We are a group of media workers in Los Angeles seeking opportunities to produce films, TV programs and promotional events. We are a minority and people with disabilities. In general we are definied as: "a person whose rights and opportunities are treated as less important than those of other people in the same society". But, we don't see each other that way, rather we are a very optimistic group. We are a non profit production group seeking opportunities to make movies, TV programs and promotional events in the Los Angeles area.
Generation x Management is a media management company that produces movies, TV programs and promotional events. At GXM we want to find out where job opportunities are and how our group can get to them. For these reasons Generation x Management was created to provide us with our own permanent employment opportunities in media and promotions.
THE REALITY OF PRODUCING A FILM TODAY - THE DISTIBUTION MODEL
We are interested in cracking the new code of indie distribution. Our documentary will be made as a feature length movie to be release on all media. But expressly for the internet and high schools all around the Country. WE WANT ARTISTS TO BE ABLE TO CREATE COMMERCIAL THINGS AND GET PAID FOR IT, without having to depend on the usual variety of distribution outlets, who retain the majority of any revenue our movie makes.
This is where you come in.
We are looking for fans of NOIR. Films enthusiasts who appreciate intense fire dialogue based on the life of Victoria Soto and plot twists rendered in high some contrast black and white flashbacks. "DEADLY GAMES" is no throwback relic, it's a picture who like their pulp married to existentialism. Who worship at the altars of Wilder.
PICTURE SYNOPSIS: “DEADLY GAMES”
An original Screenplay by Rafael Quesquen & H K Dyal, III
WHY DO WE WANT TO MAKE THIS PROJECT?
The idea for this film project was born when we first learned that California's had passed, the right to work for all in the state. As time went by, we also learned more & more about the inequalities thatexists for minorities and people with disabilities in working in media.
Generation x Management and Pantera Films decide to produce a movie. Pantera Films is "THE ONE" and only company willing to employ minorities to make a film. There is no other media company that specifically employs minorities and people with disabilities in media in Los Angeles. This step makes Pantera Films and Generation x Management as companies with a competitive advantage over any others production companies in the area.
Pantera Films will produce a feature length motion picture written by Rafael Quesquen and Kaye Dyal, to be produced by Rafael Quesquen and H. Kaye Dyal and non profit funding source, Kickstarter will allow us to make the documentary.
Pantera Films Pantera Films wishes to secure an immediate funding commitment subject to the review and approval of all contracts and film production elements; including script, producers, director, line producer, budget, schedule, bond company, locations, and key cast. Upon review, Pantera Films would issue a Letter of Commitment to provide the 100% funding for the production. The investor will receive a 100% tax credit as provided for by the tax codes of our 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Corporation.
Risk and Challanges
What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?
If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all costs... we want to avoid this risk... we want to work in media... create our own jobs in a permanet basis! Understanding a movie is also a business and it needs to make money is the first step to completing a projrct.
What is the definition of a successful Documentary Production?
’We are not experts, but we assume a successful production involves making your documentary seen by a educational institutions and then some, or having a lot of people see it. So the question really is, how does one do that? The question also is, what is so difficult about it? How can big production companies get their way with their films and why can’t it be replicated at the Indie level?
We are not saying we know the answer right now, but I definitely have some strong feelings. The short answer is as short and as simple as “money.”
There is a longer answer too. I don’t know that I’m right, but here’s what I think happens in the “industry.”
a) Somebody likes the idea of a film, enough to fund it
b) Pre-Production is funded, and probably involves securing financing for production, post production and marketing.
c) Production is financed
d) Post production is financed
e) If the movie is not a complete bomb, marketing is financed
f) People go watch it, because the airwaves have been filled with ads about the film
We hope with this presentation we have demostrated our knowledge of production and answer all the basic questions to get funding.