|QUOTE (boschram @ Friday, Feb 22 2013, 02:11)|
| Great idea PinkFloyd.|
I posted on some other thread that we should be able to invest in film productions...it's Vinewood after all.
Some might take off and give us a big chunk of percentage in return while others may bomb.
Also, in order to secure our investment certain production investments might have some missions connected to them: like black mailing a big star into playing a key role, or sabotaging a rival production who rented a specific studio facility that we need for ourselves.
It's like gambling, but more location-releted.
That's cool man, I like it. I like the idea of bribing production companies to take on a lead role. Reminds me of The Godfather with Johnny Fontaine. I don't think it would be too far-fetched either. Money and violence talks.
Also, there could be satire in investing in film productions. For example. You unlock missions for a dodgy studio. They say they have 5 scripts. You read the treatment/sypnosis for the 5 films. You can chose one film to get made. The company only has half the funds for one film. You must invest the rest. As a 'producer' you'll have to chose the right film. A film you feel will make money.
The satire will be the ones that have the sh*ttest, most overused theme or idea will make money in the box office, a satire on current Hollywood. Remakes are safe bets as are sequels. They'll guarantee you cash back, most of the time but they're expensive to make. All special effects, no substance - that kind of thing. However, in each 5 or so scripts the company gives you will be the hidden-gem. It will be a indie sort of film, with a low budget but will go on to make millions. For example Napoleon Dynamite was made for about $450,000 and it went on to gross about $45,000,000. The names of the scripts' sequels can be parodies of real-life films.
Or.. something more GTAish could be befriending a cheesy, sleazy porn producer. He's looking for cash investment to make porn films. He'll email you a treatment of each film he wants to make. You make an 'educated' guess/gamble on what films you invest in. You might discover that the more outrageous and ridiculous films make more money. I don't know, I'm coming up with this as I write. I'm sure if I was getting paid by Rockstar and had some organisation I could think of viable ways to actually make it work.