Friday, October 9, 2015

How Much is That Pumper in the Window? Or That Ladder Truck That Bends in the Middle & Has A "Q"?

If you've been following us here or on Twitter (@DalmatProd) you see that we are getting very serious about using using crowdfunding to raise the money necessary to produce and shoot the pilot episode of "CAUSE & ORIGIN." However, besides the individual donations that can be made, there are additional sources we will be looking at. (That's the future tense - we are not looking for any donations at this time!)

If you caught our Periscope broadcast yesterday (under DalmatProd) we mentioned several there. Let me touch on a few:
1. We're sure you have all seen the credits at the end of a TV show or movie where it says, "Promotional Consideration Provided By..." That occurs on two levels; 1. A direct financial contribution, and 2. Product Placement. Most people knew nothing about product placement until two movies made the term quite clear - "2001: A Space Odyssey," which had the airline name of the now defunct, "Pan Am," all over its shuttle and other rocket ships. The second movie that brought this idea to the forefront on movies and television was the favorite, "E.T." In that film, Steven Spielberg found himself with a problem. He had wanted to use "M&M's" as the candy used to tempt the little alien out of the garage. When the Mars company turned him down, he went to a smaller company with anxious to promote a new product. The company was Reese's. The product was Reese's Pieces. Thus, a company is able to advertise its fine products by providing the product at no cost to the production. 

Our fundraising efforts will include product placement, as well. If you/your company have a strong connection to the fire-rescue service, we will be happy to talk and/or meet with you to see how we can use your product in our show, "Cause & Origin." Thus, your product will be seen by millions, many of whom we expect to be first responders. 

To add a little "frosting," to the product placement, we plan on acquiring a Class A RV and drive around the country to visit as many firehouses as we can. So what's the "frosting?" The RV will be encased in a wrap that will show your product or logo. The size of your "wrap" will be determined through the value of your product placement. 

We plan on a somewhat similar program to be carried out as part of our crowdfunding campaign. For every donation in a certain category, we will be sending you a "charm." For example, a $5.00 donation may get you a miniature Halligan tool with the show's name inscribed on it. Contributions in higher numbers bring better "charms," i.e. a donation of $1,000.00 might earn a day on the set with us; a donation of $10,000.00 might have you cast as an extra. Get it? Got it! Good!

This weekend, we are approaching 700 dedicated Followers on Twitter. And part of the reason for that, we believe, is because we are not tweeting just about the show, we tweet about key issues facing first responders today. And we thank God for every single one you. However, we need more of you. When we try to explain to possible investors and we quote the figure of almost 1.2 million firefighters in this country, the number of 700 followers isn't so terrific. 

Thus, we strongly need your help!! We need you to talk up our project to your fellow firefighters, EMT/PM's, LEO's, and rescue squad specialists. We need you to "spread" the word to your family, friends, neighbors, Aunt Grace and crazy ol' Uncle Charlie! Moreover, if you work for a company whose primary target audience is in the fire-rescue service, we need you to tell them about our show and see if you can pique their interest. Now, don't worry that you have to "sell" them. That will be our job. We will be happy to flight out to wherever your company is based and meet with them to explain the entire process.

So, that's the how we need you and the why we need you. Please remember, we are currently not requesting contributions or donations of any kind. We do, however need your smarts and your talking help. In the old days, we might have deputized all of you to "ride with the marshal." We don't do that anymore, but we ask you to remember one very important fact: We are doing this for each and every one of you. This will be a family show that demonstrates the important jobs we do and all that we face, that most people have no idea about.

If you have any questions or just want to chat about the show, feel free to send us a Direct Message on Twitter (@DalmatProd) or on Facebook (once logged in, search for Dalmatian Productions, Inc.) We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

We thank you in advance for your help and support. God bless!

Steven S. Greene
Dalmatian Productions, Inc.

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