film investors

Y’all, what should I look for in someone’s chart in terms of financial fraud and, like, stealing people’s money (a.k.a. being manipulative) but also being really good at it lol 

anonymous asked:

not disagreeing with your alternate fcs but u should def google 'sky ferreira racist' bc thats what she is.

“I never exploited anyone & I don’t use people in any shape or form. My brother is half black. My cousins are black. My family is Latina & Native American. Some of my family is in the video.I wasn’t raised in a “white” house hold & I’m not little & I have financially supported myself since I was 15 years old. I’m a woman,not a fucking little girl. Because I have pale skin & green eyes doesn’t mean I was raised in Beverly Hills and have Swedish film investor parents or whatever some have created in their minds. Would you feel more at ease if I danced with a bunch blonde white boys at a mall? Should I consciously only cast white dancers for now on? If I’m racist does that mean you’re pro-segregation?! I’m from LA & shot the video there. I referenced 90s hip hop videos and Michael Jackson because both of those things inspire me & played a big part of my childhood.”  (source. i’m laughing so hard)

delta-can-tri  asked:

Why do you think 2D animation still has an audience in Japan and Europe (particularly the French+Belgian productions)? Do you believe it is because they tend to have more of a variety in both story and style or is it just a cultural difference? I feel like American studios tend to go either family-friendly or adult comedy full of snappy dialogue. Is there no middle-ground here, or has it just stayed underground and away from mainstream media? Have your experiences proved otherwise?

Although it’s true that Americans have a limited view of what animation should be, I don’t think that’s a factor in the lack of 2D. The European production and funding processes are different than in the US (more like an independent film, with multiple investors and little to no in house work, or per project contracts, whereas in the US it’s much more expensive to produce an animated film and therefore the profit margins have to be higher). I do believe that in Japan the popularity of Manga and its influence on Anime helps keep 2D culturally relevant. 

I personally would like to see animation approach other forms of storytelling that would speak to different audiences. (I think “The Incredibles” was a step in that direction.) But it will take some time (and maybe a new generation) to get there with American audiences. 

I would like to see hand drawn animation progress and evolve. I don’t necessarily think it should always look like it has for the past 100 years. I like to think that if we did a 2D film that didn’t look like it was painted on cells, but had an illustrative, or painterly quality that was completely new, we might begin to show the potential of the medium. Maybe then we could win back an audience for hand drawn.

Thank you so much for the love & support of the video. It’s something that means a lot to me. I’ve never seen such a big response from my fans before
I’ve been reading some of the responses and I had a few thoughts:

Some people are accusing of being racist. I usually do not need to feel the need to explain myself(which I’m not) but I DO feel the need to share my thoughts on the situation. Nothing upsets me more than being called racist because that is one of the most hateful things anyone can be. Not only do I find it insulting towards myself but I also feel insulted for the actors & dancers & my family in the video. No, I did not use black back up dancers as “props”. I never have and never will look at any human being as a prop. That’s disgusting. It’s also an idea that has never crossed my mind,which is what I find questionable of the people telling me that I did so.Dancers are objects?!?!?! How dare you! Dancers make things come to life. If they were white would they be considered “props”? I auditioned a bunch of dancers,all races & my dancers were the best ones. I know that you have to be socially aware & mindful of others but when I look at this video I don’t see race as a issue.Stop trying to search for something that isn’t there. Comments like “rich little white girl exploiting the black people & the ghetto”…I never exploited anyone & I don’t use people in any shape or form. My brother is half black. My cousins are black. My family is Latina & Native American. Some of my family is in the video.I wasn’t raised in a “white” house hold & I’m not little & I have financially supported myself since I was 15 years old. I’m a woman,not a fucking little girl. Because I have pale skin & green eyes doesn’t mean I was raised in Beverly Hills and have Swedish film investor parents or whatever some have created in their minds. Would you feel more at ease if I danced with a bunch blonde white boys at a mall? Should I consciously only cast white dancers for now on? If I’m racist does that mean you’re pro-segregation?! I’m from LA & shot the video there. I referenced 90s hip hop videos and Michael Jackson because both of those things inspire me & played a big part of my childhood. The only thing I’m sorry for is if this post seems to come off self defensive,which it isn’t meant to be…but I had to share these thoughts because it drove me up the wall. Don’t demean the actors & dancers in the video. They are more well spoken & aware than you and I will ever be. Please do research before you make such shitty accusations about people. Anyways…Thank you SSENSE & Atom Factory Management & Grant Singer for making this video happen. We have been trying to make it for a while & I’m so glad I get to share it with the world now <3333333

—  Sky Ferreira (talking about the I Blame Myself music video)

Now that Indivisible is back on track, there’s one more honest campaign that needs a lot of help.

Dragon’s Lair the Animated film by Don Bluth, which will potentially be the first 2D animated feature film in awhile. It’s based around the Hall of famed Arcade hit ‘Dragons lair’ from about 30 years ago.

They have 11 days left.  181,492$ out of 550,000$ has been made so far.

The 550,000$ will be used to make a film pitch so they can convince investors and banks to fund the millions required to make it.

“ Animated motion pictures cost loads of money and time. If you have followed the latest publicity on animated films or checked out boxofficemojo.com you would know that these films, traditional hand-drawn or computer generated can cost anywhere from $55 million to $240 Million, some even more - just on the production. Promoting an animated film could cost an additional $100 Million to market the film worldwide. In order to finance the production, promotion and distribution, independent companies like Don Bluth Films must approach major film studios, private investors, or investment banks for loans and/or equity investment to finance their films.” 

Throw them some love! Dragons Lair would be an amazing film.