Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this sharp satire of the workings of the film industry, Martin (Sean Gavigan) is a writer whose career writing screenplays has been getting nowhere. After years of being cruelly rejected by studio executives, producers and agents, Martin finally snaps and delivers an ultimatum to his new agent, Bobby (David Coburn) -- sell my new script, or else. The "or else" is punctuated by Martin holding a gun to Bobby's head. Bobby eagerly (and desperately) gets to work trying to find a buyer for Martin's latest opus, despite the fact that it's actually just a sheaf of blank pages. Completed in 1996, Screenplay finally earned a public showing three years later when it was screened at the 1999 Dances With Films Festival Of The Unknown.