Self Producing Goes All Hollywood.
I’d like to say that I timed yesterday’s post about actors not “waiting” around for gigs with today’s . . . but, I didn’t.
It was just a happy accident that I clicked across this article in the NY Post about former SNL player Rob Schneider and his current plans to self-fund/self-produce his next television show. And no, he’s not just shooting a pilot . . . he’s shooting a full eight episode season, and then he’s going to shop it around to networks, or maybe even stream it himself.
First, good for you Rob. In an era when so many Gucci-dripping and well heeled celebrities turn to Kickstarter to seek funds from their fans, Rob is putting his money where his talent is. And you know what? His series will be better as a result. Nothing makes you work harder than having your own money on the line (which is why I always invest in all of my own Broadway shows, unless there ain’t enough capital to go around).
Second, expect this to be a trend. The DIY movement has now hit all entertainment mediums: theater, film, music, and when Rob’s series sells, and it will, DIY will have broken through to television as well.
Never before has the ability to be a Producer been easier. So what’s stopping you?
Read the article about Rob here.
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