http://cdn.itvs.org/off_the_charts-background.jpg
  • Song-Poem writer Gary Forney

    Song-Poem writer Gary Forney

    http://cdn.itvs.org/off_the_charts-01.jpg

The Film

Off the Charts is a fascinating, hilarious, and at times unsettling film that explores the strange underworld of the song-poem industry. In this little known subculture, "ordinary people" respond to come-on ads in the back pages of magazines ("Send in Your Lyrics—Make $50,000 in Royalties!"), mailing in their heartfelt but often bizarre poems to music industry companies that, for cash, set those poems to music.

The Filmmaker

  1. Jamie MeltzerProducer