Monday, June 18, 2012

A Call to Producers: Innovate or Die

Summit of independent creative producers hosted by MoMA, Indiewire, and Zipline Entertainment in December 2009.
I’m very fortunate to be friends with many accomplished independent film producers–people whose films have screened at the best festivals, won significant awards, gotten picked up by major distributors, earned healthy gross receipts, and received accolades in the mainstream press.  We hang out sometimes, one-on-one or in groups, to catch each other up on our projects, share recent experiences, exchange opinions on companies and people we’ve worked with, etc.  But essentially, we get together for emotional support against an industry and an economy hostile to our work.  At any given time, half of us will have one foot out the door, ready to escape an occupation in which the appreciation and financial rewards we get have zero correlation with the insanely hard work we do and intense emotional stress we endure... [Read More]

"California Solo" Travels the World

Lachlan's going back to the UK!  California Solo begins its international film festival run
 with Edinburgh, Slovakia, and Moscow.  We are playing all three festivals this month.  Writer-director Marshall Lewy, I, and Robert Carlyle himself will be present at our Edinburgh screenings on 6/28 and 6/30.  Robert is also doing a rare live one-on-one interview at the festival on 6/24.

Additionally, California Solo has been picked up by Hexagon for Japan, and Viasat for Scandanavia.  And the film began airing in May on the Sundance Channel International in 
Dutch Benelux, Poland, Greece, Malta, Eastern Europe, Spain, Singapore, Taiwan, and South Korea. 

Stay tuned for our fall theatrical release date back home in the U.S....