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

Daphne, Distribution and Doing Prep Work!

It is Saturday morning and my day is slowly getting started. Our little Aussie Shepherd/Golden Retriever had to have surgery. She unfortunately had to as a puppy after an accidental coach fall when she was very young. The surgery went great and she was a little speed demon up to a while ago. Long short she had ruptured her ACL and had knee surgery. I was more worried than I let on and I feel today like after a big shoot. I’m truly exhausted. Now just a lot of extra care to get her back to normal. I missed the world premiere of “Benjamin” in NYC last night. I also pushed some meetings and such because my mind was on Daphne. I was relieved but like I said previously, exhausted. I’m finally getting my bearings back this morning. I was proud of the artists associated with “Benjamin” as I’ve been with all the films rolling out. I’m way past seeing myself on the big screen and it was nothing compared to seeing Daphne return home safe with her shaved leg and cone head piece. I’m very happy!

On the “Benjamin” tip I hear that we had a great showing and I know they are looking at a few MI showings so I will attend one of the others. Aside from that I’ve been working lines on a script for the end of July playing a Robin Hood like character. It is funny because I’ve been cast in that direction a few times. I play a good rogue with a heart of gold. I also put a read down for a Lincoln project being done in Virginia. I think it is being produced by Tony & Ridley Scott. I will see what they think of that read which I felt was pretty good:) 

I’ve been in talks on films in MA, Morocco, France, Mexico and such. I think it will be a busy end of the year. I like that busy, busy and than the holidays that follow. Distribution talks continue on many of the films and I’m excited that soon they will be out to audiences. Development and film production opportunities keep growing stronger. I think we will see some new films moving into production.

I’ve been doing some good networking with other producers in LA with more experience to help guide the new projects. We have production down and it is really just about finding the best distribution in each genre for each film. It is slowly getting there. I mean we’ve had to deal with our share of setbacks but we keep driving forward. It will be an exciting next couple of years.  I will keep CLAWING MY WAY TO THE MIDDLE:)

Have a safe Holiday weekend!

DJ

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