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Monday, September 26, 2005

Angels + Directors = Movies

Enric Teller, who runs a great blog called Cirne, called my attention to this SJ Mercury News article which ran earlier in September, about the FilmAngels. It's a group that connects wealthy individuals with people who are trying to make movies. (I posted about them after attending the September meeting of the group the Merc describes.)

From Glenn Lovell's piece:

    ``We think San Jose is the single best place to get films financed,'' said Thomas Trenker, a former San Francisco investment banker now playing film angel. ``It's not only the capital of Silicon Valley with all these business-savvy entrepreneurs, it also has a vital independent film scene.''

The pic at right is by Patrick Tehan of the Mercury News, from the set of a movie called "CarBabes," which was shot in Los Gatos, CA.