Here at 120pages, our basic premise is simple: screenplays deserve to be read even if they do not win a production deal.
Production Deals Do Not Mean a Screenplay is Good
You cannot assume that because a film is made that it’s screenplay is good. Have you seen some of the movies that get made (I’m looking at you, Independence Day: Resurgence)? Some films, like Jurassic Park III, reportedly get produced without a complete screenplay… and we unfortunately saw how that turned out.
Screenwriters are Artists, Regardless of Collaboration
Famous painters, such as Julie Merhtu, often have a staff of painters who execute their vision. Installation art routines requires collaboration to build. In these scenarios, a primary artist has the vision and lays out the blueprint. The fact that it takes a team to execute a vision shouldn’t detract from the prestige of the artist.
Screenplays are more than “Blueprints”
Screenplays are often referred to as a “blueprint” for a film. A blueprint is a technical outline. But screenplays are not simply the plan to execute a vision; it is the genesis of a vision. It is the point of creation, not just the functional instructions to put the film together.