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Ningen Manga Productions => Women's Studies => Topic started by: RottingCorpse on November 30, 2005, 09:50:37 PM

Title: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on November 30, 2005, 09:50:37 PM
I've officially been in pre-production on my next film project for the past six weeks. However, there have been some milestones recently that bear bringing some light on the project. I finsihed the first draft of the feature length script last week, which allows me and my production team to start some basic work.

Women's Studies is the story of a pregnant grad student and her friends are held captive in a women’s academy that’s actually a cult of psychotic feminists bent on enslaving and/or murdering men. These cult-feminists indoctrinate college age girls under their dogma then send them out into the world to take high powered jobs from men, run for public office, and take away men’s social power. They’re also ordered to seduce men with high intelligence or stamina in order to create a “pure Goddess race.” After said seduction, the men are murdered. Women who resist them are also murdered. The pregnant grad student, after refusing to join their sect, must try to escape from the academy.

I've jokingly refered to it as "Attack of the Killer Feminists."

We've got a teaser website up:

http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com  (http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com)

Over the next few months we'll be prepping materials in order to seek out investors. It should be an interesting time, and hopefully worthwhile.

So, if you happen to know any rich people who have always wanted to finance a film . . .
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: monkey! on December 01, 2005, 12:22:13 PM
Sounds great!
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 10, 2006, 11:36:16 PM
Some updates on the Women's Studies website in preparation for the big screening/fundraiser on Thursday.

http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: nacho on April 11, 2006, 12:05:59 AM
Good work there, RC.  Everyone needs to become a Lady Killer!  We can group together and drink on the set and cause trouble.  20 bucks is the min amount, so it's not like it's painful.  I'll spend 20 bucks Friday for lunch.  God, I hate working at Union Station.

Pop!  http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com/become.asp
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 11, 2006, 10:54:13 AM
Gah! No time to breathe. And once this week is over, my life will be filled with crickets and drunken lunches with Nacho.

So, since I'm not ass tired from set building, I can say it with more gusto:

The Women's Studies website has finally gone live! It's just a basic set-up at this point because we have the big Baltimore screening for which I sent out an invite to every lawyer and plastic surgeon(!) in the city. If any potential investors show up, they'll be able to head to the site afterwards and have basic information at their fingertips.

The poster is ready, but it's not on the site yet, er, because.

Still, to me the website launch is a milestone, because it means we've finally solidified our business structure to the point where we feel comfortable going public with our efforts to raise budget, hire crew and cast, and for all intents and purposes get the production rolling.

I've got a couple other possible surprises brewing, but "negotiations are still on-going." (I never thought I'd be one of those assholes who said shit like that. If I become a jaded, cynical, elitist dickhead who thinks being out of touch is a good thing, you have permission to hunt me down and blow my head off with a rocket launcher.)

Anyway, stay tuned. It's going to be an interesting summer.
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on April 11, 2006, 06:42:11 PM
Update of the Update!

New front page with the poster!

http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: fajwat on April 13, 2006, 03:50:52 PM
I see you went with Cassander's tagline -- http://www.greatsociety.org/forums/index.php?topic=1270.msg17206#msg17206

Very nice touch.

I'd still like an actress, whether you use one of mine or not. =)
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 04, 2006, 07:26:06 PM
*bump*

Membership has it's privileges. You'll get all the groovy invites. You'll get a chance to be in the film.  You'll be the first to know all the inside scoop, and trust me we've got some big news brewing.  Ask Nacho.

How does Nacho know? He's a Lady Killer!

http://www.womensstudiesmovie.com/become.asp
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: nacho on May 04, 2006, 08:24:04 PM
My 20 bucks bought me lots of very exciting secret knowledge.  And it might even bring me closer to the woman of my dreams, as well!
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on May 04, 2006, 09:44:23 PM
Woman of your dreams, Nacho? That wouldn't be someone famous, would it?
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 19, 2006, 03:56:06 PM
*bump*

Become a Lady Killer folks. Big things are happening soon. You want to stay on top of it, right?
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: Cassander on July 19, 2006, 04:24:11 PM
i want to see a script first.

actually, i've been meaning to do this, but right now i don't have a credit card.  I had to cancel it after losing it at a strip club mumble.  So when i get my new one my hard-earned paypal dollars are all yours. 
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: Tatertots on July 19, 2006, 04:28:33 PM
I've been meaning to get around to it once I can stop having to ration my food because I don't get paid for another two weeks and then I get to pull the Cass deal with the rent: Two months rent and security deposit, all on the same week! Yay!

But there's $20 coming your way, soon.
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 19, 2006, 04:35:11 PM
i want to see a script first.

Really? Me too!
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I'm currently in the middle of the third draft of the feature script, which is the fourth overall draft if you count the thirty page treatment I did back when dinosaurs walked the earth.

In addition we're holding a second round of auditions this coming weekend. There's another set of call backs on August 12, and we'll probably cast a few roles from there.  We've already seen a ton of good actors, so I'm excited.

By the end of August, I should have a pretty awesome promo piece go live on the website, our first video "production diary" so to speak.

There's tons going on behind the scenes right now, but most of it is business oriented. Starting up an actual film company (especially one still raising money) is probably as much work as . . . Oh I don't know, starting up a publishing company!
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: Cassander on July 19, 2006, 04:38:54 PM
i'm going to start my own record label, then we can have all the bases covered, merge into a giant money pit/good ol' boy network/indie powerhouse.  We'll each have huge offices on separate floors and send our secretaries jogging back and forth with meaningless notes.

"LOL Cindy is on the rag this week! Re: Zombie Triathlon...I like it!  We'll get Meatloaf for the soundtrack."
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: nacho on July 19, 2006, 04:46:08 PM
I'm up for it!  My secretary's job will be to stop everyone from seeing or talking to me.  Ever.

She'll also be responsible for sliding manuscripts across her empty desk and into the trashcan.

And -- a note from you RC -- she'll be constantly doing her nails when someone's in the office.  *scritch, scritch, scritch*  She has to stare at the person, too.  Angry, indian-warrior face.
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: Cassander on July 19, 2006, 04:47:45 PM
i like the sound of this already.  now if only there was some way to get a grant so we wouldn't actually have to do any real work except for maybe one day a quarter.  we could just play secretary games all day.  and have interns.  intern games and secretary games.  oh, god, i can almost taste it. 

super soaker wednesdays!
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 19, 2006, 04:52:44 PM
My secretary will be an angry, jaded wanna-be political journalist who treats everybody like shit.
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: Cassander on July 19, 2006, 04:55:28 PM
pfff...you're always bringing us down.  can she at least be hot and jaded?
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: nacho on July 19, 2006, 04:56:17 PM
we wouldn't actually have to do any real work except for maybe one day a quarter. we could just play secretary games all day. and have interns. intern games and secretary games. oh, god, i can almost taste it.

super soaker wednesdays!

Unlike RC's chosen course in life, mine will eventually allow for this.  Unless the book doesn't sell, I lose my shirt, and I have a real meltdown.  The sort where Fajwat has to make the update instead of me because I'll have crawled into the air conditioning ducts, screaming, like the severed head in John Carpenter's The Thing.

AAAWwWwWWAOAOOOooo!!!

SHOOT IT!  SHOOT IT!
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on July 19, 2006, 04:57:04 PM
OKay, we'll have the anti-catholic school dress code.

"Any admin assistant wearing a skirt that comes below mid-thigh will be sent home to put on something shorter."
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: nacho on July 19, 2006, 04:59:49 PM
That'll land you in HR, RC!
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: fajwat on July 20, 2006, 02:10:10 AM
here's how I think it could be legally done:

contract the admin assistants out.  Make the creative consortium a membership which can be bought into.  Then, legally, you can require the contracting firm to provide.. certain services to help make your consortium's membership attractive -- it's now part of your business plan.

on 2nd thought, that makes it enough like hooters that I don't think the extra step of contracting it out is necessary.
Title: Re: Women's Studies
Post by: RottingCorpse on February 21, 2007, 04:15:28 PM
Big news on the horizon. Things are starting to move.