Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Go, Ben!

I saw this on the movie-bytes.com website:

Newcomer Ben Frahm, who had been working as a special-needs teacher at a middle school, has sold his comedy spec Dr. Sensitive to Universal in a deal valued in the mid-six figures. Shady Acres will produce. The script, in the vein of Liar, Liar, is about a doctor with the world's worst bedside manner who undergoes a transformative experience that makes him overly empathetic. The screenplay was discovered by Frahm's reps at Underground Films through a query letter, and was developed for a year prior to going Shady Acres, where it was developed further.

The thing that caught my eye was that it was initially discovered via a query letter. Whoa. Somebody actually read one of those things? Anyways, good for Ben.


shecanfilmit said...

I met Ben in one of Blake Snyder's first seminars in December 2005 -- he pitched and took feedback on Dr. Sensitive that weekend. It was by far the best idea of the bunch. He's a sharp guy. Good looking too, not that had anything to do with it. (But it doesn't hurt!!)

japhy99 said...

Wow. Query letters work.

Whoda thunkit?

Bravo Ben!

Anonymous said...

yay, makes those trips to the PO worth it

Laura Reyna said...

What get out of this is...

comedy sells.

Keep writing those laughers, kiddies!

Funny is money.

Funny is money.

Funny is money.