Friday, September 29, 2006

Flooded today...

I've been flooded with email today, and unfortunately some of it has not survived my spam filter on gmail. If you've sent me an email in the past couple of days and I haven't responded - please resend.

[ we now return you to your regular pulp program already in progress]

It looks like I'm moving in the next three weeks. Not happy about it, but not upset either. Moving is a cleansing ritual and the detritus here at the Secret Mtn. HQ has been accumulating rather quickly. Time to get lean and mean again. Hmmmm...

The printer proofs are coming out this weekend for the marketing materials we've designed. I can't wait to show our client. It's like Christmas when you open a box of sell sheets or brochures or posters that you've created and take a gander.

People from all over the world will see our work in Cannes. I've told the client they have to take pictures of the booth for us showcasing the posters and banners. Since they are a relatively new company it's exciting for them too.

That reminds me that AFM is right around the corner on November 1st. Sanata Monica's Loew's Hotel will be crawling with film and television buyers from around the world. It's going to be fun as we are designing key art and sales materials for 4 new movies.

See guys, that's how movies are sold - at big "flea markets" around the globe. All the companies trot out their wares and people haggle for a deal. It has more in common with used car sales than high art in a gallery.

"You want our A-list blockbuster movie?"
"Yes please. Your best price for [insert country or territory here] "
"Fine. We can cut you a deal, but you have to take these [three dog movies] with it."
"But good sir. My esteemed employer with rend my prvates into dust if I make this deal."
"Don't worry. I've got the number of a good surgeon. Just sign here..."

And so it goes...

6 comments:

wcdixon said...

AFM and the Loews...been a couple of times - very entertaining 'flea market' as you aptly describe...wasn't there selling wares as much as trying to line up low budget service production for Canada. Another year had a package of horror/paranormal thrillers (stories/scripts) but without some stars attached or something was met with minimal interest - stories seemed to be a less important part of the equation (package needed to be either super cheap or more sexy was my conclusion)...but so it goes, as you say

Bill Cunningham said...

AFM is the most marketing driven market of them all. As I say -"Hucksterism at its finest."

wcdixon said...

Hey - just noticed Dexter is on tonight on the Canuck Movie Channel...hope it's the pilot, and as good as you say.

Bill Cunningham said...

Let me know what you think...

I loved its creepiness.

Jonathan Walter said...

I saw a commercial spot for "Dexter". I have to say it looked pretty cool.

Jutratest said...

Wife wife gets creeped out by the Dexter comercials. I guess we won't be watching it.