From: The Miami Entertainment Industry Incubator - June 6, 2001
We wanted to share a success story with you regarding one of our last
Year's "Collaboration...A Film Contest" participants. Her name is
Marjory Leposky and her company is called Chatterbox Productions.
(Need I say more? She has more energy than anyone I have ever met
And her determination is to be applauded).
At our monthly Incubator breakfasts last year, we had been mentioning the
Short film contest and encouraging everyone in the biz to enter this
Amazing event. Considering this was our third year, most of our network
knew about the competition. Our newcomers, however, were always eager to
hear the details. At the time, Marjory was interested in making "producer"
her profession of choice, but she seemed extremely hesitant about entering
due to her lack of experience, funds and time.
Casting aside her fears, the Incubator staff placed a still recalcitrant
Marjory in a producer position. Before entering the contest she'd have
been willing to be an assistant or perhaps intern on a crew. Even though
she didn't feel confident; we knew she had the capacity and courage to take
on this challenge.
During the thirty-day film shoot, there were many issues that she had to
deal with, including cast and crew differences, permit requests, and the
like. But all along she was learning more than any production class could
ever teach and she was definitely having a blast calling the shots.
I still remember her face when she submitted the final product. Marjory was
proud, excited, and very confident that her team's film would be among the
top 15 chosen by our panel of experts. Well this was not to be the case.
Fast-forward to April 4th, 2001... at our monthly breakfast meeting.
Marjory came across a flier about "A Pure Film" contest sponsored
by Sauza Tequila. The date of the deadline had passed but she made a few
calls regardless and was informed that she could still be eligible.
She filled out the entry form and sent in her "Collaboration..." five
minute film. A few weeks later she was chosen as the finalist from all the
Florida entries. There was an all-expense paid trip to NYC to learn the
details. Marjory, was now a "famous" Miami producer.
Through her contacts made at our monthly breakfasts, she found a professional
match in director Alyn Darnay, a Miami Filmmaker with Chaos Films.
For the past few weeks, they have been filming all over South Florida's
numerous nightclubs. The whole project seems extremely hush hush and many
of the details are unknown. However, you can check out the contest website
at www.sauzatequila.com and view all the finalists from all over the country.
You can even vote for Miami's own: Marjory and Alan.
So I recently asked Marjory if she was pleased that she'd entered the short
film competition last year (despite her lack of time and money). You can
only imagine how grateful and excited she truly is about her current
producer status. We are very proud of Marjory and Alyn. Please share your
support and thoughts with them. Kudos to both; we hope their wildest
dreams come true!
The Entertainment Industry Incubator, Inc.
Voice 305-672-9297, Fax 305-672-0177
© Chatterbox Productions, Inc.
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