Sorry it's been a couple of months since we had an event. I've been recovering from surgery, then recovering from the downtime associated with my recovery.
And, most of my best advice at the moment is on the first page of the FilmFundingClub.com site. If you download the ebooks and watch the video, you learn how to produce and market a film pretty effectively. Also, if you have a film to market, I heartily recommend you check out interviewguests.com. These folks are a PR agency that can get you on Radio stations across the US. You pay only when they book you on a show, and you pay as little as $100 per show.
If you really need one-on-one advice about your particular project, just follow the Business Plan & Project Advice instructions on the site for emailing me a question or setting up a conference call. I look forward to being of service.
Now, about this event . . .
Poetry in Motion is a very long-running Salon for writers, poets and musicians on the west side. It is the brain child of Producer Eve Brandstein . . . It is a great place to network with people in the industry and it is quite inspirational in the sense that it makes you remember why the heck you ever wanted to do film in the first place. Its because you like cool people and great art.
I'm going to this event because I go to all the Poetry in Motion events I can. (I also go to Vicki Abelson's Women Who Write -- which isn't all women and they don't all write -- this month's guest is Carl Reiner (yes the real Carl Reiner)). Go to VickiAbelson.com to learn more about them.
This week's Poetry in Motion guests include Ben Weiner, Suzanne Lummis, Peggy Dorreer, Tina Dupuy, Todd Waring and features the very talented, wry and wonderful singer/songwriter Eric Schwartz.
Here's a link to the Christmas Video Eric and I produced last December:
And the great song: The Better Man
Director/Producer Eve Brandstein, one of Hollywood’s most prolific creative professionals, has made contributions to nearly every facet of the entertainment industry. She has been a major studio executive, producer, director, writer/creator, casting director, talent manager and author.
Brandstein was casting executive for Norman Lear’s production companies after directing New York theater; Manhattan Theater Club, Provincetown Playhouse, Hudson Theater Guild, etc. and in Los Angeles as a resident of the LA Public Theater at the Coronet Theater. She made her debut as a filmmaker at AFI as part of the prestigious Directing Women’s Workshop.
Eve is also a psychotherapist, educator and a published author, poet and curator of the long running Poetry In Motion L.A. In 2011 she returned to her original creative home of the theater for the Jewish Women’s Theater production of “Stories From the Fringe" and this past summer the original premiere, “Revisiting Wildfire” at the Odyssey Theater, which will be opening in June at the Arclight Theater in NY.
The cost is $10 at the door. There is no way to reserve your seat so come early.
Review the image below for full details.
See you there :)
RSVP here to let other group members know you are coming. I will be there and I look forward to seeing those of you who can attend as well.