John DeTitta – Film Production
It all began in the summer of 2002. John DeTitta decided to write a movie about his experiences in entrepreneurship and went through the focused task of writing a 150 page screenplay. Upon completion he went out and starting taking it up the stairs of the production world from producer to producer and learned a lot of about the film industry, which he scarcely knew existed.
He eventually made it to some of the top producers in the industry and got financial commitments of $5,000,000 to fund the script and make it into a featured film. The screenplay would have to go through a complete rewrite and update to make it ready for the big screen and John, along with his producers, went out about the interview process for screen writers.
During this time, John DeTitta had to walk away from the project to take care of his daughter. His goal would be to come back after he had the time again and was free. One of the people involved in the process decided to take the screenplay on his own and found someone to rewrite it without the knowledge of John De Titta. The film was eventually made into a feature film with the new rewrite that won several Academy Awards and had huge box office success. John learned that the reality of the entertainment world as he received no royalties or profits from this film.
Instead of being upset, he looked forward and focused on creating a method of funding for creative projects that would allow screenwriters, musicians, authors and other artists to have control of their creative destiny without relying on financial contributions from friends, family or investors. He filed a provisional patent of this method in 2004 and later a full payment on the process.
I remember when John filed his patent and was taken back with excitement at the hope it would enhance the lives of all those in the creative fields. As a producer myself I witnessed the energy, passion and commitment he had and glad to be part of his future projects.
Many years later I have worked with John on several of his film projects including Ten Talents Movie that was shown in selected theaters across the country. In addition John had a show filmed at the Hit Factory in NYC to showcase musicians. I am going to be working with him on many other projects including another feature film. It is my understanding that his project with financing creative projects also has been a beta success and is now launching nationwide in 2016.