|From:||Gini Graham S.|
|Sent on:||Wednesday, April 9, 2014 1:24 PM|
I’m sending this update to everyone I’ve met at events for the business and film communities and my Meetup groups.
First, I’m delighted to announce that The Suicide Party: Project O story has really hit a nerve with top crew and actors in L.A. now that inequality has become the key issue of our times and the film deals with this issue. Though it’s a low budget film, Director, Jack Skyyler, has brought in three lead actors Glynn Praesel, Tom Malloy, and Brandon Gibson who have over 30 feature film credits among them. They are now planning to film in July and are lining up distributors. We have a third of the $75,000 budget and are raising the rest through contributions and a few investors.
There is a recently launched campaign where you can see details at http://www.gofundme.com/suicide-party, and a new crowdfunding site for films only www.filmlaunchr.com has selected the Suicide Party as a staff pick. You can join the party for as little as $5 or $10 as a fan or contributor, with all kinds of perks, including parties, premieres, roles in the film, dinners with the lead actors and director, and information on setting up your own successful crowdfunding campaign to get money for your own films. There is also a campaign geared for investors in Suicide Party who will get back 100% plus 20% out of the first moneys received and then share in the proceeds with the producers, with an introduction to this at http://suicideparty.dearskyyler.com.
The short for the film has been selected for three film festivals – the Scary Cow Film Festival at the Castro last November, the Oakland Film Festival which just showed it on April 4, and at the NorCal Film Festival, a global online festival where you can see it online on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at www.myTV26.org. The full airing schedule is posted on our website, www.norcalfilmfest.net. You can see a short video and trailer at www.gofundme.com/suicide-party, along with a description of the basic story, which deals with inequality and economic suicide, as it tells the story of a man about to lose his house, who decides to have a suicide party with the help of his friends who are struggling too. If he raises enough to save his house and get back on his feet he’ll live; if not he’ll end it all, which leads to a media frenzy and unexpected results.
Secondly, I wanted to announce the launch of the Publishing Connection, which is an offshoot of a company I started 11 years ago in Oakland as Publishers and Agents, which connects writers to publishers, agents, and the film industry. It was featured in the Wall Street Journal and Contra Costa Times. A little over 5 years ago, I sold the company to new owners, and now I am a partner in a new company, which is continuing this company. You can see the new website at www.thepublishingconnection.com.
The company sends out personalized email queries to selected individuals in a targeted industry, such as the film industry, publishing, the media, or the venture capital/angel investor community. So if you or anyone you know has an interest in finding a producer, agent, or manager for a script writing, distributor for a film, editor or agent for a book, or doing promotion for a film or book, this new company can help. I am continuing to work with them as a writer and consultant. Also, in announcing their launch, they are offering a 10% referral fee and a 10% discount to new clients through April 15, though queries can be sent out after that. You can reach them at [address removed]
If you need help with writing books, scripts, articles, blogs, PR materials, you can see my website for this at www.changemakerspublishingandwriting.com.So that’s it for now. More in a few more weeks
Gini Graham Scott