I was trying to get my new EP, The Texas Side Of Nashville, finished. We had finished mixing and we were talking about mastering the project. Before we could, it flooded here in Houston. The rain came fast and furious. Lives were lost and houses flooded. It was very bad. The building that the studio was in flooded, too. It was on the second floor, so it wasn’t hurt, but the building was out of commission. I was not sure what to do, I was all set up to release. Had promotion scheduled, everything. I could not get the final mix Wav files to take them somewhere else to master them, and I had no control over the situation. So I started working on other ideas. I did have high quality mp3 copies of the project. I had signed up for alerts from the Global Workplace/Film Music Network, and had received some updates about films looking for music. I didn't know if this was legit or not, but I sent off the songs anyway, without much hope of anything coming of it. Not too much longer, I got an email showing interest in “Beauty or Illusion, offering a $100.00 synch fee. Again, not sure if it was legit, I asked for $200.00. I called the number and spoke with Vincent Roth, the producer and star. He was very nice and explained that it was a low budget film and that was all they had budgeted. He was very nice and professional. He sent me a copy of their Synch license. It was professional, and straightforward. I signed the license and received the check in a couple of days. He sent me promotional material for the film, which is a Sequel. I watched the first film and liked it. He has kept me up to date ever since. I did get very nervous because they were finishing the film soundtrack and I was still trying to get the masters. Luckily, my co-producer, Demetric Strait (Stro) got the wavs for me just in time to get in the film. Vincent also sent me information about the preview, even insisted I come on the Red Carpet and find him. I am flying out the 8th of September for the whole Burbank Film Festival. Hopefully, I can Meet some other producers. Since then, I also received an email from another film producer, saying he was interested in “That Old Cat”. He said it was perfect for another film but would not know until November for sure. It has been very exciting!!!!
Brian Lee Robinson