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Inktip Pitch Summit I a Success for Mlee!

Posted by Michael Lee Barlin.com on September 29, 2010 at 1:25 AM

What a weekend!  I got sick on Friday, 9/24/10 and didn't get a chance to rest as I prepared for going to Inktip's Pitch Summit I on Sunday 9/25/10.  I had to research all the companies I wanted to pitch, plus prepare the actual pitches for roughly six projects, plus four others I could potentially shop but was keeping in the hip pocket.  Stayed up way too late...

 

On Saturday, however, I had to go shoot a web short at the San Gennaro festival with new and old friends Mario Macaluso, Ryan Grassmeyer, Krystal Tini and Jeff Bergman.  I was so sick and stressed about also preparing for the pitch summit that earlier in the week I tried cancelling on Mario but luckily he guilted me into seeing it through-- it turned out to be an amazing, funny short despite the incredibly hot weather we had-- though more on that to come later.

 

So I went to the shoot in the morning and then came back and worked on my pitches/researching companies for the summit.  Stayed up way too late...

 

Then on Sunday I went to the pitch summit and pitched to, I guesstimate, roughly 40 companies (maybe more)  thanks to the cool pitching structure they had.  And I ended up getting 7 projects requested by multiple producers!

 

So it was an exciting event and now I've been busy getting out the scripts and follow-ups to everyone who requested the screenplay or web-products.  Stayed up way too late last night (Monday-- after working the day job all day), and again tonight.

 

Shooting that short and going to the festival have been horrible for my health this week, but what a productive weekend otherwise!  I'm very psyched and pumped right now about my future.

 

And that's still not even mentioning the feature project I've been approached to direct but which is still in the works.  More on that to come as well.

 

Now I'm going to sleep-- 10:45 PM-- a record early night!

 

Night!  And Peace...

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