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Pay to be in a movie: Magic Elevator

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January 31, 2013, 09:02 PM
ChesterM
Pay to be in a movie: Magic Elevator
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To top it off at their premiere I was approached by Abrams artists agent and got signed in.


Its pretty simple to cross reference the Abrams roster to the Magic Elevator cast lists on IMDB Pro.

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The chic someone mentioned, Berenika, is not an actress but a producer


Berinika reminds everybody she's not an actress every time she casts herself in one of her films.
January 31, 2013, 10:32 PM
makemefamous
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Originally posted by Tori Amos:
You all sound like a bunch of bitter, jealous and broke actors. I made a movie with Magic Elevator last year and it was the best decision made that year.

I invested in horror movie and became a part owner of the film and an EP, like few others. I already got my investment back from international sales - they distribute their films in AFM, Hong Kong film market, cannes film market.

They know what they are doing. The chic someone mentioned, Berenika, is not an actress but a producer so you got it all mixed up. In fact she is one of the best producers I've met. There was over 30 people working in that company when I did a film with them and most of them were very accomplished with tons of awards and 30 years of big credits.

To top it off at their premiere I was approached by Abrams artists agent and got signed in.

I simply don't get this primitive hatred way of thinking just because you can't afford to create your own stuff. Actors team up to invest all the time in their own web series/shorts/their own production companies. Yet when someone invests with outside production company and on a feature out of the sudden you start the jealous scream. Shame on those who hate thinking outside the box.
Cool.


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just another actor..
January 31, 2013, 10:53 PM
TRUTHTELLER59
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Originally posted by Tori Amos:
You all sound like a bunch of bitter, jealous and broke actors. I made a movie with Magic Elevator last year and it was the best decision made that year.

I invested in horror movie and became a part owner of the film and an EP, like few others. I already got my investment back from international sales - they distribute their films in AFM, Hong Kong film market, cannes film market.

They know what they are doing. The chic someone mentioned, Berenika, is not an actress but a producer so you got it all mixed up. In fact she is one of the best producers I've met. There was over 30 people working in that company when I did a film with them and most of them were very accomplished with tons of awards and 30 years of big credits.

To top it off at their premiere I was approached by Abrams artists agent and got signed in.

I simply don't get this primitive hatred way of thinking just because you can't afford to create your own stuff. Actors team up to invest all the time in their own web series/shorts/their own production companies. Yet when someone invests with outside production company and on a feature out of the sudden you start the jealous scream. Shame on those who hate thinking outside the box.

WELCOME TO THE BOARDS, BERENIKA!
February 01, 2013, 11:24 PM
Paladin
Sweet Jesus.

Do these people not realize how many items they are obliviously checking off on a list which to any regular board member screams "shill"?

They might as well just sign their posts "the latest sneering shill".
February 04, 2013, 02:52 PM
Brandi Alyssa
Thanks for the chuckles guys! This is too funny to read!! OMG! I am ROTFL!! Thanks, I needed a good laugh today!


Brandi Alyssa
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4221352/

http://brandialyssayoung.weebly.com
February 04, 2013, 04:19 PM
Aleksandra Slaska
You are all in wrong. It is not a true that Magic Elevator it is a bad thing. I have had worked with them in past in more than 10 films and I have had won with them a million dollars.

And I am not that producer chic actress. Do not lie about me.
February 04, 2013, 04:35 PM
Gladstone
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Originally posted by jason whitier:
Wake up people!

I just did one of the Magic Elevator movies and I had a great experience. I put up my own money, got Associate Producer credit, we made a high quality film, I got my money back and then some.

I felt like they had a perfect part in a perfect movie that was going to showcase my acting and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I got a great DVD out of it that got me an agent.


Sounds totally legit. Roll Eyes
February 04, 2013, 04:41 PM
Aleksandra Slaska
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Sounds totally legit.

It is leggit and you are best to believe.
February 04, 2013, 04:57 PM
ChesterM
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You are all in wrong. It is not a true that Magic Elevator it is a bad thing. I have had worked with them in past in more than 10 films and I have had won with them a million dollars.


Here's a million dollar winner if I've ever seen one. The trailer for "Doug Stabs Betty". Judge for yourself.

http://shelby.tv/video/youtube...bs-betty-raw-trailer
February 04, 2013, 05:11 PM
Aleksandra Slaska
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Here's a million dollar winner if I've ever seen one. The trailer for "Doug Stabs Betty". Judge for yourself.

So it is comedy. What is wrong with you?
February 05, 2013, 09:37 AM
mkajka
EVEN IF it were moral/legal to produce films in this way, I'd probably still say no because the tone with which you discuss "broke actors" shows a really disrespectful attitude toward our profession.

Perhaps you shouldn't be so insulting to your potential investors? (Though I suppose it's clear that none of us will be signing on.)
February 05, 2013, 10:02 AM
Syphus
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Originally posted by Aleksandra Slaska:
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Here's a million dollar winner if I've ever seen one. The trailer for "Doug Stabs Betty". Judge for yourself.

So it is comedy. What is wrong with you?


Comedy implies funny...I'm still waiting.
February 05, 2013, 10:10 AM
TMR
The only "Aleksandra Slaska" listed on IMDB is a Polish actress who died in 1989.
February 05, 2013, 10:16 AM
Syphus
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Originally posted by TMR:
The only "Aleksandra Slaska" listed on IMDB is a Polish actress who died in 1989.


Awfully suspicious...probably by the KGB.
February 05, 2013, 04:30 PM
ManagerDad
Just to play devil's advocate, is the quality any worse than other movies with a similar budget? And do we know that there's no way to make money from these? (And no, I'm not considering doing one of these. Smiler )