Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
We have everyone of our documents converted into PDF's with embedded links and, when needed, we print paper copies. We invested in a Velo binding machine to make the packages professional.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
They are not allowed to take photos inside, and I saw an opportunity. I have photos taken sometime ago of the inside with the permission of the owner. At the end of each tour I welcome the clients to give me their email so I may send them the photos. The email with the photos thanks them for taking the tour and asks them to check out the web site for our film, MegaBall$. Then I add those names into a Mail Chimp list to use later on to continue promoting the film. The trick is to remind them they took the tour, and not over-send emails that may cause them to opt out.
Always think of your film and how to promote it.
Geeks, the lotto & the Mob
Tag line: You never know when you're number's up.
Now seeking private equity.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
The pay-off of posting our film progress on Facebook....Twitter....Pinterest....LinkedIn...Slated...Max it....and other web sites, plus having the right title, is paying off. Tonight at a network event on film finance with about 50 people, 5 knew of MegaBall$. That's 10%....pretty good start.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
You can view the listing at:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Thursday, May 1, 2014
We're pleased to announce that MEGABALL$ has now listed on Slated.com, an industry-based web site where pre-vetted contacts can view projects. They include executive producers, producers, distributors, sales reps and...investors! Slated has been building a lot of buzz as it established itself as the go-to site for independent films budgeted over $500k and below $15mil, and their success rate is growing.
We feel the film is more like Tony Soprano meets the BIG BANG THEORY ... or GOODFELLAS meets THE OFFICE.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Case in point.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Another element that will help the marketing and audience building is our planned mobile APP, which will be functional and promotional in nature, and be released early into production. Not only will it have useful lotto elements, such as a number picker that plays lines from the script, users would be able to get production notes, buy merchandise, and even buy downloads of the completed film.
Soon we'll begin shooting some Vine videos - comic short items about the lotto.
We sued our winter down-time by working on all of our materials based on feedback from Molly Mayeaux. Molly is a veteran producer with over 30 films to her credit, and spent a week reviewing all our work, making recommendations on changes to the screenplay, the business plan, and more. Her insight and objectivity was very helpful, and her input much appreciated. Molly thought the title sounded a like a low-ball or raunchy comedy and is not fitting to our high-concept smart comedy. However, for the moment, we're sticking to our title which evolved by combining the two most popular lotto games - MegaMillions and Powerball. The reaction we get from everybody when they hear the title is that it's about the lotto and it's a comedy.
Visit our web site for more information on the project!
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Just before the holidays I came down with a bad sinus infection causing migraine-like headaches. I spent the holidays resting in the dark.
Then...a few days later ....
On the first Saturday of 2014 I narrowly escaped serious injury during a road rage incident in NJ. 5 State troopers came to our rescue, and I managed to only get a few bruises and strains.
Then, a few days later ....
Oroloro partner Joe Cirllo's home had an extensive fire caused by a clothing dryer failure. Fortunately, no one was injured. The 3-month old dryer was the firestarter, and the fire/smoke/water damages are heavy. Joe will be living in a hotel, and watching over the home recovery, for 4-5 months.
Then, a few days alter...
After being on medication for the sinus infection for less than one day, I awoke with a tingling sensation in the right side of my face, which worsened through the day.. My doctor advised me seek urgent care. By the evening the right side of my face had been paralyzed. apparently, the infection hit a nerve.. CT Scans, MRI and blood tests were clear, new meds, and - at this time - I am still slowly recovering, wearing an eye patch and hoping for a full recovery over time.
Then, a few days later....
My custom built high-end computer crashed. It's a fairly large and heavy unit, but very powerful. I use it for our film efforts, designing documents, web sites and video editing. I needed to find a technician to come to the home.for the repair (which was beyond my ability). Finally, 10 days later I'm told it's been repaired, but I don't know the financial damages. We're now waiting to find a day when the computer can be brought back home. Fortunately, I have a small travel laptop and tablet allowing me to minimally keep up on some emails.
Joe and I are regrouping, licking our wounds and looking forward to focusing our energies on the financing of MEGABALL$. We are grateful for all the support and well wishes received from family and friends. I'm also looking forward to being able to travel so I may see my grandson Carter, born Dec 6th. And, we deserve a vacation!
On a positive note, we were tickled to learn that TV veteran and funnyman, Chuck McCann, is following us on Twittwer and Facebook!