We see Arizona featured in films everyday, do any of these film makers live in Phoenix, Arizona? Yes they do!
Phoenix resident Jay Curtis aka J CAZ put together his third successful red carpet event focused on Arizona film industry professionals. His objective is to share film making opportunities and collaborate on ideas to grow the film/entertainment community as a whole. Shout out Jay Curtis and his team for putting together such a positive event.
They can lead us to water but it’s up to us to drink. Meaning you can come to the event, but it’s up to you to communicate and start building relationships. One doesn’t come to these events expecting to meet someone and have audition on Tuesday. You come to network with like minded individuals, as well as appreciate the speakers taking time out of their busy schedules to speak to the community. Treat everyone with respect, because sometimes the speakers aren’t the most decorated in the room.
I spoke to a seasoned Actor who’s face I recognized but was unsure who he was. He happened to be Actor Michael Harrelson associated with FishGate Productions . Mr. Harrelson has been featured in numerous Films over the years to name a few: Deadly Sanctuary, Come out Fighting, At Dusk, Mickey H. Private Dick. I also had a great conversation with veteran Comedian Keith Ellis who gave me some great advice as we left the event. I also met Actress/models Cindy Comer and Vanessa Graves.
The fact that I ended up there is a testament to why the event was created in the first place. I didn’t know anyone in the film industry in Phoenix, and now I know more people I can reach out to, and vice versa. So I want to thank Jay Curtis and his team for putting on this event. As well as my good friend Gambino for inviting me last minute. I created a video out of the footage I received at the event, I hope you enjoy.
If you are in the film industry please leave a comment and any
suggestions you have for getting into the industry.