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Today Obama told America that he'd watched a documentary on U-TUBE made by a high school teacher, of his "witnesses" (word borrowed from Warren Beatty's film "REDS" where oldtimers who'd witnessed John Reed were filmed talking about him and Louise. His teacher's students were telling about being evicted, foreclosed, not having food. It was a school on the wrong side of town as a dozen of them had horror stories and wept as they told them. Well someone showed it to president Obama and he brought it up at his Town Hall in California.
So I turned off TV, I opened the newspaper and saw that Ahnold, our GOVERNANATOR wants to close down the TENT CITIES in Sacramento. Something clicked in my mind. I put the two stories together and thought, hey, why not U-TUBE up Ahnold's NOSE. Surely some WANNA BE FILMMAKER could rent a digital video camera, go down to the tent city and shoot a documentary. And probably get all kinds of TV distribution. Cable channels. News channels.
So I ran to CRAIGS LIST and put an ad up in Sacramento for TALENT section, GROUP section and ARTISTS' section. Craigs List requires that you change the order of the words each time as no duplicates of the text are allowed. Usually a new sentence at the top puts off the robots and spiders. I had the text saved, so simply cut and pasted it in to Craigs page with a new sentence at top each time.. I'm an old hand at that. I can do forty ads in four hours if I want. So more or less finished ad read:
" JOIN THE FILMMAKER's CO-OP. We want writers, actors, gaffers, VIDEO DP's... and this is a movie that has to be made. THE GOVERNATOR is evicting all those homeless families from Sacramento's TENT CITY! HEARTLESS! If you have a digital video camera or know SOUND/ LIGHTING, we're a group that wants to do a documentary out at the TENT CITY before those people are GONE! Read HOW TO MAKE A HOT DOCUMENTARY ON THIS SUBJECT. Join our GROUP not ONLY to make a truly socially conscious film that will galvanize change. But some of these docus make $$. ZEITGEIST made 60million. THE SECRET 40 MILLION. JOIN US. Be part of a movie. Equal share of profits! Also, Get yourself a great first screen credit! It's MICHAEL MOORE land and you can be there with us.
If there is anyone out there that has a COLLEGE loaner DIGITAL VIDEO set up with an editing post back at school, CALL US. You just became MICHAEL MOORE? This is an idea that will make you the next SPIELBERG. If you are a cinema student from the UNIVERSITY and know such a person, EMAIL THIS AD TO HIM right now. Craigs lets you do that. We need you and your siblings and friends to help us make a movie about all these distressed, starving, hungry misrable evicted families in the Sacramento Tent city which the GOVERNATOR wants to close down. You gotta answer me here, today and we have to work fast. You will see the Marshalls coming soon enough with vans and manacles. WHERE ARE THESE PEOPLE GONNA GO? Once we get the flick in the can we will get the finished movie on any cable channel out there maybe attact a
distributor.I'm betting it will get to OBAMA and be on the NEWS as that HIGH SCHOOL teacher's U TUBE movie was today. . GOOGLE words California "tent city" for the homeless and you'll see it is about to be closed. Not only a FILMMAKER NEEDED but gaffers, sound people. You may not know how but we will train you. THEN YOU HAVE a fab credit. Can get a grant to any film school. So let's do this documentary on these families before they disperse. They are foreclosed families, not NAM VETS or bagladies! KIDS are along. Pulled from schools! Here is news story "The Governor (TERMINATOR) unveiled plans on Thursday 18th March to shut down this sprawling blemish on the face of Sacramento, a "tent city" fer gawdsakes --of legitimate homeless not bagladies, one which has drawn worldwide media attention as a symbol of U.S. economic decline. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson promised to first make alternative shelter space available for the estimated 150 men, women and children who inhabit the squalid encampment near the American River, at the edge of the city's downtown. WELL LET US SEE IF HE DOES. THIS IS LIKE "ROGER AND ME" on the ground floor, (MICHAEL MOORE's first flick) Mayor Johnson toured the area with California Governor ArnoldSchwarzenegger on SAINT PADDIES' DAY, said he hoped to have the ramshackle settlement cleared of tents and debris in the next two to three weeks. "We want to move as quickly as we can," he told a news conference, insisting the city was determined to treat the tent dwellers with compassion. YEAH RIGHT! MOTEL ROOMS for a week? Then what? JAIL? "They are people out there. We have to do whatever we can do," he said. "We as a city are not going to shy away from it. We're going to tackle it head-on." Advocates for the homeless applauded the mayor's action. Municipal authorities in Sacramento have been debating the fate of the tent city for weeks. Sacramento has one of the highest mortgage foreclosure rates in the United States, and the homeless total in the city and surrounding county is estimated to have jumped nearly 10 percent last year to nearly 2,700. About half are believed to be living outdoors, according to a local survey. SEE HOW TO MAKE DOCUMENTARIES on DIGITAL VIDEO and sell them to cable and make huge money http://home.earthlink.net/~loveguru/holywodbound.htm that's a website where we collected info for film students, actors, writers, wanna be DJ's etc. Stand up Comics, Documentary makers. GO THERE!
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