Hey friends. I have a favor to ask. A biggie.
Remember when I first blogged about “The Man’s Guide to Love” on Abe’s birthday two years ago? This is the site my dear husband helped start in 2010; I even launched a Simpsons Giveaway to help promote it. Since then, it has grown enormously, featured on everything from the NY Magazine Approval Matrix to Jezebel to Oprah.
Every day TheMansGuideToLove.com shows a video of a different guy giving advice about love. You may recall my excitement when it was sold to become a book, then a movie…and have wondered, “Hey…whatever happened with that?”
Well, it’s finally time – “The Man’s Guide to Love” is ready to transform into a film on June 4th. And yours truly (AND this blog) will be in it. But first, we need your help!!!
Perhaps this video can explain it better.
The team behind this movie is incredible. Full disclosure – they are my cousins – but Mark and Jen (whose food you’ve seen featured on the blog many many times) are supremely talented filmmakers. From a start on “The Wonder Years” to their last two films as directors – “Little Manhattan” (they discovered Josh Hutcherson!!!) and “Nim’s Island” – they have always told stories that explore the true nature of relationships and touch on real emotions in unique and interesting ways. One of the producers is Laurence Mark (who’s worked on everything from “Jerry Maguire” to “Dreamgirls” to The Academy Awards) so you know it’s in great hands.
So here’s what’s up. Real talk time. This project is incredibly important to both Abe and I. Not only because it’s been the last two years of our lives, but literally – there are parts of the movie inspired by the last two years of our lives. This will probably be the MOST PERSONAL project either of us will ever do. As you know from reading this blog, I’ve had a lot of projects fall through on me last-minute, and pilot season really has not been kind to me thus far. So to actually work on a juicy role of this magnitude, and with family, would be such an enormous blessing.
We need to raise at least $200,000. In the film world, this really isn’t that much. But in the Kickstarter one, that’s quite a number of zero’s – it’s rare that people who work in the studio system branch out into this crowd-sourcing world. There’s less than ONE MONTH to make it happen. You can donate anything from $1 to all $200,000. The rewards are unheard of – if you’re looking to break into show business, this is an incredible opportunity to become part of a film that WILL be seen by heavy-hitters. You can even pledge to have lunch on the Sony lot with Laurence Mark, have The Gotham Group (one of the top Hollywood management teams) look at your work, learn how to pitch a movie, become a crew member, and even get a cameo in the film!
And if you can’t contribute financially (which I completely understand, believe me) please help us spread the word so we can reach our goal – blog, twitter, Facebook, email, gossip – anything you can think of!
Again – here is the link to The Man’s Guide to Love Kickstarter page…
…which closes on April 19th.
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!!