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					AUTHOR/CREATOR: MARC G ALLEN

TITLE OF SHOW: “THE ARTIST”

FORMAT OF SHOW: “REALITY SERIES”

CREATORS VAULT REGISTRATION #: CV16457-1

LOGLINE: “THE ARTIST”: MIKEL SOULHOP IS A RISING INTERNATIONAL POP SINGER/FASHION SHOW

PRODUCER FROM OKLAHOMA WHO LIVES IN A NINE BEDROOM ESTATE WITH 8 MODELS. THIS

“MODELHOLIC” HAS WOMEN COMPETING FOR HIS CONSTANT AFFECTION BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

(E.G., THROUGH MANIPULATION, SEDUCTION, LYING, CHEATING, HONESTY, JEALOUSY AND OLD

FASHION TRUE LOVE). A CONTRIVED VERSION OF “THE 7 DEADLY SINS”, THE WOMEN OF THE HOUSE

WHO DON’T PASS MUSTER ARE QUICKLY “BANISHED” AND THUS BECOME “DEAD” TO THE ARTIST. AS

AN EXIT STRATEGY, THE LOSING GIRLS, ONE BY ONE, BECOME PART OF A”CASKET CEREMONY” IN

WHICH A CASKET IS ODDLY KEPT IN THE PARLOR AT ALL TIMES. HOWEVER, THE VIEWING AUDIENCE

MAY VOTE TO “RESURRECT” THE FALLEN ANGEL BY PHONING IN OR VOTING ON LINE VIA FACEBOOK,

MY SPACE, OR TWITTER. BY PROCESS OF ELIMINATION VIA THE DARK SIDE, “THE ARTIST” MAY OR MAY

NOT FIND HIS TRUE “SOULMATE.” BE THAT AS IT MAY, “A SOULMATE FOR SOULHOP” IS MIKEL’S

ULTIMATE GOAL. THE LADIES’ ULTIMATE GOAL, LIKEWISE, IS TO ALSO FIND THEIR SOULMATE IN MIKEL

WITHOUT FIRST LOSING THEIR SOUL. NEVERTHELESS, WOMEN WILL CONTINUE TO REVOLVE IN AND

OUT OF MIKEL’S LIFE AND HIS HOUSE, UNTIL HE FINDS THE RIGHT GIRL TO MAKE HIS SOUL HOP.



                              TREATMENT/SYNOPSIS

“THE ARTIST” IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE CRAZY COMPLICATED LIFE OF A POP SINGER WHO DOUBLES AS A

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FASHION SHOW PRODUCER ON HIS CLIMB TO FAME AND FORTUNE. IT’S ALSO ABOUT THE EVERYDAY

INTERESTING PEOPLE HE MEETS ALONG THE WAY. “THE ARTIST” WILL RUN INTO OTHER TYPES OF

ARTISTS IN HIS JOURNEY THROUGH EVERYDAY LIFE. IN AN ‘ARTSY’ CITY LIKE SAINT PETERSBURG,

FLORIDA, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO MIKEL SOULHOP, “THE ARTIST” MAY ENCOUNTER. THIS ‘CURB YOUR

ENTHUSIASM’ MEETS A TWISTED VERSION OF ‘THE BACHELOR’ WITH ELEMENTS OF THE’ ADAMS

FAMILY’ AND IS SURE TO ENTERTAIN VIEWERS.



THE ‘USUAL SUSPECTS’ ARE AS FOLLOWS:

MIKEL SOULHOP “THE ARTIST”: MIKEL SOULHOP IS AN INTERNATIONAL POP ARTIST WHO HAD A

NUMBER ONE DANCE CLUB TRACK IN COLONGE, GERMANY. WHAT’S INTERESTING IS MIKEL IS

ORIGINALLY FROM OKLAHOMA. THIS MID-WEST BOY IS PART SOUL AND PART HIP HOP. THUS,

THE NAME, “SOULHOP”. MIKEL IS ALSO KNOWN TO MANY IN THE COMMUNITY AS “MIC-APPELLA” FOR

HIS SUDDEN, RANDOM OUTBURSTS, SINGING “A CAPELLA” TO MOST ANYONE ON THE STREET. A POP

SINGER DOUBLING AS A FASHION SHOW PRODUCER WITH HOT MODELS, MIKEL IS QUITE THE

CHARACTER. MIKEL IS KNOWN FOR HIS “BLING” AS WELL AS A KEEN EYE FOR FASHION SENSE. HE IS

OFTEN SEEN ARGUING WITH HIS MANAGER, “GRANT”, ON HOW TO “DRESS FOR SUCCESS”. UNLIKE

MOST POP ARTISTS, MIKEL DOESN’T DRINK, SMOKE OR DO DRUGS WHATSOEVER. HOWEVER, HE DOES

HAVE ONE DIVERSION. IT’S WOMEN!!! “MODEL HOT” BEAUTIES!!! HE IS KNOWN AS A “MODELHOLIC”.

IN FACT, ‘MODELHOLIC’ IS THE TITLE OF MIKEL’S NEW ALBUM. MIKEL WILL OFTEN BE SEEN RECORDING

A NEW TRACK IN HIS STUDIO OR ON LOCATION WITH YET ANOTHER FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION.



ALLEN” GRANT” REYNOLDS: MIKEL’S PERSONAL MANAGER WHO WON’T TAKE SHIT FROM ANYONE,

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INCLUDING HIS “ARTIST”. GRANT IS A NICKNAME. HE CHOSE A NAME AFTER THE FAMOUS ROCK

MANAGER PETER GRANT OF LED ZEPPLIN FAME. GRANT IS ALSO A LARGE MAN LIKE HIS IDOL. HE HAS

AN INTIMIDATING PRESENCE AT TIMES MIXED WITH A GENTLE NATURE. HOWEVER, WHEN PUSHED TO

THE EXTREME, GRANT’S PERSONA CHANGES INTO A NORTH AMERICAN GRIZZLY. A SHRUDE

NEGOCIATOR, GRANT KNOWS HOW TO RUB A DIME OUT OF TWO CENTS. A PROTECTOR OF HIS ARTIST,

GRANT WILL NOT HESITATE TO” TAKE 90 PERCENT OF THE DOOR.” GRANT IS LOYAL TO MIKEL AND WILL

DO ANYTHING WITHIN REASON TO PROTECT HIS ARTIST.



“THE RECORD PRODUCER”: MIKEL’S RECORD PRODUCER IS FAMED PLATINUM PRODUCER BRYAN

TYSON OF “DEEP PRODUCTIONS”IN TAMPA, FLORIDA. BRYAN HAS PRODUCED MANY ARTISTS ALL OVER

THE WORLD, INCLUDING LOCAL PLATINUM RAP ARTIST, “PLIES”. BRYAN HAS BEEN IN THE BUSINESS

FOR OVER 20 YEARS. HIS SOFT SPOKEN DEMEANER AND GENTLE BEDSIDE MANNER ALLOW THE ARTIST

TO RELAX WHILE RECORDING. HE IS EFFECTIVE. HE HAS WORKED WITH MIKEL FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS

NOW.



“THE LIMO DRIVER”: THE LIMO DRIVER’S NAME IS” MR. LEO”. HE IS A CRAZY ALBANIAN WHO SPEAKS

BROKEN ENGLISH. MR. LEO DOUBLES AS A BODY GUARD. HE IS A MAN ON A MISSION. MR. LEO IS

ALWAYS SUSPICIOUS OF EVERYONE, INCLUDING MIKEL, THE ARTIST HE PROTECTS. BUT, LEO THE LION IS

LOYAL AND TAKES HIS JOB SERIOUSLY, OFTEN WEARING A BULLET PROOF VEST THAT IS CAMOFLAUGED

LIKE HE WAS GOING TO WAR. SEE, LEO WAS IN THE KOSOVO WAR AND, LET’S JUST SAY, THE WAR

NEVER LEFT HIM.




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“TATTOO BOB”: TATTOO BOB IS A TATTOO ARTIST IN DOWNTOWN SAINT PETE ON CENTRAL. AN OLD

ROCKER AND LOVER OF MUSIC, HE IS OFTEN SEEN AT PARTIES OR EVENTS THROWN BY MIKEL.




“CHATTY CATHY”: “CHATTY CATHY” RUNS A LITTLE COFFEE HOUSE CALLED,”KAUHWA CAFÉ”.

MIKEL AND GRANT WOULD OFTEN HAVE MEETINGS THERE. HOWEVER, IT AIN’T EASY WITH TARA

AROUND. OFTEN SHE BECOMES SO CHATTY THAT IT INTERFERES WITH CONVERSATION BETWEEN MIKEL

AND GRANT. IT SOON BECOMES APPARENT THAT TARA NEEDS TO LAY OFF HER OWN BREW.


“JIM”: JIM IS AN OLD STONER FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA WHO BECAME A REPUTABLE

PERFORMANCE ARTIST MANUVERING A PLATE WITH COLORED DYE ACROSS A LIGHTED PROJECTOR

ONTO A GIANT SCREEN. HIS “PLATE ART” IS KNOWN FAR AND WIDE. JIM IS OFTEN SEEN CHANTING

WITH OTHER ARTISTS. By the ARTISTS’ CODE, JIM SEEKS TO INDOCTRINATE ALL TRUE ARTISTS INTO

“THE ARTIST BROTHERHOOD”. HE’S A WELL MEANING MAN WHO IS A LITTLE OUTSIDE OF THE BOX FOR

BOTH MIKEL AND GRANT’S TASTE.


“RICARDO”: RICARDO IS THE HEAD MANAGER AT A FINE DINING RESTURANT CALLED “THE TRYST” ON

BEACH DRIVE IN ST. PETE. THE TRYST IS THE PLACE TO BE SEEN IN THIS TOWN IF YOU’RE SOMEBODY.

AND, RICARDO IS THE MAN TO KNOW IF YOU WANT THAT “POWER BROKER TABLE” TO BE SEEN WHILE

DINING. RICARDO KNOWS ALL OF HIS REGULARS ON A FIRST NAME BASIS. YOU’LL OFTEN SEE HIM OUT

FRONT ON THE PAVEMENT SAYING HELLO TO PASSERSBY, LIKE “DOG LADY” WITH THE TWELVE LITTLE

ANGELS DRESSED IN THE SAME OUTFITS. SOME OF THE REGULARS INCLUDE CONCERT VENUE OWNER,


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JEFF KNIGHT, MARKETING GURUE, SEAN MARRA, GRANT ALLEN, MIKEL’S MANAGER AND OF COURSE ,

MIKEL AND “HIS GIRLS”.


“MEDICINEMAN”: A COLORFUL FRIEND AND GROUPIE OF MIKEL’S. HE’S ALWAYS “BACKSTAGE” AT ALL

OF MIKEL’S EVENTS. HE’S AN ON-AIR LOCAL RADIO PERSONALITY IN THE TAMPA MARKET. HE’S A FULL

BLOODED AMERICAN INDIAN WHO DRINKS AND CAN’T HOLD HIS LIQUOR. HE SURE LOVES HIS BEER!!



“JEFF KNIGHT”: JEFF KNIGHT IS THE OWNER OF “JANUS LIVE,” A TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED CAPACITY

CONCERT VENUE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY. JEFF IS A NICE GUY WITH A LARGE EGO. HIS EGO IS

PROBABILY AS BIG AS HIS YACHET, WHICH IS PARKED IN A PRIME SLIP IN THE MARINA. JEFF LIKES

MIKEL’S MUSIC AND IS PLANNING TO SHOWCASE HIM AT HIS VENUE. JEFF IS STILL REELING OVER THE

FACT THAT SOMEONE FELL OFF HIS BOAT PARKED IN THE MARINA LAST YEAR AND DROWNED.



“DJ KIDD U NOT”: A COOL CLUB DJ THAT RECENTLY WON THE LARGEST CLUB DJ BATTLE THAT TAMPA

HAS EVER SEEN. A REGULAR CLUB DJ IN MIKEL’S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS, KIDD U NOT’S MIXES ON THE

TURNTABLE ARE EPIC.



“DJ KRIS KRAZE”, DJ KING JB, DJ BLAZE, DJ DEVILLE (OTHER DJ’S ON LOCATION)



“THE HOUSE”: A 9 BEDROOM MASION WITH THEME ROOMS SOME OF WHICH INCLUDE THE BEATLES,

JIMMY HENDRIX, JERRY GARCIA, JIM MORRISON AND ELVIS. THIS IS TRULY A ROCK N ROLL HOUSE.




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MS.JOLI: WHILE GRANT PROTECTS MIKEL’S MUSIC CAREER. MS. JOLI IS MIKEL’S OTHER WATCHFUL EYE.

SHE IS MIKEL’S PERSONAL ASSISTANT AND WILL POLICE THE GIRLS OF THE HOUSE THROUGHOUT THE

SHOW. WHEN A GIRL FROM THE HOUSE IS REMOVED, SHE WILL ANNOUNCE AND POST THEIR FUNERAL

NOTICE IN THE FORM OF A WRITTEN OBITUARY TO EACH OF THE REMAINING GIRLS IN THE HOUSE.

FUTHER, A VACANCY SIGN WILL BE POSTED ON THE DEAD GIRLS’ DOOR. WHEN THE GIRLS FIRST ARRIVE

TO THE HOUSE, MS. JOLI WILL EXPLAIN THE “RULES OF THE HOUSE”. ONE OF THE RULES IS THAT ALL

WOMEN OF THE HOUSE MUST ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF THE RECENTLY DEPARTED. BOTTOM LINE,

SHE IS ONE BITCH NOT TO MESS WITH.



“HOUSE RULES”: THE WOMEN OF THE HOUSE TRY TO LIVE UP TO MIKEL’S “RULES OF THE HOUSE”.

THESE RULES ARE ALSO KNOWN AS “THE 10 COMMANDMENTS OF MIKEL.” THE WOMEN OF THE

HOUSE ARE JUDGED ON A POINT SYSTEM AS WELL AS VIEWER PARTICIPATION. THE WOMAN WITH THE

LOWEST POINTS FOR THAT SEGMENT ENDS UP “DEAD” TO MIKEL. AT THAT TIME, AN APPEARANCE IS

MADE BY THE GRIM REAPER AND THE GIRL IS LED OFF TO HER CASKET IN THE LIVING ROOM.

HOWEVER, IF ONE OR MORE GIRLS ARE TIED FOR THE BOTTOM, THAN THE GRIM REAPER MAKES AN

ANNOUNCEMENT OF A “FACEOFF COMPETITION.”



“FACEOFF COMPETITION”: A COMPETITION BETWEEN TWO OR MORE WOMEN OF THE HOUSE WHO

ARE TIED FOR THE BOTTOM. THIS MAY INVOLVE A BIKINI JELLO WRESTLING MATCH IN A BLOWUP POOL

BETWEEN THE WOMEN OR, A MUD WRESTLING MATCH IN THE BACKYARD.

GRIM REAPER: BLACK HOODED SPIRIT WHO LEADS THE LOSING/DOOMED GIRL OFF TO HER CASKET.
THIS REAPER IS NOT SO GRIM. HE ACTUALLY LOVES HIS JOB. IN FACT, HE’LL OFTEN COMMENT THAT
“HE LOVES HIS JOB” AS HE WALKS THE GIRL TO HER DOOM.

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ANGEL: “HOT GIRL” IN SEXY WHITE LONGERE, WHO RESURRECTS LUCKY DEAD GIRL.

NOTE: POSSIBLE FACEOFF BETWEEN ANGEL AND GRIM REAPER MAKES GREAT ENTERTAINMENT
VALUE.




“EARL”: EARL IS THE MAINTENANCE GUY FOR THE MANSION. HE’S AN EX ALCOHOLIC WHO PRETTY

MUCH KNOWS HOW TO FIX ANYTHING, EXCEPT HIS BRAIN. SEE, THERE ‘S A LITTLE PROBLEM WITH EARL

THE SQURREL. HE SOMETIMES TALKS TO THE POTRIATS OF THE FAMOUSMUSIC ARTISTS HANGING IN

THE HOUSE. OTHER THAN THAT, HE’S HARMLESS. (IN ONE SCENE, EARL HAS A LOUD ARGUMENT

WITH JERRY GARCIA, PORTRAIT ABOUT HOW HE DISLIKES BEN&JERRY’S CHERRY GARCIA ICE CREAM).



“CARETAKER JOHN”: CARETAKER JOHN IS A CREEPY LITTLE FELLOW WHO KEEPS TO HIMSELF AND

OVERSEES THE DEARLY DEPARTED. HE’LL MAKE A QUIRKY STATEMENT AT EACH FUNERAL.



HOST OF SHOW: THIS PERSON WILL INTERFACE BETWEEN THE VIEWING AUDIENCE AND CAST. THIS

PERSON MAY ACT AS A REPORTER AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH EPISODE REPORTING ON POINTS

RECEIVED BY THE GIRLS OR ANY RECENT DEVELOPMENTS LIKE THE DEATH OF THE LAST DEPARTED.THIS

SETUP ALLOWS VIEWERS TO “CATCH UP” ON ANY MISSED SHOWS.



“THE GIRLS”: 8 WOMEN AND 8 ALTURNATES WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THE SHOW. THESE WOMEN ARE TO

BE “HOT MODEL” TYPES. THE DEMOGRAPHICS NEED TO BE WIDE. FOR EXAMPLE, SOUTHERN BELLE,



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BEACH GIRL, PUERTO RICAN, ASIAN AND BLACK, ETC. THE WOMEN SHOULD RESEMBLE

THE“MODELHOLIC” NATURE OF MIKEL. IN FACT, FOR MARKETING PURPOSES, SOME OF THE BEAUTIES

IN THE HOUSE SHOULD MIRROR THE GIRLS HE CALLS OUT IN HIS TRACK, “MODELHOLIC.” ALSO, THESE

WOMEN SHOULD BE AN EXTENSION OF MIKEL’S ALTER EGO. THESE 8 WOMEN CHOSEN REPRESENT 8

VIRTURUES OF MIKEL. MIKEL IS INTO ASTROLOGY. IT’S A PLUS IF ONE OR TWO COMPLIMENT MIKEL’S

ASTROLOGICAL SIGN. FUTHER, MIKEL LIKES A WOMAN WHO CAN COOK. MAYBE ONE HOT GIRL

CHOSEN IS A CHEF. THERE HAS TO BE A GOOD BALANCE HERE. WE WANT TO CREATE A LOT OF DRAMA

FOR THE VIEWING AUDIENCE. FOR EXAMPLE, MAYBE THE GIRL THAT COOKS WELL, SUCKS IN BED, OR

SHE SNORES THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE AT NIGHT WHILE ASLEEP. WE DON’T WANNA MAKE IT TOO

EASY FOR MIKEL. WE WANNA KEEP THE DOOR REVOLVING. OTHERWISE, THE SHOW WILL END TOO

SOON.



“BURN CEREMONY”: AN ALTURNATE CHOICE TO THE CASKET CEREMONY IS THE “BURN CEREMONY”.

NEAR THE TIME OF DEATH, A MODEL WILL BE GIVEN A CHOICE OF WHETHER TO BE SYMBOLICALLY

BURIED OR CREAMATED. IF A GIRL CHOSES TO BE BURIED (“CASKET CEREMONY”) SHE COULD HAVE

THE RARE MIRACLE OF BEING RESURRECTED PROVIDED THAT SHE ( 1 . GETS INTO THE CASKET FOR 30

MINUTES DURING THE SHOW. AND ( 2 . SHE MUST RECEIVE ENOUGH VOTES FROM THE VIEWING

AUDIENCE. ADDITIONALLY, THE DOOMED GUEST’S OTHER CHOICE IS A “BURN CEREMONY.” A BURN

CEREMONY IS WHERE A PHOTO OF THE GIRL IS ACTUALLY BURNED IN FRONT OF THE LEAVING

GUEST. THIS BECOMES A “SYMBOLIC CREMATION” OF THE DEPARTING WOMAN. ALSO KNOWN AS THE

PATH OF “NO RETURN”, A DEPARTING CONTESTANT CHOSING THIS ROAD MAY NOT RETURN TO THE

HOUSE. THUS, THE SHOW IS OVER FOR THAT HOUSE GUEST. WHILE THE CASKET CEREMONY TAKES

PLACE IN THE LIVING ROOM AREA OF THE HOUSE, THE BURN CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE

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“JIM MORRISON ROOM”. DURING THIS CEREMONY, MORRISON’S SONG, “COME ON BABY LIGHT MY

FIRE” WILL PLAY AT A LOW LEVEL. ( THIS WILL BE PRICELESS TO THE VIEWER).



AFTER THE BURN”: THIS WILL BE A PROGRAM HELD AT A DIFFERENT LOCATION/SET SEVERAL WEEKS

AFTER THE SHOW THAT WILL HONOR THE DEAD (LOSING HOUSE GUESTS). GIANT BILLBOARD

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DEARLY DEPARTED WILL BE DISPLAYED ACROSS THE BACK OF THE STAGE IN A

“WAKE- LIKE” FASHION AS THE LOSING PARTIES ARE INTERVIEWED BY THE HOST. THE WINNING GUEST,

CAST MEMBERS AND STAR WILL ALSO MAKE AN APPEARANCE. THE STAR (“MIKEL”), WILL ALSO

PERFORM TWO OF HIS LATEST RELEASES AT THE TIME, THUS, TURNING THIS SEGMENT INTO A

SHOWCASE FOR HIS MUSIC.




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NOTE TO THE DIRECTOR: WE WILL TRY TO SELL ATLEAST 8 EPISODES INTIALLY. THIS SHOULD ALLOW

MIKEL TO GET THROUGH ONE CYCLE OF WOMEN. HOWEVER, WE NEED TO SELL THIS TREATMENT WITH

A MONTAGE OF CLIPS SHOWING NETWORK EXECUTIVES A PREVIEW OF WHAT’S TO COME AND HOW

THE SERIES WILL DEVELOP. PROBABLY A 20 TO 30 MINUTE REEL. EPISODE THEMES ARE CURRENTLY

BEING DEVELOPED.




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