Fun Fridays – May 4, 2012

Enjoy this clever three minute book trailer for the new prequel to The Godfather releasing next week (titled The Family Corleone).

No editors were harmed in the filming of this video. At least that we know of.

Watch past the credits.

8 Responses to Fun Fridays – May 4, 2012

  1. Jeanne May 4, 2012 at 6:28 am #

    Fun. :) Who would’ve thought thugs read? :)

    • JennyM May 4, 2012 at 6:51 am #

      I think he was faking. He was just nodding to throw off the other guy. ;)

  2. JennyM May 4, 2012 at 6:53 am #

    Can I hire the nice man on the left to *discuss* his relationship with my daughter? Oh. Perhaps this isn’t the proper venue to query for a little muscle work.

    • JennyM May 4, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      OOPS. I meant my daughter’s BOYFRIEND. Nice self editing there….

  3. Michael Duncan May 4, 2012 at 9:22 am #

    I’d like to have THEM be the negotiator for my next book project! God bless. :)

    • Steve Laube May 4, 2012 at 9:27 am #

      Michael,
      Actually that is a bit how the publisher view us agents. We have been called “Guido” the one who negotiates an offer that cannot be refused.

      • Michael Duncan May 4, 2012 at 9:36 am #

        LOL! :)
        Thanks for this today… I needed it.

  4. Stephen Myers November 2, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    I rather like the fact my agent is viewed by the publisher that way.

    Humor aside, I am impressed by the use of broadcast/film style production in the promotion of books. Having been in that industry for over 30 years with credits in 3 PBS documentaries, one Paramount Feature Film, over 300 short to long features and over 30,0000 radio and television commercials since 1978 – I love how the internet has gone from web cams in low resolution to broadcast-film promotional productions. I hope the trend continues and would bring to the table of my work such innovation with my own company and the many professionals I have over 30 years of contact and continued producing relationships.

    My only question is, how much opportunity or creative license Steve do authors have to work with their publishers (perhaps through their agents) to self-produce media campaigns (like this)? Are publishers open to it?
    And I’m thinking in terms of :30 and :60 commercials if not like a movie trailer (under 3 minutes maximum).

    I’ve seen slide shows some have produced (and not a fan of them). Through the use of HD and simple production techniques – well our company in DFW was known for producing high end work that looked like it cost much more than what we budgeted often for local or smaller clients. That’s not to say it was pennies on the dollar. Top talent also seems to be enjoying exploring this medium such as Barry Corbin and Judy Norton, two of which we’ve worked with. Judy was featured in an internet production out of Canada for a few episodes.

    Hope you might be able to talk more about the promotion opportunities for writers through the use of media – produced very well. Do you presently have a blog post on this subject and if not, hope you will consider one. Thanks.

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