Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Personal Commentary on the Ponzi Schemes of the Hollywood Rapist
Friends, if you have a dream, if you want to work for yourself, you acquaint yourself very quickly with the terms and practices of Venture Capital. It is and always will be a "Caveat Emptor" environment.
What you want is an Angel Investor. You want someone with experience who in exchange for an ownership stake in your concern will give advice and mentorship to get to the next level. He or she expects a rate of return. Most film investors do not realistically expect a rate of return on film. They do it because they love film. This is true now and it is true back in the 19th Century when British imperialists backed the likes of Gilbert and Sullivan.
What Jeff Bowler does is reprehensible. This kind of predator exploits the love that patrons of the arts have for our medium and he uses the booty maintain this lifestyle of venereal depravity. His victims are spellbound by his arrogance and sense of superiority, his ability to identify the needs of others, to project possession and deprive others of what they need. That is how he gets what he wants.
But as the old adage goes, you can fool all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Bowler's god complex is tumbling down after decades of delusion. He is and always will be the Hollywood Rapist.