“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ― Sun Tzu

Artist to the End! RIP to Kathryn Coombs

It ‘s amazingly  sunny outside despite below FREEZING temps recently. This morning I had to dip into my emergency film set instant coffee’s packets. (Yes Hazelnut)  Why? I discovered in the busy bustle the beans ran out without notice. Now my grandmother did and mother does enjoyed instant coffee and I’ll drink it – but it can’t hold a candle to my trusty grinder and oily beans. Enough of my coffee woes.

This month has been one of major updates and revamping. New CDI updates happening which will include a NEW facebook page. That is almost ready to post. I also started a DJ Perry facebook fanpage since I can’t get the current page to list anything but Richard. That will also post soon. I’ve got new clips for my reel page. A new CDI sales team will be coming into play. Information will soon go up on http://www.cdiproductions.com site.

New CDI associated films coming together. We have other films going to distributors and some to market. Movement and traction on other films developing on the casting and financing fronts. The 2011 wave of energy is in full effect. Join the flow and this year become a DOER. You get out only what you put in. If your career is not where you want it you must make the firm choice to DO something about it. Life is short. Grab that dream and put it in your pocket. I said pocket! Wait! Don’t eat that dream! What in the #@$!!!

That last statement about reaching for your dreams illustrates a sad point. We don’t know how long our journey will be. A good friend Kathryn Coombs who was our costume supervisor on “Dean Teaster’s Ghost Town” passed away last week. I found out after the fact – that she was fighting some illness.  Her death was unexpected to us all. She will be missed. Kathryn KNEW her history. She LOVED to see history rediscovered in a new light in movies and TV. I’m proud to say she won Best Costumes on Ghost Town and I’m happy I had an opportunity to work with her. Yes. She could occasionally frustrate me with her vast breakdowns but she was a professional. She will be missed by our company as she was my wardrobe expect on a few developing projects. I hope that some of those around her pick up the torch and follow in her footsteps.

I have more details to come on the film but I would rather leave this blog short and sweet today. If you did not know Kathryn Coombs take a moment to look up the woman and her life work. She followed her passion to the end and I can look up to that quality. She was an artist to the end!

DJ

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