Executive Summary

Pass/Consider/Recommend/Highly Recommend


Explanation: The 'Community' screenplay presents a promising premise with strong character introductions, witty dialogue, and a compelling character arc for the lead. However, the script would benefit from a more defined central conflict, improved pacing, and further development of certain characters and plotlines.

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USP: The Unique Selling Proposition (USP) of this script is its ability to combine humor, satire, and witty dialogue to comment on stereotypes and expectations within a community college setting. The script introduces a diverse group of characters and explores their conflicts, personal struggles, and growth. It tackles sensitive topics with a lighthearted tone, making it compelling and relatable to its target audience. The innovative storytelling techniques, such as the use of a study group as a plot device, add to the script's uniqueness and make it stand out from others in its genre. Overall, this script offers a fresh and entertaining perspective on college life and the complexities of human relationships.

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Setting: Contemporary, Greendale Community College

Overview: The screenplay shows strong potential with well-developed characters, witty dialogue, and themes of personal growth. However, there are opportunities to deepen emotional complexity, enhance visual imagery, and strengthen the central conflict.

Themes: Identity and Self-Discovery, Friendship and Community, Honesty and Integrity, Acceptance and Forgiveness, Personal Growth and Transformation

Conflict and Stakes: The primary conflicts in this story include Jeff's struggle to find purpose and redemption, the tensions and dynamics within the study group, and the challenges of navigating college life. The stakes involve Jeff's personal growth, the success of the study group, and the pursuit of their individual goals and dreams.

Overall Mood: Comedic and lighthearted with moments of emotional depth

Mood/Tone at Key Scenes:

  • Scene 1: The opening scene with Dean Pelton's failed speech sets a comedic and chaotic tone.
  • Scene 15: The scene where Jeff confesses his true motives for forming the study group has a more introspective and vulnerable tone.

Standout Features:

  • Ensemble Cast: The show features a diverse and talented ensemble cast, each bringing their unique comedic and dramatic skills to the table.
  • Meta-Humor : The show often breaks the fourth wall and parodies various genres and tropes, appealing to viewers who appreciate self-aware and clever storytelling.
  • Community College Setting : The setting of a community college provides a unique backdrop for the story, allowing for exploration of themes such as second chances, personal growth, and the value of education.

Comparable Scripts:

  • Community (TV Show)
  • The Breakfast Club (Movie)
  • The Office (TV Show)
  • Parks and Recreation (TV Show)
  • The Big Bang Theory (TV Show)
Market Analysis

Budget Estimate:$10-15 million

Target Audience Demographics: Young adults aged 18-34, fans of comedy and ensemble casts

Marketability: The show has a dedicated fan base and has gained a cult following over the years. It has the potential to attract a wide audience and generate buzz through its unique blend of comedy, drama, and meta-humor.

The show has a diverse cast and explores compelling themes such as friendship, personal growth, and the value of education. It has the potential to resonate with a wide range of viewers and generate positive word-of-mouth.

The show has received critical acclaim for its clever writing, memorable characters, and meta-commentary on pop culture and television tropes. It has the potential to attract viewers who appreciate smart and self-aware storytelling.

Profit Potential: Moderate to high, as the show has a dedicated fan base and potential for syndication and streaming deals. It also has the potential to attract award nominations and generate revenue through merchandise and licensing.

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Writer's Voice

Summary:The writer's voice is characterized by wit, humor, and sarcasm. They excel at crafting witty and sarcastic dialogue that reveals the personalities of the characters. The narrative description is concise and focuses on character actions and reactions. The writer's voice adds humor and creates a lighthearted atmosphere throughout the screenplay.

Best representation: Scene 4 - Tension and Conflicts Emerge in the Study Group. This scene could serve as the encapsulation of the writer's unique voice in the screenplay because it showcases the writer's ability to create humorous and absurd situations, as well as explore philosophical ideas through witty dialogue. The characters' actions and interactions reflect the writer's distinct style and voice.

Memorable Lines:

  • Jeff: You just stopped being a study group. You have now become something unstoppable. I hereby pronounce you a community. (Scene 7)
  • Abed: I'm only half Arabic, actually, my Dad is Palestinian, I mean, he's a U.S. Citizen and he's not a threat to national security or anything, a lot of people want to know that after they meet him, because he has an angry energy, but not like angry at America, just angry at my Mom for leaving him, although she did leave because he was angry, and he was angry because she was American. My name's Abed, by the way. (Scene 1)
  • Britta: Yeah, just don't hit on me, okay? (Scene 2)
  • DUNCAN: Come on, you're never going to stop taking the easy way out. I'll be helping you for four years. You want to get a degree while taking naps? I want leather seats with built-in ball warmers. Offer expires in ten seconds. (Scene 6)
  • Annie: Being younger doesn't make me inferior, if anything, your age indicates you've made bad life decisions. (Scene 5)

Writing Style:

The writing style of the screenplay is characterized by witty and sarcastic dialogue, humor, and a focus on character dynamics and relationships. There is also a tendency to blend humor with emotional depth in character interactions.

Style Similarities:

  • Dan Harmon
  • Tina Fey
Other Similarities: The screenplay also features elements of Aaron Sorkin's fast-paced dialogue and Quentin Tarantino's back-and-forth banter between characters. Additionally, there is a recurring theme of relatable college settings throughout the scenes.
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