Entertainment blog Instagram allows it’s members to take pictures, edit them and post them directly onto the site instantly. There’s a story about a guy that used Instagram to post pictures of him posing with celebrities, in which he built a fan base of 73,000 followers in a short period of time. He started off doing this for fun and used his photo-editing skills to place himself amongst some of the greatest celebrities. It has now taken off and he is looking to relocate to New York to pursue a career using his creative design and photo-editing skills. Some of the celebrities he is pictured with includes:
Jay Z and Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Drake, Rihanna, Lil Wayne and even first lady Michelle Obama. Everything is very competitive these days, and it goes to show that with persistence and creativity you can break through in any industry!!! I guess this was his “Last Straw”
It’s great there are several outlets these days for independent films to thrive such as:www.imdb.com, film festivals and netflix.com. Go to www.imdb.com and they will even show you the most popular independent films for 2013. There’s one independent feature film called “Fruitvale Station” which is about the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008. This film was acquired by The Weinstein Company for $2.5 million on January 21, 2013, two days after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. I believe other independent films such as “The Last Straw” will have the same success, given the same opportunities and support system as this film. One of the outlets and support system that “The Last Straw” project is utilizing is Kickstarter.com. And once this project has reached it’s funding goal, production for the film will begin and it will be showcased at film festivals and will seek distribution as well. For more information on “The Last Straw” project, click here.
There was a time when cable television was mandatory in every household, because you couldn’t see your favorite TV show, sports or movies without it. Now, you have several companies like Netflix, EpixHD and even Amazon offering digital streaming of your favorite shows and movies. I have cable TV in my home and I usually DVR my favorite shows to watch them at a later time and date. But I am seriously considering these other alternatives because it saves money and I don’t even have time to enjoy TV as much. There are always reruns on cable TV, and and can’t watch what you want to watch when you want to watch it unless you pay an additional fee. With Netflix, EpixHD and Amazon, you pay a small monthly fee to see a vast amount of TV shows and movies. There is old and new content, and the good thing is, you can watch it anytime you like. Netflix even has independent films that you can watch on their website, which is great for indie filmmakers like Jeff Renfroe’s “The Last Straw”. Take a moment to visit explore these sites and see what they have to offer!
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They say that time flies when you’re having fun, well let me add that time flies when you stay busy and stay productive as well! I can’t believe that it’s 16 more days to go before “The Last Straw” campaign on Kickstarter ends. It almost seems like it was just launched a week ago. I have celebrated Fathers Day, Memorial Day, Mothers Day and several birthdays during this campaign. I have made new film contacts, picked out the film equipment needed and have chosen the actors and film locations. I will be attending the Film Fest at the BET Experience this month and the LA Film Fest this weekend. I am looking to make new contacts and enjoy myself. I have definitely enjoyed the experience and I will continue to give 1000% until the shot clock runs out. This has been as challenging as the NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat. If you haven’t had the chance to see what “The Last Straw” campaign on Kickstarter is about or watch a snippet of the film, make sure read all about it and spread the word to your extended circle of friends. For more info go to: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1778627466/the-last-straw-1