Sam Longoria
Hollywood CA USA
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Sam Longoria (born March 12, 1956, in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a Hollywood Producer-Director and… more »

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Mar 1, 2015 Sam Longoria commented on Seattle’s Sundance No-Show—Is Washington’s Film Incentive Fund Too Small To Help Seattle Film Industry?.
This isn't an article about me, so calling me names seems inappropriate.

It's an obvious PR "puff piece" article, to sell the idea there is actually a Seattle film industry. That's the whole point of it. Is there a Seattle "film industry?" I don't see one. Where is it?

Many corporate drones making TV Ads, or taking or teaching "How To" classes, or selling "Speedy Filmmaking" contests, or running the endless Local Film Festival is not a film industry. That is a film TEACHING industry.

Industry means SALES.

A film industry MAKES movies, and SELLS them. To an Audience, for money.

Not "for the love of it" or "screen credit" or "local goodwill" or "Seattle status."
Cash on the nail.

Is that an incendiary idea? No, it's just a definition. Does it harm anyone? No. Does stating it here harm anyone? No.

Somehow my saying it here, and signing my name to it, makes me a "troll" or worse. Ad Hominem attacks to defame me, rather than answering my point.

"Making and selling real feature films for money." Theatrical or VOD. Feature-length.

Does that happen in Seattle? Yes, by four or five absolutely Heroic Moviemakers. Bless their hearts, they do it, even though I'm danged if I can see how their Box Office is even close to profitable.

They KEEP doing it, too. Common sense says "MOVE to Southern California," (where commercial movies are made) "MAKE your movies there, and SELL them there." Because that is where the Market is. Yet they keep going, right here in the rain.

This past year, at the American Film Market, a sizeable Seattle Film contingent pitched feature movies to Distribution Companies and Investors.

I am proud I coached a few, who came back with actual results, sales and deals. Bravely breaking out of the Seattle treadmill to oblivion, taking their projects to Market.

So I KNOW it can be done. I'm just telling you about it. That's all I'm doing.

Seattle has many MEETINGS but no SALES. It makes SHORTS but no FEATURES. It pretends a Seattle "film industry" exists to support itself. That pretense doesn't help anybody. That situation needs to change.

Answer my points please, and don't just defame me, o mysterious stranger hiding behind a fake name. (His identity is obvious, just read the article, folks).

I don't troll anybody. I form my own opinions and I say them out loud, and sign my real name to them. Will you do the same?

Attacking a messenger, instead of answering his ideas, is amateur-night cowardly cyber-bully stuff. Can you do better?

I thank you,

Sam Longoria

http://samlongoria.com
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Jan 30, 2015 Sam Longoria commented on Seattle’s Sundance No-Show—Is Washington’s Film Incentive Fund Too Small To Help Seattle Film Industry?.
Just means they didn't pay their Publicity Bill.

"Sundance Film Festival opened without a single feature from Seattle for the first time in eight years. On the same day, MovieMaker Magazine posted its annual list for the best cities to work "as a filmmaker," and for the first time in five years, Seattle was not on that list."

"If only we'd spend more money, then our films would magically be good, and sell to ticket-buyers."

-- Short Film Maker

Ha ha ha ha! Too funny.

There is no Seattle Film Industry. There is only a Seattle Film TEACHING Industry. 3 or 4 Heroic filmmakers, and a whole bunch of hobbyists is not an Industry. And that sorry situation won't get fixed, by ignoring it.

Sam Longoria

http://samlongoria.com
Dec 2, 2012 Sam Longoria commented on What You're Not Wearing: Sweater Edition!!.
It certainly doesn't. Not on this page.
Nov 27, 2012 Sam Longoria commented on What You're Not Wearing: Sweater Edition!!.
The owlish gal next to Professor Fred, with his spiffy bow tie, basks in his reflected glory, and I applaud her fashion sense. Even Miss Owl's staid sweater and jeans and standard blue Seattle chambray shirt are bearable. I'd suggest contacts, though, because she looks like my drivers license picture.
How do I know Professor Fred? I watch "Movie Marvels" and "In The Dungeon" on http://scctv.net even down here.

Sam Longoria
Producer
Hollywood CA USA
http://samlongoria.com
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