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The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Mr. Ghostface » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:40 pm

I cannot believe everyone who is falling for this guys bullshit. This guy is a nobody. I hate to sound harsh but its true. And no, this does not stem from jealousy so don't even say that. He has 1 writing credit to his name, ands its a low low budget film that he CO-wrote with someone else, and its been in post production for nearly 2 years now and still has yet to see a release.

According to Kevin Williamson, the weinstiens didn't consider anybody else to write Scream 4. They only greenlit the project after Kevin said he wanted to do another one.

What we have here is a case of a writer and a fan who day dreamed that he would get his big break by writing Scream 4. So he wrote a treatment, and a script and concocted a story to make him sound like a big shot and that his script was in the running, only to put his foot in his mouth after it was announced that the project had been officially greenlit and that Kevin Williamson was writing the script as well as treatments for Scream 5 and 6.

He then continued the BS by feeding more lies to this site for months and months after this news had broke. Information that made no sense. He was basically trying to cover for his exaggerations.

He tried as hard as he could to make himself seem important and relevant to Scream 4 even after that announcement. Saying that he would be willing to release all of his treatments and the script to this site, only after Kevin finished his script and he was officially hired by the studio and it was announced that it was in fact being used. Basically he made it seem like it was now between his script and Kevin's script. This made no sense and further proved his lies, as Kevin had already been hired. No matter what, they were gonna use his script. As soon as they announced that Scream 4 was officially greenlit and that Kevin was writing the script, that was it. The chances of any other script or writer being used were over. But he continued to make it seem like he was "in the running with Kevin". It was all bullshit. Kevin had the job since day one and he knew it.

Plus his treatments were terrible and no studio would ever look at them. A film treatment is supposed to be highly detailed. Almost a short novelization of the script. Generally, no treatment is under 30 or so pages. In fact, most are between 40 and 80 pages long. Michaels treatments are 2-3 pages long tops. No studio would even consider a treatment that short. Trust me. This guy is full of it.

What we have here is a case of a fan who is aspiring to be a big time writer (and there's nothing wrong with that), but he did nothing more than write something that there is already hundreds of out there.....a FAN-SCRIPT. He then hyped himself up to fans of the series and was hoping to use this hype to get more attention to his name in the hopes that the attention would help him get his script to the studio and possibly become made.

Bash this post all you want, but I'm telling you it's the truth. I've even forwarded links to his bullshit to Kevin and Wes and it wouldn't surprise me if they made a comment about it someday.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby ScreamKing » Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:52 pm

I wouldn't say he said "it is either mine or Kevin's script." Weinsteins did take a look at it though, and once that happens, you honestly cannot just release the materials out, even if you know damn well that your script is not going to get picked.

I'm an aspiring screenwriter, and I know how damn hard it is to get the connections and have someone important actually give your script the light of day. So don't give him shit for him having one little credit.

Yes, his Scream 4 script wasn't very good, but keep in mind the owner of the site contacted him, not the other way around.
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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Mr. Ghostface » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:23 pm

Oh I totally agree with you. Im not giving him zero credit. And maybe your right. Maybe the owner of the site is responsible for taking this whole ordeal and blowing it up way bigger than it should of been.

As I said I wasn't trying to say bash the guy's dreams. And if he wasn't responsible for it all, then he is still guilty of "going with it" and feeding into the members of this board who blew this thing way up and acted like he was a bigshot.

There's just been a lot of rumblings lately at some Scream related sites where people were talking about how odd it was that anywhere outside of this forum and website, nobody has any clue who Michael T Kennedy even is. And I agree, the webmaster was responsible for a lot of this. But like I said earlier, he's just as guilty for going along with all of the bullshit hype that this website created for him. I mean come on really? Multiple interviews with a guy who was basically a fan who wrote a script that he said the Weinsteins "looked at". Even way after Kevin was hired.

I guess I could have worded my first post better. I just feel that him having his own section on here is a little ridiculous considering all of what we have mentioned.

This website is treating his script like it's some soem kind of gold mine.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Ghostface » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:23 pm

Mr. Ghostface wrote:Maybe the owner of the site is responsible for taking this whole ordeal and blowing it up way bigger than it should of been.

As I said I wasn't trying to say bash the guy's dreams. And if he wasn't responsible for it all, then he is still guilty of "going with it" and feeding into the members of this board who blew this thing way up and acted like he was a bigshot.

I guess I could have worded my first post better. I just feel that him having his own section on here is a little ridiculous considering all of what we have mentioned.

This website is treating his script like it's some some kind of gold mine.
Well well well then, must have someone here thats like the other "imdb" people,Some at least! THIS SITE DIDNT CONTACT HIM FIRST!
He contacted me because he thought his old fan script that was an early version of his script was here,in fact it wasnt,it was on Thrillogy,The fact that myself and Thrillogy teamed up a joint forum at the time where the logo said "In partnership with Ghostface.co.uk" he thought the sites had the same or similar content,it was then that he said he had gotten his materials into the weinsteins to be looked at,with this in mind i asked for a quick interview to see who he was and what he wanted for Scream 4,hence the first interview,NOBODY said he was special just that at that time out of the Scream sites that were "ACTIVE" mine was more updated than others.so an interview was ok to add to keep it alive so to speak,whether he was a fan or not,its was a time of not alot Scream 4 news and i thought by the way he was talking that the weinsteins were in motion of getting S4 moving off to a start,plus the Weinsteins DID CONTACT Thrillogy saying they have noticed on fansites alot of S4 talk,and gave Thrillogy the job of putting up an official poll to see if more films were wanted,three options were given,one of them being a new trilogy,one being just a fourth film,and i think one being to leave it as 1,2,3.
As for Michael's own section,well it was there for fans off other sites to ask him questions,this happened regular at one point and gave him and the people then what they wanted. At the end of the day everyone has an opinion and you can have yours on Michael and others have theirs. what does annoy me is these IMDB forum users who accused ME of being him,obviously it isnt true and they always ask why the hype for him,in which i reply that im a fan just "at the time" helping out another fan by getting opinons from other Scream fans on his work.. THAT IS ALL... I can put what i feel nescessary on my own site and his stuff is there for people to read and gather their own thoughts.. like you have too.. and HOW can it be a Goldmine??? Interesting,this site doesnt make ANY money whatsoever.. KComm1
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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby wickedscribe » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:30 am

This dude gets his own section and interviews while hundreds of other fanscript writers (many of them better than this effort) languish in comparative obscurity. That makes sense.

I don't believe Weinsteins read his script, NO company reads unsolicited material.

More later, I will post it on my own site out of respect for this one.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Ghostface » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:24 am

i never saw ANY other fan scripts properly... link them,post them....
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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Ghostface » Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:34 am

KComm1 I like the way its mentioned that "Some Scream related Sites" have been talking,Even Clint at Moviehole.net has an article about it,so its not just this site on about him,and also horror-movies.ca published his story too.. so dont all point fingers here.. most of his treatment details links come from horror-movies.ca on the stats, over 400 most months,so fans are obviously interested and hence why his stuff is here.. oh and for the record he has been mentioned on Scream thrillogy a few times,and also i think joblo site..
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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Mr. Ghostface » Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:26 pm

I just think everyone fell for this guys bullshit. Wicked-Scribe is right...big name studios do NOT read unsolicited materials. They just don't. My friend is going to school for screen writing, and I showed him Michael's "treatment" and he laughed his ass off.

Seriously, just google "script treatment". Every site on the net explains that a treatment must be HEAVILY detailed. Like I said above, almost a novelization. Even movies with 80 min runtimes generally have 40-50 page treatments. And don't say that it doesn't matter. Because it does. If your sending a treatment or a script to a major studio, even if you have an agent that can get it to them, they will throw it in the trash if any of it is not properly formatted. And his treatment is formatted like a 7th grader wrote it. Not to mention the fact that its only like 2 pages long.

And don't even get me started on his script.....

Anyways, there's a lot of information out there if you know where to look that proves this guy was full of it and this website simply took a fan script and blew it up and got his name out there on false pretenses.

Sorry but I refuse to sugar coat this anymore. Wicked-scribe said it right... his script was fucking terrible. It was so amateurish. Hank Loomis is the killer? Dude would be like 60 now. And he vanishes at the end....and thats just me laughing at the ending. Sure thats opinion, but come on. I refuse to waste time disseccting a FAN SCRIPT that sucks.

This guy was a liar. He pulled one over everyone with this bullshit. The truth is out there if you know where to look. I just can't believe people are still defending this asshole when it's so obvious now that it was all bullshit.

And to "GHOSTFACE".... what do you mean you never saw any other fan scripts out there? Are you fucking kidding me? I've seen at least 20, and read 5 or 6 of them. And again, like Wicked-scribe said, many of them are far better than Michael T Kennedy's effort.

Oh and to the other Ghostface....the sites you mentioned that "mentioned" his name are all SCOOP sites. Meaning they don't check to see of there's any truth behind what they are scooping. They search for rumors and post them on their site to drive traffic with a great headline, and then a shit story to follow it. Then you never hear about it again. Point being, they likely stumbled across him on this site.

Really? Did no one notice all of the "news" and "updates" and original 'story" that this guys script was being looked at by the weinsteins came directly from Michael himself?
If Michael were to have somehow gotten his script to the studio, it does not mean that anyone actually looked it. Let's look at a direct quote from Michael that he gave out to one of the above mentioned movie SCOOP sites.
On December 13th 2008, Michael T. Kennedy confirmed that his manager is still awaiting a response from the Weinsteins regarding whether or not they will use his script - all that is known at present is that they are still looking over the material.
This statement makes no sense for several reasons. First of all, his agent would be handeling soemthing like this. Not his manager. It doesn't even make sense for him to have a manager cosidering he has practically ZERO cred in the industry. You get an agent to get you started, then when you get huge and the work becomes so much that your unable to handle it all by yourself THEN you hire a manager. Michael having no work and no cred in the industry would not require having a manager. You know how much an average manager costs? Like hundreds of dollars a week. This guy could be rich, Im not pretending to know his income but still.

I know three people who are very high up in the industry. (yeah I know, everyone says that). Well, Im not lying nor exaggerating. I personally know three people who have tons of credits in tons of mainstream films, and who are working constantly on films, and even they do not have a manager. Managers are usually reserved for snobby young brats and the Hollywood elite.

Plus if Michael did have a manager, (or an agent for that matter), they would be the ones making these statements to these websites. Not Michael himself. Hollywood just doesn't work that way.

Also, if the material he sent them was the same stuff as on this site then I can assure you that they wern't looking over it all. I can't stress this enough....unless you are an already established, major hollywood screenwriter, a studio will not even go past page one of anything you send them if they not formatted or written properly. Michaels script and treatment and outlines are all improperly formatted and written. IF, and thats a big if, IF he did manage to get an agent to send his script to that studio (which is highly unlikely), then with him being a no name writer the chances of it actually getting looked at is still slim. And if it did happen to get looked at, as soon as they saw it wasn't formatted properly or that the treatment was under 40 pages....in the trash it would go. And I shit you not.

That would be like if I wrote a script for Beverly Hills Cop 4 and sent it to Paramount and then went around and told a Beverly Hills Cop fansite and movie scoop site that my script was being considered for the movie and that "paramount was looking over the material I sent them". Its bullshit.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Mr. Ghostface » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:33 pm

I only have some uncredited re-writes under my belt right now so a Scream 4 hire would be huge for me. As far as now, my manager and I created a very high concept reality show that 2 major MAJOR production companies are currently close to optioning -
it is a huge concept and will change the face of reality tv. I also created a sitcom pilot for the talented Kathy Griffin which is very Seinfeldesque in its approach. That script, I have to say, is one of the best things I have ever written and is something I am very, very proud of. Just waiting on her critique. I also have a original horror script, called Chasing Fate, making the rounds and hopefully with the Scream 4 exposure it makes it to the top of people's piles. That script is fun and very 70’s as far as setting and tone. Plus it plays out in real time, which is an aspect I have always wanted to see in horror. In addition to these projects I am in consideration for a staff writing job on CBS’s The New Adventures of Old Christine. As you can see I like to branch out my work into several areas.
Come on guys.... where were all the "I smell bullshit" and non believers and bashers when this interview was posted. As soon as Michael said this all his cred went out the window. That paragraph reeks of bullshit. It's typical wannabe hollywood bullshit. They always start off with the truth "well I uh.. I only have a little co-writing work right now...which is uh... uncredited..." and then they follow up with "BUT...I wrote this and write that, and did this and did that, and *insert major Hollywood name or studio* is looking at it, and *blank* is optioning this one.... OH and you know that big huge hit show *blank*, yeah Im possibly gonna be a staff writer on that".

It was all lies and exaggerations. Assuming everything he said was somewhat based on fact.... just because you apply for a writing job on a major tv show, doesn't mean you are "in consideration". When you boil it all down, Hollywood is just like other jobs. Many apply, only the most qualified get hired. And yes I know everyone has to start somewhere, but a major network hit show is not gonna hire a no name newbie writer with ZERO creds to his name. Did he apply for that job? He could of. But so did thoasands of others...

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby ScreamKing » Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:12 pm

Lol okay, he was overhyped we get it. But in all honestly, the people here on this forum, including myself, wanted the script to be posted on here so we could give it a read. I knew it wasn't going to be the real Scream 4, but I was still curious as to what this guy wanted to do with my favourite series.

And, everything he said probably has some truth to it. But again, he over exaggerated with everything. I have had a talent agency request to read my script, and specifically called me asking for it, and yes, I was excited, but since NOTHING came out of it, I will never be excited until I know one of my scripts is in production... or sold, either way, lol.

Michael Kennedy seriously probably was very ignorant to the fact that when a studio says they are "looking" at his stuff, it really means nothing.
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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Mr. Ghostface » Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:04 pm

Im not trying to say that he didnt have the right to put his script out there so fans could read it.

My whole issue with this is that he was obviously lying and exaggerating everything from the beginning. Sadly, this site picked up on it, and created lots of undeserved hype over nothing. And I love all my fellow Scream fans as much as the next, but we all know how some of the younger fans get overly excited about stuff that to others can clearly be seen as bs.

Where are these shows and projects that were "VERY close to production" 2 years ago? I understand that things fall through sometimes. But come on. This ass listed what, like 8 projects? All of which were supposed to be in the final stages of development, production, or optioning. And don't get me started on his genious reality tv show that was gonna get picked up and change reality tv forever.....

Point being, had any of these projects really been that close to being made, one of them would of came to fruition by this point. Its been 2 years and the guy still just has a "co-write" credit on a low budget student film that has been finished for 2 years now and still has yet to see a release.

Look, I don't know this guy. But I do know that what he did was wrong. I mean fuck, I wrote a properly formatted television show pitch a year ago, got it registered with the WGA and copyrighted. Sent it to MTV, Discovery, and any network that would look at it. Did I tell people? Yes I did. But I flat out told them that it really was no big deal because they could all be thrown in the trash. In fact, I told them that was more likely to happen than it actually getting read.

Sorry, I didn't come here to play whistleblower, and I know it seems that way. Like I said, I just grew tired of all the nonsense and attention this guy was getting on here. Not from jealousy. From the simple fact that it was all based on lies and exaggerations. And he knew it the entire time and he did nothing to stop it. It was funny how quickly he shut up after they publicly stated that Kevin as hired as writer and that they never would have done it if he wasn't involved.

See, people were confused the difference between "announced" and "greenlit". Yes, they announced Scream 4 back in 2008. But these days an announcement is little more than an advertising ploy to see how much interest is sparked by the announcement, and it gives them a headstart on getting the cast and crew back. Especially if its a sequel to a long over franchise. Notice how much bs rumors followed that announcement. Every other day there was something else and the weinsteins would come out and deney it. Like it was a remake and stuff. They even stated numerous times that "although we have announced Scream 4, it's no closer to being made than it was before we announced it".

They wanted Kevin since day 1. And they knew they could get him in time. As soon as kevin said yes in 2009, the project was officially greenlit, meaning it was a go for sure. It was seriously hilarious to me when after it was made official that Kevin Williamson was hired to write S4, as well as S5 and S6, that Michael was still all like "well I'll let you guys read it as soon as Kevin is done and the weinsteins approve his first draft".ARE YOU KIDDING ME?? Even if he had a chance it was over. That was him realizing he had been busted in his lies and bullshit and was trying to slowly worm his way out of it.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby ruive05 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:18 pm

Dude you should really write shorter posts..

Don't care if the guy was fake or not, it was entertainig reading his stuff. For the most part I didn't enjoy it, but even if he was just a fan fooling us it was still fun.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby Mr. Ghostface » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:50 pm

I agree and disagree. On one hand, yes I should write shorter posts. On the other hand, if you feel they are too long then don't read them.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby ruive05 » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:53 pm

Mr. Ghostface wrote:I agree and disagree. On one hand, yes I should write shorter posts. On the other hand, if you feel they are too long then don't read them.
Oh, I read your first post - then gave up.

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Re: The Truth about Michael T. Kennedy.

Postby wickedscribe » Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:14 pm

I love the prevailing attitude on the net that everything has to be short and quick, in and out like fast food. No wonder it's so easy for people to be gamed by no-hit-wonders like Michael T. Kennedy. Attention spans - widen them and receive the full benefits!


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