Yet another interesting article from the NY Times about the ever-changing entertainment industry. This is why we’re making our documentary!
As home-entertainment revenue declined in the last five years, studios reduced spending on scripts from new writers, cut junior staff positions and severely curtailed deals with producers who once provided entry-level positions for film school graduates. Yet applications to university film, television and digital media programs surged in the last few years as students sought refuge from the weak economy in graduate schools and some colleges opened new programs.
We’ve done a ton of shooting in the past few weeks, but right before we dove into that production period I cut a short promo to show what we’d done through June 2013. Check it out above.
We’ll be launching a Seed&Spark campaign in the coming weeks so we can take the production to Austin, TX and Los Angeles, CA so stay tuned for that and check us out on Facebook.
In the meantime, here’s a list of the folks we’ve interviewed:
Al Thompson, ValDean Entertainment
Emily Best, Seed&Spark
Jennifer Anderson, Slated
Jeremy Boxer, Vimeo
Martin Rosete, Director
Nick Gonda, Tugg
Janet Grillo, Producer/Writer/Director/NYU
James Belfer, Dogfish Accelerator
Eric Alvarado, Senior Colorist, Prime Focus
Matt Polis, SoundSpace NYC
Dan Schechter, Director Life of Crime
John Tintori, Chair NYU Graduate Film Program
Craig Shilowich, Producer/Line Producer
Franchesca Ramsey, Digital Content Creator (“Sh*t White Girls Say to Black Girls)
Alicia Van Couvering, Producer, “Tiny Furniture”
Allie Esslinger, Olive Juice Films
Dorian Missick, Actor
Reed Morano, DP
Rob Barnett, My Damn Channel
Casey Pugh, VHX
Sam Pollard, Filmmaker (editor, director, prod.)
Sheril Antonio, Assoc. Dean NYU Tisch School of the Art
Dennis Liu, Director, Repped by Radical
Whether you are a veteran storyteller, new to the industry, or just someone who enjoys good entertainment, it’s no secret that the landscape of filmmaking has changed. Double7 Images and martha’s seed entertainment are embarking on a documentary journey in “CLICK HERE” that will provide an intimate look at the current anatomy of creating a project.