Hollywood Media Center

Hollywood Media Center will be a home where writers, directors, actors, comics and filmmakers will create their own content. A One Stop Shop.
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Lawrin Goulston Salazar
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

HOLLYWOOD MEDIA CENTER WILL BE A HOME WHERE ACTORS, WRITERS, DIRECTORS, COMICS AND FILM MAKERS WILL CREATE THEIR OWN CONTENT.

Imagine being able to go to one place and choose from a database of dynamic, knowledgable crew members and top notch acting talent while also having access to rental equipment, workshops on filmmaking, a rehearsal space, a place to shoot and ultimately screen your work in front of industry professionals. That is what we envision for the Hollywood Media Center.

OUR MISSION:

We plan to establish a reputation for the Hollywood Media Center as a professional and positive working place for artists to collaborate and get their work done. We will hire a professional and friendly staff and do everything possible to create a fun and committed working experience for everyone who comes to us.

Joe Salazar and Lawrin Goulston Salazar are a husband and wife team with decades of experience as industry professionals. Joe has been a trusted and hard working acting teacher for 28 years. Lawrin is the Festival Director of the LA Comedy Festival and the LA Indie Film Festival which are now in their 16th and 5th seasons respectively.  

ARTISTS HAVE MORE OPPORTUNITIES NOW TO DETERMINE HOW OFTEN THEY WORK!

We’ve witnessed too many artists get frustrated when they don’t get to work doing what they want to do. Lawrin observes,  “It’s hard to keep making films on your own. Film makers often find themselves scrambling for money, equipment, locations, or worse, shelving potentially great projects because they don’t have the back-up system of a crew, writers, directors, actors and producers. I look forward to offering those services at a one stop home.”

Joe adds, “I have seen countless actors come to L.A. with a dream only to leave a couple of years later broken hearted and unfulfilled. This will, most likely, be the result if you are hoping for somebody else to create your career for you. I want to help actors put themselves in charge by creating work while they are pursuing work".

We are very determined to make this venture happen. For us, having a successful business means creating opportunities for other artists.

WEB SERIES, SHORT FILMS, PODCASTS AND TV PILOTS ARE ALL THE TOOLS OF TODAY’S HOLLYWOOD.

Create your work and show the industry who you are and what you can do. Casting directors, agents and managers expect you to be working on projects that they can use as tools to market you. You need to help them help you.

Industry professionals are always looking for new talent and it’s up to you to have a professional representation of your work to show them. In the age of new media, you don’t have to wait for a phone call to decide your future, you decide.

SO WHERE WILL ALL OF THIS TAKE PLACE? 

    

We are currently purchasing a beautiful, 4,000 sq. ft., three theatre venue located conveniently in the heart of Hollywood with ample parking. Our existing offerings are film festivals, ongoing acting, improvisation and sketch comedy writing  classes along with theatre rentals. With this purchase, we will be adding agent/manager showcases, casting director workshops, demo reel classes, voice-over classes, and much more. 

    

Our goal is to expand our services at this venue by launching the Hollywood Media Center, which will serve as a home for artists who wish to shoot their own material and get themselves the exposure they need. We will also be starting an all-level improvisation program, a late night comedy series, a monthly comedy event, monthly film screenings and expanding the acting school.

WHERE WILL THE RAISED MONEY GO?

We have much to do in order to create this “home”.

1.   Finish the spaces.

2.  Buy equipment for the spaces. 

3.  Soundproof all three spaces.

4.  Buy camera and sound equipment.

HOW MUCH?

We need to raise $150,000 in order to 

Finish the Spaces:

    Soundproof all three theatres  $50,000
    Reroute air conditioning venting $1,500
    Add lighting grid to one of the theaters $2,500

Equipment Needed for Completing Spaces:

Elite Motorized screen VMAX200XWH Plus 4   $2,973
Elite Motorized screen  VMAX180XWH Plus 4  $1,233
Christie 3 chip DLP HD10K projector and lens  $24,000 
Christie 1 chip DLP HD 800 projector and lens $17,000
4 Blu ray players  $434
2 JBL sound system packages 4732  $7,124
2 Behringer Digital Mixers X32  $6495
ETC  24 channel 2.4W dimmer pack  $8,000
2 24 channel Leprecaun  1624/48 Light Consoles $6,612
1 12 channel Leprecaun 612 Light Consoles $1,071
6 channel Leprecaun ULD-360 dimmer pack   $844
6 Chauvet Slim Par Pro RGBA-Black LED lights  $ 2,473
2  60”  Samsung HDTV   with full motion wall mounts   $2,932
1 60” Samsung HDTV  $1,195

Misc:

3 Movie Poster Light Boxes  27” x 40”  $1,800
Marquee Signage: $3,000
Creating database $10,000

Total   $154,186

With $200,000 we could additionally:

Purchase Equipment for Hollywood Media Center Usage:

1 Canon EOS 70D camera package w/ 18-135 Lens with:
Sennheiser MKH4 Shotgun Mic
KTeck Boom Pole
Shock Mount
Dead Cat
Shure Lav Kit FP1 FP5
50 ft. XLR Cable
Video Illusion Light Kit
E Image Tripod Kit
Battery
Media Card
Package Total: $4980

3 Canon EOS 5D Mark III w/ 24-105 Lens packages with:
Sennheiser MKH4 Shotgun Mic
KTeck Boom Pole
Shock Mount
Dead Cat
Shure Lav Kit FP1 FP5
50 ft. XLR Cable
Video Illusion Light Kit
E Image Tripod Kit
Battery
Media Card
3 Packages Total: $22,954

1 Canon EF 50MM F1.2L USM Lens $ 1,764
6 MXL 990 USB Powered Condenser Microphone  $978
Green Screen $289
Hollywood Media Website $2200

Editing Equipment

2 iMacs 27” screen w/final cut pro  $7568

With $250,000 we could additionally purchase:

Mac Pro w/4K Sharp Display $14,653
Avid Software $817
Avid Artist Control $1817
Red Epic M Mysterium-X Camera with side SSD and lens mount: $ 28,340

If we are fortunate enough to raise beyond that, we will: 

Buy a Hollywood Media Center company van.

Acquire a fourth space to accommodate all of the work being produced.

Offer award packages to film makers, actors, writers, directors and comics for outstanding achievements.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO REWARDING OUR DONORS!

When you see our rewards, you’ll see that we’re making very generous offers to our donors by offering all of our present classes, workshops and space rentals at HALF PRICE. Thank you for your support.

Here is a guide to our current services and fees, as a donor to the Hollywood Media Center campaign, you will receive any of these services at half the price listed:

Current Services List*:

Classes and Workshops:

Ongoing Acting Classes**: $240 (monthly)
Six Week Fundamentals of Acting: $180
Six Week Improvisation Class: $300
Six Week Sketch Writing Class: $300
Five Agent/Manager Showcase: $99
Digital Showcase an agent, manager and casting director: $99
Casting Director Workshops: $39
Four Week Voice-Over Intensives: $249
Video Game Voice-Over Intensive: $199
Three Week Demo Reel Intensive: $450
Four Week Showcase Prep: $199

Theater Rental***: 

71 Seat Proscenium Theatre- $400 per night
    For Film Screening - $550 per night
55 seat Contemporary Theatre - $350 per night
22 Seat Classroom- $250 per night

*excludes festivals, tapings, private acting coaching. 

**Joe's ongoing acting classes are by interview.

***subject to theatre schedule availability

All half price service rewards are redeemable from Sept. 2014-May 2015.

The Festivals*

5th   LA Indie Film Festival  October 16th-26th, 2014
16th LA Comedy Festival     November 13th-23rd, 2014
6th   LA Indie Film Festival  Feb/March 2015
17th LA Comedy Festival     April/May 2015
                                                                         *dates subject to change


      Please help us get the word out! Use the Indiegogo share tools.

We welcome you to be a part of this adventure toward bringing artists together and creating opportunities! We look forward to working with you. Let’s make it happen!


Joe Salazar  www.TheActingTeacher.com
Lawrin Goulston Salazar www.LAComedyFest.com,www.LAIndieFilmFest.com
Jonathan Silverman http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001738/?ref_=nv_sr_2
Alisha Gaddis http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1922509/?ref_=fn_al_nm_2
www.TheActorsCompanyLA.com

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    Two tickets to a screening/show of your choice at either the 16th or 17th LA Comedy Festival or the 5th or 6th LA Indie Film Festival.

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    Thank you credit in the next four upcoming festival trailers, played before every screening and two tickets to the LA Comedy Festival or LA Indie Film Festival screening/show of your choice (redeemable Oct. 2014-May 2015)

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    Festival Pass to all screenings, shows, panels and parties to upcoming festival. Choose from 16th or 17th LA Comedy Festival or 5th or 6th LA Indie Film Festival.

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    Private Acting Coaching with Joe Salazar (redeemable Sept. 2014-May 2015)

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    Your Name on Plate permanently attached to theater seat and Thank you credit in the next four upcoming festival trailers, played before every screening.

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    Venue for your Christmas party, kids party, etc. with projector and tech person to run equipment. Great for live shows and screening films. Seats 60. (redeemable Sept. 2014-May 2015)

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    Movie night for you and up to 60 of your friends. Movie of your choice (Blu ray), tech person to run equipment, movie style boxes of candy and soda provided. (redeemable Sept. 2014-May 2015)

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