Monday, February 23, 2015

How to make a profit by investing in films

Amazing films come from a great script being combined with talented actors, who have been cast in the right role, a crew that uses innovation rather than shocking the audiences' senses with sex and violence, and a distributor, who has the vision to give the audiences original content. Never Can Say Good-bye has the romance of Ghost, the suspense of The Others and the plot twists that will satisfy the millions Dark Shadows fans.

We have the interest, but not yet the commitment of a distributor.  The Michigan Film Incentive and product placement will give us a great P & A budget, which will give us better bargaining power with distributors and  Theatrical chains.  We grandfathered it into Section 181 of the Jobs Act.  We will do everything possible to give the investor(s) an active role so they can used the federal tax deduction on both their passive and active income.

We have an amazing cast and crew, who will give Never Can Say Good-bye the highest production standards.  It will touch audiences' hearts as they are scaring their socks off.

Join our team for the opportunity to make a good profit, while being able to be proud of being part of an amazing film

 If you were given a second chance, would you choose love or revenge?


Love can be a blessing or the curse that destroys an entire town.
Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Art of Self Promotion

You published your book. It's wonderful. Everyone says so-even those who don't know you. The reviewers love it. It's released to the public and you anticipate the many sales. But nothing happens. It's a wonderful book. Everyone says so, including the reviewers. Why aren't people buying it?

The tracks have been laid. The CD has been compiled. The music video has been produced. People love you when play locally and travel to attend your concerts. Your music is available on many sites as downloads and as a CD, yet it isn't being bought.

Your business has an amazing website. It's easy to navigate. You have quality products and a great reputation, but your website isn't getting traffic that you need to make the sales.

Your non-profit social advocacy group has a great platform, which actively makes a difference for others. Your board includes well respected experts in your field, passionate advocates, and volunteers, yet your fund raising efforts don't reflect the time, energy, and resources that your team has expended.

Why have your efforts and resources paid off? Simple. There are thousand of others vying to gain the same attention. Your message has gotten lost in the promotional and marketing din. If customers don't know about it or can't find it, they can't buy it. A PR firm could change that, but they would cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Promotion raises awareness. Marketing creates the need. They both are only effective they create enough positive buzz to gain both the attention and interest of your customers. It's more than just declaring to the world you have a fabulous product. You have to show why you are different and better than the rest.

But to do that you need to get their attention not only once but at least three times. That's what it takes to motivate consumers. Once to see. Once to remember. Once to buy.

I will be talking about low cost, yet highly effective ways to gain the attention of the search engines, which will bring you the customers and sales that you want.

Topics will include:
Developing your brand
Effective promotions and marketing as opposed to spamming
Cost efficient marketing tools
Effective use of keywords

The Art of Self Promotion is a one hour teleseminar, which will be held on February 18 at 9 pm eastern.
I will be talking about the importance of being able to effectively promote and market yourself as well as your work. I will help you create and strengthen your brand. 

As a writer and producer, I have helped individuals, PR firms, publishers, and non profit organizations reach their target audiences with press releases, videos, and business platforms. Even if you have a PR and Marketing firm representing you, you still need to put time and effort to supporting your brand. You will always be your best advocate. I will show you how to positively represent yourself and your work.
The official length is one hour. But I have a tendency to run over. The cost for the seminar is $10.00. Please contact me for details.


Tuesday, February 03, 2015

J. Brian: Producer, Writer, Director


Until You Walk The Path, You Won’t Know Where it Goes hosting Producer, Writer, and Director J. Brian at 1 pm eastern on February 5, 2015 as we talk about his up coming project Mettle of Honor as well as the his diverse experience both in front of and behind the cameras.

J. Brian has spent 30 years of his life in and out of almost all aspects of entertainment. From standup comedy, acting, modeling and makeup design to writing, directing and producing, he has managed to learn as much as he can in the field of entertainment to become a very versatile one-man production team. He also writes horror and pulp-style adventure fiction as well as designs card and board games, with his first card game making its mass market debut in 2013.

His first film effort, a 26 minute, $200 ghost story called “The Shed”, went on to win Best Horror Short at the 2004 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival and he has racked up several awards since then. He has worked on television programs for live broadcast and networks such as VH1 and FOX, produced numerous promotional and music videos for entertainers and rap artists, and has written, directed and/or produced many short and feature length movies.

Regarding his movies, he has worked as writer, casting director, location scout and manager, makeup designer and artist, scene and lighting designer, stunt and fight choreographer, director of photography, visual effects artist, editor, camera operator, director, producer and executive producer.

Mettle of Honor synopsis:
When a gang of kidnappers takes their young hostage to an abandoned building to await a $100 million ransom, a homeless Vietnam vet who lives in the building becomes her only hope for salvation.

Led by Nick, a recently paroled bank robber, a gang of 14 ruthless killers kidnaps Molly, the 16 year old daughter of a bank president and gives him 24 hours to rob his own bank for the $100 million ransom... or she dies.

Taking her to an abandoned 6-story building in an isolated and derelict area of the city, Nick orders his men to kill the homeless squatters who inhabit the old building to eliminate any witnesses.
Nick's plan soon hits a snag, however, when Gunny, a homeless Vietnam vet who lives in the building, starts fighting back.

As darkness falls, the 63 year old Marine calls upon combat and survival skills he hasn't used in 40 years as he wages a one-man war on a new, and much younger, enemy to protect the frightened young hostage.

Outnumbered, outgunned and definitely “out-youthed”, Gunny proves he still has the mettle worthy of a hero.

Jim (TJ Woodbury) takes a temporary job as a security guard for a large hotel when the last guard was "let go" for having too many bad habits. After chatting with the night desk clerk, Chris (John Santi), he learns that there is more to the sudden dismissal of the last guard than the hotel manager (Bobbi Lane) tells him which involved the accidental drowning of a young boy in the hotel's swimming pool and the guard's heartless attempt to cover it up. But when he takes a quick blow to the head by a hotel guest opening a door, Jim believes he's beginning to see things... like a dead boy floating in the pool. Soon, while making his late night rounds, Jim comes face to face with the angry ghost of the boy.

Brian's websites:

THE SHED is a 26 minute, black and white ghost story about a young couple who buy a house but is unaware that the shed in the backyard was the scene of a brutal murder a decade before and, as a result, is haunted. The husband, David ( Daniel Sappington) begins to hear a child crying in the backyard late at night but his wife, Amy (Liarra Michelle), is convinced that he's under a lot of stress over work and buying the house and is just hearing a neighborhood cat. Things come to a head when David ventures outside late one night after hearing the crying and comes face to face with the ghost of a little boy (Dylan Ochoa). After visit from the police (Jason Smith) and a mysterious old lady (Michal Faith McCune) who lives across the street, that night David learns the sad, yet gruesome, secret that the shed has been hiding for over 10 years..

Tune into on February 5, 2015 at 1 pm eastern to listen as J. Brian share his insiders view of the entertainment industry. The phone lines and chat will be available for those who wish to ask questions. The phone number is (347) 838-9927.

The interview will be available after the show in the archives at

Have you ever met someone and suddenly felt love or hate? Did you wonder why? What if you had forgotten the reason? Would you want to remember if it could save you life?
Never Can Say Good-bye is a paranormal thriller-horror that combines a traditional ghost story with unique twists.