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Sorority Row Vampires

Yes, my first project – while still developing Furies.

Website up, kinda.   http://sororityrowvampires.com/

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The Furies – shameless self promotion

The movie I'm directing

The movie I’m directing

I’m already breaking a New Year’s resolution, but heck with it! (It was only one shameless self-promo a week…)

If you haven’t already, go like The Furies’ facebook page.

Then check out the Furies’ website and learn all about us. See the trailer. Read the treatment, get excited and follow our path to success!

It’s the movie I’m pulling together out here in Sunny Southern California. It’s the reason I’m out here and not freezing my tail off in Texas right now.  Instead I’m freezing my tail off in San Diego, but that’s another post.

So my new resolution is to use social media to get some buzz generated about this project.

So share and like and I’ll keep this up until I get my way!

And have a safe and happy new year!

 

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Skinny Lori Fans! News!

Important news for Collectors here!

I’m selling off the original images!  Contact me for more info.

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Movie Business

(X-posted to Roomies-themovie.com)

Dave here.

As a Producer, one of my main jobs is to prepare the financial plan for this movie.  Part of this is obtaining detailed information about other movies that are similar.

The problem I’m facing is that Roomies is fairly unique.  There isn’t a whole lot of movies like this one to create a decent “Successful Films Chart”.

Some comedies break out and hit huge numbers at the box office.  The numbers generated by the Domestic Box Office then drive the other numbers, as Home Entertainment, PPV, Cable TV sales.  Those sales are usually forecast as a percentage of the Box Office.  A huge break-out hit, like Juno changes even those percentages, as most pre-release contracts have amendments to increase sale amounts if the picture hit well at the box office.

I have to be careful, tho, as if I include a movie like “The Hangover”, this will skew the averages all to the high side.  Hangover (as of today’s data) has a Domestic Box Office of $277 million, foreign box office of $192 million, DVD sales of $184 million. All on a budget of $30.  Adding this movie to my data skews things like crazy!

This doesn’t include cable/TV licenses.   No wonder the studio green-lit the sequel.  The sequel has a budget of $80 million and has, to date, brought in similar numbers.

Now that I have the projections finished… the B-plan goes to the printers and I hope to have a release copy in my paws by March 3rd.

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All moved

Moving day was yesterday.  Moving this website, that is.

I was finally able to get the website relocated to it’s new server.  The biggest delay was dumping all the MySQL stuff running this blog, and edit out all the errors.

New server is faster, it’s on a major US hub here in Austin.  The old server was located in Canada, so it wasn’t as fast and I had to keep editing out all the “eh”s in the HTML.

 

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The 99%, Where Does It Go From Here? | Assassin Actual

NPR article covers the evolution of dissent to policy

NPR has posted an article detailing how Occupy Wall Street could affect policy in the U.S. through the lens of successful historical protests movements. Many on the right have been quick to bash the protestors for not having a clear consensus on policy goals, but Alan Greenblatt asserts that a lack of consensus is to be expected at this point in the movement’s evolution.

His quote of Nina Eliasoph counters the right’s complaint quite appropriately:

“Movements don’t write legislation. They force open a line of questions that makes it possible for people to imagine new policies. That’s always the first step.” – Nina Eliasoph, Sociologist at the University of Southern California.

via The 99%, Where Does It Go From Here? | Assassin Actual.

The people trying to belittle the movement have to understand one thing. This many people, spread across the US, will be very hard to shut up once they get rolling.

The voice is getting louder.

The movement is made up of people who are educated, intelligent and understand what happens when a movement is co-oped and are resisting that. The movement is history in the making, regardless of the opinions of the blow-hard pricks on Faux News.

 

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No Qwikster

This just showed up in my email…

It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs.

This means no change: one website, one account, one password…in other words, no Qwikster.

That’s nice, because the name Qwikster simply blows.

I’m serious. That’s possibly the worst name for a company since Dick Wood Hardware opened it’s doors, or Outerwear Outhouse set up shop.

 

 

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Photos of Sexy Occupy Wall Street Protesters | Shankbone

The cops arrested over 700 Occupy Wall Street protesters today, and the people on this post are the kinds of people they are slamming around. Today Zennie Abraham said in a video posted on the San Francisco Chronicle‘s website that the Goethe girl photograph above has “signaled the start of a movement”:

via Photos of Sexy Occupy Wall Street Protesters | Shankbone.

 

When I was a kid, protestors were usually hippies.. the women were freakie, the men stoned…

Just my luck, now the protestors are all uber-hot model types. I mean, seriously. My fav is the pink haired girl who says “I won’t believe corporations are people until Texas executes one…”

Nothing says sexy like a hot chick who quotes Goethe...

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BBC News – Number of Americans in poverty hits record high

The number of Americans living in poverty rose to 46.2 million last year, nearly one in six people, according to the US Census Bureau’s annual report.

The 2010 data shows the poverty rate at 15.1%, from 14.3% in 2009. The number of Americans without health insurance also rose slightly to 49.9 million.

The poverty rate was the highest since 1983, and tied with the level in 1993

via BBC News – Number of Americans in poverty hits record high.

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9/11 Sparked Decade Of Madness Against Photographers | Pixiq

Ten years ago today, terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center, suddenly turning all photographers into suspected terrorists.

But there has never been any evidence that terrorists used cameras to document their targets before striking them.

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But despite this logic, police and security guards still associate photographers with terrorists, including an incident last month where a professional videographer was arrested for allegedly making bomb threats after he was confronted by a security guard for videotaping the outside of a building.

It’s been a decade of madness, escalated by the fact that almost everybody is carrying a camera these days. It is just now that the ACLU has begun an aggressive campaign against this insanity.

The truth is, this ongoing war against photographers has nothing to do with terrorism and everything to do with the fact that we all have access to the internet.

For the first time in history, we have true Freedom of the Press through blogs, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more recently, Google Plus.

And that’s a freedom that scares the hell out of authorities.

via 9/11 Sparked Decade Of Madness Against Photographers | Pixiq.

Thankfully, my type of work does not being me into contact with the people who suspect all photographers to be terrorists… It beings me into contact with models who suspect all photographers, period.

The modeling world spreads disinformation even faster than Fox News.

However, I read blogs such as “Photography Isn’t A Crime” and I get angry as our basic civil rights are eroded by the Jack Boot mentality, not just from police officers, but from the average citizen. The people of this country are becoming more and more fearful, and they express this fear by becoming antagonistic towards those they suspect.

To some extent, the US went through this in the 1950s with the Red Scare.

We got through that as a nation, hopefully we’ll get through this. In the 1950s we had Senator McCarthy being the rabid dog jerk who drove so many people into fearful fits of apoplexy about communists. In the 2000s, we have Faux News, Rush Limbaugh and scores of other demagogues driving people into fearful fits.

No matter what, there will be people, morons all, who will latch onto the most insane idea if it reinforces their own inner fears. The more enlightened way is to face your fears and defeat them. Religions and politicians all try to get your cooperation by invoking a fear in you.

It’s a sign of insanity.

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