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While I was abroad, I heard about Mitt Romney’s Etch-a-Sketch™ comment. I can relate.
On my first day, just out of the airport, I had my luggage stolen.
Laptop, glasses, journal, disks, back-ups…all gone. Fortunately, they left me my bag with my underwear and toothbrush.
It’s funny how when your alter, silicon-self disappears you have to reinvent yourself again. I had a big presentation on that friggin’ laptop. Scheduled to present in less than 15 hours. Barely enough time to catch a few Zzz’s, shower and shave after 20 stinkin’ hours in transit. Well, it all orginally sprung from my head anyway…so it was time to shake it up, hit the cerebral cortex re-set and activate those memory banks. That next morning, after a totally sleepless night, it was game time. And you know, I was a hit. I was, stoked, I was primed, I was On, baby!
Needless, to say…I was a hit.
Try it. Untether yourself for a while.
It’ll put you back in touch with the carbon world. And. perhaps the real you.
What an education I’m getting. Nothing like the school of hard knocks when learning a new business. Good news……we have a major actress with significant marquee value committed to the project. I intend to move to the serious phase of raising the financing in August. Am waiting to hear back from our Casting Director and a well known Producer who will hopefully consider co-producing with me. Within the next 3 weeks Lucia will be hosting a HUGE event in Rome which has a unbelievable, over-the-top tie in with the film. After 3 years of solid study, I feel like I’ve completed the equivalent of 4 years of film school. I’m once again confident in my abilities as a producer. Now let’s go make a film.
Continued dialogs with entertainment lawyers, financial advisors, line producers, casting agents and cinematographers. Pre-production is like the first 8 miles of a marathon. A lot of ‘groundwork’ to get to the heart of the matter.
My list of high net-worth contacts is growing. The goal there is one hundred names. Those one-hundred should each know five other people. I intend to rasie 7 figures with the help of an experienced co-producer.