Producing : What does it take to produce and/or distribute a movie? by Conrad Ekeke

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Conrad Ekeke

What does it take to produce and/or distribute a movie?

As much as I feel deep down in me that nothing's impossible, I find producing and distributing a movie quite a task. What does it take to produce and/or distribute a movie?

Conrad Ekeke

Uhmmmm... Good people here just... read???

Shawn Speake

A lot of homework, homie! But let's take this back just a bit... What do you feel is your unique talent?

Conrad Ekeke

By my judgement I'd say creative writing. However, I really don't limit my strengths/willingness. Also, I've read a thing or two...

Shawn Speake

That's what's up, Conrad. I checked out your profile - you've got a lot goin' on. Great to see.... I'm finding shorts here in Denver that are 'almost there' and polishing them. I'm on the Story Consultant route for more Producer's credits.

Conrad Ekeke

Wow Shawn. That's an exciting phase... Well for me it should be and I so wish you the best to have that.

Doug Nelson

Conrad; It takes moxie, persistence and drive to produce and/or distribute a movie – and lots of it!

Conrad Ekeke

Moxie, I like that. Thank you Doug

Doug Nelson

There are lots of control freaks out there who are all too happy to advise you about what you can’t do. I tell ‘em maybe I can, maybe I can’t but please step aside while I give it a try.

Conrad Ekeke

That zeal is is heroic my good Doug.

Shawn Speake

I believe the hardest part about making movies, or music - I'm a musician by soul - is building our team. Build team - make project! If the team is right, rinse and repeat. If not find, replacements, rinse, repeat.

Conrad Ekeke

Very true Shawn. You should be a mentor my man :) learn a lot from ya.

Doug Nelson

Shawn – Absolutely right on! I don’t have enough warm bodies where I am to build a team. I’ve tried for five or more years so far so I’ve decided to shut down my little struggling production company. Sadly, those are jobs that my community will never get. I’m done rinsing and repeating and it’s time to hang it out to dry.

Conrad Ekeke

Oh, Doug that's sad to know but I'm sure building up a team entails more than just assembling people who can share a vision. They need to love it, trust it as though it were theirs... I just know it takes a lot than just getting folks to understanding the concept.

Leo Sopicki

A friend of mine has created a book on distribution. Here is a link. http://www.freemindsfilm.com/full-width-page/

Conrad Ekeke

Wonderful Leo. Thank you

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