Musician, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur in New York
It all began in the summer of 2002. John DeTitta decided to write a movie that provided a unique perspective on creativity. He 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 of which he scarcely knew existed.
John DeTitta eventually made it to 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 re-write and update to make it ready for the big screen and he along with his producers, went out about the interview process for screen writers.
John DeTittahad to put the full funded film on hold to take care of his daughter. The film was later rewritten and made by one of its producers, which eventually grossed over 200,000,000 at the box office and won several Academy Awards. 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 re-write it without the knowledge of John De Titta.
The film was eventually made into a feature film with the new re-write that one 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 moved 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 patent 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