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"CAUSE & ORIGIN"

January 27, 2016

We're happy to announce that the pilot script for our new dramatic television series, "CAUSE & ORIGIN," has been uploaded to Amazon Studios for consideration. Amazon allows new and independent writers, filmmakers, etc. to publish their works on this website and invites public comments and ratings from anyone with any type of an Amazon login. And if you don't already have one, you can sign up for one at the Studios' home page for free!

To read all about the show, including the entire pilot script, follow these easy steps:

1. Go to https://studios.amazon.com

2. When you arrive, either login with your existing account or sig-up for a free Amazon account.

3. Click on the magnifying class icon in the top right corner to open the "Search Box," and type in, "Cause & Origin." It will appear in the search box; select it and hit <Enter>.

4. This will take you to our Profile Page. On it, you'll be able to read all about the show and our two companies, Dalmatian Productions, Inc. and Cause & Origin Productions LLC. Scroll down to the lower part of the page and you can either read or download the entire pilot script.

5. When you've finished reading the material, Amazon allows you to leave comments about the show and there is a 5-Star rating system. You can choose from 1 to 5 stars (Hint! Hint!)

That's it. Why is this so important? Because before Amazon Studios makes a decision whether to pick up a property or not, it looks at the public's reactions to the project. The more great comments and lots of 4-5 star ratings, the better the chance that Amazon Studios will select a project. Whether you're a first responder of any kind or just a viewer who wants to see high quality, family television that will both entertain and educate, you're a member of our future audience!

Coming Soon - "HOT TOPICS!"

A Podcast By, For & About Fire-Rescue Services!

September 2, 2015

It has been a long struggle over the past year, but a "labor of love," for us, in our work to bring a new, one-hour dramatic series about the fire service to TV. One point we cannot stress enough is that we are committed to making an "accurate" show.

We can now tell you that we will be working with the Philadelphia Fire Department, through the kindness and cooperation of Fire Commissioner Sawyer. He has read the synopsis as well as the script for the pilot episode and is looking forward to working with us to create an excellent show; one that will bring honor and respect to the fire service and those who serve it.

Tomorrow evening, we will be holding a company conference call to determine our next steps. These must be considered carefully and after performing our due diligence.

In all likelihood, we will approach it from two angles. The first is that we will continue to have our partner who is located in Los Angeles, shop the script around the various networks and production companies. Though we have been working for over 20 years to bring a show about the fire service to television, now is the best time.

Thanks to current technology, we are no longer limited to several cable/satellite channels and the four main networks. As you are all aware, many streaming services have exploded in the market of the last few years and there is no reason for us not to pitch our show to them. A good number of shows that began by streaming their content have matured to the point where main line networks are picking them up and several have been nominated and or won, Emmy awards.

However, to provide ourselves with the best possible opportunities to put our show before the most number of people, we are considering turning to you, our brothers and sisters in the fire service. How? Through crowd funding. Most of you have heard of these sites like, "KickStarter," "GoFundMe," and "Tubestart" to mention but a few. A number of these sites are geared to allow a new start-up company raise operating funds by allowing the public to make donations and providing some sort of related premium, in return.

This allow us to think this way: There are nearly one million firefighters in the United States, including career, volunteer, and paid-on-call. If each firefighter gave but ONE DOLLAR, we could raise almost a one million dollars that would allow us to shoot the pilot episode on our terms. Now, add the spouses, families, buffs, etc. and we could shoot a first-class pilot episode!

Our partners have been busy the past month doing their "homework," researching budgets, suppliers, locations, etc. We are honored that the Greater Philadelphia Office of Film and Television is behind the project as well and we look forward to working with and through them.

So please, drop back here often or follow us on Twitter @Dalmatprod or subscribe to our blog at http://bit.ly/DalmatProd for future updates.

 

May 2014

As some of you know, for nearly the last two decades, Dalmatian Productions, Inc. has worked to bring your story, the men and women of fire/rescue, to TV in one format or another.

We began with a show about volunteers, which evolved into a program about all fire/rescue personnel and wound up being retitled to, "Rescue Heroes," for foreign sales. Immediately after he tragedy of 9-11, we reigned in our work and effort, for as emergency service workers ourselves, we knew that the industry needed time to mourn.

By 2002, we had treatments ("Hollywood" speak for Outlines) on numerous aspects of the fire/rescue service, that could have easily been produced for TV. However, we were up against a major brick wall:

As we all know, when we have faced a major challenge fighting a major blaze, affecting a major rescue, or Heaven forbid, face a tragic loss, the public sees us as "heroes." However, as soon as that headline disappears, we go back to being the "zeroes," the unions who want more in a contract or the volunteers who want to buy big, shiny, new trucks. This opinion carried over into the media, as well.

Thus, during that time we continued tossing ideas around that would not only tell the story of the fire/rescue service, but would also be true to and honor who we are and what we do. Back in 2004, I had an idea for another show, but it would not be a reality series, it would be a one-hour scripted drama about one aspect of the fire/rescue service that has never been the subject of an ongoing television program. And over this past year, the gang at Dalmatian fine-tuned this idea and I'm please to say, just finished our pilot script.

Now, because of the nature of the entertainment business, we are unable to provide any details of the show at this time and we don't even know if any of the studios/channels will be interested in it. However, I can tell you that it is a great show, with both drama and some laughs and truly honors the service.

Please stay tuned either here or you may want to follow us on Twitter at @DalmatProd.

So, stay safe, take care of each other, and let's make sure every one goes home!

 

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