It happens in Hollywood pitch meetings all the time. A writer, desperate for work, tries to sell his next script.
Writer: It’s sort of like Die Hard meets Avatar with a When Harry Met Sally vibe.
Studio Executive: Um, no. Anything else?
Writer: Well, um. Yeah, how about this… the story of a young witch who goes off to teach in one of the most dangerous schools in the world.
Studio Executive: Hmm… interesting…. I can see it now.
I don’t know about you, but I’d pay to see that one!