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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sept. 2nd, 2005

Wow, how deceptive this was. We got an offer directly from Gargoyle Video in Italy, and it was a great offer(paid almost half the budget of the film).

I figured--man, we're gonna score some foreign sales. It was the only foreign sale we ever did.

My rep doesn't deal with foreign(but they helped broker this deal after it was brought to them), and the foreign market has just collapsed as far as American films go...

Sept. 2nd, 2005

La Paura Di Pagliacci

We just got a great offer from an Italian production company for FOC. The offer was five times what we got for the Italian rights to HH. My producer's rep made a counteroffer, which they approved so we're getting six times what we got for HH.

We get 30% at signing and the rest by February of next year.

Sweet! This also bodes well for FOC2--we can presell rights and get money up front. Apparently clowns are big in Italy.

I dunno. I just love their Italian Ice.


  1. Kangas this is a fantastic idea for a blog, and I appreciate that you have taken the time to post all of your thoughts and inspirations from behind the curtain! Very, very cool. I won't mix words, I was not a fan of FEAR OF CLOWNS, but I did give it a chance and I respect anyone who is actually able to follow their passions and get their ideas on screen. Looking forward to reading!

  2. Thanks! FOC had a lot of problems(which you can read about in the blog)--but since Lionsgate picked it up it gave us the money to do a sequel, and I think we fixed many of the problems from the first one.

    Thanks for checking this out! I update fairly frequently!