Crowdfunding “A Total Disruption”: A huge opportunity for innovators to get their story told

A Total Disruption Kickstarter Page
A Total Disruption Kickstarter Page

If you are an innovator, startup founder, or even a “startup mechanic”, you obviously know about the massive uphill battle to make people aware and interested, and then buying the product or service that you offer. It lots of innovative new startups across the spectrum, it quickly becomes clear that reaching lots of people really fast is pretty key. There are myriad ways to approach getting your name out there, and the moving picture is a no-brainer in terms of its ability to efficiently and effectively tell a story. Often the story is specifically about the value of what you’re offering, especially when it something complex or abstract. What’s harder, and generally more expensive to capture, is the soul of your venture.

What’s more, depending on where you live, you’ll expect to pay in the neighborhood of 10,000 to 12,000 for a decent reel about your offering. Not chump change, but its often a good investment, if you can afford it. Even if that’s too rich for your blood, one level offers…

Pledge $1,000 or more join ONDI  an crew on location for the day. Learn great filmmaking and sit down with 2 to 3 of the top entrepreneurs and innovators in the world….

You have just about a month left to get involved in the Kickstarter campaign for “A Total Disruption”. At the highest funding level (just 2 left at this writing), what’s to price of the the potential is to have your story told by one of the best documentary filmmakers alive today, for practically a song, and then have it archived amongst a growing catalog of over 50 short docs that focus on business and technology innovators?

Priceless…

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Here’s what you can do right now to save and grow jobs in the Oregon Film and Television industry

While the “Joint Committee on Tax Credits” decided to move forward with a bill to fund the film incentive at $6million per year. Today, at this moment, there are discussions to fund the remaining $1.5 million being sought, or more, that would be required for Oregon to retain a 5th season of “Leverage” in Oregon.

To increase the chances of this happening, respectful phone calls to Representatives Hannah and Roblan from industry members reminding them of the value of JOBS in Oregon could make this a reality for us. It doesn’t have to take more than 2 minutes, and it will go a very long way towards insuring that we continue on the track of job growth in the Oregon film & television industry.

Here’s how you can help:

1) Call the two reps below with this script:

My name is —-, I work as a —-. I wanted to let the speaker know that the Film and TV Production industry is still hoping to achieve $7.5 million per year in incentives so we can keep our jobs.

2) Tell a friend to do the same.

** Rep. Bruce Hannah (R) ** Co-Speaker of the House
Dist 7 – Roseberg, Cottage Grove, Sutherlin, Lane & Douglas counties
rep.brucehanna@state.or.us
503-986-1200

** Rep. Arnie Roblan (D) ** Co-Speaker of the House
Dist 9 – South Coast, Coos County
rep.arnieroblan@state.or.us
503-986-1300

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Oregon Film and Television workers say “Thanks” from the Set of “Leverage”

Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but this post is for a cause that I’m very familiar with and I think that it’s important enough to address.

As you may or may not know, amongst other industries in Oregon, I am very active in the Film @amp; Television industry. Thanks to my experience helping the Sundance FF winner, “We Live in Public” with their web and social media strategy, I also lend my chops to the Oregon Governors Office of Film and Television as well as the Oregon Media Producers Association.

Most folks are completely unaware of how films and television shows are made, much less about hew they’re financed and distributed. Most states in the US have some sort of incentive program to attract producers to their states because of the serious impact that film and television production have on the economy of the states and localities where the work is produced. Oregon has a long and interesting history in the film and television industries, and as such, Oregon has a very competitive film incentive to keep Oregon competitive in the scope of the wider industry.

It’s a pretty complex subject, and not in the scope of this post to examine the various sides of the issue. What I am hoping to do is shed a little light on the people who comprise the industry, and share the video embedded here. It goes a long way to show some of the faces of the industry, and the Oregonians whom the Film incentive impacts.

While I have been a bit dark on this issue publicly, consider this post to be a first of many on the subject moving forward.

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