Words of advice from a film publicist

Posted April 24th, 2008 by ingrid

Jeremy Walker is taking the Summer, and possibly the rest of his life, off from film publicity. He has written a piece for indieWIRE reflecting on the nature of publicity (and the importance of good film stills!) Read it to find out more about what publicists should and should not do. For example:

Filmmakers should not think about what goodies a publicist can “get” for them; rather they should think about how a publicist can integrate their film into both the culture of news and the culture at large.

  1. Jay Schwartz

    Hello…my name is Jay Schwartz and I am the Founder and President of IndieShares™, a new independent film company based in Seattle, WA. IndieShares is on the verge of igniting an independent film revolution by giving the audience a say in what movies are made and, for the first time in history, an opportunity to own a piece of the action. Given the other film related comments on your blog, I thought your readers would be interested in our launch.

    IndieShares receives thousands of scripts online, which then move through its rigorous and proprietary review process. Scripts with the highest IndieScores™ are optioned and then voted on by the public.

    Right now, at http://www.indieshares.com, movie fans can watch three video pitches and cast their vote for free. When voting concludes, the winning script will be made into a securities offering. The general public will then have the opportunity to invest as little as $10 per share in the winning screenplay. In the future, IndieShares plans to have multiple voting events and investment opportunities available simultaneously.

    Please take a look at our website and if you find IndieShares interesting, we would appreciate you linking to our website or blog at indieshares.com or indieshares.com/blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at jay@indieshares.com.

    Thank you,

    Jay Schwartz

    President|IndieShares ™
    2311 N 45th Street, Suite 310
    Seattle, WA 98103

    Your Money. Your Movie. ™

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