Pre-Production: Key talent and film crew being hired; budgeting, preparing and planning of production schedule; approving final shooting script. Approved for California Tax Credit program as a result assumed to be moving forward towards production.
The unlikely collaboration between two maverick outsiders - controversial director Russ Meyer and his fledgling screenwriter Roger Ebert - who stormed the gates of Hollywood and forever changed the course of motion picture history. more
Set in the late 1960s when cheap counterculture films are minting money, struggling studio 20th Century Fox gives soft-core pulp director Russ Meyers the opportunity to direct "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls" because his profit margins are so high and his costs are miniscule. Meyer agrees to take on "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls" on the condition that the script is written by film critic Roger Ebert, who had written one of the few positive reviews Meyer had ever received. Meyers and Ebert struggle with the studio's board of directors and the ratings board, but despite being the rare major studio release with an X rating, they are vindicated when "Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls" is released in 1970 to big box office.
modified plot formulation from deadline.com