Copywriter's Novel to Become Hollywood Movie


EMI Strategic Marketing Creative Director Rob Vlock recently sold a novel manuscript which will become the Sony Pictures Entertainment film Off Strategy. The romantic comedy focuses on the story of a copywriter who falls for a women who turns out to be the same woman with whom he already has an acrimonious phone relationship.

There's been plenty of movies, not to mention AMC's Mad Men, that do center in one way or another on advertising but it's nice to one actually written by a person who actually knows what he's talking about. Whether or not the film will actually get made or how badly Vlock's script will be re-written by Hollywood hacks is subject for a different discussion.

Congrats, Rob. Here's hoping the film gets made the way you envisioned it. Maybe this time around, Hollywood will get it right.

by Steve Hall    Oct-22-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Publishing   

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this sounds like "You've Got Mail," but over the phone.

Posted by: ben on October 22, 2007 3:53 PM

Sounds like "Pillow Talk," anyone? The film that started the Doris Day/Rock Hudson series. Parodied in "Down with Love."

Posted by: Jenny Lens on October 22, 2007 4:08 PM

how bout "Derailed" with Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston? Never saw the movie but it was based on a book by an Adman, James Siegel at BBDO. Good book.

Posted by: jay on October 25, 2007 4:58 PM