Posts Tagged ‘sub-agent’

Starting at the bottom has never been easy, but now it’s never been so¬†competitive. I’ve covered the ‘who you know’ angle previously.
Starting my own company to support¬†untapped¬†talents has given me rewards, but none-¬†financially. That said, I’ve met and worked with some cracking people and some in the most unlikely of¬†industries. Some of which have gone onto do much bigger things. I know my limits and some of my promotion stuff is¬†beyond¬†what I could ever have produced.
I¬†received¬†a¬†survey¬†from an individual for a project as part their degree. It was about the UK film¬†Industry¬†pre and post 2008. It’s not through trying but I must admit I’ve never been supported by any UK bodies (and it’s a sad for the UK) but all my film has been US funded.¬†Surprisingly, even viable¬†commercial ideas are passed on in¬†favour¬†for ‘quirky’¬†films that have ‘named’ talent attached even though¬†they have little return or¬†success.
That’s fine don’t get me wrong art is art and other stories should be told, but as it is the¬†public’s¬†money,dramatic bold and different films can be made and can also appease a¬†wider¬†audience. It is a¬†business¬†after all. Again there are lots of angels and¬†opinions¬†on this and once again this up for debate, I’m speaking from my own experience. My hat goes off to ‘self¬†financed’ indie-film makers who do there’s research and pre-pro and go out – ¬†putting it crudely, in¬†simplistic¬†terms, just make it, and make a film well, like David Paul Baker and Oklahoma Ward¬†to name a few.


Presently, I’m looking to sell some of my foreign rights but it’s a back rubbing exercise that I’m just not willing to play. ¬†People talk about being¬†transparent¬†but there’s almost no such thing. ¬†So I’ll wait until the right sub-agent or literary¬†Agent¬†¬†one comes along. I’m not looking for Michael Landon’s¬†Jonathan Smith to turn up and say hey we’ll do your horror travel reads¬†in thirty-three other languages, I just don’t want another¬†unscrupulous suit to make me an offer.
So when we talk about retaining rights and so on what do we mean? ¬†I’ve said many times I’m happy for my work to be played with by the right creative people. Sean P. Parsons Terminus¬†was wonderful and I’m proud to have been a part of it.

Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) [Blu-ray]The Hobbit: 70th Anniversary Edition

So what ‘s that got to do with the¬†The Hobbit and Star Wars? Well if you are are fan of either you’ll probably know there’s a lot of fan made stuff out there, some good, some bad, some legal and some not. (Never support anything illegal, it costs people jobs, seriously). Those who are fans of the¬†aforementioned¬†and have missed these are in for a treat.These are fan made films in the truest sense and are not for profit or to infringe on the rights of the¬†official¬†films…¬†Enjoy.
Makazie One is set in the Star Wars universe during the time period between Episodes III and IV, an elite soldier has been sent to track down and destroy a known threat to the Empire.
Award winning unofficial prequel to The Lord Of The Rings dramatising Aragorn &Gandalf’s long search for Gollum. This 40 minute film, made by fans for fans is based on the appendices of LOTR and was painstakingly shot on a low budget as a homage to Peter Jackson’s trilogy and the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien.