Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Callin' It Like It Is Marty
"Appreciate your update Marty.  Have to say "You're workin' it" Marty.  Proud of you.  You've never let down and keep moving forward.  I like what you've said and posted.  You've given me reason to become more involved... Thanks."
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Julie Ivanovich's blog post IMDB vs. the Independent Film
"Well Julie... I think you're picking up on some of life's great lessons. Number One is Life is Not Fair. And for that matter, neither is IMDb. They are part of "The Industry", and as such your little film is a bother to them... because you are not p…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Julie Ivanovich's blog post IMDB vs. the Independent Film
"Jason... It's time to get back on your medication for your schizophrenia."
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Julie Ivanovich's blog post IMDB vs. the Independent Film
"Don't think they did Charles. Their criteria is an official selection acceptance in a film festival that is "recognized" by them. So I couldn't start a local yokle film festival just to get my movies in...They have to approve the festival. Even havi…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Julie Ivanovich's blog post IMDB vs. the Independent Film
"Julie... If your movie was an "Official Selection" in A Place Called Sacramento" then it should be eligible for IMDb placement. Don't forget IMDb is a BUSINESS owned by Amazona. It's not some some arts council, etc. That's why they don't care about…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Movie Making Business Moving Out of Calif.?
"Now here's the Silver Lining to all that... "Independent Moviemaking", such as we do in Sacramento, may find a new boost from all this!!"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Movie Making Business Moving Out of Calif.?
"Jason...Ya cut down on the coffee bro! Bit over the edge. I think you missed much of the point of what Ned was saying. Yes, you can do filmmaking because you love it, but that has very little to do with being financially successful at it. If one is…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Movie Making Business Moving Out of Calif.?
"You are one INSULTING dude Jason. You certainly know how to alienate people and therefore nobody will remotely take you seriously... so your rants will pretty much be a waste of time. If you want to take the time to write, you might consider how you…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Hey Frank, Do You Know Any Investors?
"Aw, Thanks guys. Appreciate your thoughts. As I mentioned to Marty this week, the problems with these producers is something that is internal with them and not easily solvable with outside influences...although I could take a baseball bat to Leonard…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Hey Frank, Do You Know Any Investors?
"Dang it Jason... You said it all, and with very kind words...Thank you! Actually I've already shot TWO full length feature movies as the DP. Unfortunately, the producers could never get their acts together to actually release both "The Final Job" or…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Hey Frank, Do You Know Any Investors?
"I understand the nature of your comments Julie...but I still stand by mine. You tip your hand with your last few sentences that I think make my point...where you talk about "filmmakers look for "business partners"'. Most filmmakers I know don't have…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Hey Frank, Do You Know Any Investors?
"Julie... I think we're really talking about two different things here: (1) What it means to be a filmmaker and (2) How to get money for my venture. I think you're addressing #1 while I'm talking about #2. I don't feel at all demeaned by new filmmake…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post First Crucial Step in the Digital Download Revolution Announced
"And there is the problem for Indy Moviemakers such as myself. Apple TV was a first taste, but it was for Apple... and unfortunately that's still a minor market share. I don't want to have to deal with cable companies for the distribution of my pictu…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on David W. Valentin's blog post The Importance of Being Ernesto
"I didn't exactly feel your pain... Actually I laughed my ass off! Oh the naivete of Ernesto! It's a friggin' BUSINESS Ernesto. These people that come out of trade schools have their heads filled with fantasies of how they think they'll earn a living…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Is the Indy Filmmaker a Businessperson or an Artist...or both?
"And I just got an email today from a Sacramento filmmaker begging for money using a pay-per-click scheme to "impress" a major distributor. I really don't want to pop their balloon, but that is just silly. That's thinking only locally, not globally t…"
Jul 25
Frank Casanova commented on Frank Casanova's blog post Sundance Distribution Offers
"Sounds like great advice from someone who's been there! If you do have something good and you spark interest from distributors...now you're playing in their home court. How could you know what you don't know that you don't know???? That's why the at…"
Jul 25
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