Greetings to the RoMann Legion and friends of the RoMann Empire! First, I am hoping someone on this list can help me get in touch with the manager/agent/etc for the 80s band, "Survivor". I am hoping to negotiate the use of their song "Eye of the Tiger" in my SAG short comedy film, "Origami Deathmatch" which I am actively editing right now. If any of you have any leads, please help! THIS IS URGENT.
Second, here's a quick update on my exciting life:
a) Last week, I had the privilege of auditioning for a lead role in Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron's new movie about Iraq called, "In the Valley of Elah". It went so well that the producers called me back to tell me so! :) As a result, I was contacted today by Professional Artists agency here in NY, who requested my headshot and resume. Perhaps next week I'll meet with them. Swanky! FYI... thank you Drew Young & Bob Fraser for helping to make this all happen. NOTE: if you haven't visited Bob's site at www.ShowBizHowTo.com, I recommend you do so, and sign up for his amazing monthly newsletter pronto.
b) Editing on Origami Deathmatch is about 1/4 of the way done, and we're on schedule for a ton of film festival submissions this spring. And let me tell you: IT IS HILARIOUS. It is so funny that I have no problem blatantly telling you so! The trailer and website will be up and online by Christmas: www.OrigamiDeathmatch.com. I hope you'll check it out.
c) I am two weeks away from finishing up my first semester of Pace University's JD/MBA program and Western Carolina University's 'Master of Entrepreneurship' program. So far so good. And learning oh so much. On to spring semester! And on to the LSAT as well. In February, I'll be taking the Law School Admission Test. Why? Well, because it's easier to negotiate contracts when you're an attorney, of course! Also, the JD/MBA program I am in at Pace is a joint program. So in about four years, I'll not only have my MBA, but I'll also be a lawyer. Ain't that cool? Or WAY to ambitious? One of the two!
d) I am pleased to also report that in about three weeks, the MAIE (investment) documents will be available for my feature film, "In the Wake". What does this mean? It means I am actually holding a public offering for my film. Yes, people JUST LIKE YOU (wink) will be able to purchase shares in the film, starting at what I believe will be $10,000 per share (my securities attorney, John Cones, will help make the final decision). If you or anyone you know has an interest in investing and potentially profiting from an investment in summer 2008's summer sports blockbuster film... send 'em my way! Once we raise approximately $50,000, I'll be able to start contracting name talent for the two lead roles. As I mentioned a while back, Endeavor Agency--one of the biggest in Hollywood--said they'd help out with packaging once some funds are raised for the feature film.
e) Speaking of feature films, once Origami Deathmatch is completed, I start work on editing my feature length documentary called, "Fobbits - and other tales from the lighter side of combat", which is soon to be the world's very first comedic documentary about the war in Iraq. Hooah!
f) I am also pleased to report that my school (Unstoppable Artists Business School) is undergoing quite the exciting transformation. For starters, we'll be incorporating in January, and potentially as a not-for-profit 501c3. We'll see. We are also opening up two new divisions that are going to help make the school work more efficiently, and also make our offerings more dynamic for our students/clients. And our brand new website launches in about two weeks as well. All the exciting details are forthcoming in another email... For those in the arts, or who know friends in the arts... this is gonna be signicant.
g) Finally, if you haven't yet, please visit www.Amazon.com or www.BN.com and take a look at my books, "The Theatrial Juggernaut" and "Battle Cries for the Underdog". Both will inspire you to move faster, more efficiently, and with more confidence than ever before... whether you are in the arts, or not. As Jay Levinson, author of the best-selling book, "Guerrilla Marketing" says, "To make it big, you need the Real Deal. Mr. Mann is the Real Deal." And as Bob Fraser---remember his name from up above---wrote about The Theatrical Juggernaut, "If this book is any indication of things to come, we are going to be hearing a LOT about Monroe Mann." I hope you will pick up copies, especially since it is Christmas, and an excellent time to purchase those gifts you have been procrastinating on. :)
Oh, also, PLEASE, if you have ALREADY read my books, and like them, please post glowing reviews online at amazon and BN.com. I need as many positive reviews on there as possible. Thank you!
ROMP ON! FOLD IT BABY!And of course... Meet you at the TOP!-Monroe Mann