July 14, 2010

CRUNCH TIME!


I know, I've been like a ghost. But, I'm back! My apologies; things are INSANE!!!


Some Highlights:

NYILFF SPONSORSHIP
As of yesterday, I'm finally done! After about 10 months of effort, I locked in 3 new sponsors in 2 days... 2 weeks before the event. Wha what?? That's totally bizarre. I couldn't be more excited... or buried under work.


NYILFF PROGRAMMING
In the last-minute, we secured the film "Gun", directed by Jessy Terrero and co-written by and starring 50 Cent.. WHO'S ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL. Holla! That's crazy, y'all.


NYILFF GENERAL
We're working on locking in after-venues, securing musical talent, designing, approving and printing tons of creative (collateral and signage), setting up box office, organizing volunteers, sending out press releases and planning the overall PR strategy, planning sponsor activation and coordinating deliverables, selling tickets, setting up online promotions and offline street teams, aggregating RSVP lists for various events, delivering print ads, putting together panels, collecting films, communicating with participating filmmakers, conducting tons of venue walk-throughs, etc.etc.etc. I swear - film fests are mad crazy. Oh and I still have nothing to wear on the red carpet. Who has time to worry about that?! Sheesh.


NYILFF CATALOG
FINALLY, the baby went to print. Holy smokes - that, in and of itself, was a bear. I worked all weekend on it.


ELLIOT LOVES
We're planning a private event for next week (sponsored by Hennessy Privilege!) so I've been dealing with that. We had a venue walk-through last night and it's hot! Foundation - 137 Essex Street (1.5 blocks below Houston).
foundationnyc.com

And, check out this delish specialty cocktail:


Hennessy VSOP Royal Privilege

Created by: Hennessy
1.5 oz Hennessy Privilege V.S.O.P
¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice
Ginger Ale
5 Ice Cubes

LOTTERY MAN
Matt is hard at work writing the Mood Book, which I'll receive on Friday. Over the weekend, I need to pull it all together and give it some sort of design. We've also started outreach for fundraising. Got any money??



Liz.
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Cinedulce.com
NYLatinoFilm.com