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Bourbon Street Productions' DIXIE'S GARDEN Negotiations
Daniel Radcliffe & Daniel Kaluuya are open to switching to the other role as well.
Ryan Coogler: $1.54M for this and $1.76M for Meathook.
(MINOR) Keira Knightley: She is not interested.
Kirsten Dunst: $250K
Emmy Rossum: $180K
Great! In That case, Bourbon Street Productions can confirm the Rest of the Cast and the Director:

Directed by Ryan Coogler ($1.54 Mio.)
Daniel Kaluuya as Jack Donovan ($900 K)
Daniel Radcliffe as Garrett Carter ($1.6 Mio.)
Kirsten Dunst as Abigail Dobson ($250 K)

So i have 2.28 Million Dollars left so there will be Marketing Budget of 1.08 Million and a Production Budget of 1.2 Million Dollars.
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Drakestooth Studios accepts James Franco, Keanu Reeves and Patrick Stewart for the proposed roles. That pushes both directors out of the "affordable" range so I've got some research to do for who else I might want to use, and I've got 1 more role to cast, so I'll revisit that later today.
Casting Part 2
Director - Let's get quotes from Stephen Frears & Peter Berg.

Stephanie Colton - I'd like to see quotes from Emily VanCamp and Molly Quinn.
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Future Shock Casting:

Jack jones-we would like to negotiate with Jeremy Renner with one of the leading roles in our next movie as well
Courtney Roads-Karen Gillan
James Rowe-Daniel Kaluuya and we'll offer him a leading role in one of our upcoming movies
Joe King-Nick Blood
Martin Jackson-Sebastian Stan
JJ Jones-Luke Evans

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*deep breath*

Let's do this!

Oh, and before you read it: Sorry, but it's gotten a little bit out of hand. I was kind of trapped in the vibe and wrote more and more and more. Don't worry, the next plot description won't be in such detail.

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TITLE: Dixie's Garden
GENRE: Romantic Drama / Roadmovie
DURATION: 97 minutes
RATING: PG-13

PRODUCTION BUDGET: € 1.2 Million
TALENT BUDGET: € 7.72 Million
MARKETING BUDGET: € 1.08 Million
DISTRIBUTION SIZE: Local

DIRECTED BY: Ryan Coogler

STARRING:
Daniel Kaluuya as Jack Donovan
Daniel Radcliffe as Garrett Carter
Emma Watson as Amanda Hartman

ALSO MAKING AN APPEARANCE:
Jon Hamm as "Sheriff" Williams
Nathan Fillion as Bud
Dustin Hoffman as Randolph Hartman
Peter Dinklage as Edward Boyle
Kirsten Dunst as Abigail Dobson
Topher Grace as Paul Fawx

PLOT:
The Movie starts with some kind of homevideo. A woman is on the screen and gets interviewed by a man we can't see. She talks about a young girl named Dixie. A voice asks her who Dixie is and she answers that Dixie is one of the girls who everybody just likes. Not because she is friendly or kind or something, but just because there was some kind of magic about her. However, Dixie lived with her Parents and had a boyfriend called Nathan. They've known each other since Kindergarden and stayed together for a long time. They studied together and one day, Dixie started to cheat on Nathan, just because she liked the feeling. One Day, Nathan sees how she betrayes him with another man in her garden, the place, where the young couple spent most of the Time.

Hard cut. We see the woman from the Video together with a man, they are cuddling together but it is just a Memory, from which the Man awakes when someone approaches him as Garrett. Its the secretary of his boss who tells him, that his employer is in a meeting right now and will talk to him later. We follow Garrett through his day, drinking Coffee, writing a new article, talking to coworkers, but the longer the day gets, the more he seems displeased with it, despite reaching his goal, to become a journalist at a newspaper. We switch to a man named Jack for now ho is workling behind the counter of a bar named "Dixie's Garden". A guest asks him about different brands of liquor, but Jack replies to everyone negative. Next the Guest asks about who Dixie but Jack can't answer it, because his boss does not want to tell that story to him. Jack seems a bit pissed about everything and tells the guest, Bud, to stop asking the same questions each and every day. Bud changes the subject and tells a disinterested Jack about all the Woman he had. French, Russian, Brazilian, one time even a Japanese. He asks Jack which Nationalities got him laid, when the young from the Video steps in and says that she would like to know that too. She introduces herself as Amanda and after a cut we see Jack and her walk home together. She tells him that she is a nurse. They start talking about their jobs. When they arive at Jacks flat, Amanda suddenly changes the subject and asks if Jack has a girlfriend, but he say's no. She falls around his neck and starts to kiss him. Deep and full of passion. But before the movies rating goes to a R-Rating, we cut to the next scene and make a travel fast foreward.

Garrett tries to call Amanda, but he only hears her voice on the Answering Machine. He goes home and arrives there with a bag of groceries. He looks around but Amanda isn't here. Same with Jack, he tries to call Amanda too, but it's the same Result.

Now jack is seen in the bar with his Boss "Sheriff" Williams and Bud, Williams says that Jack is a good but strange employee, since he does not seem to care anything, not even the Name Dixies Garden. Williams says that today is not the Time to tell this story. Jack wants to close the Bar, but Bud does not like that. Jack gets angry and tell Bud to get f*ck of or pay his bills. Bud says he has a deal for Jack. Some beers against some informations about Amanda. Jack listens as Bud says that he knows a young journalist named Garrett, who had a girlfriend named Amanda, which suddenly disappeared, just like Jacks Amanda.

The next day, Jack approaches Garrett at his desk and asks him if he knows a Woman named Amanda. Garrett seems interested and they go outside for a chat. Jack starts to smoke a cigarette what Garrett strongly disapproves. They start with some smalltalk about work but then switch to talk about their relationships with Amanda. They both say that they are Amandas real boyfriend. Garrett since 4 Months, Jack since 3. Garrett is furious about it, and call Jack a worthless lowlife. He excuses himself for a moment and goes around a corner where he tries to deal with the thought that Amanda choose a simple Bartender over him.

In a Flashback we see how Amanda and Garrett met for the first time. They were at a party of a mutual friend. They where chatting on the Balcony about how Garrett is afraid of heights but Amanda does not really seem to mind heights. She is leaning far over the handrail and talks about she could just jump and probably would not die, just become an invalid. She asks him what he does for a living, but before he had the chance to answer, she changes the question and want to know if he is happy about what he does, what Garrett can't really anser. She tells him that she is a nurse and a bit drunk. She asks him if she can lay down somewhere and he says that he lifes in the flat over this one.

We change to another Flashback where Amanda talks with Jack about the name of the Pub. He says he does not know who Dixie is but he thinks it could be some kind of a lovestory. She wants to know if Jack has a lot of woman, but he does not really want to talk about it. He says that there could be some, but none of them were "Girlfriendmaterial" or meant something to him. Amanda says that when two people are in a relationship, one always brings more into the relationship than the other. If one does not bring enough into this, the other one has to put more into it. Just like a fire. She says that she hates the cold.

Back in the present, Garrett goes back to Jack and wants to leave but Jack says that they are not done. Jack asks if he knows where Amanda works but Garrett shakes his head. Jack asks if he knows where Amanda could be, but he shakes his head again. Now he want to know if Garrett knows where her Parents live, but again, he does not. Garrett says that even if he would know, he would not tell him. Jack wants to know if Garrett knows Amandas last Name but he stays quiet. Jack is pissed and wants to leave but he gets stopped. Garrett tells him that Jack needs him to find her, because he knows her last name and where her father lives. He gives Jack his address and tells him to pick him up at 9 a.m.

They start their trip and Garrett tells Jack that they have to drive to a small town called Vienna, Maryland. Both men sit quietly next to each other, no one says a word as we see some short clips of Jacks Relationship with Amanda. Ordinary things, but nothing too special. However it enough for Jack, which starts to smile. When they arive, nobodys at home. They start to wait. While the Barkeeper ist out for a walk. Garrett sits in the car and thinks about his relationship with Amanda. He remembers how they renovated his flat together. How they painted the living room from White to a dark red. How she told him that he should get rid of the wodden floor and lay out a carpet instead and how she surprised him with some intimacy when he did that all by himself. Suddenly Jack knocks on the window and tells him that her father has arrived. He greets the two man and invites them into his house. They sit down and offers them a cup coffee. Jack and Garrett downright interrogate Amandas Father Randolph. He tells them that he has not seen his daughter for years. He explains that his daughter was always like a feather and went where the wind blew her. He is worried, but he knows Amanda very well. They ask if Amanda is sick but he responds negative. His daughter is not weak and can stand for herself. Garrett and Jack leave without any new informations but as the want to drive away, Randolph stops them and hands Garrett a letter from Amanda, which he recieved three days ago. Garrett looks at it and puts it in the Pocket of his Jackett, but does not say anything to Jack.

As they drive home, Garrett want to search for the address but the batterie on his phone is dead. He asks Jack but he left his phone at home. They stop at a Gas Station so Garrett could buy a map. While Garrett is gone, Jack finds the letter and gets pissed. He confronts Garrett but he stops himself before punching his fellow passanger. He asks about the address and learns that it is from a motel about 4 hours away. Garrett says that he will continue his search for Amanda, but Jack says that Amandas not worth it and drives home alone. He remembers how she used to lay her head on his chest when they went to bed together and how this made it im possible for him to fall asleep because he was just too busy, watching her. How she slowly breathed in and out. He could not keep his eyes of her because he wanted to enjoy each end every second with her.

Jack stop by another Gas Station and Calls his Boss. Sheriff Williams is not happy and want to know who is taking care of the Bar, but Jack answers if he remembers Amanda. His boss says yes but still wants to know what Jack is doing. Jack does not know, so the sheriff asks if Jack loves her, but Jack is missing an answer for that to. He wants to know what his Boss wants to hear. The sheriff replies that he wants to hear that Jack is in a Bar or driving to that woman.

We dont hear Jacks answer because we cut to Garrett who is still at the first Gas Station. He's waiting that some trucker can give him a ride but he seems to be out of luck. Multiple Trucks and cars pass by, but nobody is interested in helping him. While he is waiting, he thinks about the last time he saw Amanda. He wanted to visit her, but she rejected him, because she wanted to be alone. Garrett asked her if everything is OK. He wanted to know if she was sick but Amanda cuts him of and says that everything is fine. She just wants some time for herself right now. Garrett accepts it and starts to walk of but Amanda stops him and asks why he loves her. The Journalist does not really have an answer for that, but than says that she turns his life into an adventure. She seems not really happy about his answer and follows up with the question if she is just an Adventure for him. He asked if he said something wrong, but Amanda just shakes her head. As he sees Amandas Bags are packed, he asks if she want to go on a journey but she counters that she just wants to get rid of some old things. He starts to walk away again, but like last time his girlfriend stops him. She hugs him and says that she sees him tommorow. When we see Garrett again waiting for a ride, we can see tears in his eyes and he seems a bit angry as he is blaming himself for Amandas vanishing but he cannot think about that for long, because he sees that a car stops in front of him. It's Jack who opens the door. Garrett gets in and they drive off, not saying a word.

Later, we can see the sunset in all its beautiful colours in the sky, Garrett and Jack arrive at the Motel in Charlotte, North Carolina and walk directly in the office of the Owner. The owner could not really care less about the two and tells them that he's fully booked. The Duo asks about a Amanda but without even really listening, the owner says that he does not know an Amanda. Jack takes out a photo of her, the manager takes a short look and repeats that he does not know her. Only after Garrett lays 50 Bucks on the table the owner acts like he remembers her. Shes been here a couple of days ago and not for the first time. The two men want to know where she is but the owner, Mr. Boyle, tells Jack and Garrett that he can't help them because Data Security is just so important to him. The Duo says that they will do anything so Boyle get curious. He offers them a deal, if the two watch over his motel while he's away for the night, he tells them were they should find Amanda. The two immediatly agree so the Manager takes the 50 Bucks and walks off. When they are alone, Garrett turns to Jack, who lights up another cigarette and wants to know if Amanda ever told Jack something about him, but Jack abnegates it and says that she wasn't really a person which spoke a lot. Garrett laughs it of and says that Amanda was a lot of things, but never a quiet person. Jack says that the was the most unobtrusive person he ever met. It was the most beautiful thing for him to see how Amanda lay in his bed and listened to some music. Again, Garrett laughs it off, what Jack does not approve. He says that Amanda liked it to be with him and Garrett should finally start to accept this, wether he likes it or not. Garrett takes one of Jacks cigarettes and walks of, while Jack opens the little fridge of the Motels owner and takes a beer out which he opens up and starts to drink it.

Garrett wanders around the outside as a women, which is standing in front of her Room and leaning over the guardrail asks if he has a cigarette for her. Garrett hands it to her and says that he does not smoke anyway. As he wants to walk of, the woman asks if he wants to keep her company, so he decides to stay. She asks him who he is and why hes her but he only gives the vage answer that he is Garrett and that he is looking for someone. The woman introduces herself as Abigail Dobson and then asks the question if we are all not searching for someone. Garrett does not want to talk about this so he asks Abigail who she is, which she answers with the phrase that she is just a lonely girl which goes wherever the wind blows her to. Garrett does not understand so she says that she is just a girl who wants the tell the people a thing or two about the most powerful thing in the world. Garrett responds sarcasticly and says nuclear warhead but Abigail laughs and tells him that she spoke about love. Abigail asks if he ever experianced it which, of course, Garrett answers with yes. She wants to show him something and enters her Room with him, takes her guitar and starts to play a song for him. The young man sitzs there in a nearly catatonic vibe as he listens. It's a very sad song about an unfulfilling love but with the clear message, that sooner rather than later, things can turn out for the better. When the song ends, she looks at Garrett who is still staring, in his catatonic mind, at the wall in front of his. She kisses him but the Journalist only realises slowly what is happening. It takes some time but then after a while he really starts to participate in the kiss. After the kiss ends, she whispers to him that tonight, she is not the one that he is looking for, but she hopes that one day, that changes.

Later we see Garrett and Jack are in the Managers office, both asleep. The Manager enters, wakes them up and tells them to get lost. Mr. Boyle sits down on his chair as Garrett reminds him of their deal, but the owner does not care, he replies that Amanda maybe does not want to be found at all. Jack gets angry and says that Boyle should tell them were to find her, but he just ansers that, what he is doing, is highly illegal. Jack counters that the huge bag of weed he found in the office is illegal too and they have not problem to call the cops. Boyle calms down and cooperates. He tells the Duo that Amanda was here but just for a single night. They want to know if Amanda said where she is heading but the motel owner can't answer that. He writes down an address and hands it to the duo. He let's them know that this is the address to which he sent the paycheck. Garrett reads it out loud. It is directed to a Paul in Louisville, Kentucky. The owner lets them know that this is everything he can do for them, so Jack and Garrett wander off.

They sit quietly in Jacks old dirty car. The Barkeeper smokes a cigarette again when Garrett says that Kentucky does not fit to a woman like Amanda. Jack replies that in the last 24 hours, he learned more about Amanda than during their whole relationship. He does not know anymore what fits to her and what not. The only thing that he truly knows for sure about Amanda is that she is not the woman that he or Garrett thought she was. Garrett replies that it does not even matter anymore. Jack tells him that he has to listen to things like that Kentucky does not fit to Amanda but the matter of fact is, Amanda is not the Amanda they thought she was. It is kind of funny that despite they don't know anything about her, they are now on a journey from New York to Louisville just to find her.

We see the two drive when Jack suddenly turns right, away from the road into the woods to a small pond. He turns to Garrett and tells him that he just wants to clean himself up, so he gets out of the car and starts to undress him. Garrett does the same. They both get into the water but Jack says that the lake stinks to which the journalist replies that it's normal, it blooms. Garrett want's to know what Jacks gonna say to her when they find her. Jack cannot answer that what confuses Garrett but Jack continues by saying that people like Garrett don't get it. He simply does not care what happens tommorow or in a year. Maybe he runs his own bar by the name of Roxy, Trixie or "washed up drunk" or not. Maybe he's in debt and has to listen to a journalist like Garrett that life is much harder that just mixing cocktails. Jack claims that Garrett just does not understand him, who stands up and gets out of the water. Jack says that he really loves Amanda but he does not like how she treats him. Garrett does not really listen so Jack gets pissed, he goes over to his fellow travelers and asks him what happens when she decides to be with Garrett instead of him. The Journalist says that a lot of things in his life will change, but when Jack asks him what he truly wants, Jack does not know. He can only say that when he was with Amanda, he was feeling that, for the first time in his life, he never wants to be anywhere else. Jack wants to know, if Amanda ever told him that she loves him, what Garrett answers positive, but to the follow up question, if he ever told Amanda that he loves her, his response is negative. Jack wanders of to put his clothes back on and let's Garrett know, that this might be their mistake, because he never said it to Amanda either and when the journalist wants to know what happens next, Jack just replies, that now he will bring both of their asses to Louisville.

Following is a Driving-montage of the duo and how the drive to Louisville. When they arrive at the address, Jack checks himself in the side Mirror, but Garrett says, that it does not matter anymore to him how he looks. They go to the front door and can hear Amandas voice through a window, telling the story of a man named Nathan who was looking for a woman who he loved. Finally, Jack knocks on the door and after a couple of seconds, a man opens it. He looks at the two and Garrett asks if Amanda is here. A cut later, the three men are sitting in the kitchen. While looking around Jack notices a weeding photo and asks since when Paul and Amanda are married what Paul Fawx simply answers by holding um 4 fingers. Garrett wants to know if Amanda lives her, but Paul shakes his head. He explains that he was offered a job in an health insurance company here, but Amanda was stayed in their old Appartment in New York. Now she has a new place because the old one was too quiet for her. Paul continues to explain that he thinks that Amanda realised that he won't be moving back to the big apple anytime soon. Jack says that she never told them about him, but Paul laughs it off. He's sure that there are a lot of things Amanda hasn't told them. He hands the two man a cup of coffee, when Garrett wants to know what the deal is with Amanda, so her husband takes a deep breath and lays the cards on the table. He says that his wife is a strong and lively when someone loves her. The love of one person is not enough for her. People say that love is like a drug but when it comes to Amanda, she is really addicted to it. Amanda has a depression and love is the only medicine that keeps her going. Jack wants to know where she is but Paul cannot answer that, he hasn't spoken with his wife in two months. The Husband is sorry that he can't really help them, when Garrett says that they just heard her. Paul thinks for a moment what Garrett means and then says he wants to show them something.

He guards them to the living room and shows them a video, the exact same video we saw at the beginning of the Movie, but this time clip is a bit longer. Amanda says that Nathan saw how Dixie cheated on him, but it wasn't making any difference to him, because she was the one for him. He was convinced that he and Dixie belong together. However, one day, Dixie was gone. When Nathan came back to her garden, the only thing he found was a little note that said "Bought myself an Around-the-World-Ticket and will send you a postcard soon. Dixie" Nathan immediatly sold all of his belongings, overextended his bank account and followed her. He spent months at airports around the world, just to find her. Paris, London, Tokio, Capetown, you name it, but one day, he was finally out of money and he had to go home. His flat was dissolved, but in the cellar, he found an old shoebox, full of letters and postcards. Dixie has written him nearly every day. On every card was the same single sentence: Dixie does not love you. The male voice asks how she feels about the story and Amanda answers that thinking about it makes her sad, becauce for her it was obvious that Dixie loved Nathan. She lied on every single letter and postcard because she knew that he never truly loved her, but just the vision he had of her. Garrett and Jack looking at each other without saying a word.

Jack and Garrett are driving home and smoking a cigarette together. Jack says that this whole thing was crap. Garrett says that it is a really unbelievable story but he also said that he does not understand it. Jack Hands him a matchbox of his workplace and says that Dixie's Garden is the Pub in which he works. Garrett asks who Dixie is but Jack still cannot answer the question. Suddenly Garrett stops next to a train station and asks if he can borrow Jacks car. Jack, of course wants to know where he wants to go but Garrett says that he does not now, maybe back to Charlotte, maybe he will find his luck there. For now, he just wants to get away from Louisville. Jack wants to know if he runs of but the Journalist says that this could be it, but maybe he wants to be a feather for now and just wants to go in wherever the wind blows him. Jack tells him to park the car in front of Dixies Garden when he comes back, he will be there. He gets out of the car but Garrett wants to know if Jack is angry about the outcome of their journey, but Jack does not seem that way, he smiles and tells Garrett that he loved Amanda, and it was beautiful. He walks of and sees a last time to the Journalist who starts the Engine again and drives into the dark.

In the last scene we see Jack working his shift in the bar again. It's a slow night, because other than Jack, only Bud and the Sheriff are there. Jack asks his boss who Dixie was, but the Sheriff is not sure if his employee really wants to know, so the Barkeeper opens up a bottle of beer, puts in front of Bud and offers his Boss, that if the Sheriff tells him something about Dixie, he will tell him something about Amanda. The Sheriff asks if he ever told him his first Name and when Jack shakes his head, The Sheriff offers him a handshake and introduces himself with his first name: Nathan.
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Sorry for the double post, but i want this to be a bit seperated because it has nothing to do with Dixie's Garden. This will be about my next Movie, Meathook, because i have a couple of questions about that.

1) Meathook is a Sports-Drama. Will Sports-Drama be it's own Sub-Category or will it just count as a regular drama?

2) Meathook will be set in the World of Boxing so, of course, there will be a boxing match taking place, would it help or hurt the movie if the Main Protagonists Opponent is a real boxer instead of an actor?

3) Not a question, but according to the Talent List, Kirsten Dunst is a man.

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1) Meathook is a Sports-Drama. Will Sports-Drama be it's own Sub-Category or will it just count as a regular drama?
I don't think it warrants it's own category. While Sports films have a very defined arc, they aren't 'mechanically' very different.

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That would be a terrible idea, they would bomb as they have no acting experience. Instead, you should spend more on production.

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There always has to be that one guy that is set as a girl or one girl who is set as a guy..

I'll get to the movie report tomorrow likely, but I love the picture at the start of it (refreshing to see for the artistically inclined!) and I don't think it's too long yet. As long as nobody starts writing out novels or books it's alright!

Drakestooth Studios' HOLMES Negotiations
Stephen Frears: $2.7M
Peter Berg: $3.1M
Emily VanCamp: $150K
Molly C. Quinn: $100K

HawkProInc's FUTURE SHOCK Negotiations
Jeremy Renner: $2.31M for this one, $2.64M for the next one
Daniel Kaluuya: Now that Dixie's Garden has been released, he's free to work on the movie and asks for $200K (with the lead role, $400K without it).
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I'll get to the movie report tomorrow likely, but I love the picture at the start of it (refreshing to see for the artistically inclined!) and I don't think it's too long yet. As long as nobody starts writing out novels or books it's alright!
Two thoughts on length.

1: The post looks bigger and longer than the actual story is because of all the credits and the photo at the front. But everybody has their own style. Not knocking Valkryia's approach. Just noting that if posted like one of my flicks it probably wouldn't look quite so imposing. But I like having the pic too so no need to change anything that I can see.

2: As long as the post looks on here, I can only imagine how it looked in his word processor. I'd done flicks, Half Gainer comes to mind, where in my work file, the thing looked absolutely monstrous yet amazed me by only taking one posting screen on here. Not suggesting everybody start doing "novels and books" of course. But appearance can be deceiving depending on where you're viewing from.
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Stephen Frears: $2.7M
Peter Berg: $3.1M
Emily VanCamp: $150K
Molly C. Quinn: $100K
We'll accept Emily VanCamp at that price, but the directors are still too expensive. How about Dan Harmon? Or would James Franco also be interested in directing?
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Drakestooth Studios' HOLMES Negotiations

Dan Harmon: $1.6M
James Franco: He'll do direction & lead for total of $4.1M

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SOPHIE'S REPORT

DIXIE'S GARDEN



MOVIE QUALITY

PUBLIC RECEPTION: 86%

PRODUCTION SCORE: 30%
- The overall feeling was that the production didn't really match the quality of the movie.

STORY SCORE: 80%
- Almost every critical review was very positive on the screenwriting done. Making the guys have the thrill of the chase for Amanda was a good focal point and a sensible choice structurally.

ACTING SCORE: 52%
- The acting was mostly good, except for Daniel Kaluuya who struggled in the lead role and it showed in his performance. Emma Watson gave the best performance.

CASTING SCORE: 80%
- The casting was well done with the above mentioned exception of Daniel Kaluuya. Everyone seems to agree that Emma Watson was the best choice for the part of Amanda. A talk show host went as far as to call the casting director 'a genius'.

ENDING SCORE: 90%
- While the movie itself was somewhat sad in nature, the reveal of Sheriff as Dixie's boyfriend and all the guys sharing the drink at the end, Cheers style, was quite satisfying. It seemed like the journey wasn't 'for nothing' and it was good to leave off with a more positive note.
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CRITICAL ACCLAIM: 73%

FINANCES
BOX OFFICE REVENUE GENERATED: $7.77M
INCOME FROM BOX OFFICE: $7M
REVENUE FROM PHYSICAL COPIES: $2.64M
TOTAL INCOME: $9.64M
TOTAL BUDGET: $10M
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PROFIT / LOSS: -$360K

STUDIO EFFECTS
STUDIO FUNDS PREVIOUSLY: $10M
STUDIO FUNDS NOW: $9.64M
HYPE: +8%
PRESTIGE: +4%

TALENT EFFECTS
- Emma Watson was the star of the show, both performance and drawing wise. Her Drama has improved to 84%
- Daniel Kaluuya was underwhelming and stood out due to his poor performance. His Drama has declined to 26%
- Daniel Radcliffe benefitted from working alongside a talent such as Watson, and wasn't left in her shadow. His Drama has improved to 32%

SOPHIE'S NOTES
- The trailer was poorly put together and that might've had a slight negative effect at the box office.
- Emma Watson was very entertaining in a late night talk show, which really helped showcase her great performance and no doubt drew in some extra customers.
- Sophie's overall view is that this was a very succesful debut and she didn't have any big issues to comment on.
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Fantastic! Then I'd like to go ahead and register Mad Grease Distribution and will have my first treatment out shortly. Thanks for having me on.
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TITLE: "Not So Rough"
GENRE: Buddy Comedy

PLOT SUMMARY: Mark Dabber wants to be a World Champion in the MMA League GFLC. Problem is... Mark isn't what you'd call a tough guy. So what does an out of work actor do when he wants to be a fighter that doesn't get hit...

RATING: PG-13
DISTRIBUTION SIZE: Local
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DIRECTOR: We'd like to approach Jay Chandrasekhar and Kevin Heffernan as a duo.

LEAD(S): Mark "Bingo" Dabber: Mark is a down on his luck actor who just can't seem to find his footing. He's always felt acting is his passion, but now he feels he has a new calling. A Mixed-Martial Artist! There's just one thing that stands in Mark's way of being a champion, and that's the small fact that he has absolutely no combat sport talent at all, and really, really doesn't like to get punched in the face.

For this role, we'd like to approach Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Eric Stolhanske.

Denny "Napoléon" Caster: Denny is Marks best friend. He's also an out of work actor, but unlike Mark, he tends to see the bigger picture. When Mark decides he want to chase his MMA Dream, but doesn't want to get kicked in shin repeatedly, Denny, an avid professional wrestling fan, comes up with the idea for a "staged" MMA Company so that he and his friend can get famous, and be "fighters".

For this role, we'd once again like to approach Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, and Eric Stolhanske.

SUPPORTS: Brock Horton: Brock is the owner of the Real MMA League GFLC. And when he hears rumblings of this new fight league born from basically out of nowhere with fighters he's never heard of before, Brock doesn't care for it one bit. Known for his brash business acumen, he investigates the new company in an attempt to shut them down forever.

For this role, we'd like to approach Kevin Heffernan, and Patrick Warburton.

"Caribbean Spice" Ollie Potts: Ollie is one of Dennys friends, and someone that Denny comes to to build his "fight league". Ollie is an actor as well, and jumps at the chance to play a "role" that involves an over the top Caribbean accent.

For this role, we'd like to approach Jay Chandrasekhar. This would be in addition to directing.

"Tight Pants" Timothy Tugger: Poor Timmy Tugger has spent his whole life as the butt of the joke. But now that he can be a "professional fighter", maybe people will stop laughing, and start taking him seriously. Probably not, but definitely maybe.

For this role, we'd like to approach Eric Stolhanske and Jay Baruchel.

Lance: Lance is Brocks Personal Assistant/Whipping Boy. Usually it's Lance that has all the great ideas that Brock claims to be his.

For this role, we'd once again like to approach Eric Stolhanske and Jay Baruchel.

Bolo Jones: Bolo is a legitimate MMA fighter who works for Brock as not only his Heavyweight Champion, but as Brock's personal security. He's tough, he's mean, he's menacing, and he really loves crochet.

For this role, We'd like to approach Quentin "Rampage" Jackson and Daniel Cormier.

Jackie "Flubber" Chang: Jackie Chang is the owner of the café where Mark & Denny devise the plan to open their own "fight league", and in over-hearing them, says he wants to join. If they deny him, he'll out their plans to the entire world. He also has a real affection for the movie "Rocky 3".

For this role, we'd like to approach Ken Jeong and Bobby Lee.

MINOR/CAMEO: Clubber The Wise Janitor: Clubber is that character that comes through in the end to pass on the words of wisdom to our hero Mark who bares a striking resemblance to an actor in the greatest movie of all time!!!

For this Cameo, we'd like to approach Mr. T.
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- Sophie's overall view is that this was a very succesful debut and she didn't have any big issues to comment on.
I have a big issue, but she can probably think that herself since i lost money...

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However, the Show must go on. So i am here to announce Bourbon Street Productions next movie...

TITLE: Meathook
GENRE: Drama / Sports-Drama
PLOT SUMMARY: In 2000, Meathook was one of the worlds most known boxers, now he sells electronic devices and can only dream of the former glory. When his daughter gets diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, he pays for the therapy, but he soon realises it is just too expensive. When he hears that the Current Heavyweight Boxing Champion sees him as some kind of idol, he decides to step in the Ring for one last time to raise some Money.

RATING: Well, there is Boxing involed and at one point there will be a blood on the screen. I don't know. PG-13? Is that OK?

DISTRIBUTION SIZE: Well, local is my only option.

DIRECTOR: Ryan Coogler for 1,74 Mio. €

LEADS:

Andrew "Meathook" McNamara
18 Years ago, he was on Top of the Mountain. McNamara was one of the most popular Boxers in the World, but to pay of his crippling gambling debts he loses a match for the Championship on purpose. To prevent a punishment by the League, he retires. Now, hes just another employee at a small Electric store, but when his Daughter gets sick and the medical bills threaten to eat his last financial savings, he decides to step in the Ring again, for one last Match.

BSP has written this role with JULIAN MCMAHON, JOHN TROVOLTA and ANTONIO BANDERAS in Mind, but also would like to ask NICOLAS CAGE and JASON STATHAM. Both probably won't be affordable, but if one of them likes the role, we are sure that we can come to an aggrement with Mr. Cage or Mr. Statham.

Emily Mondy
Daughter of Ian. She may never been in the Ring herself but she spent nearly her entire Childhood in her Stepfathers Gym and learned something. Now working as a Yoga-Instructor, when her father asks her to train Meathook for his Match, she simply cannot refuse.

Since Bourbon Street Productions is very happy with her performance in Dixie's Garden, we would like to contact EMMA WATSON again, but also EMMA STONE, AMANDA SEYFRIED, SAOIRSE RONAN, JENNIFER LAWRENCE and MARGOT ROBBIE

SUPPORTS:

Ian Mondy
Owner of the small boxing gym where McNamara used to train before his Retirement. Now, He is the first one Meathook asks to be his trainer, but since he is bound to a Wheelchair, he passes the opportunity to his daughter.

Bourbon Street Production could imagine CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, CHRISTOPH WALTZ, DUSTIN HOFFMAN and WILLEM DAFOE in this role.

Jessica McNamara
Jessica is Andrews and Vanessa's Daughter and 15 years old. She lives with her mother and does not really have much to du with her Father. He only really visits her on the Holidays and her Birthday. Only when she gets diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia, she sees that her father cares for her.

Since we need a child actress, Bourbon Street Production is calling MALINA WEISSMAN, PEYTON KENNEDY, ASHLEY GERASIMOVICH and MILLIE BOBBY BROWN to see if they are interested.

MINOR:

Vanessa McNamara
Ex-Wife of Andrew Connor. When she finds out that her former husband want's to get back to the Ring she is furious and despite she often says that she is over Andrew, it's easy to see that she somehow still cares about him.

We would offer the role to LAURA LINNEY, PATRICIA ARQUETTE, LISA EDELSTEIN and MELORA HARDIN

Chadwick "The Florida Fist" Lee
He is now, where Meathook McNamara was before, the top of the Mountain. He is the Heavyweight Boxing Champion. When he was younger, he always looked up to Meathock, who was his Childhood Hero and when his Idol challanges him, he can't refuse.

We are interested in speaking with MICHAEL B. JORDAN, WINSTON DUKE and STU BENNETT. He's maybe not a good drama actor but he can talk, he has boxing experience and in a small role like this, he can't really damage the Movie.

David "Dynamite" Wilson
Former Boxer who is now the President of the Boxing Organisation. He is an old friend of Meathook and at first is not a big fan of the Idea of letting an out of glory fallen 50-year old fighting his World Champin, but when he sees the public response, he changes his mind.

Bourbon Street Productions is most interested in giving this part to ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER but would also like to speak with SYLVESTER STALLONE.


Also we would like to ask the big 4 Boxing Organisations, specifically the World Boxing Organisation (WBO), the World Boxing Council (WBC), the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) if one of them is interested in cooperation with Bourbon Street Production for the Movie.

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TITLE: Future Shock
RATING: 15
DISTRIBUTION SIZE: local
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DIRECTOR:
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]

If my maths is correct this brings us to a budget of 6.91 million an with 3.09 million to spare so:

Production: 1.6 million
Marketing: 1.49 million
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**Final casting**

TITLE: Future Shock
RATING: 15
DISTRIBUTION SIZE: local
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DIRECTOR: Jordan Peele
LEAD(S):
Jack Jones-Jeremy Renner
Courtney Roads-Karen Gillan
SUPPORTS:
James Rowe-Daniel Kaluuya
Joe King-Nick Blood
Martin Jackson-Sebastian Stan
JJ Jones-Luke Evans

If my maths is correct this brings us to a budget of 6.91 million an with 3.09 million to spare so:

Production: 1.6 million
Marketing: 1.49 million
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