Burning Bulb Publishing to Launch Filmmaking Division – Now Seeking Producers and Investors; 20% ROI
Article by Gary Lee Vincent, Publisher
Indie publisher Burning Bulb Publishing is excited to begin seeking funding to finance three new feature motion pictures over the next 18 months.
Would you like to be part of the emerging landscape of film, but would like the assurance of working with a team of talented creators with a proven track record? Now you can!
Burning Bulb Publishing, founded in 2008 and publisher of over 100 books and audio recordings, is launching Burning Bulb Productions, a filmmaking division aimed at developing micro-budget pictures with incredible story-lines that can be made via our network of filmmakers and studios.
For 2017-2018, we have three scripts under consideration:
Project 1: Adult Comedy – A ‘Benny Hill’-like comedy that follows a misunderstood insurance adjuster as he struggles through a hard day on the job working claims and keeping aroused customers happy.
Project 2: Horror/Suspense – A paralegal encounters more than she bargains for when her car gets impounded and she finds herself stranded in a backwoods town ran by a bloodthirsty cult.
Project 3: Thriller – A prosecutor seeks vigilante justice against the owner of a foster care home and his associates when the legal system ignores numerous charges against him.
How can you help?
We are looking to acquire $15,000 per picture ($45,000 total) to fully produce all three films. Each will be ‘green-lighted’ once $10,000 is secured as Burning Bulb Publishing (Burning Bulb Productions) will match each project with a $5,000 grant once the base is secured.
Anyone wishing to be a Producer in one of these projects will receive a 20% return on their investment above their principal contribution.
How does this work?
During pre-production, the investor/producer will finance part or all of a given picture up to $15,000 per project. This funding will be collected one month prior to shooting the film.
Filming and post production will take place.
Afterward, the investor will receive 20% of their investment back once the movie is complete, and the full 100% of their principal upon a funded distribution deal or completion of a theatrical tour. In other words, 120% back.
Each picture will take between 9 months and 18 months to complete, with full repayment plus bonus within 24 months.
How are the credits structured?
$1,000 – $2,500 = Associate Producer
$5,000 = Executive Producer
$10,000 – $15,000 = Producer (this can be split between 2 or 3 productions).
Could I receive points instead of a flat 20% bonus?
We plan to value each project at $100,000 upon completion. This is because there will be A LOT of additional behind-the-scenes work (and deferred expenses) from the studios, cast, crew and VFX teams that will be adding value far and above the initial seed money required here.
Anyone fully funding a film can request points instead of the flat bonus based on $1,000 equaling 1 percentage point (1%) of the picture’s 100,000 end value. In other words, if you fully fund a picture for $15,000, you can opt to receive 15% of the net proceeds of the film on all deals. Other ‘points’ are reserved as deferments to the various actors and crews we are working with to pay them beyond the core operational needs we are seeking here.
Should you wish to be paid in ownership percentage points, these points are in lieu of a flat buyout and unlike a guaranteed principal return with 20% ROI bonus proposed in the other structure, no guarantee is made on a picture’s performance and or if points will earn more.
I am in! How do I contribute or learn more?
If you would like to be a producer on one of these projects or wish to review the scripts, learn more about the studios behind each project, etc., please complete the form below. Be advised that a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is required upon receipt of any confidential information.
From the author of Hell Dancer, comes Girls Are Not Smiling.
Welcome To The Road Trip From Hell
Pagan is demon-possessed.
Lori is suicidal.
Britt is just terminally pissed off.
Meet three young Boston women on the run from the law, each with problems that will fuse into more than the sum of their individual parts, becoming a holocaust of sex and violence and terror, a literal rain of blood and horror and gore and evil.
And if that wasn’t already bad enough, Pagan’s pet demon is slowly transforming her into something both unspeakable and unholy.
Truly, these girls aren’t smiling.
“From the modern day Edgar Allan Poe, comes a piece of writing so capturing, enthralling and all consuming, its hard to stop reading. The darkened undertones which scream ‘make me into a movie’ and the quickened pace the quality story runs in all make for an amazing read, to us our ‘must read’ of 2016.” – TE Magazine.
Choosing where you wed is just as important as who you wed. Ultimately, the wrong choice can lead to certain death. Sadly, this was the case for Nora and Ned, a young couple who wanted nothing more than to build a life together, but when they said their vows in the old Herring Grove, “’til death do us part,” took on an entirely new meaning.
As their vows of sanctity echoed through the hollow, they awoke a century old curse which vowed to never let love enter its hills again. Now forced to confront both their inner demons and ghosts from the past, Nora and Ned must fight to uproot the seeds of lost love and despair and bring new life to the plagued, barren land.
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Available on Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook.
Check out the new trailer for DEMONEYE, a new comic by David J. Fairhead, Gary Lee Vincent, Little Sun and the team of BURNING BULB COMICS.
Available at www.BurningBulbComics.com.
In the 1950’s people envisioned the 1980’s as the age of moon colonization and everyday space travel amid continued cold war shenanigans.
Along that timeline the Foo corporation and its subsidiary, Nucleo have dominated the market and a new head of the company, Mr. Salt, plans to take it to the next level by building the first lunar theme park and resort.
But The Green family next door might present a challenge as Grandpa tightens his tin foil hat and enlists the help of Little Johnny and Suzy in finding out the secret of what’s lurking in the Salt’s basement and really driving the Foo Corporation to dominate the lunar tourist industry.
BELLY TIMBER – A Novel By Gary Lee Vincent, Solon Tsangaras and John Russo, soon to be a major motion picture!
From the writers of Darkened Hills, Detour to Armageddon, and Night of the Living Dead comes a novel unlike any other…
In the 1800’s, ordinary people learned the secret of the Kala and undertook extraordinary measures to rid the earth of this evil. This is their story.
For John McCormick, life on the Indiana frontier held nothing but promise. His settlement along the White River would soon become the crossroads of America. Friends and family from back in Ohio and other points east were all making plans to see what all the fuss was about in the newly-formed city of Indianapolis. Yes, things were good. John had his general store and his friend George Pogue had his blacksmith business. Claims were being staked and relations with the native Indians were amicable. The town was growing and nothing could be better… or so he thought.
In Ohio, an evil was brewing. The Lecky Family, a group of ruthless Mongolian nomads, had made their way to America and were practicing their cannibalistic religion of Kala with reckless abandon. No one was safe, not even John McCormick’s family.
After the vicious slaughter of John’s brother Thomas and Thomas’ wife and children by the Leckys, John has no choice but to confront this evil head on. As each day passes, more and more people fall victim to the Kala Clan’s evil intent. With time running out, can John McCormick and his posse of frontiersmen find and defeat this notorious foe? Find out in Belly Timber.
Screenplay by Ken Wallace & Dustin Kay. Novel available at amazon.
Burning Bulb Publishing is pleased to announce that ATTACK OF THE MELONHEADS a novel written by Solon Tsangaras and Gary Lee Vincent based on a screenplay by Bob Gray’s screenplay has earned the best selling book of Burning Bulb Publishing in both print AND eBook formats for two months in a row!
Here’s the description…
Fifty years ago, a doctor sought to cure a terrible disease. Hidden from the world, Doctor Malcolm Crowe toiled in the dead of night while the world was sleeping, creating a new breed of mutant—all in the name of science.
Yes, he thought he could cure the sick children. But he was wrong.
Today, the results of his cruel and unconventional experiments have manifested into an evil never before seen.
Now, in Kirtland, Ohio, the town’s unsuspecting residents are about to encounter the full onslaught of this unimaginable terror.
Can something be done before it’s too late?
Find out in ATTACK OF THE MELONHEADS. Available now from Burning Bulb Publishing in both paperback and Kindle editions.