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Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,733
Posted By Taormina
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 11-01-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 23,184
Posted By Taormina
Re: Open Query letters to Michael B

TRANSCENDENCE:



A man accidentally thrust back in time to just before the death of his family must navigate two timelines and avoid his pursuers - in order to save them.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-27-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,387
Posted By Taormina
Re: Conundrum

Always go for the money. It gives you the freedom and credibility to do the things you really want to do.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 10-11-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,580
Posted By Taormina
Re: When an indie film sells....

The producer is supposed to preserve it for you. Having done several of these deals, I can tell you that seeing a back end is unlikely unless you stare at yourself naked in the mirror :bounce:

This...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-29-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,303
Posted By Taormina
finance an independent film?

What makes you think all indie features have a big premiere? That couldn't be further from the truth.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-28-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,593
Posted By Taormina
Re: Ad on Craig's List

Exactly. And the lie they tell is one that you don't have a hope in hell of ever being able to verify, so you're SOL in any case.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-28-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,593
Posted By Taormina
Re: Ad on Craig's List

I would think that would put the onus on the writer to ask the manager to define "industry" and define "market".

A single e-mail to one of his friends might fulfill this purpose. This is why people...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,593
Posted By Taormina
Re: Ad on Craig's List

There is nothing illegal about him requesting your script for a fee. Unethical, yes, but illegal, no.
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-28-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,089
Posted By Taormina
Re: Manager wants to meet, already repped

It never hurts to listen to someone else. I was a broker for ten years. In my field, I was in the top 5% of salesmen in the world. How this applies to your story is that I got that way by hearing...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 09-24-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 35,427
Posted By Taormina
Re: Marvin Acuna and Business of show institute?

Your podcast is free too. Thanks for that!
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-13-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,538
Posted By Taormina
Re: Trying to elicit interest through promo posters

I'm going with Goldmund on this one. You need to be more than a "one note charlie" here. Go write something else and query people via e-mail. It should not cost you more than your time, a computer,...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-09-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By Taormina
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-09-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By Taormina
Re: Will my indie feature help or hurt my chances of getting new script read?

Well if you put it that way, no. Still I have nothing to compare it to. No one has ever helped me forward in this industry. I have done everything myself. If I had to pick who my biggest benefactors...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-09-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By Taormina
Re: Will my indie feature help or hurt my chances of getting new script read?

Sure, but when passing on "people with deals on the table" as you've stated, you're going against the grain a little bit, aren't you?. The ultimate test of survivability in Hollywood is bankability....
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By Taormina
Re: Will my indie feature help or hurt my chances of getting new script read?

I contacted them, showed them what I had done. The word had already spread about my picture and it was a slam dunk. These are DTV pictures, no bones about them. We all have to start somewhere.

But...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-06-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,142
Posted By Taormina
Re: Will my indie feature help or hurt my chances of getting new script read?

True story:

I'm a twice produced writer director. First movie, I wrote and directed (and most everything else), and it got worldwide distro and sold very well even though it wasn't that great of a...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 09-05-2012, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
No
Views: 2,353
Posted By Taormina
Re: No

NO.
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 08-17-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By Taormina
Re: Casting for your script

Remember, casting your film doesn't always mean picking the person who's right for the role based on creative concerns. Many times, an actor with proven bankability and sales record is chosen rather...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 171,949
Posted By Taormina
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,512
Posted By Taormina
Re: Manager/Producer

As an experienced producer myself, remember there are only THREE things a true producer brings to a production:

1. Money
2. Attached Talent
3. Distribution

On any given day, a producer will usually...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-10-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 171,949
Posted By Taormina
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 08-09-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 171,949
Posted By Taormina
Re: Question for Michaelb (clients productivity)

Okay way off the normal beaten path, Michael, but that's where my career is. I'm a writer director with a couple good sized features under my belt and a nice multi picture video deal at one of the...
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 07-12-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By Taormina
Re: Best place to find film budgets?

Ha! You can't even get this information reliably when you MADE THE MOVIE - what makes you think you can get it on a non pay website? This is why filmmakers are constantly auditing distributor...
Forum: Agents, Lawyers & Managers 06-26-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 659
Views: 171,949
Posted By Taormina
Re: Question for Michaelb (clients productivity)

Roman Polanski isn't allowed to work here anymore:D:D
Forum: Business Questions and Advice 06-20-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,225
Posted By Taormina
Re: How do film tax credits work?

It's not that difficult. The basic premise of a tax credit is to return a certain portion of the film's spend back to the filmmaker as a "credit". Follow me on this one for a minute....

1. Most...
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