The Last Theorem

The Holy Grail of Mathematics I have discovered a truly marvelous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.

Presented by:
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Neeraj Bangalorekar (6) Priyanka Aggarwal (44) Kiran Kumar Karrotu (52) Govind Daga (58) Vishwa Rajath (59)

The Book ‡ With the back drop as Pierre de Fermat s theorem. . ‡ Received rave reviews and was a best seller. it speaks about the best mathematicians throughout the last two millennia. ‡ Simple and easy to understand and comprehend.

fatal duels.Reviews "To read it [Fermat's Last Theorem] is to realise that there is a world of beauty and intellectual challenge that is denied to 99. crushed hopes.9 per cent of us who are not high-level mathematicians. Singh deserves congratulation. For opening the window to that world even partially. -The Wall Street Journal ." -The Times It is hard to imagine a more informative or gripping account of this centuries-long drama of ingenious failures. and suicides.

‡ Incite interest for mathematics in young generation. .Why This Book? ‡ Make people aware about the history behind mathematicians and their dedication.

‡ Built on original interviews and tapes collected by the author. ‡ Developed with inputs from the author. .Metamorphosis ‡ Screenplay by Nick Hornby. Simon Singh.

Gauss and other mathematicians. ± Flashback glimpses of Fermat. still inter woven by strings of the unfinished theorem . ‡ The mathematicians. . generations apart.Metamorphosis ‡ Two plots running simultaneously ± Andrew Wiles trying to prove the theorem.

From Book to Movie ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The passion The uncertainty The dedication The sacrifices The seclusion The struggle The controversy The glory and the rest .

It s Trivial .

.5 million. Nick Hornby Cost: $ 1 million + 2% of gross profit. ‡ Screenplay: Completed.The Real Deal ‡ Story Rights: Legal rights obtained from publishing house and author Cost: $1.

‡ Design: ± Location manager ± Production designer Approximation: $1.The Real Deal ‡ Direction: ± Director ± Assistant Director ± Art Director Approximation: $2.5 million. .25 million.

5-10 million. .The Real Deal ‡ Budgeting: ± Production accountant ± Schedule Approximation: $2.5 million. ‡ Cast: ± An established actor ± Cast from The Big Bang Theory ± Stage actors Approximation: $7.

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Make-up artists.000.000. . Approximation of $750. ± Sets: Colleges in America.The Real Deal ‡ Production costs: ± Wardrobe and Makeup: $4 Million. hairdresser and others. ± Transportation: $500. Europe during their breaks and sets whenever necessary. Light men.000. ± Director of photography: $250. ± Crew members: Spot boys. $1 Million.

) ± ± ± ± ± ± ± Camera Films and Tapes Other Equipments Consultant and Advisor Legal Help Visual Effects & Animation Music & Sound:     Director Scorer and mixer ADR supervisor and recordist Sound effects editor Approximation: $5. .25 million.The Real Deal ‡ Production costs(Contd.

Non-linear editing. ± Dubbing. Picture editing.The Real Deal ‡ Post production costs: ± Editing: Sound editing. . ± Promotion costs ± Publicity ± Public performance rights Approximation: $6 million.

.Total Investments ‡ Total investments of $34 Million .$38 Million. ‡ Investor already in: Dimension Films. ‡ 2-3 financers.

is the project appealing? .Why ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ the budget justified? it reasonable? .will it be profitable? .

Distribution ‡ Partner with a giant that has good cinema reach. . ‡ To figure out a partner for DVD and Blue-Ray release around Christmas of 2012. ‡ To reach to approximately 2200-2500 theaters in the US and around 1000 others worldwide.

‡ Wide audience. . ‡ Credible and reputed technicians and crew.Feasibility ‡ Quicker returns.

‡ Importance of education. . ‡ Star cast.Feasibility ‡ Backing of Mathematics Departments at Princeton and other universities.

‡ Genre stands out compared to other run of the mill movies. ‡ To be associated with a movie that the crew believes may win Awards! .Feasibility ‡ Make the book reach out to people.

you find the light switch. they are the culmination of. and couldn t exist without. Finally.You enter the first room of the mansion and it s completely dark. You can see exactly where you were. the many months of stumbling around in the dark that precede them. So each of these breakthroughs. you turn it on. and suddenly it s all illuminated. . sometimes over a period of a day or two. You stumble around bumping into the furniture but gradually you learn where each piece of furniture is. while sometimes they re momentary. after six months or so. Then you move into the next room and spend another six months in the dark.