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A feature film set in China's wine country about 3 friends who thought running away from their problems to China was a good idea.
A feature film set in China's wine country about 3 friends who thought running away from their problems to China was a good idea.
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Wok In Progress (中西一家人) | Bilingual Sitcom Series

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    We'll send you a postcard from Beijing. And if you want it in Chinese, Mr. Lee will write it.

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    A password giving you access to the first 3 episodes of Wok In Progress on its VOD channel and behind-the-scenes and out-take footage from the show.

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    Interested in filmmaking and acting? Who's your favorite Wok In Progress actor? We'll send you autographed pages from the actor’s on-set script.

    Plus you'll get a high-five whenever & wherever we see you, we'll thank you on our Facebook Page, we'll send you a postcard from Beijing, and you'll get access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!

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    PDF of the movie shooting script the day each episode of episodes 1-6 of Wok In Progress is released!

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    A stunning 8"x10" poster autographed by the cast.

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    In the West, we have Valentine's Day. In China, there's that plus May 21st, the Qixi Festival, November 11th, and probably more opportunities for guys like Larry and Melvin to muck things up. So, why not get Larry and Melvin to make a 1-min. video explaining why you messed up on your behalf? Send this video to your partner as a more creative way to apologize.

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    Immortalize yourself in our show! We'll use your personal name for a day player character.

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    We'll send you a Wok In Progress T-shirt designed by the graphic goddess Aida Perez Vazquez!

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    This one is very cool! We'll take random photos of Beijing for you with a disposable camera and then send it to you. We're not going to tell you of what, that's a surprise. But don't worry, it will be savory.

    Plus you'll get a high-five whenever & wherever we see you, we'll thank you on our Facebook Page, we'll send you a postcard from Beijing, and you'll get access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!

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    Wanna learn Chinese like Larry and Melvin? We'll arrange a 30 min Chinese lesson with a qualified teacher via Skype.

    Plus you'll get a high-five whenever & wherever we see you, we'll thank you on our Facebook Page, we'll send you a postcard from Beijing, and you'll get access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!

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    This one is super cool, too! We will bring a disposable camera (with your name on it) to the shoot, shoot the roll of film inside, then mail the camera to you. When you develop the film you will have one-of-a-kind stills from the shoot that are yours do to with what you please.

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    The Mormons used the Urim and Thummim. Egyptian scholars used the Rosetta Stone. Now, you can own your very own replica of the source from which Wok In Progress sprung; a carbon steel wok made in China.

    This replica of our original wok is the same 14” version made proudly in China out of 18 gauge carbon steel with an 8cm, dark gray, Wok In Progress logo electrically engraved into its side. It features a tubular handle for comfortable use and firm gripping, and a hanging hole for convenient storage/prominent display.

    Plus you'll get a high-five whenever & wherever we see you, we'll thank you on our Facebook Page, we'll send you a postcard from Beijing, and you'll get access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!

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    Pledge US$ 120 or more About US$ 120

    Two invitations to our Wok In Progress screening in Beijing which will include a great burger and beer combo dinner (travel and accommodation not included).

    Plus rewards #1, #2, #3 & #5!

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    10 minutes of fame! We'll let you interview us. Ask any question you want about the show, shooting in China, the challenges, obstacles etc. and then put it out there for the world to see on an online platform of your choice.

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    Beijing care package! We'll put together an awesome collection of Chinese souvenirs. It will include: Chinese tea, ornate chopsticks (4 set), old Beijing postcard book, Mao's red book of quotations, fiery hot instant noodles a funky Great Wall key chain and one mystery item we're not going to tell you about!

    Plus you'll get a high-five whenever & wherever we see you, we'll thank you on our Facebook Page, we'll send you a postcard from Beijing, and you'll get access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!

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    Thinking of an acting career? We'll give you a cameo part in a future episode, earning you a listing on IMDB.com. It won't be big, but it will be fun and memorable. You must obviously be in Beijing for this.

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    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Ever thought of producing? We'll credit you as a Wok In Progress Associate Producer, earning you a listing on IMDB.com.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    How about producing and writing? We'll credit you as a Wok In Progress Co-Producer. Then think of a cool story idea for an episode, and if we use it, we'll credit you as co-writer for that episode, earning you two listings on IMDB.com. Feel free to come by the set one day to see how we roll.

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    And if you're really wanting to produce! We'll credit you as a Producer, earning you a listing on IMDB.com. Drop by the set whenever you like, and you'll get full access to the project during the post production process.

    Plus you'll get a high-five whenever & wherever we see you, we'll thank you on our Facebook Page, we'll send you a postcard from Beijing, and you'll get access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    Your generosity knows no bounds! We'll credit you as a Wok In Progress Executive Producer which will earn you a listing on IMDB.com. Drop by the set whenever you like, and you'll get full access to the project during the post production process. Then, think of a cool story idea for an episode and if we use it, we'll credit you as co-writer for that episode, earning you another listing on IMDB.com.

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    Pledge US$ 10,000 About US$ 10,000

    Come experience China for yourself like the hotshot hutong Executive Producer that you are! We will fly you coach to Beijing, arrange transportation from your home to your hotel in the hutongs, provide up to 6 nights of accommodation and 7 days of authentic Chinese meals, and take you for a tour of the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

    Drop by the set whenever you like, and you'll get full access to the project during the post production process. Plus, you'll earn an executive producer listing on IMDB.com. Think of a cool story idea for an episode, and if we use it, we'll credit you as co-writer for that episode, earning you a co-writer listing on IMDB.com.

    If you come to China during the production of Wok In Progress, you can have a cameo appearance in the episode we're shooting.

    If you come to China during a Wok In Progress screening, you and your guest are invited to the screening at 4corners and will be treated to a burger dinner.

    Interested in the process of shooting a sitcom, and shooting a sitcom in China? Come during the production of Wok In Progress and be a part of our crew.

    Plus you'll get a high-five/hug whenever & wherever we see you, a thank you on our Facebook Page, a postcard from Beijing, access to our first 3 episodes on VOD!, a PDF shooting script of episodes 1-6, a 8"x10" autographed poster of the cast, a Wok t-shirt, a Skype Chinese lesson, and an awesome collection of Chinese souvenirs.

    Limited to 2 Executive Producer positions per episode.

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    VIP CORPORATE SPONSOR REWARD: Have your company be our sitcom's elite backer. This means your company's, 30-sec. maximum, TV commercial will run once during the 3 commercial breaks in each episode of Wok In Progress for a total of 3 TV commercial spots per episode, for as many episodes as we produce during season 1, for 2 years minimum.

    Your company's logo will be featured on all press kits, email newsletters going out to fans, posters, flyers, banners at Wok In Progress events, and all other marketing materials not specifically mentioned here; and will receive preferential sizing and 1st priority placement ahead of other corporate sponsors for 6 months after the end of the first season.

    Your company will also have the opportunity to distribute promotional items of your choice (pens, t-shirts, hats, etc.) at select Wok In Progress screenings in China.

    Your company will also receive 8 invitations to our Wok In Progress premiere in Beijing which will include an exclusive and delicious Nam Burger dinner (travel and accommodation not included) with the creators of Wok In Progress and its Executive Producers.

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