August 9, 1998
This afternoon I attended one of the Independent Feature Project's seminars
on the upcoming film market. The IFP panelists spent most of the
two hours essentially urging the filmmakers not to be assholes in their
dealings with buyers. Which is probably a losing cause, if the question
and answer period was any indication. Other than that, there weren't
a lot of tips passed around, but the message conveyed was that our films
were going to be seen, regardless of how much effort we put into luring
people to our screenings.
Finding the right star atlas for my postcards
and posters is proving to be a problem--after some effort, I found a Norton
Star Atlas in a used bookstore, but it didn't have quite the graphic style
that I thought I remembered. Maybe we can make the postcard concept
work anyway; in the meantime, I'm haunting libraries trying to find an
old atlas with the exact look that I have in mind.
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