Great Idea for a Movie

How do you know if have a great idea for a movie or not?

The first thing you want to realize is that writing a screenplay takes time (a lot of time) so you want to make sure that your idea is worth your time and that there will be a possibility of an ROI (return on investment) at the end. Realistically, not every screenplay you write will get made. Some people write for fun or art. However, you can improve your chances of getting it made into a movie by thinking about the following:

1.) Since you could spend years writing, rewriting, and polishing your screenplay, you need to make sure that you love the story. You are the first person who has to champion the screenplay. if you don’t like it, no one else will either.

2.) Ask yourself what is the demographic that the story will appeal to. The broader the demographic the higher number of people who will watch it, if it were made into a movie.

a. This is commonly known as commercial appeal.

3.) Would you spend your hard-earned dollar to go to a theatre and watch the movie?

4.) Would you spend your hard-earned dollar to purchase the Blu-ray / DVD and watch it more than once?

5.) Would you watch it on television or a streaming channel?

Your answers to the above questions will tell you if you should invest your own time to write the spec screenplay or not.