PODCAST: Spec Script Snow White and the Huntsman Sells for Mega Bucks

When little known screenwriter Evan Daugherty came up with the idea to tell the story of Snow White from the Huntsman’s point of view, he had no idea that a few years later he’d be sitting at Roth Films in Santa Monica on the other end of a deal worth $3.2 million.
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Palak Patel

Palak Patel recently produced Alice In Wonderland and Knight And Day at Roth Films and is in preproduction on a "Wizard of Oz" prequel.

When little known screenwriter Evan Daugherty came up with the idea to tell the story of Snow White from the Huntsman’s point of view, he had no idea that a few years later he’d be sitting at Roth Films in Santa Monica on the other end of a deal worth $3.2 million. The story of how Daugherty got his spec script into the hands of producer Palak Patel, who helped develop the script into a four quadrant tenpole movie and sparked a bidding war with the studios, became one of the most lucrative spec sales in recent history. Script sat down with the screenwriter and producer to hear how they made it happen in a marketplace that seems impossible.

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