Check out our top new and trending members and films for August. Robert Siegel, Jason Livesay, Patrick Dodd, Greg Wike, Hayley Easton-Street, John S, Paul Kewley, Bradley Stonesifer, Jeff Kleeman, Dave Alpert. And films Walk to Vegas, Never Been Born, The Standoff, The Rock Pile, Pirates for Hire, Naked Before You, Vicious, Zoey & The Aegis, A Momentary Lapse of Reason, Best Seat For The End Of The World.
As anyone who has done the financing rounds for their projects can tell you, the film industry is frustratingly reactive. The same gatekeepers who clamor for something original are often the least forgiving when it comes to up-and-coming talents. They want the insurance policy of recognized names and market-tested stories – even though box office returns keep showing how audiences delight in novelty and surprise. It’s a Catch-22 conundrum that has preoccupied Slated from day one: How can we flatten the marketplace so that many more investors feel comfortable buying into a much wider array of investment-worthy projects?
We asked three of the shrewdest operators in the film packaging arena to share some of the tricks of their trade. Here are some of their actionable tips for navigating the world of talent and finance.
Unless your name happens to be Scott Rudin, getting your project in front of the right people means knowing the right channels and creating the right context to get noticed. Being Facebook friends with someone, or knowing their email address, is not enough...