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I saw that the wonderful actor Paul Sorvino passed away at 83. Loved having him in my movie DETOURS and he was a real pleasure to work with.

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Spike
Spike
Ah, these guys, who we have seen dozens of times, here and there, real pros, enriching everything. It must have been especially sad for you, Mara, having known the guy.
mlesemann
mlesemann
It was very sad indeed. He was a pleasure to work with, very kind with the cast and crew, and generous with his time to take photos with people both on the production team or who simply recognized him as they walked by the set.
Nate North
Nate North
Even in a role, he always came off as the kind of person that would be really nice in real life. It's really impressive that your work attracted a legendary actor of this caliber. Sorry to see him go, definitely one of a kind.
I saw a UFO. It was a black triangle, spinning and rotating like the flat phantom zone prison in superman. Zod is here.
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Nate North
Nate North
No worries, just set some speakers outside and play any Phish live show cd on auto repeat, they'll eventually wander off and form an agrarian society with a frisbee based economy.
Suspire
Suspire
sfoster, I had a similar experience except it wasn't a black triangle. it was round. The color appeared to be blue as streaked through the sky. I only saw it for a split second before I lost consciousness.

I regained consciousness a few minutes later and I realized it wasn't a UFO.
My wife caught me looking at her sister at the family barbecue and thru a plate at me.
I had a plumber come out yesterday to replace the water pressure regulator on my house. The regulator costs $70 retail to buy and only needs another 5 dollars worth of supplies to install and only took 60 minutes to do the work...I was charged $629.00. .. I don't know. That seems like a lot of money to do a simple job. Oh well, it's only money. I just wish I had more of it. :)
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mlesemann
mlesemann
A former colleague used to say that if he ever had a kid, he'd want them to become a plumber 'cause we all need them and you can't outsource the work to another country. :)
Maxsdad
Maxsdad
I hope someone kissed you, because it sounds like they screwed you. Depending on where you live will determine how detailed they have to itemize the invoice. If you didn't get one, I'd request an itemized invoice and go over it line-by-line to make sure he didn't charge you for flushing the lines with nitrogen, or some non-existent "administrative fee".
Suspire
Suspire
My favorite is when they charge you for having to come to your house, as if they could do any plumbing from their office.

Believe me, I only go to the plumber or electrician as a last resort. I'd much rather spend hundreds of dollars buying tools so I can do the job myself than pay a plumber or electrician, but in this case, in my mind there was something ominous about changing the pressure regulator.
We watched episode 7 of The Offer last night, "The Producer." I LOVED the fight between the DP character (Gordon Willis) and director Francis Ford Coppola. The director was screaming that the DP was ruining everything by not leaving enough room for the actors to move around. The DP screamed that he could just put up a single floodlight, if that would make him happy. :)
Everything Everywhere All At Once deserves a Oscar for best editing.....
Paul Rogers did an inspiring good job.
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Nate North
Nate North
I also agree, smart, energetic work that kept up a sense of momentum all the way through.
CamBlamo
CamBlamo
My favorite movie in a long time, but I made my wife watch it.... And she didn't feel the same. lol
Feutus Lapdance
Feutus Lapdance
We are filmmakers. So we watch it and we know the budget is 2.5 mill.... We also judge it by that. Its incredibly inspiring for indie filmmaker's.
We watched "Barry" season 3, episode 3 ("All the Sauce") last night and the scene with the detonator & tech support was one of my favorite things in a long time. Absolutely hysterical and totally relatable.
Nate North
Nate North
That was some great writing! "It sounds like we got it fixed, is there anything else we can help you with?" I also liked - "who do you think should be the next spiderman?" response "I don't know, Ben Mendelsohn"
mlesemann
mlesemann
Yup! Absolutely.
I like Robert Eggers.... did not like the North man after the 30 minute mark. Trailer was better then the movie.
CamBlamo
CamBlamo
i thought it was his more tame, by the book film out of the others. I didn't really like it the first watch, loved it the second.
Feutus Lapdance
Feutus Lapdance
I should give it another watch in a few years. Perhaps I was way to excited for this one....
Happiness is finding out that one of your actors got nominated for a TONY award this week! One of the great things about making indie movies in the NYC area is the access to wonderful theater actors, Deirdre O'Connell was in our DETOURS cast & was nominated for Best Actress for her one woman show Dana H. She also was truly a pleasure to work with. Didi 1.png :)
Trying to find out a viable distribution model.
mlesemann
mlesemann
I'll tell you what I've been saying to producers for about the last year or 2: I've been working with FilmHub and am happy with their service. They've gotten my 2 features on quite a few streaming services, they don't charge an upfront fee but do take 20% of revenue, they pay promptly, and they're responsive to questions. :)
HandsomeboyRobby
HandsomeboyRobby
Sounds good.
Right now we work with distributing companies, but the deals are sometimes harsh.
Luckily theres international sales also.
Filmhub sounds like a great alternative.
Hi Nate,

Hope you are well. Forgive me if Iโ€™m wrong, but was it you who offered to give me advice a while ago on a thread I posted - havenโ€™t been able to find - about selling a screenplay?

If so, I have a question, if you wouldnโ€™t mind.

Best,

Lauran.
Nate North
Nate North
I'm not sure, I answer a lot of questions for people. Without knowing the name of the thread I couldn't say if it was me or not. What is your question though? I'll help if I can.
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