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Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PaFIA) Fall Mixer Roundup

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Lft to lower Rt. Actress Lillian Y. Cartagena / Actor/Writer Adam Bolden / Videographer & Sound Recorder Jonathan Grossman / Actor/Writer Guy Nanni

On Wednesday September 19, 2013 I attended the PaFIA Fall Social & Mixer at Morgan's Pier (221 N. Columbus Blvd) which was open to non-members.

There are times I mark things on my calendar to cover and then when the actual event is upon me, I get a little chicken and think maybe I won't go.  I almost did that with this event which started at 8pm, but I couldn't get it together and arrived at 9:15pm.  The funny part is, after I get some free food and a drink, I'm in total blogging mode!  Approaching people, Nikon and digital voice recorder at the ready, laughing, talking, you'd think I was a socialite, no one would ever know that I nearly decided to take to my bed; except as usual, I'm admitting way too much.

Anyway, The Pennsylvania Film Industry Association's mission is to promote the film, television, and commercial industry in Pennsylvania and to serve a strong collective voice to address common issues in business circles and government offices. In other words, they, like the GPFO, work tirelessly to keep the PA Film Tax Credit Program going strong!  While also providing support and networking opportunities for their members.

Had fun chattng with these guys about the "48 Laws of Power"
Lft. Comedian/Writer/Actor Mike O'Donnell, host of a weekly Open Mic at Liberties every Wed. (2nd & Fairmount).

Rt.  Filmmaker Steve Carino - his current film in development is called Planet Mirrorball (www.planetmirrorball.com) after he showed me the trailer, I dubbed his movie "Disco Tron" which he really liked!

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Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?
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