Fun thing about being ‘successful’ and making contacts – I was asked, and agreed to, sit on a board of directors for a film fund.
I just signed back the paperwork today. It sat on my desk for a week, and to be honest movies aren’t any more of my forte than games – I have a lot to learn about the industry. I know they asked me for both my track record of raising funds, and my growing contact list – not my movie expertise. I think it will be a great learning experience and that I can bring some business experience to the group. I am probably most excited to get on the inside of another industry and learn the ins and outs.
It is as simple as it sounds – a group that raises money from investment sources to make movies. We raise funds, and find good projects to apply them to.
Give me a year and I’ll figure out how to get the group to put some funds towards gaming. =)