The majority of our last month was spent in Italy working on a new author's book called SAND IN TUSCANY by Lorretta Segars which is undergoing the most important transition of all, the formulation of a new screenplay. What an amazing experience to now have an entire team of professionals working diligently to create a screenplay for the purpose of two things, making a feature documentary and also, a full length feature film. This happened because a family rallied, invested and knows the importance of an excellent story, well told.
This does not happen, unless an author believes they have a book which can be made into a film. After this, the TABLE adjudicates the process or the "pitch" to discern if this is a wise decision and why. If the "pitch" goes well and the process begins, the greatest investment is yet to be made. Each author or content creator has to step out and be willing to sacrifically fund and invest capital in making a screenplay happen. Some will work with groups to fund a documentary, but whatever the outcome, you must mitigate risks at every turn. This step is the MOST IMPORTANT step of all when in the Intellectual Properties world and we caution every author to go slow and be patient.
It is germane to find screenwriters who have the experience to ensure the right stories are told with proficiency. These screenwriters need to be individuals with a proven track record, with lots of business experience and are the "final step" before making the book a movie. We are thankful for an amazing group of professionals who all have different skillsets for each story.
The FILMMAKER'S ROUNDTABLE is for people who are very interested in taking their story and making this into a movie. Some people do not even have a book yet. They have a story and our team will review with "Content Creators" a story which has the potential to be made into a film. If the story is true, often a documentary can be a possible solution and first step before a full length feature film. Plus, we often encourage one of our publishing partners to come alongside the creator.
Our partner, GRP FILMS is now engaged professionally in creating a complete film franchise with the Segars family and you could be next. We are thankful to have served authors and content creators who are serious about making films that matter. Finding films with a purpose, inspirational and motivating are the "heartbeat" great filmmaker's are drawn towards like our partners.
Additionally, JP KNIGHTS MOVIE has now engaged Gary Lambert as a new Co-Executive Producer to work with the team in finding seed capital for their "screenwriting" goals. We want to especially send a "thank you" for authors, spouses, family members and friends who come alongside of the TABLE to make dreams a reality.
We want you to know, filmmaking is expensive and it is not an easy art form. The process of manufacturing requires a lot of time, study, precision and budgeting. The key is to not get discouraged, be patient, work hard and realize the "end" is worth the process.
Remember to contact our VP Stephanie Musser as she moves forward in working with a number of new films being made because of the FILMMAKER'S ROUNDTABLE. Congratulations are in order with so many who believe in using the visual language of film to entertain and inspire culture.
Break a Leg,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
Dr. K is also called "Coach KMAC" and is a veteran filmmaker, speaker and author and coach who's been coaching hoops in the NCAA for 21 years with Mercer University Bob Hoffman Men's Basketball coach. His unique FILM COACH style is how this blog rolls.
Let us gather now as friends on the red carpet premiere for your new film.
"Our team of film coaches are among the finest anywhere. You won't find a better group of people in the world!"
Team members come together to find ways to increase our table just for you.
Dr. Miller Bargeron and Jennifer Calvert are authors who are now filmmakers, so remember YOU COULD JOIN US!
In Franklin, Josh Buchholtz and Rebecca Sharp just got engaged and we celebrate and congratulate our team members who are in love!
Doug Davis has been a true success story with the great Warren Theater Chain in Moore, Oklahoma. A dear friend and thinker in our industry for films/dining!
You will find many pros working together to make movies and we are unified in the excellence of the art!
Christi Craddock is from the group HTT based in Oklahoma City and is a rising star in counseling. Her group has many books you will want to know about more.
Roundtable Team are gathering in Penn., Hawaii, Washington and Alabama on new projects!