Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bahamas' first movie company leads the future

Megavision Pictures, a clear and decisive model of 21st century leadership.




Under the creative direction of box-office superstar, owner, Jefford Curre', Megavision Pictures exhibits a clear and decisive model of 21st century leadership. As the company assumes its position as a world class brand, it continues to focus on highly motivated students and career changing professionals. Megavision Pictures is bringing new meaning to the phrase “The world’s a stage and all are actors". Impressively surviving almost two decades of the Bahamas’ cinematic dark ages, Megavision Pictures has emerged onto the international scene as a beacon of brilliance, with a show of incredible strength, rising even beyond the fog of a worldwide recession. - starsinparadise.com



Monday, April 29, 2013

Positioning yourself for movie money


Whether you’re an international money launderer posing as a banker, or a relative of pirates who went legit at the turn of the century, you already know about the buried treasure that still lies yet undiscovered in, the Bahamas.






Countless sad stories of weak filmmakers who regrettably sold their integrity and allowed themselves to be manipulated by people just to get some money.


Megavisionkingdom.com the in-house training division of Megavision Pictures runs a very interesting program that teaches filmmakers, not only how to make films, but more importantly, how to attract money without losing their own identity. If the filmmaker loses identity and integrity, he has nothing different to offer his starving audience. When this happens he is no longer unique and his days are numbered.

Filmmakers, practically, in the new emerging global Bahamas film market, might find it not a bad idea to establish their position before forming close working relationships with foreign entities. In other words you must establish a structure that identifies you and demonstrate internal accountability. This is important for some very good reasons.

Make no mistake about it, whoever you ask for money will proposition you with a list of conditions. The key is to find the company that echoes the sentiments that you stand for. For example, if your films or film festival is about spreading democracy, don’t expect the grant organization that believes in dictatorship to fund you. You will have to change your mind about the governing process and demonstrate that change vividly before you can get the money.

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How many times have you seen filmmakers or film festival operators start out with good intentions about producing movies that encourage good will among all mankind. Very often we realize after a year or so, their press release starts selling them as an extremist in either race, creed, color or religion. This happens because real structure and accountability was missing at the beginning. There was no clear mission of conviction. To be continued on starsinparadise.com...



Saturday, April 27, 2013

What's your place in the Bahamas new number one industry?



What's your place in the Bahamas movie industry? Stars In Paradise would like to know.

In 1994, Stars In Paradise magazine made its local debut among the extensive press corp. that covered the courageous launch of Megavision Pictures series of opening events, under the creative direction of Jefford Curre'. This historical moment was the highlight of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce week and provided a portal to the next step in the Bahamas' economic development.


Since that small beginning, Stars In Paradise has grown steadily with the Bahamas Film Industry and has become the most trusted source for Bahamas cinema trade information. Stars In Paradise is the Bahamas’ official film industry magazine. Count on us to be there, highlighting the people on the cutting edge of the Bahamas Film Industry.

This is the international premiere of "Stars In Paradise" We look forward to learning about your premieres, festival updates, reviews and deep probing interviews. Let us be the first to know about your movie making plans, progress and success. We at Stars In Paradise magazine understand your need to focus on the positive. We are committed to the Bahamas' movie makers with a global perspective, and our commitment extends equally to manufacturers and educators, who are looking for opportunities to expand their market. That’s why Stars In Paradise magazine is the first choice of Hollywood’s film executives.

With strong industry circulation and a reputation for building superstars, no magazine is better positioned to make a stronger impression on your target market. It is little wonder why Stars In Paradise magazine is the Bahamas’ leading film industry publication.

Entering the Bahamas Film Industry as a writer.

Writing your first screenplay.

Go simple, learn fast. The tricks and the trade of successful Bahamian movie industry writers.

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If you missed the opportunity to train at the Megavision Kingdom, there may still be hope for you. Stars In Paradise would like to share a few tips to get you started.

Pick a subject you know well. If you don’t know how to write, then that’s okay, you can just start writing your first draft the way you write, to get the story out of your head and onto paper, but it’s a good idea to take some writing classes so you can learn the standard format, so your script will make sense to others in the industry. The important thing is just to get started and push hard to a finish. - starsinparadise.com

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Bahamas could get new T.V. channel

Stars In Paradise is set to launch new Bahamian channel on The Megavision Network.









Talks are on the way as Stars In Paradise (the Bahamas leading film industry magazine) makes ready to launch its first 24/7 channel. Powered by The Megavision Network, Stars In Paradise channel is expected to capitalize on a well established trail of excellence, as it will mainly focus on the work of the indigenous box-office entrepreneurs, while providing refreshing opportunities for savvy students, writers and career changing professionals.

The Megavision Network at megnettv.com is the product of ten years of breakthrough research and development, in the area of advance communication. With a finger on the pulse of global concerns and real time progress analysis, The Megavision Network is pushing the envelope in bringing attention to emerging business concepts with much success. The Megavision Network is driving the exploration of wide base, user friendly social media technology with a multiple satellite platform approach.

More news to come. Stay apart of the action, stay apart of new trends.

Check Starsinparadise.com for cutting edge Bahamas film and television information that can keep you ahead of the game.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Jefford Curre'. At the core of the Bahamas Film Industry.


Jefford Curre'.
Could he be among the few
positioned well enough
to take the Bahamas
movie industry to the
next level?








With all odds stacked against him, he started his journey as a shy, nerdy, skinny kid, living on a dead end street on the 7 by 21 mile island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Challenging times, hard work, bee stings and fierce discipline, has no doubt played a major role in Jefford Curre’s evolution into a world class, award winning talent. With a whole lot of help, he is successfully rewriting the rules of box-office super-stardom.
To some, he’s a jet setting playboy with a “Midas” touch, to others, he’s a trusted spiritual leader. Whatever your conclusion may be, one thing remains clear and without contest, Jefford Curre’ is more than just a leader, he is an artist beyond compare, and a powerful inspiration to anyone who struggles to make impossible dreams come true.


Follow the path and find out why they call him the Bahamas' leading man of action.

Jefford Curre', coming this March on starsinparadise.com.

Pass this information on to a friend.



Monday, April 22, 2013

Young filmmakers move up faster at Bahamasfilmindustry.com

Tips for up and coming filmmakers in the Bahamas or anywhere else.









Bahamasfilmindustry.com is making it easy for start ups to move ahead quickly, by pushing the limits of qualifications, accountability and credentials. Believe it or not you can get some meaningful movie experience just by watching a variety of different movies and paying close attention to things like lighting, the angles of shots, the type of music for certain scenes etc... . However, just watching movies won’t complete the package, find someone who is making movies consistently and talk your way onto the team, even if you have to start as a production assistant standing by to take care of small chores that pop up throughout the day. Even this could be a tough position to get into, but if you offer to work just for experience or deferred payment, more than likely you will beat out the competition. You could end up in a position which will ultimately lead to making money.

You can also utilize your local bookstore or library and read a book about film making, find one that can teach you all the technical things you need to know about film making. This Fall the megavisionkingdom.com will offer a wide range of opportunities for young movie makers that really mean business. They won't be free, then again nothing worthwhile ever is.- starsinparadise.com

Bahamas film, movie & television leading publication

  Stay ahead of the box-office game with 

"Stars In Paradise".


"Stars In Paradise" magazine is the Bahamas leading movie industry business publication. 
It is highly focused and dedicated to keeping its readers up-dated on the latest developments as it relates to movie premiers, film festivals, productions, employment, internship, training, and investment opportunities in the Bahamas Film Industry.

Box office players around the world count on "Stars In Paradise" magazine to stay ahead of the game and maximize return on their investments in the fast growing Bahamas movie market. -Starsinparadise.com

Friday, April 19, 2013

Who is reading Stars In Paradise?





Readers profile


Movie acquisition executives with the power to make buying decisions.

Savvy professionals looking for entry level employment positions or investment opportunities in the Bahamas film industry.

Students looking for high merit internship and travel opportunities.

- starsinparadise.com

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Curse-free, drug-free Bahamas film set.






The Bahamas film industry has evolved as a royal culture of fun, frolic and discipline while making millions and attracting only the best from around the world.
Have you ever felt the urge to just drop everything and start living the life you know you were born to live? Well you are not alone and it may well be a clear sign that you may be forcing yourself to operate out of your element. It may simply not be your calling. Are you an entrepreneur, student, writer or career changing professional? Are you seriously looking for an opportunity to lighten up, reduce the mundane stress factor and have more fun while making a living? THEN WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
Keep it simple, fulfilling and profitable. If you are not in the mood for smoking, cursing, drinking, doing drugs and you don’t mind training with some of the hottest chicks and the coolest guys on the planet, we invite you to send in your resume or an introductory letter. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you are or what you are doing. If you are ready to make a change, we would love to hear from you. There is a catch, you must be open for training or flexible enough to be re-trained into our success proven way of box-office career development. - starsinparadise.com

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cutting the cost of reaching the world




"Comasuki" extends its distribution deal with "Megavision Pictures" in order to better serve new market interest.




Full story in "Stars In Paradise" magazine.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Screen writing for the Bahamas Movie Industry

JEFFORD CURRE'
                                                                   headlines the
BOX-OFFICE SUPERSTAR SUMMIT
Winter season tour
gets high poll ratings
as writers benefit from
movie development deals













Heavily inspired by the success of box-office superstar, Jefford Curre', the inventor of the Bahamas Film Industry, new writers want to make their dreams come true. Whether they are in the Bahamas, San Francisco or Japan, they want to make this happen with their names still on the writing credits on opening night. It's a wishful desire, but few may have the spiritual fortitude or industry connections to lead a convincing Hollywood battle. Writers want the ultimate recognition and career launch, that could derive from just one of their creative works. Keeping your name in the game, is the name of the game, however it is an extremely difficult thing to accomplish in today's box-office world, driven by name power. Labels with contractual obligations of a well stacked established writers roster, will always find it a better business decision to ignore the risky new comer. In the eyes of fast dividend seeking investors, an unknown writer would find it an easier task to locate a needle in a hay stack, than to expect priority consideration. So how exactly does a new writer get his/her name in lights? Well actually they don’t.

Actually that is not entirely true. The really creative unsigned writer can always figure out a way to use a search light or a candle to illuminate his/her name on the final draft. He/she can accomplish this best while sitting in a dark apartment with no electricity, but other than that, there have been very few options, if any. Before you start laughing at the poor little writing people, let us finish. Stars In Paradise have learned through the grape vines of Hollywood, that getting to keep your name on a manuscript is not just a poor unknown or unpublished writers problem. We have found out that even the established season unknown writers with money, family clout, government connections and beautiful faces can't break this almost impenetrable industry fraternity code. Lets try to remain positive and industrially honest when it comes to the success of screenplay manuscripts or books, it's all about who wrote it, not what it's about or how well it's written.

Is there a 21st. century solution to this age old problem? Keep up with Stars In Paradise magazine at starsinparadise.com. We will bring you the latest patented innovations that were unveiled by Jefford Curre' at the 2012 Winter Season presentations of the Box-office Superstar Summit Tour.



Saturday, April 13, 2013

Jefford Curre’ invites you to celebrate




2013 marks the 20th anniversary
of ‘’Paradise Intrigue’’,
‘’Megavision Pictures’’
and the rise of the ‘’Bahamas Film Industry’’.                    

Well if you haven’t heard it by now, one of the most exciting buzz around town is  that Jefford Curre’,  the star of  Paradise Intrigue’’,  the  Bahamas first movie, is blazing the trail as a much welcome headliner of the Box-Office Superstar Summit.  The  tour takes him into  91 cities and 200 stopovers.   It is the first in a year long lineup of spectacular entertainment events that celebrates the 20th anniversary of ‘’Paradise Intrigue’’, ‘’Megavision Pictures’’ and the rise of the ‘’Bahamas Film Industry’’.

Jefford Curre’ is an award winning talent of distinguished merits. The eccentric entertainment arts and science genius first rose to fame as the inventor of the Bahamas Film Industry.  In 1994 he established the Paradise Island base Megavision Pictures Limited, (Bahamas first movie company). The Bahamas leading man of action also created, starred in and directed  “Paradise Intrigue’’ the (Bahamas first and most successful movie frananchise).
Follow up for the complete continuing story as it unfolds  at starsinparadise.com

In 2010 the Wall Street Journal discovered Jefford Curre’ and included him in a pick of only seven individuals,   selected from a network of 800 business professionals. The featured article "The Networking Game" at http://wsj.com/  brought to the attention of the world, a cool innovative power player committed to the advancement of civilization with a much bigger plan.

Coming up, don’t miss the latest SiP! SiP! on Jefford Curre’, Sidney Poitier, Lenard Grossman and Danielle Curre’ all on starsinparadise.com.       

                                                                               

Friday, April 12, 2013

Part II Positioning Yourself For Money In The Bahamas Film Industry

Continuing the conversation on "Positioning Yourself For Money" from Jan. 25th 2013 concerning the importance of trust and mentorship in the Bahamas movie and television industry.








Your mentor can be very instrumental in engineering the kind of deals, large enough to generate the kind of income for the making of your first project.  Your mentor should be a producer, meaning (a very creative person with money).  He/she will show you how to earn money, it may require some sacrifice, that may take you out of your comfort zone, but once you’ve earned the money it is yours.  You will then be in the driver’s seat to steer your own project debt free.

We will follow this up later in Stars In Paradise magazine to give you the tools you would need to attract such a person. There are many within the Bahamas cinema culture, the key is knowing what to do and what to say and most of all how to conduct your  affairs to gain their confidence. - starsinparadise.com

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Entering the Bahamas Film Industry as a writer.

                      Writing your first screenplay.

Go simple, learn fast. The tricks and the trade of successful Bahamian movie industry writers.

p


If you missed the opportunity to train at the Megavision Kingdom, there may still be hope for you. Stars In Paradise would like to share a few tips to get you started.

Pick a subject you know well. If you don’t know how to write, then that’s okay, you can just start writing your first draft the way you write, to get the story out of your head and onto paper, but it’s a good idea to take some writing classes so you can learn the standard format, so your script will make sense to others in the industry. The important thing is just to get started and push hard to a finish. - starsinparadise.com



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Filmmaking tips from the Bahamas Film Industry

                         Making your film a reality


If money is no object and you are well established you can make any kind of movie on any subject matter and you can do it on any continent.
if you are just starting out, the best way to make your film a reality without spending a lot of money is to:
1. Base it around the things that you already have.
2.The environment you are in
3.The people around you.
For example, don’t try writing a screenplay that has to take place aboard a speeding yacht, unless you own one or can afford to rent or buy one. If you don’t even know a friend who owns one, the film will never happen.
First, visualize your movie inside your head, shot by shot, cut by cut. Draw out those shots on a storyboard. Next, you’ll need equipment, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on a camera. Just ask a friend or someone you know that has a camera, to borrow their own. Some film schools and civic organizations offer year round training that includes equipment. Finally, there’s post-production. When you have finished shooting your movie, you need to find a good processor to develop your film. Sometimes they give discount rates to students or low – budget productions. Lastly, you will need to edit. After it’s changed to video format you can use a video editing system like: Final cut pro or Avid to do your editing.- starsinparadise.com

Monday, April 8, 2013

Making it from script to screen and beyond in the Bahamas Film Industry

New development deals by
Megavision Pictures


Megavision Pictures has entered development deals with 15 box-office entrepreneurs in The Bahamas who are embracing a limited open window to take their story from manuscript to big screen. The major challenge among many is to make the transition to full time careers by the end of the year.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

First round of development deals for movie-makers will be announced at Bahamas Film Industry press conference.


How did JEFFORD CURRE'  Paradise Intrigue 
benefit from Megavision Pictures development start-up deal?

















While most artists require a major PR campaign and millions of dollars each year to keep their career alive, for some strange reason, it seems that  Jefford Curre’  is getting away with a whole lot less.  According to a Megavision Pictures filed report issued in 2004, he’s not really getting away at all.  He has paid his dues in personal sacrifices beyond your wildest dreams, and has clearly earned a right to succeed without compromise or apology.  In the beginning Megavision Pictures spent an insane amount of money establishing his "key man" position.  Apparently, they had little or no doubts about his ability to make it this far. 

Today, he’s riding mostly on momentum, as the Bahamas indigenous movie industry approaches a whole new exciting phase.  Jefford Curre’ is considered by many to be one of, if not  the most influential figure in the game.   The achievements of his near impossible missions have established him as a serious force to  be reckoned  with.  But according to those that make up the core of his entourage,  Jefford Curre’ is far from serious.  He’s responsible, yes, but definitely not serious.

Coming in March 2013 Stars In Paradise magazine will have the first run exclusive access behind the scene and into the jet-setting lifestyle of the Bahamas leading man of action. It will be his first interview since the Wall Street Journal featured him in the article ''The Networking Game''. Keep up with Stars In Paradise  daily, it's about to get hot.  starsinparadise.com 

Oh, we almost forgot Megavision Pictures has announced the projects that has made it into its first round of development for 2013. Stars In Paradise will be giving you the update daily as it unfold.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jefford Curre'. At the core of the Bahamas Film Industry.

Jefford Curre'.
Could he be among the few
positioned well enough
to take the Bahamas
movie industry to the
next level?




With all odds stacked against him, he started his journey as a shy, nerdy, skinny kid, living on a dead end street on the 7 by 21 mile island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Challenging times, hard work, bee stings and fierce discipline, has no doubt played a major role in Jefford Curre’s evolution into a world class, award winning talent. With a whole lot of help, he is successfully rewriting the rules of box-office super-stardom.
To some, he’s a jet setting playboy with a “Midas” touch, to others, he’s a trusted spiritual leader. Whatever your conclusion may be, one thing remains clear and without contest, Jefford Curre’ is more than just a leader, he is an artist beyond compare, and a powerful inspiration to anyone who struggles to make impossible dreams come true.

Follow the path and find out why they call him the Bahamas' leading man of action.

Jefford Curre', coming this March on starsinparadise.com.

Pass this information on to a friend.





Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Comasuki makes new distribution deal

Cutting the cost of reaching the world



"Comasuki" extends its distribution deal with "Megavision Pictures" in order to better serve new market interest.

Full story in "Stars In Paradise" magazine.





Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Part 1 Million dollar secrets of the Bahamas Film Industry

       




Closely
Guarded Secrets of
“Made For Movie” Money
If you are new in the film/entertainment business, your biggest problem will be finding finances for your film. Though there are many options you can take, more than likely you may only be aware of a few. Such as: applying for grants, borrowing money from banks, relatives or friends. These channels very often do not work out for the artist in the long run, but it is a quick way to get into the game.

The best way to finance a film is in an investment consortium, under the guidance of a mentor, who by the way can be very instrumental in helping you to acquire your own money eventually. Oh, did I say the taboo controlling word, "mentor"? Yes, mentor. Mentor in this day and age? Yes, a mentor is someone who activates the humility within you that creates an atmosphere for learning or connecting to a higher level. This person is usually someone you wish to be like and someone secure enough not to worry about the possibility of you succeeding beyond him or her, should fate have it to be. The truth of the matter is, if the relationship is structured properly neither parties would have to be concerned about ending up in an odd or seemingly strained relationship position. Your success will automatically lead to further success for your mentor as it is the law of nature. Extremely successful people working in the Bahamas Film Industry all understand this concept and benefit greatly from it.
For more on how this relationship is structured stay tuned to starsinparadise.com


Monday, April 1, 2013

Students! Here's your big break into the Bahamas Film Industry

Here's your big break! Now all you have to do is blow it!


Becoming a published “Stars In Paradise”reporter can change your life. Even as a volunteer freelance writer there’s no telling how far you can advance.

1. You can put it on a resume! This will demonstrate that you have a great command of the English language.

2. You will have the opportunity to build important relationships with other important people you will meet during interviews, press gatherings, parties and special events.

3. You will greatly improve your professional image at home and abroad. Future employers will find you far more attractive because of your new found status in the film entertainment industry.

4. It could be a training opportunity or entry level position of a new career. A prestigious “Stars In Paradise” reporter is a highly respected individual worldwide.

5. You can use your new found position to impress and attract new friends or loved ones, and when you start to make real money from your talent, you will have someone to share it with.

6. You will be instrumental in keeping an unbiased view of the development of the Bahamas’ film industry, and build a reputation that will make you a trusted voice in the eyes of savvy decision makers.

7. Whoever assumed you were just a lazy bum, sitting around the house all day, watching TV, wearing out the sofa, and eating all the food out of the refrigerator, will realize how much they had underestimated you.

If you live in the Bahamas, frequently attend film industry events in the Bahamas, or report on indigenous Bahamian film projects in progress anywhere in the world, this could be your opportunity to become a published “Stars In Paradise” reporter.

starsinparadise.com