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.
Sometimes I feel like I'm walking a tightrope, other times it feels like I'm looking for the end of the corn maze while trying to muzzle the panic. It's been more than four months since I was jettisoned by The Sacramento Bee as a cost-saving measure. While it's given me the time and freedom to devote myself full-time towards producing my feature-length documentary film "Do the Dance," I'd be lying if didn't admit to experiencing fear along the way. But fear is a good thing. F
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
Concluding a grueling 48-hour race to finish, the Perpetual F film team turned in their 6-minute short film ‘Grand Forks’ Sunday night.
The project is one of more than a dozen that were shot and edited in between Friday and Sunday evenings as part of the Sacramento International Film Festival’s 48-hour film challenge.
The projects will screen at the festival on April 23.
‘Grand Forks’ is a creative adaptation of real event from the early 1970s. In the film, downtown Colfa