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Old 02-16-2011, 12:49 AM   #1
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Atlanta Nights - The Movie!

I've purchased the rights, figured out how to make it work, and am now raising funds for the production of Atlanta Nights, the movie.

I was inspired by both the story of the book's creation, and the tireless efforts of industry pros to help spread the word about literary snags and scams. (Before I found AW, I didn't even know there was such a thing.)

With all the info already available, I kept wondering why we weren't reaching more people - people who might not be as internet savvy, perhaps, or maybe they're just so excited about getting a 'yes' that the warnings go unheeded.

There's not much to do with the latter, but maybe we can use another medium to reach more of the former?

So I decided to make the movie.

Right now, I'm in the process of raising funds to make it happen. I'd love if you guys could check out the site, watch the video (donate if you're inclined), and help spread the word.

The Atlanta Nights Project


Thank you all!

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:07 AM   #2
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Good to see you around 8th...

Hope all goes well...
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Hi! Great to see you, too. I haven't been around much (for now obvious reasons). This is the 'secret' project that I've been working toward.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:18 AM   #4
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Awesome! But your link doesn't work...
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ACK! Must fix that immediately.

Link to the site.
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Old 02-16-2011, 01:30 AM   #6
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I take it this is the special project Roy has been giggling about...

Since Myspace changed, I haven't seen much of you guys. They deleted the groups and I stopped visiting myspaz...
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Woo! Thanks! I gave a little love to your blog on the updates page
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Yes, it is. Without the groups, there's really not much reason to hang out there anymore.
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BLOOPERS!

Some of the footage that didn't make it into the final Kickstarter video.
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Love it Would love to see this, hope you get the funding!
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You might try PA for funding, giving cameos to Larry and Miranda. Maybe even a special appearence by Bobby Fletcher if the price is right and if he can remember where the movie is being shot..
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You might try PA for funding, giving cameos to Larry and Miranda. Maybe even a special appearence by Bobby Fletcher if the price is right and if he can remember where the movie is being shot..

Now that is hilarious...
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Love it Would love to see this, hope you get the funding!
Thanks so much! Kickstarter is just one of the funding avenues that we're pursuing, along with grants, looking at small studios that I've worked with before for help, yadda yadda.

It make take a while to raise the funds for the feature portion of our adventure, but I'm here for the long haul.
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You might try PA for funding, giving cameos to Larry and Miranda. Maybe even a special appearence by Bobby Fletcher if the price is right and if he can remember where the movie is being shot..
O.o

Could you imagine? I could probably get Bouncing Bobby for a dollar, provided everyone on set crazy glued their pockets shut...

You have given me an idea though. Dunno if I could pull it off, and I'm not going to mention it anywhere traceable.
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Well, be sure to send a film crew to interview Victoria Strauss, Jim Macdonald, and yours truly.

We were all involved with the project, to varying degrees. I'm the one that "took responsibility" for it when PublishAmerica announced that people were going to prison for doing it.

I wonder if it will surprise anyone to know that I'm not typing from prison?

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Could you imagine? I could probably get Bouncing Bobby for a dollar, provided everyone on set crazy glued their pockets shut...

You have given me an idea though. Dunno if I could pull it off, and I'm not going to mention it anywhere traceable.
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Good Luck and I wish you the best.

I know it is going to be tough on that level of financing.
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Old 02-18-2011, 02:56 AM   #18
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I'd consider it a personal favor if everyone posted this link on their web page or blog:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...ghts-the-movie

And sending a buck or so yourself wouldn't hurt....
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8th, don't forget to put some $$$ away for legal expenses.

More than likely, the evil triplets will be watching this very closely...
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Yeah, it is a concern. The legal stuff. We will say nothing untrue. E&O (errors and omissions) insurance is about ten thousand by itself, which is a little scary.

Luckily, I have some world class talent on my end to help guide me through much of that stuff.

Public thanks to Jim for contacting the Teas, I'm incredibly grateful. (You can't see it, but I actually teared up when the 'yes' responses came in.) Each and every one of you are amazing for the help you provide new and aspiring writers, and I can't wait to share that with the world.

This may not be the biggest project that I've worked on (yet), but it is by far the most important.

I'll be attending MARScon in Minnesota the first weekend of March, please stop by and say hi if you like.
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It's easy to treat it all as a joke, but do be careful, not just with what you do but with what you say. Retaliatory lawsuits may be frivolous, but you still have to defend yourself--and that's not a joke.

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Very true. I should strike that statement. I have been incredibly careful about what I've said and typed elsewhere. Giddiness made me momentarily foolish, and it will not happen again. Thank you.
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I know it is going to be touch on that level of financing.
Most definitely. During this leg of the journey, I'm casting about like mad for other sources.

For film, there are grants and deals that can only be made in different stages of production. Right now we're just heading into the land of preproduction. Then there's production and post-production (editing). Researching now for post production funds. We'll most likely be cutting while I work on the interviews, as that's going to be the longest leg of the journey.
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Well, be sure to send a film crew to interview Victoria Strauss, Jim Macdonald, and yours truly.

We were all involved with the project, to varying degrees. I'm the one that "took responsibility" for it when PublishAmerica announced that people were going to prison for doing it.

I wonder if it will surprise anyone to know that I'm not typing from prison?

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I did wonder what exactly PublishAmerica was going to charge us with. Submitting a bad manuscript to a publisher isn't illegal; all it gets is a rejection slip ... most places.
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Facebooked it and made a donation. I want to see this happen.

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