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smaller screening; pitches; networking [actors welcome!]

  • Jan 9, 2014 · 8:00 PM
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Last night's screening went well, we hit critical mass of more than 30 people again, which is helpful for all sorts of things, mainly networking. The films were good, the people were good, folks seemed happy, so thanks to all for that.

There a lot of new people, and came-back-to-the-meeting members who are keen to do projects, so I suggest the following... we do a mini-screening this coming meeting, 'cause that is fun, and my usb key Got Eat so i didn't even get to screen myself, ha! and then we do pitches, which were once explained to me as what you say if you walked off an elevator to stand facing a producer from a foreign country who carries a loaded gun and wants an immediate explanation of your reason for being there on that floor. If you can coherently give a speech before the door closes, you won't get shot through the door after it closes again. This actually is a subspecies of pitch known as The Elevator Speech. You get more than that, 5 minutes or more, and please think to bring support materials... a trailer or footage if you have done some, a bit of script for a cold reading, etc. Anything goes. 

Don't worry, you won't be asked to give a pitch, but it is really good to think of this as a chance to stand up and meet people by telling them that you want to meet them by working with them,... give your project a chance to develop unexpectedly, that is definitely what will happen.

And then after, during, or before, networking.

Btw, if you are going to bring something to screen... do not bring an f-ing harddrive, rtfm my friends [read the f-ing manual] and bring it on a usb stick. NOONE did last night. Except me, and I got punished for it, even. 

If you want to demo using stills, best to bring a laptop.

cu then, have a good holiday, don't forget to chew adequately before swallowing, this is a dangerous season for alimentary accidents,

David

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  • Mimi

    P.S. Please visit and "like" our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecocodocumentaryproject
    Thanks,
    Mimi

    January 11, 2014

  • Mimi

    Thank you David for organizing this group and the meetings! It's nice to see new & not so new faces (I don't like the world "old" ;-). I met some great people last night and look forward to the next meeting!

    Anyone with interest/info/contacts re: my project about Coco Ramazani, a war rape survivor from the Congo, please call/SMS or send me a note through my meetup profile or to: [masked]. FYI, the book is "Tell This to My Mother", by Joseph Mwantuali and will hopefully be published in French soon...
    Happy New Year to All!
    Mimi Makward[masked]

    1 · January 11, 2014

  • Thomas W. G.

    Erwin, Please contact me by email: [masked]

    January 10, 2014

  • Muhammad C.

    Script Supervisor (aka Continuity Supervisor) was the title I was looking for last night, David. :-P

    1 · January 10, 2014

  • Dheeraj R.

    That was really interesting, meeting some other filmmakers and sharing ideas, was really good.

    January 10, 2014

    • Mimi

      Hi Dheeraj, I enjoyed the trailer and speaking with you afterwards. Keep in touch! Mimi

      January 10, 2014

    • Dheeraj R.

      Sure MIMI, that was pleasure. Soon i'll be able to finis writing the subtitle and will try to contact you for re-correcting the subtitle. There is my email [masked]

      January 10, 2014

  • Steffen

    Looking fwd to see you guys again :)

    January 8, 2014

    • Mimi

      Steffen, try pap.fr & all the best, Mimi

      January 10, 2014

  • Thomas W. G.

    Good meeting. Seeing old faces and new ones. Building a network. I'll probably get some offers in working with two other members. Short, doable projects - they all add up.

    January 10, 2014

  • Sev

    On my way

    January 9, 2014

    • Sev

      So hard to park the car in this area

      January 9, 2014

  • Muhammad C.

    Sitting inside in the corner with a Guinness. Was told top part is closed.

    January 9, 2014

  • Dheeraj R.

    Standing in front of the Kitty O'shea, wearing black jacket, hanging a blue bag :)

    January 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, don't finish work until late, so should be there around 1945. Hope this isn't a problem :)

    January 9, 2014

  • Jovan J.

    I'm down with the flu. Sorry I can't make it.

    January 9, 2014

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