MY REINCARNATION US Television Madness! Tune In June 21st / New Rinpoche Video OFF #11

I am so proud and excited that the time has finally come that MY REINCARNATION will air on national primetime US television as the Opening Show of the 25th Anniversary 2012 POV series on PBS on June 21st, 2012 at 10PM EST (check local listings for exact schedule time in your region). Please pass the word to everyone you know in America to tune into the film on Thursday, June 21st! Without big…

“I Hate Cannes And Other Tales” / New Rinpoche Video O.F.F. #10 / CAT SCRATCH FEVER Premieres

I know it sounds a bit obnoxious, but when the BINGER LAB told me that as part of my Directing Fellowship I’d have to spend a week at the Cannes Film Festival, I was not a happy camper. For me, film festivals are all about business and distribution – hard work that you do country by country. In fact, I have spent the last two years flying all over the world to support MY REINCARNATION’s…

O.F.F. #9 “DREAMS ARE ANOTHER ART!” New Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche Video / Binger Lab Amsterdam / 10K to go!

I grew up with the model: “no pain, no gain”. These values came from my hard working Jewish parents and also, of course, from sports. The basic idea is that survival is a struggle and you have to be willing to suffer to get what you want. It’s a great model to have if you want to succeed as an independent filmmaker. My thirty years surviving the film business is a testament to how well this…

“Permission to Fail” in Amsterdam / Only 10K to go! Almost There!

As I mentioned in my last letter, I am now in Amsterdam on a three-month fellowship to develop my fiction film directing skills at the BINGER LAB for my new film. The last time I directed fiction was during my one glorious year at NYU Film School in 1980 where I made two fiction shorts, before dropping out to make documentaries (which in itself should tell you something). The main thing I learned…

Third Auction Success! / Important Update About MY REINCARNATION On Public Television

Thanks to all of you who participated in the auction this week for the American TV PR Campaign for MY REINCARNATION! Our most recent item sold for $2,000 making the total we have raised $30,762! Exciting news: I have just moved to Amsterdam for three months on a fulltime filmmaking fellowship at the Binger Lab. It is for my new project, which believe it or not is a fiction feature! But don’t…

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