.
Yes, they want to hear the plot, but those magic details that bring the movie to life are so important.
Candles underneath umbrellas, glowing like Japanese lanterns… you really can see it, can’t you?
So far, everyone has responded extremely well. Three key pitches next Wednesday, then with a bit of luck, a buyer will emerge…
Watch this space!