UPDATE 4/25/11: Statement from the “Seen Team” here.
Re: Faceless Facebooker
If you have been besieged by snarky and convoluted comments, witness to the posted availability of major motion picture Press Passes for sale, the suggestion of Emmy winning television production access, confounded by the navigation, aggressive assertions and questionable intent of a certain website purported to be of the utmost value and importance to all involved or interested in New Mexico Film and production you are not alone.
Now I’m no English major (at least not one that completed even a part-time schedule of the first semester of a college English curriculum) but within most of these off-putting, rambling postings and comments it is hard to miss the juvenile spelling and grammatical errors that at times rival any overseas spam solicitation prompting you to retrieve your mail order bride, submit bank account information to collect your millions in foreign royal trust or purchase love-long-time meds…
Extraneous to the cloak of their Facebook campaign (under an admitted multitude of account names), suspicious craigslist postings and email messages have been floated around as brought to my attention by our own social networking contacts, website contributors and featured associates. The likes of which even prompting one of the most prominent casting agencies in our area to release a statement of disassociation…
And most directly offensive to this writer is the fact that the person(s) behind NM Seen has repeatedly hounded me on the Facebook account I manage for this site with harassing and befuddling remarks questioning my purpose and validity on the world wide web. I direct anyone with such concerns to this, our website which clearly communicates what we are about, specifically under a tab titled “About”.
Finally, the irony of being passive-aggressively cyber interrogated by an entity that is regularly perplexing to my friends and associates, which continuously proceeds to provide only the most grandiose to the most wildly inane answers to many of those whom inquire after their identity, prompted me to extend an offer to NM Seen to make themselves known to said friends, associates, et al in an on-the-spot phone interview for broadcast on our website (which would have been posted and parked under the “Audio” tab of our weblog). As you may well would have guessed the offer was declined in the grand yet empty style that “NM Seen” is becoming known for.
The transcript of which is available for you to read after the jump, plus a bonus music video tribute to this non-situation. That’s legal isn’t it? News agencies regularly report direct from the web pages of social networking sites, so surely this is an accepted as well as legal practice – most certainly NM Seen would know, as they appear to be experts on all things (okay, that was snarky).
NM Seen: Still wondering what you do
OHI: I don’t answer inane questions from anonymous Facebook predators. Stay off my facebook feed and out of my business since you’re so clearly befuddled.
NM Seen: Thank you for being professional in your response. We wanted to know how we could write a review that would show the best light. New Mexico is growing and growing and there will be many groups to surface. We love your content and wanted to …find out some information. We do not want to review false information. There has been messages sent when we started for press release; never received a response. Get with us! GO NEW MEXICO!
OHI: Let’s do a phone interview. If you have a number where I can reach you I would be happy to interview you regarding your business in New Mexico and the content of your press release that you would like relayed to our associates and us. We can phone you as soon as the next hour.
NM Seen: We are not a business – just a group of pro’s that decided to create a centralized and stable atmosphere for our local Industries. With so many Productions, whether Film or Musical roles it is important for all of us to spread the good news.
http://www.nmseen.us/ – New Mexico Film, Photography and Music
NMSEEN is only 7 months old but already have established root to the State Commission and Major Motion. Even in that we want to promote the Independent scene. Please send us a one page press release so that we can make it an announcement. We are open to have a scheduled on air interview. We can broadcast this via xltrax.com and other founded Sites. Please send us a script of interview questions so that the right employee will be able to answer – the “person in charge.” Perhaps taking this to message would be appropriate? Have a great evening.
OHI: So, no one of your “group”, or let’s say you, is able to make public comment and expand on your definition of “pro’s” and other claims, offers and statements put forth again and again and again here on Facebook?
NM Seen: You may call and leave a message @ 1-707-901-7336 of all the questions that you have and will have the owner get back to you. As for confirmed and reputable value – We were on the front page of the Wall Street Journal , an Article in Forbes Magazine , as well with local and International coverage. Currently have sponsors for our other ideals. NMSEEN is free and always will be – there is not a need to charge for a Site when we are already doing okay.
We also are dedicated supporters in many youth and homeless organizations. We believe that all should give to those who are in need at least a couple times a year. This is important.
When coming to Film and Music, we are still in the mode of helping all get as much coverage as possible ; cast for our contracts ; promote and assemble many more opportunities. =)