Twitter Quitters

A lot of folks (supposedly 60%) who join Twitter end up quitting. But, this is actually a good thing. A lot of people just dont' get it...

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-Blake

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39th Annual USA Film Festival Starts Tonight!

Support Texas film and film showcases! Brian Cox, M. Emmet Walsh, Ray Liotta and more at this year's festival...

Check out schedule here:
http://www.usafilmfestival.com/images/usaff.schedule.pdf

-Blake

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Mister Glasses - A Unique Show

This is genius! My favorite current web series. And it's also what's so cool about Web TV... you could NEVER do this show anywhere else.



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-Blake

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88 HITS now on KOLDCAST TV


We're now partnered with KOLDCAST TV to do a wide release of my latest web serial 88 HITS. New episodes will premiere every Tuesday starting next week 5/5/09.

Check out the teaser though right now:
http://www.koldcast.tv/video/2332

Thanks!
Blake

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NEW Texas Film Incentives!

The new film incentives have passed and are now in play...

http://governor.state.tx.us/film/incentives/miiip/

Coolest thing is the minimum qualifications for features is now only $250k... that's going to bring a lot of indie projects into the mix!

-Blake

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New "88 Hits" Episode

Enjoy!

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Filmmakers Desert Hollywood

Interesting story from of all places the BBC...

Hollywood is being snubbed by its own creative talent. There is something of a stampede by the entertainment industry to get out of town.

Long before the global economic downturn kicked in, film-makers were upping sticks and leaving Los Angeles for more cost-effective locations to shoot their movies.

Canada was one of the first countries to benefit from Hollywood's so-called runaway productions, but now the competition is closer to home.

More than 40 US states are offering film-makers tantalising financial incentives, such as rebates and tax-free loans, to make the next blockbuster in their backyard.

This year, only five major movies, defined as having a budget of $75m (£51m) or more, are being produced in Los Angeles. The figure compares with 21 films last year and 71 in 1996.


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Being based in Texas I find this to be good news for us since we have some incentive programs, although they are not near as good as New Mexico, Louisiana, or Michigan. But, we're headed in the right direction.

-Blake

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PINK is Webby Award Honoree!

PINK is an Official Honoree at the 13th Annual Webby Awards!

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Speaking for the cast & crew we're well, honored, to be honored out of so many entries (thousands I'm told). Be sure to check out the other Honorees and Nominees too.

Thanks!
Blake

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DIY Film Distribution

DIY distribution was the big buzz several years ago, and while it's still a good topic to discuss (or try as an indie filmmaker) it hasn't been talked up much recently. So when I found this article I was reminded of the many alternative ways to distribute indie content...

http://www.studiodaily.com/main/work/10321.html

It's one of the better reads on the subject that I've seen. Mainly because it has real world filmmakers' stories and then really good resources to offer to other indie producers.

Two of the better resources are:
1. Film Specific (http://www.filmspecific.com/)
2. Brave New Theaters (http://www.bravenewtheaters.com/)

Check it out!

-Blake

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Rebuilding New Orleans

I don't typically post too many of my corporate or commercial projects, but this one is different. Did a job for True Value Hardware and Habitat for Humanity down in the 9th Ward of New Orleans...



(video image is cropped within this blog page, but if you're on FB you can see it in it's correct widescreen form)

What a great cause!

-Blake

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PINK 33: Love and a .45

New episode out today! ONLY TWO more left this season...



-Blake

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NEW Episode of "88 HITS"...

Have you watched my other web series? No not "Pink", but the completely improvised web comedy "88 Hits" starring current and former members of the improv comedy troupe Four Day Weekend. A NEW episode is out today!



-Blake

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Who Am I?

I'm a filmmaker who's produced & directed five feature films including the comedy SPILT MILK (available on iTunes), the new horror/thriller PHOBIA (on iTunes) and the action/thiller KILLING DOWN (which you can buy or rent at pretty much all the usual places).

I also created the Streamy and Webby award-winning web series PINK, which to date has been viewed online around 10 MILLION times at places like YouTube, Hulu, Koldcast and TheWB.com. And speaking of TheWB.com, I also produced and directed an online thriller for them called EXPOSED. It was released summer 2010. And most recently I created a new online sci-fi series called CONTINUUM, which is part of the online indie TV network JTS.tv - Just The Story and NOW available via VOD through indie platform Distrify.

Oh, and I don't shoot weddings. Thanks for asking though.

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