Small Soap Box

Ok so something sparked inside of me while talking in the chat tonight. Welcome to my small soap box rant.

Does life always have to be neat and tidy and follow a set of rules or guidelines?

I don't think so. I think that life is messy, unorganized, chaotic, random, and never follows the rules. If it did we would all be living in 2 story houses with white picket fences and have 2.5 children. 

So why should you squash someone's vision to fit into something that you already know. What is wrong with being groundbreaking? If it weren't for someone taking a risk and trying something new we wouldn't have what we have today. They aren't cookie cutter copies of other things. No two people, companies, bands, TV shows, drinks, foods, anything are the same. They can't be handled the same either. You have to adjust your thinking for what you are dealing with.

SGP is breaking the mold. They are treading in territory never touched by a production company. They are reaching directly out to their fan base. Interacting with them, making a more personal connection to them. Before they shot a single frame of film on their movie they are having a dialogue with the people who will eventually make or break it. Because lets face it, you can make the best movie in the world but if you don't have people to go and see it then it is classified as a failure.

You are nothing without your fans in Hollywood. Ratings, box office numbers, $$$. That's what the suits live for. Fans can be some of the most passionate and out spoken people in the world. They share what they like, and share more what they dislike. They can have the power to get a show cancelled by not watching it, bring a show back from the edge of cancellation with their voices and they can change the entire direction that Hollywood aims their products.

As times change so do the fans and the studios. I think what SGP is doing is the future of Hollywood studios. People want to feel a connection to the things and people they see on the screen. Between Twitter, Facebook, Myspace you can see it slowly changing. But no one has tried this approach. No one has blogged and chatted, and shared with their fans. They are sharing their passion, their dreams, their business and they're doing it from the heart. That is what matters, do something you love because you love it. They don't have to share with us but they choose to. That is why they will succeed.

"To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first." - Shakespeare

5 comments:

Amber Rae March 31, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

:) this is kinda diff from your other posts. but a good different

What you said is so true that it should be carved in stone. You either make it or break it and fans are the ones who basically dictate your fate.

You of all people know what you are talking about since your screenplay, which is going to be awesome when picked up. But yeah, it's just like relationships or friendships...in the entertainment business or any business for that matter, you have to put yourself out there, or else you'll always wonder, and that's not a great way to go through life.

SGP will indeed be the next big thing in Hollywood. In fact, you and I should probably write down the date and time we said it today so when it DOES happen, we can look back and say "hah, told ya so"

:) great post spitfire.

~A

Charlotte March 31, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

No fun if you are just playing by the rules, way more fun to break the rules.. at least sgp is figuring that out. :)

and i loved your post. so true and greatly written.

2.5 children, laughed at that!

becca16 March 31, 2009 at 9:40 PM  

Love it Kim. You spoke with truth and elegance and it flowed beautifully. Excellent post. Thank you so much once again.

-Becca

Neera April 1, 2009 at 12:10 AM  

How very true. If you follow the rules, well you miss out on the fun. Thank you for sharing. You have a way with words, keep it up!

Astrid April 1, 2009 at 12:35 AM  

SGP is going to be a trendsetter. Once people cotton onto the success of this unique path they're treading, more and more folks are going to want to jump on this bandwagon.

I love the way you wrote this.

2.5 children. The poor .5th child ;P

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