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This is a big deal. Indie filmmakers have always wondered how @Netflix will fit in #indiefilm. 
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix is expanding its global indie film strategy by working directly with independent filmmakers and producers to launch titles worldwide, simultaneously, in all Netflix territories. ...
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Long, long, long ago in a galaxy far, far, far away (‪#‎Minneapols‬, 1987), the ‪#‎Minnesota‬ ‪#‎Twins‬ were on their way to winning their first World Series. I was ensconsed at ‪#‎Prince‬'s Paisley Park Studios (which I helped open) and an interesting and fun project popped up:

Create a souvenir video about pitcher Juan Berenguer's celebratory fist pumps when he struck out batters from his former team, the Detroit Tigers. (This was back when home video -VHS tape! - was still a big deal.)

This was so long ago, I forgot about it. Last night, however, it dawned on me that the video "BERENGUER BOOGIE" was probably online somewhere (I was going to upload it myself years ago, but never got around to it.)

This is it!

This silly video made me a 15-minute celebrity in the Twin Cities because ‪#‎KSTP‬ Channel 5 ran the story about it in the newscast immediately following the winning game! (The news story is tacked onto the end of the video.)

(By the way, I later learned that while we were shooting this in the cavernous Studio A, Prince and his dinner guest ‪#‎Madonna‬ were in the back, watching me direct.)

(By the way 2: I conceived, shot, and delivered this in just 48 hours.)

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#Starbucks treated me quite well when I had a complaint, and they fixed it quickly. So... here's a free drink for you. The My Starbucks Rewards® thing is pretty good, so I'll promote it. Earn free refills, free drinks, and some other pretty great offers along the way.
 
You get a free drink just for joining the program and opting in to receive email—and I’ll receive Bonus Stars (good toward free drinks and food) if you sign up. (I have the Rewards Account since 2008, it's the only stable thing in my life!!)

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The part about ‪#‎Baltimore‬ that shows some hope from 1915 -- a century ago -- from the novel NATE AND KELLY:

“You know,” Nate says, “I used to study at our new Patterson Park library, it was four miles down Baltimore Street from where we lived. Near the penitentiary. I thought of stopping there, but never did. Very nice library. I was always impressed by the founder, Enoch Pratt. When I’d think everybody was hateful and racist, I’d look up on the wall and read his statement, ‘My library shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color.’ It’s good to remember that most people are not hateful and cynical. It’s just that the hateful and cynical are so noisy and nasty and compelled to make all of us worse, much more compelled than we are to make them better.”
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The 100th Anniversary of D.W. Griffith's BIRTH OF A NATION and race relations in America a century ago. My novel NATE AND KELLY
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Michael R. Barnard started in radio/TV production while in high school, wrote a lot (was editor of the school paper in Middle School), and worked as a writer-producer-director in a variety of companies and studios, as well as independently.

"I Spent a lot of time trying to 'make it' as an indie filmmaker, but inspiring investors to fund my projects  is the weakest of all my liabilities."

Currently pushing forward with a completed indie feature film screenplay, a mid-budget studio feature film screenplay, and writing a proposal for a TV series.

Author of the novel NATE AND KELLY (http://nateandkellythebook.wordpress.com)
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