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Thursday, October 27, 2011

In the Meantime...

So, I’m currently between projects. Monsters in the Woods is about to be released. Should’ve Put a Ring on it came out last month. I’m now faced with the question, “What do I do next.”  It’s funny, I’ve completed several features and every time I think the same thing. That right after I complete this one, someone (a producer, production company, financier) will find me and want to make another project. You’d think after all this time I’d learn that it’s just not how it works. Moviemaking is like any other vocation; 9 times outta 10 you have to seek work out. Nobody is going to hand you anything. By sheer force of will I’ve hit the pavement and made every other project I’ve ever developed come into being. Why should things be any different now? Well, they’re not. No producer is going to find me. I have to go out and find them. Nobody is magically going to appear with money to finance my next project. I have to find the money. The only thing different now is I’m looking for more money. I’ve reached a point where I feel it necessary for me creatively and financially to up the budget level I’m working at.

So now what? Well, I’ve got 10 finished scripts. So pick one and go shop it? Not so fast. 1st step, story is key. Are they all as strong as they could be? Maybe. But 1st I’m going to spend a few months going through all 10 to make sure. In the past, I’ve rushed into productions with scripts not being 100 percent. I’m not going to make that mistake ever again. It’s just when an opportunity presented itself I’ve always felt it stupid to turn it down. Well, now I’m going to dive into all my material and make sure that when I do get the opportunity to make another flick that it’s 100 percent ready to shoot.

Then what? Well then it’s back to hitting the pavement and scaring up some funding.

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