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About this project

What we're doing!

We're raising money to shoot Bring The Music the movie. We recently pitched Bring The Music - the Prime-Time Television Show to Oprah Winfrey's OWN-TV so this is a little different.  While Bring The Music is patterned after Cinti's Comedy Pageant, a live weekly comedy, variety, stand-up competition she created in 1999 and hosted in Manhattan for two consecutive years through 2001 a film version will have continuous flow and introduces audiences to a wide variety of live music.

We love that Bring The Music the movie's Battle of the Bands features indie, unsigned, underrepresented bands with original music. Ultimately 11 winning Bands of the Month will compete for Band of The Year, cash and prizes and tours. Touring the winning bands will further nurture their development and build their fan base. We love music and everything about it so while making a movie is a bit of a different concept than originally pitched, we love the continuous flow and freedom that film making provides too. Not to mention the musicians we could put to work and the many other jobs your support will help to create. It's all good!

While we are located in NYC we like to tour so that bands can play before live audiences. This will also provide a platform for unique audiences to demonstrate support for the local favorites. We are currently looking at Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Washington D.C., Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Providence, Memphis and Austin. Budget constraints currently allow for hosting just 2 cities. Following the competitions the tours can take us to many destinations.

Why we're doing it!

If we don't take a chance, we will never know what we could accomplish nor what careers we might offer a big start. So here we are taking a chance on bringing you the music! Music, the universal language so just like listening to music, pledging here is something that everyone can participate in. We love music, we love film, and this massive battle of unsigned indie bands begins the discovery and introduction of some important and delicious new music. It also marries our two loves music and film in this unique and unusual way. Please join us in opening a door and dancing with you to the sounds of the future in our midst by pledging your dollars to help us make Bring The Music the movie. We can not do it without your help. While we are very talented we simply do not have the money and every dollar counts toward reaching our goal. So, we've come up with reward incentives to encourage participation on every level.

Who we are.

Cinti Laird, Host & Creator is a professional actress and producer of film, tv, stage and cabaret who has had to wear many hats to see a project through to completion including camera, actress, lights, sound, wardrobe, caterer, public relations and chauffeur. Before attending NYU Cinti had a rich and fulfilling life in television and music.  After completing her BFA at New York University Tisch School of Arts, Cinti began her professional acting career in television with a stint on One Life To Live. Her first professional production assistant job was on RANSOME starring Mel Gibson for Director Ron Howard. Http://CintiLaird.ws

Chelsea Clark, Associate Producer •Attended 2 "Summer in the City" 8-week summer camps through the School for Film & Television (ages 15 & 16); Meisner Talent Scholarship recipient, •Selected through audition and attended 2-year conservatory program at School for Film & Television with Meisner scholarships; Key Student both years; Acting Certificate •Now completing undergraduate education at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Major: Communication Arts - Performance Studies •President of St. Francis College Troupers; Assistant Director for 3 productions. Http://www.chelseaclark.info

Chad Rupnarine, Associate Producer • Film and video production professional who specializes in 2nd A.C.'ing and D.I.T'ing with a focus on RED Camera equipment. Chad has been 2nd AC'ing and D.I.T.'ing on short films, corporate videos and feature films, with experience working with the RED and the Canon 5D Mark II. In addition, he has been shooting and editing Interviews, Promotional Videos and Live Performances for the past 8 years. All of which was shot with the Panasonic DVX100a and edited in either Final Cut Pro or Avid Media Composer with graphics done with the Adobe Master Collection. He looks forward to working on new and exciting projects.

About The Team...

Our team came together quite by chance just three of the many people from extremely diverse backgrounds, seeking cost effective ways of make movies who organized a film cooperative where people share their skills and equipment to complete projects. We began making short films together nearly two and a half years ago and to date have made three. We found that we work well together and accomplish our goals. We will need to increase the team considerably to Bring The Music the movie to you, and are looking forward to that privilege.

You are our most important asset, with your help Bring The Music The Movie can make a lot of dreams come true. You can opt to be involved with us throughout the entire process. We will keep you updated on our progress every step of the way. In order for us to meet the challenge of this very ambitious undertaking your support by way of both your pledge and by acting as part of our on-line Street Team to spread the news to others by sharing this page with a mention in your Blogs, clicking share on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, MySpace, e-maii and other forms of communication is essential. So you see, we really do need and appreciate your help more than words can say!

Should we meet our goal, we will also be sending you your rewards as they become available and seeing some of you on the set. While opportunities to participate as a part of the live audience in the movie will be on-going you will always be responsible for your own transportation and expenses. We will inform you well in advance about when and where we will be filming so that you can plan ahead to fit your audience participation rewards into your schedule. Some of our ultra premium rewards, the Red Carpet Commemorative Program, The WRAP Party, The Red Carpet Bring The Music Battle of the Bands Finale, will not be available until film is nearly complete and our Red Carpet Screening is available only after the film is complete. So be patient, if we succeed at funding your rewards will be forthcoming!

Still Photographers:

Images By Tanja http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php...

Julia Schell Http://CintiLaird.ws//Julia_Schell

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FAQs What’s in the digital download package?

The digital download package begins with the Bring The Music theme song "I'll Bring You The Music" which all of our supporters who pledge even one dollar - will receive via e-mail to download. Beyond that...

Everyone who donates at least $10 will receive our digital download package with #1 & #2: #1- Bring The Music The Movie, theme song. #2- On-line digital production progress reports or blog #3- Official Bring The Music The Movie poster. (With donation of $25.00 or more) #4- Participating band photos

What, when and where is the WRAP Party?

The WRAP party is a little get together for cast, crew and the production team once all of the footage has been shot and the film is in the can ready for post production editing. We will notify those of you who have opted to attend well in advance so that you can plan to join us. It's nice to have producers on hand at a WRAP!

Sit in on an editing session “Sneak Peak Private Screening”

During the editing process there will be several opportunities to sit with the Editor and Director to get a look at rough cuts. Since we don't anticipate filming before Winter/Spring 2012 – editing will not begin before the Fall/Winter 2012/2013. We will keep you posted about scheduling. No cameras, cell phones or other electronic devices will be allowed in the editing room. We will stay on top of keeping you posted about available dates well in advance to accommodate your scheduling and travel needs.

PARTY! The Red Carpet Opening night screening and party.

If you secure this limited option with your pledge, we will give you plenty of notice about the where and when of this event so that you can make your travel arrangements accordingly. If we are able to secure distribution that will make the event that much more exciting and elegant. Even if the Opening is actually secured as part of a film festival that would be great and you will be first on our list!

Can I Gift An Incentive?

YES! That is a Fabulous idea. If you would like to donate to the film but give the reward to someone as a gift, go through the normal process of making a donation in your name. For billing purposes, the donation must be in your name. After our deadline, we will send a message to you on Kickstarter. (It will be forwarded to the email address you provided) We will request things like your t-shirt size and address from you at that time. Please reply with all the person’s information that is to receive the reward. We will make sure they are the person who receives the reward.

Will you need my telephone number?

Yes! We need your telephone number to extend a personal thank you as well as to ascertain that you get your gift. We promise not to use if for any other purpose.

How will you get my T-shirt size?

We will going through all the people who have donated to request their phone number. If you have donated, you will get a message from one of us.. Please reply to back. Once we cross our deadline we will immediately start manufacturing to complete incentives for everyone involved. You will get a message from us requesting information from you like your T-shirt size, address, telephone, etc. Please reply back to us as soon as possible so that we can send your production incentive rewards.

Can I increase my pledge once it’s been made?

YES! Once you donate to our campaign, you may want to change your incentive reward to a different one, or increase your pledge amount. To do so, go to Kickstarter.com and sign in to “Manage Your Donation.” What happens if the money isn’t raised in time?

Unfortunately nothing. If our goal isn’t met before the deadline, no money changes hands and no movie is made. We want to avoid this scenario at all cost!

Can we exceed the goal?

YES! What a wonderful problem to have. Kickstarter will allow as much money as is given before the deadline. That could mean a wide theater release, or no skimping on packaging. Perhaps a better location or several different city locations to shoot in or filming in YOUR city. It could also mean shooting with a RED camera or better lights. The possibilities are endless.

How do we contact you?

Glad you asked! You can contact us directly at Bringthemusic@CintiLaird.ws. We promise to get back to you although it may take a while. Please be patient and expect to hear from us.

Are Bring The Music The Movie or Cinti Laird Productions Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization?

Unfortunately neither are set up as non-profit. Donations are raw gifts. Non-tax deductible.

If I donate, when can I expect my incentives?

All incentives, big and small, will only happen if our goal is met. If we do meet our goal, immediately after our deadline we will start to manufacture and ship all physical merchandise directly to you. It will be our priority so, you will hear from us.

Who does the money go to?

Every penny (minus the fees for Kickstarter and Amazon involvement) will go directly to the production budget for Bring The Music The Movie. It will allow us to hire an experienced Line Producer and DP to guide us, camera operators, and crew, camera, lights equipment and location rentals, because the three of us can not do it alone. Your money goes directly to the funding of this film.

$2,500,000 seems like a low number for this type of project and movie budget and it is. The preparation and selection of initial preliminary bands alone is a daunting undertaking to par thousands of entries down to 400 to start. However if we raise this amount we are told by the bank that we would have a better chance at getting a loan for some parts of this project that Kickstarter funds will not cover. Plus, this type of project is a magnet for product placement sponsorships and we are keeping all options open.

If you have other questions, just ask. We are thrilled about your involvement in the process and want to keep you informed.

BringTheMusic@cintilaird.ws

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    Key to My Heart gets you a “special thanks” mention on our website, digital download of Bring The Music The Movie theme song, digital movie poster download, plus collectible crew members T-Shirt for Bring The Music and Bring the Music The Movie key chain.. Free shipping within the USA. (Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount).

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    Uber Sweet Collection Pledge awards you with all of the benefits of the Key to my Heart plus an autographed photo of a participating band and a Bring The Music magnet. (Free shipping within the USA. For Shipping to Canada add $10, International add $15 to pledge amount.)

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    Hollywood Pledge gets you a :"Guest Appear" in Bring The Music The Movie as a Voting VIP audience member if we film in your area you can support your favorite local band. Admission for one to a hot set. You will be responsible for your own transportation no matter where we shoot. We will give you a schedule well in advance so that you can plan for your appearance date. Comes with all of the goodies the Key To My Heart package. Free shipping within the USA. [Add $10 shipping for Canada and $15 International).

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    Shinning Star Pledge receive an additional special thanks in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program plus put in a single appearance in Bring The Music The Movie as a Voting VIP audience member. (Comes with the Key To My Heart Package) You are responsible for your own transportation no matter where we are shooting. We will give you a schedule well in advance so that you can plan for your appearance date. [Free shipping within the USA. Add $10 shipping for Canada and $15 International.]

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    Rising Star Pledge receive an additional special thank in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program and secure two Voting VIP audience member tickets in Bring The Music The Movie. Comes with the yummy gummy Uber Sweet Collection package. You are responsible for your own transportation no matter where we are filming. We will give you a schedule well in advance so that you can plan for your appearance date. [Free shipping in the USA, add $10 for shipping to Canada and $15 for International shipping.]

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    Movie Star! You have just become an Associate Producer and will be credited as such in the rolling credits on-screen at the end of our film Bring The Music The Movie. Impress your friends by showing them your name on the silver screen, plus receive two VIP Voting audience member tickets to appear in the film. You are responsible for your own transportation no matter where we are shooting. We will give you the schedule well in advance so that you can plan for your appearance date. You and your guests are required to sign a release prior to entering our hot set. Comes with the yummy gummy Uber Sweet Collection package. (Free shipping within the USA, add $10 for shipping to Canada and $15 for International shipping).

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    Super Star! Hello Associate Producer! Your name will appear on the silver screen alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers," and will run on the left side of the screen alongside the traditional credits on the right. Yes, impress your friends when your name comes up on the big screen! (Especially if your name is spelled "Abner.") Also receive two VIP Voting audience member tickets to appear in the film yourself. You are responsible for your own transportation. We will give you a partial filming schedule well in advance so that you can plan for your appearance date. You and your guest will be required to sign a release prior to entering our hot set. Comes with a special thank you in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program and the Key To My Heart package. (Free shipping within the USA, add $10 for shipping to Canada, add $15 for International shipping.)

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    Rock Star! As an Associate Producer on this level you may wish to attend the Wrap Party reserved for the cast and crew. This is going to be a serenade by select winning Bands of the Week that did not go on to win Band of the Month - this party is to mark the end of the shooting schedule (with the exception of the Red Carpet Finale) and will provide a chance for a select few Associate Producers to meet the players from both behind the scenes and in front of the camera. Space for two on our VIP Guest list, plus a thank you in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program. This party is most certainly an East Coast or West Coast celebration as we will either end or begin filming in New York or California. This way you have a 50/50 chance while you make your plans...We will advise you in plenty of time as to where this celebration of our film being in the can and ready for editing is going to take place. Besides, we want to meet the people who are supporting us and say thank you face to face when-ever possible what better time and place than the Wrap? Comes with all of the benefits of The Key To My Heart package. You are responsible for your own transportation. (Free shipping within the USA, add $10 for shipping to Canada, add $15 for International shipping.)

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    Mega Star! As an Associate Producer on this level you may wish to check in a few times to see how things are going. You and a guest of your choice are invited to participate in a day of filming as VIP Voter card carrying audience members, stay on and lunch with the cast and crew and join us again further down the line at the Wrap Party the film with the exception of the Red Carpet Finale, is in the can. We will provide you with schedule options so that you can plan to join us well in advance. Also, as soon as we've booked a spot for the Wrap Party we will inform you about that too. We are looking forward to meeting you. Comes with the Associate Producer package where your name will appear on the silver screen alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers." Yes, impress your friends when your name comes up on the big screen! You are responsible for your own transportation no matter where we film. We will give you film schedule options well in advance so that you can plan for your appearance date. You and your guest will be required to sign a release prior to stepping onto a hot set.. Comes with a special thank you in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program and the Key To My Heart package with two BTM T'-shirts. (Free shipping within the USA, add $10 for shipping to Canada, add $15 for International shipping.)

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    Box Office Gold! As an Associate Producer on this level you may wish to check in a few times to see how things are going. You and 3 guests of your choice are invited to participate in a day of filming as VIP Voter card carrying audience members, stay on and lunch with the cast and crew and join us again further down the line with tickets for two at the Wrap Party once all of the film except the Red Carpet Finale, is in the can. We will provide you with schedule options so that you can plan to join us well in advance, and as soon as we've booked a spot for the Wrap Party we will inform you about that too. We are look forward to meeting you. Comes with the Associate Producer package where your name will appear on the silver screen alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers." You are responsible for your own transportation and expenses. You and your guests are required to sign a release before stepping onto a hot set.. Comes with a special thank you in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program and the Key To My Heart package with Two BTM T-shirts.. (Free shipping within the USA, add $10 for shipping to Canada, add $15 for International shipping.)

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    Hollywood Mogul! You are an Associate Producer who desires a close up look at the end product so you've just secured two VIP seats at the Red Carpet Grand Finale (which we hope can be on New Years Eve - December 31, 2012 that is if the budget will allow. New Years Eve rentals are top shelf.) This Finale is the ultimate Battle of the Bands where all 12 Bands of the Month will compete for Band of the Year - and you will be on hand to Vote for your favorite. You and your guest will be required to sign a release prior to stepping out onto the Red Carpet as we will be filming these live events. Comes with all of the privileges of an Associate Producer so you will most certainly see your name under the Associate Producers credits on the silver screen. If you really want to stay connected you can put in a guest appearance in the movie as a card carrying voting audience member, bring 3 friends and dine with cast members . Plus get 2 t-shirts for you and your guest. You are responsible for your own transportation no matter where we film. (Add 10 for shipping to Canada and $15 for International shipping).

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    Hollywood Tycoon! The Ultimate Associate Producer wants to be on hand for both the Red Carpet Finale Competition and to walk the Red Carpet once again on Opening Night! You are the Ultimate Associate Producer and have just secured yourself and a guest VIP seats to both events. Remember that the Red Carpet Finale is a part of the film, you will be a Voting VIP audience member and we will require both you and your guest to sign a release before you enter the venue. Comes with a special business card sized thank you in our Red Carpet Commemorative Program and all of the benefits of the Associate Producer Package plus the Key To My Heart! Your name will appear on the silver screen in alphabetical order under the "Associate Producer" credits and you will receive the collectible Red Carpet Commemorative Program. We thank you for your support and look forward to working and celebrating with you!

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