Banff was a great success. Excellent sessions, events and networking, fun catching up with friends and meeting new ones, good weather this year in such a spectacular setting and some great wins.
Susan Nation pitched against 8 tough competitors to be declared “Ultimate Dealmaker” in the exciting new game format “Deal Maker’s Live”, created by Allan Novak. Susan pitched a cross-platform project “Shampoo” inspired by the movie Shampoo and the series Entourage. Think Justin Bieber as a hot straight singing haridresser trying to make it in Beverly Hills.
The event was an excellent vehicle to demonstrate the importance of
-a great story and strong characters
-a powerful and clear log line and elevator pitch (30 seconds)
-a well thought out cross border and cross platform production, distribution and financing plan
-of course outstanding talent like Justin Bieber attached helps seal the deal as long as used wisely
Susan has also been working with the extremely talented Jill Golick on online detective series Ruby Skye P.I. and was thrilled to see Series 1 – The Spam Scam win a Banff Rocky- yahoo!
Then more good news, Independent Production Fund financing for Season 2- The Haunted Library.