Chris DeBlasio

Chris DeBlasio

By Chris DeBlasio
Chris DeBlasio
🎬 Executive Producer & Actor
🎥CEO of @Agency850
💰Investor in Film/TV Shows
🏢 Investor in other businesses
www.ChrisDeBlasio.com
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#PitchChris Episode 20! Building a Fanbase - Headshots for Different Roles - Hiring a Talent Manager
 #PitchChris Episode 20!   Topics:  -Why is it so important for an actor/actress to build a fanbase?  -Should you have different headshots for different roles?  -At what point in your career should you bring on a Talent Manager?    www.ChrisDeBlasio.com    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi...   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...   IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio   Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl...   Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com  #ChrisDeBlasio #Agency850 #CelebrityCEO #Fanbase #Headshots #TalentManagers   On this episode of #PitchChris, Why is it so important for an actor or actress to build his or her fanbase, Should you have different headshots for different roles and At what point in your career should you bring on a talent manager? Hi and Welcome to episode 20 of #PitchChris where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I'm going to answer them for you. To ask me a question, find me on social media @Chris DeBlasio #PitchChris and  I'll be happy to answer all the questions you guys have. This first question comes from Keith. Let's see what Keith has got to say. Hey Chris, Keith Kraft here. We're on set here with my production that's going to be Blues
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February 12, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 19! Table reads on resumes? Getting out of the background. Need a talent agent?
 #PitchChris Episode 19 is here!!  Topics:   Should you put table reads on your resume?  Want to go from background actor to Speaking actor? Need a talent agent but don't have any credits?     www.ChrisDeBlasio.com   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...  IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio  Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl...  Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com  #ChrisDeBlasio #Agency850 #CelebrityCEO #TalentAgents #BackgroundActors #TableReads   On this episode of #PitchChris, If you are an actor should you put a Table Read on your resume, how do you go from background actor to getting some speaking lines and you got the training but no credits, can you land a talent agent?Hi and Welcome to episode 19 of #PitchChris where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I'm going to answer them for you. To ask me a question find me on social media at Chris DeBlasio and I'll be happy to answer all the questions you guys have. This first question comes from Velvet. Let's see what he's got to say. Greetings Chris, my name is Velvet Hall. I am an actor from Milledgeville, Georgia and here is my question. This year at Atlanta Peachtree Village International Film Festival, I participated in four table reads over the course two days. My question t
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February 1, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 18!! Audition Preparation - Making Idea into Reality - Important Film Festivals
 #PitchChris Episode 18!! Audition Preparation - Making Idea into Reality - Important Film Festivals  www.ChrisDeBlasio.com   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...  IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio  Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl...  Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com  #ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris #Agency850 #CelebrityCEO #FilmFestivals #Auditions   On this episode of #PitchChris, First time on an audition, what do you need to have with you to be prepared, got an idea, who are the people you need to hire around you to make sure that your idea happens and we all know about the Atlanta film festival, but what are the other film festivals you need to know about. Hi and welcome to episode 18 of #PitchChris, where you guys give me questions about the entertainment business and I'm going to answer them for you. To ask me a question, find me on social media @ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris and I'll be happy to answer all the questions that you guys have. Let's get rolling. Alright, so Chris this is my 8th day in Atlanta and I just did a casting call for the first time and I learned that I should bring my resume. So what other little things, how can I get involved as quickly as efficiently as possible early on. First off, welcome to the ATL.
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January 25, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 17! Breaking Into the Biz - Money Talks, Can You Speak the Language - Headshots
 #PitchChris Episode 17!!!  Breaking Into the Biz - Money Talks - Headshots   On this episode of #PitchChris we're gonna find out how do you break into the entertainment business in Atlanta, Money talks, how do you speak the language and what do casting directors look for when it comes to headshots Hi and welcome to episode 17 of #PitchChris where you guys give me questions about the entertainment business and I answer them for you. To ask me a question find me on social media at Chris DeBlasio #PitchChris and I'll be happy to answer all the questions you guys have. This first question comes from David. Let's see what he's got to say. Hey Chris, I got a quick question for you as a student about to graduate from film school, what is the best way to break into the Atlanta film industry. Hey David, Bravo to you for graduating film school that's a very good task to add to your resume but the biggest piece and learning all of that head knowledge about film school is great but here's the key. Knowing who's around you all those people that are in your classroom all your classmates that key is networking with them so I hope that you connected with them on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram whatever it is you want to build that network because I'll tell you some of those people in your class are going to be the next big directors, producers whatever that job may be and the fact that you're connected to them you have that relationship is going to help get you work. The second thing as soon as you get out of film school and you move to Georgia you want to establish Georgia residency because we're only going to be     www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...  IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio  Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl...  Onset Atlanta:
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January 21, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 16! Small Market Resumes - New to the Business? - Funding Documentaries
 #PitchChris Episode 16 is here!    How do you build your resume in a small market?   How do you break into the Entertainment Business when you are new to the game?    How do you get funding for Documentaries?     On this episode of PitchChris I am going to talk to you about How to build your resume in a small market The Real way to break into the entertainment business and... And how do you fund your next documentary? Hi and welcome to episode 16 of PitchChris where you guys ask me questions about  the entertainment business and I answer them. To ask me a question and simply find me on social media @ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris and I will be sure to answer the questions you guys have. This first question comes from Dwayne. Let's see what Dwayne got. Hi, My name is Dwayne Prince Shah from Kentucky and I want to be an actor. So, my question is.. when you started out in the industry.. were there any directors, producers or actors who helped you out.. Are there any actors producers or directors right now who are willing to help new comers with their projects.. and if so.. how to approach them. How can you go about it? That would be my question. Thank you. Hey Dwayne Thanks for you question. Yes.. I did have a bunch of mentors when I was first starting out. What I did was... I made sure I would network with a lot of people in the industry and became friends with directors and producers.... and casting directors.. my agent connected me with certain people. So networking is the key. and the cool thing is.. I have seen that you actually sent your question in from Kentucky.. Kentucky is a smaller market then let's say.. Atlanta, New York or LA. So you actually have a great opportunity to be a big fish in a small pond... so what I would recommend is go on social media.... Find meet up groups... find network events, specifically in the entertainment business... in Kentucky and network with those people, build a relationship, build a rapport because they are going to connect you... to jobs and paying gigs. And here is the cool thing...   www.ChrisDeBlasio.com    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...  IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio  Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  LinkedIn:
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January 10, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 15! #PitchChris - Script Advice? Funding Your Project? Getting Resume Credits
 EPISODE 15 #PitchChris - Are you getting conflicting script advice? A new way to fund your project. How important are resume credits for a new actor?    www.ChrisDeBlasio.com   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...  IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/  Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio  Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl...  Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com  #ChrisDeBlasio #Agency850 #Credits #Funding #ScriptAdvice 
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January 5, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 14! - New In Town? Entertainment Jobs? Show Your Talent to A Casting Director
 Episode #14 of #PitchChris is here!   Do you need answers to:  Are you new in town and need to get on that first production.. what do you do?  Are entertainment jobs ONLY on set?  How do you showcase your talent to a casting director?     Find out on #PitchChris Episode 14.  On this episode of #PitchChris new in town how do you get on that first production? Are the only jobs in the entertainment business on set? And if you're an actor what is the best way to showcase your talent to a casting director?  Hi and welcome to episode 14 of #PitchChris where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I'm gonna answer them for you to ask me a question find me on social media at Chris DeBlasio #PitchChris and I'll be happy to answer all the questions you have this first question comes from Taylor let's see what she's got to say.  I have a question for Chris as a writer producer and someone who also likes working on the set how do you think what's the best way to get in to get on a set in a new city like I just moved to Atlanta and like literally eight days ago and I would like to get on more sets and network with other people for you know writing and you know set work so how would I go about that?  Hey Taylor first off welcome to Atlanta. So yes it's very important to get on a set and start networking so in order to do that you want to do a couple of things number one why not offer some of your services for free? If you don't have any contacts find some of the productions that are happening out here in Atlanta and see you mentioned that you're a writer maybe you could do some script coverage for a producer or helping out on the side just to get in. Also if you've never PA'd before doing PA work is great because if you're a producer in the industry it allows you to see what everybody does and the job functions which is gonna be very important when you're producing a project and of course while you're on set you're building relationships, you're making contacts, so when the opportunity arises for you either to write or produce you're gonna have those contacts to get started.  Hi my name is Joseph Hudon I've lived in Atlanta for about a year. I currently work at a prop shop called Studio Service Group. We to rent and build props for various productions and events in Atlanta. I think one of the most important questions I had when I came up to Atlanta was how do I get a job in the industry?   www.ChrisDeBlasio.com   YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi...  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas...  IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/  Twitter:
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January 4, 2019
#PitchChris Episode: 13 - Agents & Talent Managers - Becoming a Screenwriter - Finding Gigs Online
 EPISODE 13 of #PitchChris:   What is the difference between an agent and a talent manager?  If you are a journalist... how do you become a screenwriter?  Where do you find entertainment gigs online?   On this episode of #PitchChris we are going to be talking about What is the difference between a Agent and a Talent Manager?   And.. if you are a journalist... how do you become a screen writer?   And.. where is the best place to find entertainment gigs online?     Hi and welcome to episode 13 of #PitchChris, where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I am going to answer them for you.   To ask me a question... Find me on social media @ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris and I will be happy to answer all of the questions you guys might have  Let's get rolling on this first question...   My question would be at what time should I consider getting an agent or manager and what should their roles actually?   to the actor.. because I feel like some people are very confused about what an agent and a manager actually do  for an actor.. so I would like that clarification.    Hey Annel, so you have a two part question... so one of them is...   When are you ready to go get an agent?   and the other question is... what is the difference between an agent and a manager?    So.. one of the biggest things as an actor just starting out is you have got to build up your credits... so there are plenty of places that you can go to find acting roles...   and postings... whether it be student films or what ever it may be..   just start building up your resume..   and once you get to a certain point that you feel you are ready to now have representation..   that's the time you apply... but there is a couple of things you are going to want and need to know...  and this is answering your second question that is.. What is the difference between an agent and a manager?    There are some really big differences... one of them.. Your agent represents you.. they are a hunter. they are hunting for all of the jobs and roles that are out there.. that you are a right fit for..  they are doing negotiations with the casting directors... and they are trying to get you working right...   they are actually doing all that work for you.  As your manager is almost like a farmer..  they have your best interest in your career.  of scheduling.. of connecting you with the right photographers.. connecting you with PR.   publicists... connecting you with acting coaches... if you need it for certain things..   They are managing your schedule.. your day to day.   generally you are going to want to get a manager AFTER you get an agent.   so go get your agent first.. managers are for when you get extremely busy and you need someone to kind of manage your schedule...  another thing too.. is a really big difference between an agent and a manager is agents are usually licensed with SAG.   and that is very important.. you are going to want to find an agent that is licensed with the SAG Office  as opposed so some body that is unlicensed because it is pretty important as you want to make sure you are getting the right type of gigs.    As a manager can be anybody... anybody can pick up clients and call themselves a manager..   so there is no really licensing that a manager is going to have to get. to claim to be a ma
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January 4, 2019
#PitchChris Episode 12! Networking in Atlanta, Technical & Creative Producers & Your Acting Resume
#PitchChris Episode 12!  How to network in Atlanta, Technical & Creative Producers and Your Acting Resume  I send my headshots to casting directors all the time, should I start sending them directly to producers?So, it looks like you are already sending your headshots to casting directors and it sounds like it is unsolicited which I would advise against...I think unless you are submitting specifically to a project...you should only submit to when those projects or role for you is becoming available..but sending it directly to a producerunless you personally know that producer..or have a relationship with them where you can just.. "Hey I heard you are doing this project... here you go.. here is my resume."I wouldn't blind send your resume to a producer or email your resume to a producer... because there is a process for a reason...producers hire casting directors... to narrow down the talent pool...so we don't get bombarded with every single actor out there... specifically for a roll.we hire these casting directors to sort through thousands and thousands of submissions...that are brought for this one roll...to then weed it down to that handful of people that are...right for that roll...if you start sending your headshots directly to a producer and there is no project for you.. it could get quite annoying...so.. i say stick to the process... we as producers.. we hire casting directors for that reason...is to go through all of those resume submissions so.. I would send them directly to the casting directors.. . when that role is right for you.  www.ChrisDeBlasio.com  Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas... IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl... Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com #ChrisDeBlasio #Agency850 #Atlanta #Networking #Producer #Resumes
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December 26, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 11! Living in Atlanta - Advice for First Time Film Makers - Producers & EP's
Actors Living in Atlanta - Advice for First Time Film Makers - Producers and Executive Producers On this episode of Pitch Chris I'm going to talk you guys about If you are an actor, where is the best place to live inside Atlanta? if you are a first time filmmaker and you have no money and no contacts Where do you go? and what in the world is the difference between a producer and an executive producer? Hi everyone, welcome to episode 11 of Pitch Chris where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I'm going to answer them for you to ask me a question, find me on social media @ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris and I'd be happy to answer the questions that you have. The first question comes from Ben let's see what Ben has to say! Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasio IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com www.ChrisDeBlasio.com #PitchChris #ChrisDeBlasio #Atlanta #FilmMakers #Producers #ExecutiveProducers
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December 6, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 10! Cameras for Documentaries? Production Insurance? Starting A production
EPISODE #10 of PitchChris! What is the best camera for Documentaries? What is the deal with Production Insurance and Funding? And.... How does a movie get made from Start to Finish? #PitchChris #ChrisDeBlasio #GAFilmBusiness #MakingMovies Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasio IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
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November 29, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 9. Communication on Set - Product Placement and Funding - Pay to Play?
#PitchChris Episode 9. Communication on Set - Product Placement and Funding - Pay to Play? #ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris #ProductPlacement #Funding #PayToPlay #GAFilmBusiness On this episode of Pitch Chris We are going to be talking about communication on set fund-raising and product placement and are you supposed to be paying talent agent your hard earned money? Hey welcome to episode 9 of Pitch Chris where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I'm going to answer them for you. If you'd like to ask me a question find me on social media @ChrisDeBlasio #PitchChris and I'd be happy to answer all of your questions. Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas... IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl... Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
07:29
November 22, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 8! Your Novel on Screen - How to Get Product Placement - Need a Literary Agent?
#PitchChris Episode 8! On this episode of Pitch Chris I'm going to talk to you about if you just wrote a novel what do you do next to make it a TV show? What is the best way to get product placement in your film or television show? and do you really need a literary agent or can you do it on your own? Welcome to Episode 8 of Pitch Chris where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment businessand I'm going to answer them for you. To ask me a question simply find me on social media #PitchChris and I'll be sure to answer all the question that you guys send meif you are watching this on a post, post your questions below and I'll make sure you guys get on the show! Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasio IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
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November 15, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 7! Entering a Casting Room - You've Wrote a Script, Now What - Acting Class?
On this episode of Pitch Chris I'm going to talk you about: the best way of entering a casting room. You wrote a script Now, what do you do? If you're an actor what's the most important thing Acting class or booking the job? Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasisio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasio IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
04:49
November 9, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 6! Technology in the Entertainment Business - Getting Your Script to a Producer
On this episode of #PitchChris, I’m going to be talking about, how is technology changing the entertainment business? How are you able to get your script in front of a producer when there are millions of writers out there? And how do we go about getting product placement and fundraising for your project? “With all the advancements in technology and people are now making content with their cellphones, do you think that this is going to hurt the industry?” “I heard your video about product placement. How do you go about working that into movies or TV shows?” “How do I get a producer interested in my work? There are a million writers out there.” Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasi... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblas... IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdebl... Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
05:53
November 9, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 5! How to Raise that First $, You've got Headshots now what & getting A-lister's
On this episode of #Pitch Chris, you’re going to find out how to raise that first dollar for your production. Should you send your headshots directly to a producer? And how do you attract A-list talent? Hey, and welcome to Episode 5 of #Pitch Chris, where you guys are asking me questions about the entertainment business and I’m going to answer them. To ask me a question, simply go to my social media, @ChrisDeBlasio, #PitchChris, and I’ll be more than happy to answer all the questions you have. This first question comes from Billy. Billy, let’s see what you have to say. “As a producer just starting out, what is the best way to raise money?”If you’re just starting out and you don’t have a name for yourself, chances are slim (unless you have some personal contacts) to get A-list talent in your film. You’re going to have to start grassroots. You’re going to have to go to friends, go to family members, go to people that know you the best and see if you can start raising money that way. Another thing that I think a lot of people, they just want to jump right to A-list celebrities to bring a name to their project. You don’t necessarily have to do that. What you can do is you can find social media influencers that have a following and get them involved in your project. You don’t necessarily have to go right after the A-list talent all the time. But I think if you start off with the people that you know first, your friends, your family, and then maybe source some social media influencers to then start building your project, I think that’s the best way to start raising that first dollar. Product placement obviously is another thing I’ve talked about before. Going to advertisers, telling businesses that you’re doing a film, you need places to shoot. Instead of just going a straight barter, see if you can try to get some money for advertising from them. A great question. I think that should help you a little bit on how to start getting some of those funds raised. “I’m just starting out in production. What’s the best way to attract A-list talent in your movie?”That’s a good question. Very similar to the question that I just answered. If you don’t have a name for yourself, it’s going to be a little bit challenging for you to attract A-list talent to your film if you don’t have any credits, you haven’t done anything in the past. Working with agents and stuff, they’re going to be looking at those types of things. You’re going to want to start projects – and I mentioned this before – with social media influencers. A lot of people forget about the social media influencers, the people that have millions of followers on Instagram and YouTube and Facebook. You don’t necessarily have to go right after the A-list talent. Why don’t you find roles in your project that may be good for somebody? Not only that, but on the financing aspect of it – a lot of these influencers have sponsors. They already have a relationship with a lot of these sponsors. So why not go about it that way? YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasio IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
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October 26, 2018
#PitchChris Episode 4! Get Feedback, Marketing your script and Contacting a Production House!
On this episode of #Pitch Chris: where do you go for feedback? How should you market your script on your social media or blog? And what do you do when you call a production house and you get a voicemail – or the dreaded secretary? Welcome to Episode 4 of #Pitch Chris, where you guys ask me questions about the entertainment business and I answer them. To ask me a question, send me a question on social media @ChrisDeBlasio, #PitchChris, and I’ll be more than happy to answer all those questions. Let’s take that first question. “I have an original script that I know is awesome! Who do I go to for feedback?”I’m happy that you think your original script is awesome. You should be proud of your work. The first thing that I would want you guys to do to go to feedback is go to your friends, go to your family, go to all your close contacts. Start there before you actually take it to a producer. What you also want to do is, if you’re part of any networking groups or any writing networking groups, talk about it with other friends or writers that are in the business and get as much feedback as you can. Because once you get that feedback, now you can start refining it and refining it to make it that perfect, perfect script before you actually present it to a producer. But I would definitely say start out with people that you know first and then go from there. “Should I market my scripts on social media or on my blog to get seen by the right people?”That’s a good question. I would not put all your stuff out there. Obviously you’ve got some copyright issues going on. You don’t want to just dump all your stuff out there for anybody in the world to access. You want to lock it down. One of the biggest things that you really would want to do is register it with the WGA, which is the Writers Guild. Once you’ve registered with the WGA, now it’s protected. But I wouldn’t put it out there for the entire world to see. Much like the previous question before, start with friends, start with family to get some feedback on your script. But most importantly, your pitch. You guys have to – have to – perfect your pitch. That is what sells the story. That’s what gets a producer’s attention. You don’t want to just drop your script off. You have to be ready, at 60 seconds or less, to fire off your pitch. I would practice that with friends and family first to make sure you’re absolutely ready before you get in the room with a producer. Good question. Let’s take the next one. “I saw your video about not emailing a long pitch, but when I call local producers, I get either their secretary or the voicemail. How do I get through so I can pitch my story?”Hey, don’t give up. The biggest thing is that you’re making the attempt, which is great. You want to continue to make that attempt, continue to call. Let them know who you are. Eventually you’ll get through. Eventually you’ll get that meeting. But I would say try to build relationships with people in the industry. Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasio Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasio IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
04:57
October 24, 2018
#PitchChris | Episode 3 | Chris DeBlasio
Today on #Pitch Chris, we’re going to find out: how long does it take to get your screenplay to turn into a movie? How can you get your script seen if you are an unknown writer? And can you break the rules in this industry? Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasioFan/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasiofan/ IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio/ Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
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September 21, 2018
#PitchChris | Episode 2 | Chris DeBlasio
Today on #Pitch Chris, we’re going to be talking about how to market your movie. What is the best way to gauge your success? And how do you make your script most attractive for a producer? Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasioFan/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasiofan/ IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio/ Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
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September 21, 2018
#PitchChris | Episode 1
On this episode of #PitchChris, we’re going to be talking about what do you do when a producer says “no,” how do you support your career with a “jobby” job, and how do you find out if somebody’s shady in this business? Follow Chris DeBlasio Online Here: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/chrisdeblasio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisDeBlasioFan/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisdeblasiofan/ IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2134621/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Chris_DeBlasio Website: https://www.ChrisDeBlasio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisdeblasio/ Onset Atlanta: https://www.onsetatl.com
04:21
September 21, 2018
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