Open Concept: Breakpoint

MCMSunday, March 28, 2021

Because I am allergic to not experimenting with something at all times, here is a new project to contemplate: Breakpoint, my scifi feature script, is now available as an "open concept".

What does that mean?

Typically, when I sell something to a producer, we sign an agreement giving them freedom to exploit the concept. For as long as the agreement is in force, I no longer own that concept. This NFT experiment recreates that dynamic, except there is no expiration date. Whoever owns the Breakpoint NFT owns the IP.

What can I do if I own the NFT?

You could produce the film, or turn it into a TV series, a novel, a video game, comic book or a really elaborate cake. The only hindrance is that you'll have to credit me as creator. The rights assignment gives you the freedom to whatever you like.

Why would you do this?

First of all, I like experiments, and this is a brave new world of crazy. Secondly, selling concepts isn't a big deal — it's how things get done. I'm mostly curious to see if/how/when things shake out.

What if I sell the NFT to someone else?

Then they'll own it, duh.

Has anyone ever optioned Breakpoint before?

Nope, it is 100% fresh as of minting. It's been workshopped by a few people, but that's it. Completely unencumbered IP.

What's it all about?

An ex-soldier with an implant that lets him visualize possible futures, ends up on the wrong side of everything when he's blackmailed into assassinating a politician who he legitimately hates — but for reasons that don't quite compute in his black ops brain.

Intrigued? Give it a gander on its very own page!

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