partner of David Geffen who cashed out on the sale of Geffen Records
for millions and son of Disney CEO Michael Eisner, recently sold
his spec script “Of God and Country Club” to Columbia Pictures
for over $1 million.
Eisner wrote the film under a pseudonym,
fearing his past as an executive would taint his chances of being
taken seriously. The reaction to the script was enthusiastic.
The script centers around a tough
rapper who loves to play golf and seeks admission to Hampton’s
Country Club. When the rapper’s agents try to what he does for
a living (rap) and his serious side (business) separate, "comedic
This happened to Master P, who
tried to join an exclusive, mostly white country club, only to
be turned down for membership, even though he is worth as much,
if not more than any of the other members.
Using film as a medium to endorse
or promote such stereotypes shouldn’t be tolerated. The fact that
this script sold for such a high price shows the bankability of
Hip-Hop, but also shows the side of Hollywood that is interested
in making light of and profiting off of serious issues.