Saturday, March 29, 2014
|April 16-27, 2013 (Lower Manhattan)|
Whether I make money from it or not, Tinsel & Tine is what I do. I've been learning and committed to this for a little over 5 years and I consider myself press; so it is a blow. Plus, I did wind up purchasing the business card mints (see below) was hoping Branders might cut me a deal for promoting them, but no. I didn't get many donations to the Tribeca fund (see below), but I got some, which I now have to return. And I had already bought my bus ticket to NYC...
Still, the real disappointment comes in the fact that I was looking forward to covering my first BIG film festival! It's about being in the midst of it all and reporting back, in real time through social media. Being invited to events and press conferences; not having to wait in line to see the most talked about films of the festival; maybe snagging a couple of interviews, and getting good pics of celebrity sightings. Not to mention, I really wanted a couple of days away from that which pays my rent.
But more than anything, I wanted to be able to say that those schools of thought that affirm you are the architect of you own life; you can create and manifest from a place of joy, act as if - were right. Although, to be honest, perhaps the venture was tainted with too much fear and obstacles. It was going to be expensive and perhaps I was still doubting I could pull it off financially, and time wise, as I'll be moving in May from an apartment that I've lived in for 13 years...
I've been contemplating still attending Tribeca on the FREE screening day (April 25th) just going up for the day, at least if I can do some reporting from the festival it may put me in a better position for next year. I know it should be a small matter, but one of the things holding me back from doing this is - I actually hate to purchase another bus ticket when the other one is going to go to waste, and you can't exchange it...
ORIGINAL POST 3/9/14:
Super excited! I'm 99.9% sure to receive a press pass to the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.
|Example of Biz Cards|
2. New phone - long story, but when I got my upgrade last summer, I killed my phone at the beach less than a week after getting it, forcing me to go back to my old Evo 4, which I liked when I got it, but it's over 3 years old now which makes it super antiquated. I've got to be mobile optimized to the max to properly cover Tribeca!
4. My original dream for Tinsel & Tine was to cover Film Festivals around the world, and in between screenings, review restaurants and Cinema Sneak n Snacks! It would be so great to actually put this into practice.
5. Days off - my day gig is allowing me to take the time off; however, I'm still a temp and won't get paid for any of the days I'll be at the festival.
I know the Universe will make a way for me to cover Tribeca, and I plan to enjoy the experience with or without limitations; still, I think to myself, wouldn't it be nice to have all the trimmings...
To that end, Tinsel & Tine is open to Sponsorship (click for details) and/or Donations (see below) Also, check out our Past Coverage of various film festivals held in Philadelphia.
Tribeca Film Festival: Spotlight, Midnight, Storyscapes & Special Screenings
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