The PEOPLE'S HOLLYWOOD is not meant to be located
in a building with a big staff
The PEOPLE'S HOLLYWOOD is meant to be a neighborhood-based coalition of many -- small businesses, community organizations, libraries, craftspeople, artists, musicans, professional filmmakers -- all playing a part in helping to support the development of low/no budget filmmakers. This while also stimulating the development of local micro businesses in our targeted district from Brownsville to Bushwick, Brooklyn.
It will unfold in increments over a course of several years. It will be funded by a combination of sliding scale fees, sales, rentals, grants, cash and in-kind donations, and industry sponsors.
PEOPLE'S HOLLYWOOD WILL BE ANCHORED BY:
Classes taught at different community locations (how to write a short script; run a small set; be a great production assistant / PA)
Speakers / Mentor's Bureau (made up of union and indie filmmakers and craftspeople volunteering their time)
Training and Promoting of a PA Brigade
Creation of PH Membership Group ( benefits to include discounts, individual Mentor sessions, access to key prop and small equipment rental; district-wide promotion of their projects and shoot needs)
IMAGINE LISTINGS IN A
'PEOPLE'S HOLLYWOOD DIRECTORY' :
The local hardware store that has a section of special items for small budget filmmakers (things normally you go to Manhattan for)
The beauty and hair supply store with a Special Effects Make-up section (more types of phony blood and prosthetic wounds than Rickys!)
The vintage clothing shop and the furniture store renting items for shoots
Locations allowing little shoots in their facilities for a small charge
Local artists willing to rent their artwork for sets; budding musicians willing to sell one-time use of songs
Our vision is an essential need that the NYC film industry and
city government does not know yet it needs!