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This week we were proud to release Episodes 1 & 2 online and people are eating it up. I'm so happy to hear people say, "professional TV quality," "this should be on HBO," and "it looks so good and the characters are so compelling."

Cost of Capital red carpetYou've heard about Cost of Capital since December of 2011 when Goldie Chan and I begin shooting a 6-episode dramatic series about the shadowy world of investment bankers created by Brian DeChesare.  It's been a long road of production, pick-up shoots and post production but all the hard work has paid off.  Not only do we have an amazingly talented group of people in front of and behind the camera but we can now also say we've got the best audience as well.  

Last month we launch our Official Trailer and we have over 17K views to date.  A week ago we discovered to our astonishment that we ranked on IMDb's Movie Meter at #4 and Popular TV at #2.   This means that we were one of the most searched shows/movies on IMDb last week.  Our rank changed from 67,000 to 2.  How does a webseries with no released episodes rank this high on a site next to Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and Dark Knight Rises?  Well, we'd also like to know so we can do it again and again!  The only thing we can say is that our social media efforts and creating something for a captive audience on M&I has paid off.  We've used Email Marketing, Facebook, Twitter, CrowdSpring, Video Content, Blogs and a Live Event to spread the word.  And it's working.

This week we were proud to release Episode 1 "The Idea"Episode 2 "The Fundraising" online and people are eating it up.  I'm so happy to hear people say, "professional TV quality," "this should be on HBO," and "it looks so good and the characters are so compelling."  How can I not be proud?  Another amazing thing to see is that our cast and crew are also proud of their work as well.  They are promoting and talking about it as much as we are - as they should - but it doesn't always happen.  And I say "they should" because it's their careers they are promoting.  If you are proud of a job well-done then get the word out and promote.  We all do it.  That's how the world will find out who you are.  Unless the eyes are on you, you may continue to struggle and doubt yourself.  Shout from the rooftops and share your links.  We're all routing for Cost of Capital together.  

We submitted Cost of Capital to the IAWTV Awards this week and may submit to others in the near future.  The release schedule for the rest of the show is listed here.  

The Release Schedule:
Monday, Sept. 17 – Ep 1 & 2
Monday, Sept. 24 – Ep 3
Monday, Oct. 1 – From the Red Carpet
Monday, Oct. 8 – Ep 4
Monday, Oct. 15 – Ep 5
Monday, Oct. 22 – Ep 6
 
If you're so inclined, visit www.costofcapitaltv.com to do all those things that help get the word out about the show: watch, like, subscribe, share and comment on the episodes.  Thanks in advance!

The Links:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/CostOfCapitalTV *subscribe to our channel and like each video
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CostofCapitalTV *like if you're on Facebook
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/CostOfCapitalTV *follow if you're on Twitter
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2351072/  *10 stars is the best rating!
 
About the show:
How far would you go for the biggest deal of your career?  "Wall Street meets The Social Network." It's a rare behind-the-scenes look into the shadowy world of billionaire investors -- where egos and intrigue collide and a single deal worth hundreds of millions of dollars must get done at any cost. This 6-episode web series was created by Brian DeChesare. Brian is the Founder of Mergers & Inquisitions, the biggest investment banking blog in the world, with nearly half a million monthly visitors and tens of thousands of subscribers. 
 
 

Make sure you're subscribed at Cost of Capital TV and our YouTube Channel so that you receive notification of new episodes. Monday we're releasing Episodes 1 and 2!

Black Tie Premiere Party - Thursday, September 13th

Lots of very exciting news this week regarding Cost of Capital, the new webseries I produced with Goldie Chan.  We're having our very fancy Premiere Party at Dim Mak Studios Thursday, September 13th.  RSVPs are almost closed (we're almost sold out!) so get your ticket soon!  Meet Cost of Capital and Mergers & Inquisitions founder Brian DeChesare and join the cast and crew on the red carpet as well as photographer, Michael Jackson, and Red Carpet Host, Cyndee San Luis!  While everyone is enjoying drinks from the bar, we'll be announcing giveaways to some lucky guests.  Around 8pm we'll be screening Episodes 1 and 2 in the Dim Mak Studio Screening Room.  

Official Online Release - Monday, September 17th

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Make sure you're subscribed at Cost of Capital TV and our YouTube Channel so that you receive notification of new episodes. Monday we're releasing Episodes 1 and 2!

Cost of Capital Release Schedule

Monday, Sept. 17 - Ep 1 & 2
Monday, Sept. 24 - Ep 3
Monday, Oct. 1 - From the Red Carpet
Monday, Oct. 8 - Ep 4
Monday, Oct. 15 - Ep 5
Monday, Oct. 22 - Ep 6

In December we went into production on drama, Cost of Capital, a new webseries created by Brian DeCherase, produced by Goldie Chan and myself, Allison Vanore and directed by Jorge Urbina.

Gasp!  I've been going non-stop since before the holidays and realized that I've been a bit off the grid because of it.  Well, I'm still here.  Busier than ever but coming up for a breath of air before the next round of productions.  So what have I been doing?  

November started with a video job for Prolacta BioScience, a company who takes breast milk donations from mothers with excess, processes and fortifies the milk and then provides it to hospitals and doctors for premature babies.  The videos I produced are "How To" videos for donor mothers to walk them through the steps of becoming a milk donor.  We had a great two day shoot and a quick post schedule.  Our cast was awesome: Chenoa Mitsui and Tanya Ihnen.  Also, huge props to our team including Maura Concannon (Director), Jorge Urbina (DP), Eli Benavidez (Script Supervisor), and Moira Taylor (Hair & Make Up)! 

In December, we went into production on the drama, "Cost of Capital," a new webseries created by Brian DeCherase, produced by Goldie Chan and myself, Allison Vanore, and directed by Jorge Urbina.  We had an ambitious 9 day shoot and rocked it out just before the holidays.  We're now well into post-production.  I can't wait to get these episodes online for you all and especially for Brian's investment banker audience!  

Literally within 24 hours of landing in LA after the holidays on the East Coast I was back on set.  This time for a feature horror film by Todd Johnson and Mike Campbell, The Rental.  We shot for 3 weeks with a small but very talented cast: Kimberly Browning, Mike Campbell, Ashley Love, Leah Verrill and Tiffany Walker.  Our crew was amazing and included some who I've worked with before: Frederick Snyder (1st AD), Erin LeBre (Make Up, SFX, Hair), Moira Taylor (Make Up SFX, Hair), Mike Halper (Sound), etc. And I met some new people: Rick Greenwood (DP), Mohnish Sawaswat (Gaffer) and their teams.  Now Todd is going to hybernate for a few months editing and creating the VFX for the film.  At some point he's going to emerge to hand over the edit to music composer, Rob Gokee.  For more updates about the film check out the Facebook Page and follow on Twitter!

Now there's more to do so I'll be updating you about that soon.  Happy New Year!