I wouldn't call myself a film market pro, but I did kind of feel like one.
Four years ago I jumped in the deep end and nervously attended American Film Market, the world's largest film market for buying and selling independently-produced films. This year, I returned still humble, but more confident and capable. I worked the temporary offices of the market, I dispensed advice to first-timers and briefly had screenwriters lining up to tell me about their scripts.
I've been to Los Angeles before, but mostly as a tourist.
This time: I was a filmmaker.
With Los Angeles native Damen Quincy Hayes navigating and pointing out sights of personal history along the way, we spent a week first producing a mid-project teaser of our documentary "Do the Dance" with our editor Edo Brizio and then meeting a major distribution company.
I had concerns about stacking the meeting so close to the editing, but we decided this would be more efficient and
Team 'Do the Dance' is happy to announce we're headed to Los Angeles in mid-July for a meeting with a distribution company.
We know its just a meeting, but its proof we're on the right track with our project. Our task now -- turn one meeting into five.
We won't say the company's name but we are very excited. The goal isn't to sell the project, but to show industry players where we're at an establish relationships.
We're also working to secure A-list talent to be face and