Jim Gromer, Beth Lambert and I are all reading the final draft of JP KNIGHTS this week as the Lambert family travels back to Nashville Tennessee. Ben Lambert, their oldest son is Lipscomb University and working on his Masters degree in film, so the McAfee and Lambert family will be meeting together this weekend.
I especially want to thank Jim for his hard work in finalizing the dialogue, adding more "exciting elements" to the story line to introduce a more formidable villain, more comedy (aimed at the middle school audience) and more action, to fulfill the mainstream success for the movie. Jim Gromer we love you and so will audiences everywhere!
THANK YOU FOR PRODUCTION OFFICES - CRUCIFIED CHURCH
We want to extend a special "thank you" to the CRUCIFIED CHURCH in Johnstown who has offered to allow our film team to use their basement for our production offices! This is another answer to prayer and a special thank you to our prayer partners each week who are undergirding this effort. Your prayers are working with every request, so please keep it up.
There are many "behind the scenes" business activities being undertaken for the trilogy of films. It has often been said about filmmaking, "It's like watching paint dry." You hurry up and then, have to wait. This is true from the early stages of planning, to being on the film set shooting, to the editing and ultimately to the release. Filmmaking truly is a marathon.
Lynn McAfee, our Executive Producer has been working diligently for the past months on the business plan for the first film in our trilogy, the JP KNIGHTS film. She has been using analytics, marketing due-diligence and extensive research into the model for our movie.
The purpose of this process deals directly with the economies of scale we will assess in putting a strategic growth plan for the movie. Many lessons from film companies like LEGENDARY PICTURES are currently being reviewed by the industry become much more sophisticated in projecting returns. We want to acknowledge this great work as we prepare to meet with financiers in the coming days.
Stephanie Musser will be stepping up to the plate in the area of working with the financial team. She is the most important member of the GRP team to help us communicate with the economic instruments for the movie.
It has always been the mission to find the right financiers from Pennsylvania, which is why our LLC was established in Johnstown. We believe successful business leaders, city fathers and entrepreneurs will come on board and are praying toward our presentations in the coming days.
The time has come for our "Co-Producer" to now step up to the plate. Stephanie Musser is one of the Co-Producers of JP KNIGHTS who has been to Johnstown for the purpose of introducing the story to the financial community. In the coming days, Stephanie will need to make monthly trips to the area and look for her diligent work.
She is our Co-Producer and the first line of our film team to begin work. Please pray especially for Stephanie as she steps up once we have seed capital.
PRAY FOR SEED CAPITAL
Please pray for seed capital of $25,000 -$75,000 capital for the GRP Film team to operate promoting the PRE-PRODUCTION, establishing presentations and operations in Pennsylvania. This is a HUGE and CRITICAL time in the filmmaking process. GRP has been donating time this past year in the filmmaking process but will need resources to begin.
Forrest Fordham has already put together the LLC for the film production and this entity is called the JP KNIGHTS FILM PARTNER LLC. We are thrilled to have this legal entity taken care of by the Lambert family. Gary and Stephanie will be working closely together again for now the completion of all the film financing.
FILM BUDGET PLANNING
Lastly, GRP Films will begin the line producing process for the movie. This is a detailed budget in MOVIE MAGIC to help the film team stay within the budget guidelines. There is a quid pro quo that the film team is undertaking which will give our success a much higher ratio than normal for movies. The proprietary process will be explained in each of our presentations.
Be sure and pray for Gary's work behind the scenes and Stephanie's important financier working in front of the business community. Lynn's research and the entire McAfee & Associates firm who will be representing the new movie to the film industry.
SPECIAL THANK YOU EMMANUEL
I wan tot close with a special thank you especially to Emmanuel Baptist in Johnstown. What is so amazing for our GRP film team is to have a church home base who undergirds everything we are doing in prayer. Each time we come to Pennsylvania, they warmly open up their facilities to have prayer updates and meetings. What a blessing their staff and entire church is to our venture. May God bless the pastor and this beautiful church home we love.
For The Lamb (In Beth's Own Words)
Dr. Kevin Mcafee
Dr. Beth Lambert is a Pediatrician and Medical Director in Pennsylvania. JP Knights is the first film from her books.
Kevin & Lynn McAfee along with Jim and Rachel Gromer met to begin the script writing process for JP KNIGHTS the movie. Thanks for praying for the entire team!
Dr. McAfee and the team of GRP with Stephanie Musser met with city fathers in Pennsylvania at the Holiday Inn to discuss strategies for shooting in Johnstown.