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THE LULLABY FAMILY UPDATE
March 14, 2009
Thank you all for taking time to register for our updates. Today, I will cover three topics:
- The Last Lullaby's Premiere Weekend
- Festival Update
- Local Push
The Last Lullaby's Premiere Weekend
I am excited to announce that The Last Lullaby will finally be coming to the Shreveport-Bossier area. We are screening May 1st, May 2nd, and May 3rd in the Regal Cinema at the Louisiana Boardwalk. We will have a minimum of five screenings per day. And I will be there to introduce each screening and answer questions with the audiences following each screening.
I think it is going to be a really amazing weekend. Our goal is to sell 3,000 tickets. And I think, with many people's help, this is attainable.
We plan to have tickets available for purchase online beginning early April. And I will let you all know as soon as tickets become available. It is my hope to pre-sell the majority of the tickets. And we expect or at least would love to see people buy them in groups so that they can go and experience the movie together. If need be, we will even approach local companies to try to sell them a group of tickets.
I can't wait for this weekend and all of the excitement I expect our film to generate!
Our last festival, Cinequest Film Festival, was one of our best yet. We played at an incredible, old theater last Saturday night. And then Sunday, the festival had to turn people away; there was such a demand for our film. It was a really tremendous weekend for us. Here is a review that is indicative of the welcome we received:
April is shaping up as an extremely busy month for us. We already have five festivals slated:
Wisconsin Film Festival (April 2-5) http://www.wifilmfest.org/
Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival (April 3-4) http://www.crifm.org/festival.html
Atlanta International Film Festival (April 16-25) http://atlantafilmfestival.com/index.php
Salem Film Festival (April 17-26) http://www.salemfilmfestival.com/2009/index.html
On Location: Memphis (April 23-26) http://www.onlocationmemphis.org/olm/Default.aspx
I plan to be in attendance at Wisconsin, Atlanta, and Memphis. Max Allan Collins will be presenting the film at Cedar Rapids. And, chances are we will not have a representative from the film in Salem.
As we prepare for our May launch, I feel that it is important to have as much exposure as we possibly can. And, so each of these festivals is simply another opportunity for people to see and talk about our film.
As always, my goal is to fill the seats at each of our screenings and to receive as much press as we possibly can. If any of you know people in any of these areas, please encourage them to go and see the film. Or, if any of you have strong media contacts in any of these cities, please let me know.
Our push in preparation for the Shreveport-Bossier launch is going great. Soon, we expect to have t-shirts and real estate signs promoting our May 1st launch. Once these are available, I will let you all know.
We also have been very busy, putting together our local social events. Our upcoming schedule is as follows. I would love for any of you who are interested and available to attend any of these events:
Social event at the Crawfish Hole #2 in Dixie Inn (one of the locations from the film) from 7-9PM. We are not providing the food and drink. But people are invited to come and just enjoy a great night, visiting and talking about the film.
Social event at the Indigo Indian Bistro (one of the locations from the film) from 7-9PM. We are not providing the food and drink. But people are invited to come and just enjoy a great night, visiting and talking about the film.
Social event at Wine Country Bistro from 7-9PM. We are not providing the food and drink. But people are invited to come and just enjoy a great night, visiting and talking about the film.
In addition to these events, I continue to push for people to sign up for our monthly updates. Please feel free to encourage people, as well. All they have to do is send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Register Me" in the subject of the e-mail.
I also am continuing our major internet push. I have started a blog that I hope you will all follow. You can access it here:http://cahierspositif.blogspot.com/I also am continuing to publish every Friday on MovieMaker magazine's site (http://www.moviemaker.com/blog/category/adventures_in_self_releasing/) and grow our Facebook film group (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=36795896621).
Thank you all, so very much! I truly appreciate all of your help and look forward to very exciting times ahead.
My very best,
THE LAST LULLABY
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