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« on: January 24, 2008, 06:38:43 pm »
Hi guys.

I'm a massive fan of Vanessa's and have been since Harmonium. I'm in my second or effective fourth year of college now and I'm directing a music video. The thing is we are allowed to use any artist for this project we like as long as they provide permission.

Getting Vanessa's permission is proving trickier than I thought.
We cannot get in touch in any way shape or form as we are based in the UK and are desperately looking for a contact, because it's either we get in touch and get permish by next thursday or im going to have to use another artists music and do a totally different video.

Anyone have suggestions?

The song i'm hoping to use is Fools Like Me.
I have an entire narrative which is true to the song planned out, locations, etc. It will be filmed in the Lakes of England if we get permission. I think you guys would enjoy it. It's supposed to be very tender and raw and romantic and show a turbulent breakup and the foreshadowing of it all in a naive girls eyes leading up to a resolution where she realizes she no longer needs the man she was addicted to, and walks past him when shes arm in arm with someone who truly makes her happy rather than just tolerates her infatuation.

Obviously it's not going to be the quality of Vanessas videos since they cost quite a few thousand dollars and we only have a few hundred, but hey. It will probably be my last directing job because next year im majoring and minoring in marketing and distribution in media, so I won't have the chance to direct anything but little teasers.

My alternatives are pretty sweet too, but I like this one - the most ambitious idea - the best, because i can envisage the video the best.

UPDATE: Video Complete. Thanks so much for everyones help

THE FULL VIDEO FOR A LIMITED TIME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jabxsbdgtFc

A SAMPLE OF THE VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJCf_3M2nUI

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 07:13:50 pm »
i am suggesting you contact the inc records, or universal motown, someone who can get in contact with V or her manager, i think if you got to vanessacarlton.com [i am positive youve visited there before] after you enter the site, scroll all the way down and i think there should be links to those sites [inc records, universal motown]

best wishes goodluck and i hope this was of use!

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 07:27:05 pm »
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i am suggesting you contact the inc records, or universal motown, someone who can get in contact with V or her manager, i think if you got to vanessacarlton.com [i am positive youve visited there before] after you enter the site, scroll all the way down and i think there should be links to those sites [inc records, universal motown]

best wishes goodluck and i hope this was of use!



Hey there.
Thank's a lot for your response but we did already try this avenue of contact. As with most major label sites, we aren't getting much of a response. Does anyone know who vanessas agent is and how to get in touch?

Why do labels always make contacting them so difficult. I've worked as a producer before too and it's honestly a nightmare.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 07:42:30 pm »
i have no clue, but it shouldnt [but it is] that hard to figure out, and if i worked at those record labels i would respond to yours probably 1st because it is involved with school and affecting your future.

i have no idea who her agent is but i will try to find out for you

so when do u need this info by?
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 07:47:15 pm »
I think Irv runs his own Myspace page, so maybe you could send him a message?

Dunno how frequently he logs on though.

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 08:18:37 pm »
here are some ppl who maybe worth contacting:



Manager:
Irv gotti

Robin Frank Managment

Marc Klasfeld
contact: info@robinfrankmanagment.com
robinfrankmanagement.com
Phone : +1 (646) 602-9688
Fax : +1 (646) 602-9655
512 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10009

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« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2008, 08:20:16 am »
Thanks so much for these details and for being so helpful as always.
I'll forward the information to my producer. We basically have until next week to get her to give the okay and if by like, wednesday she hasn't then we look at other artists.


I would have imagined Vanessa would have been okay with it, since shes a woman of the art rather than the record sales, and should encourage creativity. But getting in touch with her people has been a nightmare.

I've been producer in the past and it's never been this hard to get permission. People in my class have had the OKAY from people like Sigur Ros. And last year the band Texas was a greenlight for me.

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« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2008, 08:41:28 pm »
It depends what her schedule is too. I imagine they'll be pretty busy themselves working on "hands on me" and other stuff.

good luck though! it'd be great if she could fit it in.

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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008, 10:16:30 pm »
so tell me if you get any info ok....its one of those things where i like HAVE TO KNOW for future reference if i ever do something like this.

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2008, 11:58:26 am »
Oh i didn't mean we wanted Vanessa in the video. As amazing as that'd be I think shes a very busy lady and flying to the UK for a student music video is a stretch too far heh.

No we will have actors invovled in this instead. Local actors. It's going to have a real wilderness feel to it.

My producer called up on Friday and the label said to call back to speak to to the right guy on Monday. So by Tuesday at latest we will know if we have permission. Really hoping so. Vanessa was my first choice forever.

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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2008, 03:54:57 pm »
That's really cool. If you get permission and make it, you should hook us up with it. It'd be really cool to see.
That's what she said.

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2008, 04:57:09 pm »
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Oh i didn't mean we wanted Vanessa in the video. As amazing as that'd be I think shes a very busy lady and flying to the UK for a student music video is a stretch too far heh.

No we will have actors invovled in this instead. Local actors. It's going to have a real wilderness feel to it.

My producer called up on Friday and the label said to call back to speak to to the right guy on Monday. So by Tuesday at latest we will know if we have permission. Really hoping so. Vanessa was my first choice forever.

OMB it would be so much fun to be in a music video! im an aspiring actor so that would be one of the coolest things to do at this time in my opinion!

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2008, 02:29:02 pm »
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Quote from: "mikepepsi"
Oh i didn't mean we wanted Vanessa in the video. As amazing as that'd be I think shes a very busy lady and flying to the UK for a student music video is a stretch too far heh.

No we will have actors invovled in this instead. Local actors. It's going to have a real wilderness feel to it.

My producer called up on Friday and the label said to call back to speak to to the right guy on Monday. So by Tuesday at latest we will know if we have permission. Really hoping so. Vanessa was my first choice forever.

OMB it would be so much fun to be in a music video! im an aspiring actor so that would be one of the coolest things to do at this time in my opinion!

I want to be an actor and a musician.
That's what she said.

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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2008, 05:14:12 pm »
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Oh i didn't mean we wanted Vanessa in the video. As amazing as that'd be I think shes a very busy lady and flying to the UK for a student music video is a stretch too far heh.

No we will have actors invovled in this instead. Local actors. It's going to have a real wilderness feel to it.

My producer called up on Friday and the label said to call back to speak to to the right guy on Monday. So by Tuesday at latest we will know if we have permission. Really hoping so. Vanessa was my first choice forever.

OMB it would be so much fun to be in a music video! im an aspiring actor so that would be one of the coolest things to do at this time in my opinion!

I want to be an actor and a musician.


That is my dream, I really want to be able to do something I love (acting and singing) I don't care about the whole famous celebrity thing, like vanessa said in her pleased ro meet you dvd "some people lve for being famous that's the whole point of their jobs, I don't" I have been acting since I was VERY young and I fell in love with it. And thanks to my experience with musical theater I love singing as well. So when I graduate from hs I want to go to NYU and major in performing arts and hopefully someday I will be living my dream!

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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2008, 05:46:52 pm »
Hey guys! This discussion about projects on Nessa really brings me back to my youth.

I can distinctly remember one of our world history projects in the 10th grade. The teacher, Ms. Thissletwat, asked us to "research one of the great families in history." Once those words came out of her mouth, I knew I had to do mine on the Carltons.

I had to do some background research on the Carltons, so I had established a little camp site on the tree branch facing Nessa's bedroom. As she listened to her music and read magazines (like the cool teen she was) I took notes on her behavioral patterns.

I convinced Nessa to invite me over to do some research and she completely put her best foot forward. She threw me in her coat closet to help me work and I gathered some of the most valuable information to my research. While collecting lint samples off the floor, which happened to have a distinctly pleasant taste I might add, she came in and escorted me out of the house (she knew that I had been working hard).

When Nessa presented her project on Monday, on the Romanov's (which I thought was a little far afield) I knew I had to go next. Opened up my poster board with great specimens, like Nessa eating, going to the bathroom, what I found on her closet floor, and a blurred pic of her mom in the shower (I had to be tasteful!). She cried in absolute joy and ran out of the room.

So, in sum, you can see a great project on Nessa can go a long way, take it from me!

                         Yours truly,
                                   Julinda <3 :)
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