Whenever I want to get really depressed, I go to Done Deal Script and Pitch Sales to find out how other people are getting rich:
Title: I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You
Log Line: At an isolated girls school outside Washington, D.C., all the students are daughters of spies and are secretly being trained to become agents themselves. Trouble begins when one of the girls has a romance with a local boy.
Title: The Dogs of Babel
Log Line: A grieving linguistics professor tries to communicate with his Rhodesian Ridgeback because the dog was the only witness to the death of the man’s wife, who fell from a tree in their backyard.
Title: Quiet Type
Log Line: A mute from a small town moves to New York to pursue his dreams of conducting an orchestra.
Log Line: A band of vampires become special operatives for the FBI.
Title: Billy Grimm
Log Line: The first Grimm Reaper with a heart is born.
Title: The Impossible Adventures of Phineas Roone
Log Line: A 13-year-old Brooklyn boy sets out to find the anonymous author of a popular fantasy-adventure book series when the publisher offers a million-dollar prize to whomever can find the mysterious scribe. The boy then discovers that the fantastical tales in the books are real.
(In the pitch meeting: “What if Willy Wonka fucked Harry Potter?”)
Title: The Richest Man in the World
Log Line: The poorest man in the world gets the chance to walk in the shoes of the richest man in the world.