You may have read elsewhere that the Industry Review Package is being constructed as a digital document. It contains what I call "The Core Creative Materials". At this point, it only contains enough of those materials as may be required to raise working-capital. There are discussions on that subject on IMS Producing Partners.
In brief, the package currently consists of the e-Storybook, Libretto, portions of the Business Plan and a Biographical Essay pertaining to myself as the creator of this project.
Engagement of other personnel is wholely contingent upon fully capitalizing the project, based on the Core Creative Materials.
("fully capitalizing" means; capitalizing stages of operations based on a budget that consists of sub-categories that function as self-contained "ancillaries" within the overall production management scheme. Full Capitalization of the entire project cannot occur until the assorted budgets are crafted and refined for each of the sub-categories and achieving that is contingent upon sufficient capital, Front Money or other means ie: Options, not bank loans.)
The portions of The Business Plan which are not included in the package are those elements which are of such a nature as to constitute the Operations Manual and the in-depth contract materials. I expect that I may include enough of the organizational structure to provide an overview, but that will have to be an abridged version, as the terms connecting operations and the hierarchical production management structure becomes rather complex. So those aspects are, by necessity, reserved for internal operations, leaving refinement and implementation for the functions of The Board of Directors.
Well, these discussions are really for IMS Producing Partners, but I wanted to post something on The Gnomes of New Hope.
So in terms of Creative Activity; I'm very interested in acquiring the capabilities for 3D printing. I think that would be most advantageous in a number of ways. Principly, I feel that the work of puppetry, figurines and animation will benefit most. But also production capabilities will gain advantage as well. In particular, I am thinking about "Gnomes in a Gnutshell". Producing the Acorn for that product line may be one use. Another valuable use for that capability is tool & die.
I have machinery in the studio's shop which would benefit from that capability. It is exciting to realize how 3D rendering will also advance our cause in Animation & Puppetry.
That's all for now. AG