Someone get me an agent, the Sci-Fi channel needs me…

Posted by Peter Hall - July 21st 2008 @ 8:19 am

…and I need it.

Sci-Fi channel announced a slate of new projects and I couldn’t be more diametrically energized by it.  A few new scripted shows from established talent (Bryan Singer and David O. Russell both have shows in development), even more small cap episodes of reality TV and then this bombshell; 50% more Sci-Fi Original movies in 2009.  That means that two thousand and nine will find 36 new movies about animal swarms, military lab mishaps, meteor impacts, island plane crashes, climate collapses and other generally stupid shit.  To put it in relative terms, I will have 50% less sober Saturday nights in 2009 than I did in 2008.

Now the quandary.  Someone has to write these movies so why not me?  I’m not above penning ICE SPIDERS 2: EIGHT LEGGED FROSTBITE.  I’d love to do that.’s gotta eat.

Seriously though, how do I submit a script for a Sci-Fi channel original movie?  I’d do it for sport.  Write one a month like some kind of maddening writing workshop of D level mediocrity.  We could all have ago.  It’d be a blast.  Roles for James Van Der Beek and Casper Van Dien don’t just write themselves…

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  1. July 21st, 2008 | 9:10 am | #1

    You know I remember way, way back when the Sci-Fi channel was just announced and only very special people that payed way to much for TV service had the ability to get it. And back then I dreamed of the day when I too would be able to tune in to a channel just for science fiction/horror and well some dreams do turn into nightmares but not even in a good way more of a sci-fi original way. :)

  2. July 21st, 2008 | 9:50 am | #2

    Sci-fi… that’s the channel with the wrestling on it, right?

  3. July 21st, 2008 | 10:03 am | #3


  4. July 21st, 2008 | 11:06 am | #4

    I am convinced that Sci-Fi movies are made by randomly opening a Dungeons and Dragons monster manual.

    “Hey look, some sort of rock monster thing. Oh wait, Rock Monster! I am a genius.”

  5. R.J. Sayer
    July 21st, 2008 | 3:15 pm | #5

    so far, the only company i know of that will take unsolicited scripts is Asylum. big surprise.

    yeah, you need an agent.

  6. July 21st, 2008 | 3:16 pm | #6

    Shon – the writing department is those two guys from the guniness commercials. “Ahhh rock monster – Genius!”

  7. AKW
    July 21st, 2008 | 5:14 pm | #7

    I would love to introduce you to my agent but you continue to spit in my face.

  8. Adrian
    July 21st, 2008 | 11:09 pm | #8

    Your scripts need to include a part for Rick Moranis. Not a horror mainstay, I know, but I was watching Ghostbusters last night and the guy deserves work. He’s still alive, right?

  9. July 22nd, 2008 | 7:09 am | #9

    R.J., go get me one, Mr. LA. They’ve gotta be all over the place out there.

    AKW, I don’t think Netflix wants me to see BRAINSCAN. It was at the top of my queue and available and they still sent out something else…

  10. darrel
    March 3rd, 2012 | 3:51 pm | #10

    i am looking to sell my script for $10,000…..

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