Arnold, I "feel" you. I suggest that you invite your creditors
in and find out if any of them is an agent or producer -- which could definitely
be the case if your domicile happened to be in the greater Los Angeles area
because everybody in LA has a "B" job that has something to do with
the entertainment field. My mailman is really a screenwriter; the
newspaper delivery man is really a dancer; a waiter I know is really an actor
(who has played waiters in some wonderful restaurant scenes), so why couldn't a
creditor in tinsel town really be something else, too? If one of the
creditors at your door happened to be a producer, he could even option your
script for a dollar, promise you backend money, not pay it to you, and you could
eventually sue him and, one day, be at his
door (allegorically speaking,
But, alas, being that you're in Montana, chances are that those creditors at
your door are actual, bona fide creditors without jobs or aspirations in the
entertainment field. You could show them your screenplay to see if any of
them is interested in investing in your project. You never know when
you're going to find a creditor in Montana who has always had a hankering to get
involved in show biz. Maybe you could create a cartel of them, each of
them investing part of the nut necessary to produce your script. You could
start a company, "Creditors Cartel." That would definitely be
turning lemons into lemonade. Or demands for payment into payment.
Something like that.
Or... you could humbly and simply mention that you're glad they (the
creditors) have arrived because they've saved you stamps and/or some phone calls
since you want to borrow $5,000,000 to produce your screenplay, yourself.
I'm sure they'll love the idea.