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Audience Building (Again)

I’ve pondered this outloud on a few occasions (here, here, here and here) for our loyal followers, and my own benefit, but the task ahead of us at Colony Bay will be to

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Story-boarding Courage

Getting Story Boards Ready for Episode 2 -- The Sons of Liberty

Frame by Frame

We’re heading down the stretch to principle photography for  episode 2 of Courage, New Hampshire — “The Sons of Liberty.” Yesterday, we spent the better part of the day story-boarding the first week of shooting and it reminds me of a confession a big studio director once made about a major Pixar animation film.   He said they spent five years storyboarding.  Five years.

I’ve talked to a lot of folks about this process and I guess it goes all over the board. Continue Reading »

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Starring Scarlett something or other…

I talked to a guy in Michigan yesterday who was so excited about selling our movie, he wants to take it out and sell it to his church, his school, and even his neighborhood. He bought 30 copies of the DVD in our July deal, (a case of 30 for $99).

He did not, however, start out that passionate. “When I first looked at the DVD case,” he said, “I thought ‘bunch of guys running around in funny clothes and talking about history.’”

He went on: “I didn’t expect too much, but then I started watching and there were scenes that reached in and socked me right in the gut, that touched me. Continue Reading »

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A Year Making It, A Year Yelling About It

Yesterday (and this morning) have been sort of hopping on the distribution front.

  • We have a European network interested.  (They all speak English over there, unlike here in the states)
  • Ben Shapiro, the guy who was the youngest syndicated columnist in America at age 16 and who graduated from Harvard Law at 23 years old, has agreed to take a look.  (Yes!)
  • The producers of Glen Beck’s new web show sent us a list of questions about the show, including price. Continue Reading »
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Thinking Outloud about Distribution Again

Next week, we’ll have a few meetings with “channel” distributors so I’m just writing this all down to see if I understand it: 

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Distribution

What a week — lots of DVDs loaded up in big postal containers, a media storm from both friendly and hostile voices, and a lot of talk, by everyone about something called “distribution.”

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Salesmen in Black French Berets
(Distribution is Art)

I have a humiliating confession to make.  I actually allowed myself to watch the first twenty minutes of

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