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.
Ruled by a committee of Hags, and fueled by toothless rivalries, Black County lurks just far enough out of the way to be completely unnoticed by the rest of civilization. Its inhabitants have been mentally warped for generations and the land itself seems to have the power to drive anyone unlucky enough to visit into ridiculous hillbilly madness.
When a construction Company needs to bury a pipeline through its ludicrous hills and valleys, a twisted charm goes to work and every aspect of already bizarre Black County life takes a gory turn for the hysterical. Take a preposterous trip along with its citizens, both native and new, through escapades such as the Hag parade, the grand opening of Madame Skunk’s House of Ill Repute, the demolition derby riot, and the rabid zombie clown apocalypse.
After Tiff Hooper recognizes Josh Penham, the man who abducted her and kept her in his basement and abused her, she brings her three friends to Raynham for a night of well-deserved revenge on him.
Only things don’t go according to plan.
It is never a good idea to leave a corpse in Raynham’s Pleasant Street Cemetery. You run the very real risk of awakening what lies underground there. And that thing — Brainchew — is more horrible and more evil than anything the average mind conceives of even in its worst nightmares.
Brainchew is back! And this time the monster is extra-hungry. But there are plenty of delicious human brains about tonight, and Brainchew intends to eat them all before dawn.
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Combine horror with pitch dark emotion and human drama. Fiends of the Flesh will fit the needs of the thrill seeker inside us all that is looking for a new ride into the void of frenzied fear. You are officially welcome on a journey through an incredible gathering of fiends telling their tales in this anthology currently residing in your fingers. This veritable smorgasbord of stories will convalesce your hunger for terror; ranging from assassins to aliens, ghosts to gangsters, monsters to maniacs: A compilation of creepy tales to keep your blood and imagination racing till you get to the final pages. What better temptation is there but to flick that page to get your final answers, only to start a new stroll into a fresh and welcoming black tunnel?
Dare we say that there are some heartwarming moments that appeal to our human side while delving into these nightmarish scenarios? Sometimes there is nowhere or nobody to turn to when the lights go out. So take this handbook (so to speak) with you into the night and be prepared rather than scared of the unknown. You see, we are the Fiends of the Flesh, and we know what frightens you or in some cases, entices you to open that doorway that leads to sites beyond comprehension.
We invite you to a chuckle or two of course. Humor and horror have been known to cross similar paths when the outrageous becomes something tangible.
Overall, find your comfy corner of the universe and enjoy tales from Burning Bulb veterans like Rich Bottles Jr., Nelson W. Pyles, Jon Towers, David J. Fairhead, Michelle Bowser, Solon Tsangaras and Paul Wargelin. Then you will also get into the minds of newcomers to the Burning Bulb arena; M.K. Oster, James Castiglione, and Bill Smith.
In the end, we are all Fiends of the Flesh. So open up.
Available in paperback and Kindle at amazon.com.
Hot off the press: DON’T YELL AT THE DAMN DESK CLERK! by MICHELLE BOWSER now available in Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook by Burning Bulb Publishing!
Have you ever been hired for a position that you thought entailed just one job but turned out to be all the jobs? And didn’t get paid enough for any of them?
Or have you ever checked into a small hotel off the interstate late at night and wondered things like, what was all that noise at 2:00 A.M., why is there never anyone at the front desk or what happened to that ranting lunatic at free breakfast who kept complaining the boiling water wasn’t hot enough? Then you’ll enjoy checking into Don’t Yell at the Damn Desk Clerk! for a humorous look at what went on in that hotel you stayed in last night.
Travel through several evenings with the night auditor of a budget hotel off the interstate as she handles irate guests with insane complaints, stingy bosses, incompetent coworkers and physically exhausting adventures she never thought would come along with a “desk job”.
It was supposed to be a simple jewel heist, but it went badly wrong. Chuck got shot and died.
Lance hid his friend’s corpse in the Pleasant Street Cemetery. But that was a big mistake—there was something undead, something extremely hungry . . . something eXXXtremely horrible, buried in the Pleasant Street Cemetery.
And Lance had just woken it up.
They called the monster Brainchew because it ate brains. Human brains. And it preferred those brains fresh from the heads . . . of the living.
And now it was awake again, Brainchew planned on feeding big-time tonight. Oh hell yes, it did.
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.