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Welcome to home-page, for: Fountain Valley, California, company.

The site, for diverse business, independent publishing, and philanthropic purpose, of mine. Donations are welcome: [PayPal Account-Receivable "Number" is:].

Company-Missions: Advancement of artistry, philanthropic facilitations, portfolio of some works, sales of blog-membership, direct-to-consumer other sales:

A. Wordpress blog-publications of various topic, including journaling, scripted short-story-writing for 3rd-party-video-production (under license and for pay),

B. Scripted short-script-writing, for TV, new-media, print, radio, advertising, for 3rd-party (under license and for pay),

C. Childrens' book authoring. 3rd parties are invited to send pitch or short contract directly to my email address.

Spec-screenwriting-agents are invited to initiate contact with my company : [  Screenplay Mill  ].

Scripted product is offered to production partners (ie. financier or studio) for licensed use; and, is welcomed from certain foreign country (countries). (This could include short-form sketch, or, long-film).

Sales and drop-shipping of product (retail). Publishers are invited to contact.

Individual consumers can purchase and download to device and store on device : [  Pay Per Download E Store ]

It's recommended that you use a standard PC screen, to explore this site best (as opposed to a smart-phone or tablet device; though tablet device is satisfactory).


circa 1999.   

Explore links within company-site, to visit exhibit of short-films made, including one of my University Thesis projects completed at Film-school, TV-school, Digital New-Media school (a.k.a. "TFT"). References and referrals also made to: "G", "PG", "PG-13", or "R" - content.

Original business-model conceived, was to broadcast short, indie, student-film, and other video-projects, produced by class-mates; and by others world-wide. The direction of my company changed - and competitors in existence today, did not buy domain (still for sale); however, you may wish to do exactly that yourself! If so, visit landing page, and get in touch with me via email! 

The name of my company did not change, and now has expanded for multi-purpose.

Donate US taxed money as benafactor to good-will projects (while maintaining your anonymity... to stay off from mailing lists). Familiarize yourself with the rest of this page; and, 'Company Profile' page. There is a procedure, which I outline for you, in processing your incoming money, if your donation is very sizable.


If you are a large donor, continue reading for more details. Using my for-profit company status, I collect your donation. Your donation is not disbursed to 3rd party organizations for charity until AFTER US-income taxation and payment have completely cleared. This means, typically, one year must pass before I can distribute funding. You do not have recourse from me and company, for potential IRS failures.

You select the category of funding, per global-need-category. Any currency, which PayPal accept. Or, bank-to-bank, cash-wire-transfers. See details below or inquire : [ Company Profile ]  

THE PRODUCTS PAGE  :  Selling original downloadables and files: original screenplay(s), original childrens' books, original childrens' audio stories, cooking-recipes from the Wordpress Blog, theatrical stage-show review(s), essay(s).... 


Also, a link here for you, to my Wordpress blog : [ ]  [ ]   The first URL permits you to enroll in automated, email, announcements, each time I publish a new post. The second page, mirrors the first URL, and accepts member-enrollment, for paid-for, featured, content/text-publications, with complete legibility of content. 

If you are interested in joining my member-only, self-serve, bulletin-board, to advertise your company and to network with other users, you can visit: . At the URL, you can enroll and generate your own username and password to enter the forum, post, and network using inmail (U2U). However, ensure that enrollment is not switched off. I recommend that you email me to request entry, so that I can authrorize membership. The fee is $250.00 (or your local currency, that PayPal accepts) for a 3-year-term, renewable. You must use authentic email address, and agree to communications from the Admin (me); or, you will be banned from use. : [ ] .

THE FREE THEATER PAGE  :  featuring    2    f i l m     d i r e c t o r s     f r o m     UCLA     (graduation year: 1 9 9 9)  .  This link takes you to the exhibit page : [ THEATER VIEWING ]

It is for those of you who want to see what student films can become. Anyone, who might be interested in enrolling into a major film school, somewhere in the world, can view my work as an example. Unfortunately, some of my works completed, were lost while I was a student, could not be gathered or transfered to specific media, or could not be featured here for another reason. Be also advised that curiculum is rigorous. I participated in many media projects and lent support to fellow-students. I interned while concurrently enrolled in Letters Arts and Sciences at UCLA Undergraduate Department, and, the distinctly separate School of "TFT". For more details about the rigor, please do be sure to visit the "Disclaimer" page for some more specifics. Especially, if you are considering a similar career-path within an ever-changing and demanding field/industry.

Note about exhibition of materials on my company site. (Regarding music licensing): If my use-rights for music re-use have expired, please contact me via email, for discussion in resolving any malcontent you may have as the artist or artist's representative. Removal of your material from exhibition, is my honored remedy. The short films are usually otherwise displayed with assumed permission and featuring, including potentially new works on display. Contact me via email, if you have interest in your work being featured. No claim to composition or authoring of them, as author, is made by this company. No advertising revenue is being collected by showcasing songs in my work, and no claim of any ownership of them is credited to anyone other than those who produced them or the music. Note, that student films' producted, required director and producer to have requested use from Record-label, by way of letter and through the school's administrative prompting for thesis projects of this kind. That is standard procedure, in the USA (typically).  

If rights for music re-use have expired, please contact me for discussion in resolving any malcontent, as described. The short films are otherwise displayed with assumed permission, no direct revenue therefrom is collected, and no claim to credited production of such music is assumed.

Studies-Prologue (platform and basis for this Site)

[UCLA's film, TV and digital new-media school graduate (TFT) (theater, film, and television) 1999] - President of

Film school was for us, an incubator for political awareness, with disciplinary skill and creative relationship formation. There, film craft was passed on as analogue systems grow scarce. Understanding for the formulas behind US movie making (emphasizing story), the anchored history, and the emerging market platforms began to take firm root. It was the science behind mainstream and experimental movie making with multi diciplinary work and emphases, in the production disciplines and use of technologies.

Rebel, the late Jim Morrison, pioneer F.F. Coppola, and a great number of others, leave enduring marks on this school's public image and reputation... but not only that. The school has given way to global collaborations and the newest generations continue to graduate. I am one of those members. And I invite you to explore my website fully!


Be my guest, and acquaint yourself with the movement starting right here at my company site!



Read on. Explore the vibrant community founded at UCLA film.

You will find links on these pages.

Be directed to box-office programming presented to the public, by the world renowned UCLA Film Archive just off campus - sponsored and presented to you and me, by: UCLA SCHOOL OFTHEATER, FILM, TV, & NEW MEDIA. 

Find links to celebrity news & products. Order CD's and receive pay-per-download files to your digital device through secure online pay. Presented by!

Visit the    Digital Book and Audio Store    link that you see below! If you've been directed to or invited to my site in search of movie development, don't leave without signing the guest book/ordering section, from the      Screenplay Mill          AGENTS, please see!

An endorsed, 3rd party, organization: While this company accepts donations and routes % 's of money to other organizations, I endorse one which I find to be great for your Christmas gifts:

If you are looking for work, I am not hiring, however it is my hope that if you look for work as a heifer-helper, the organization might place you within their staff - so you might want to look them up and inquire. They have informed me on how they can take you on.

I encourage you not to volunteer your "time and treasure", rather to train with them; and to join with them. Similar, maybe, to Peace Corps volunteering? For placement mostly on the Asian and African continents,

'Heifer' can be reached by phone, for further information, at: 1 (800) 422-0474 . Or, website.

To donate to me, seperately, for administrative donation, use the "donate" button near the bottom of the page; and write-in : "this money is to go strictly toward, specifically and solely". 

If you are a filmmaker with questions, about your work being featured, please contact me via Email. Similarly, submit pitch of any kind, for business purpose only, via LinkedIn, to me.

'Gala' publication, 3rd-party publisher, celebrity-news and gala-event-photos   :   [ ]    

With so many content choices today, be sure to know that this site is not a "channel" or a "station". No! It is a commercial intersection for commerce, ideas, and art!

If you are a 3rd party publisher... a show-caser small, mid-sized, or large like "Microsoft Bing/movies", or "YouTube", I invite you to purchase my other domain which I reserved and registered over a decade ago: ! Any broadcaster is welcome to inquire of this very strong name brand: ! (These pages), is NOT for sale, but "" is! It is a hugely recognizable brand name, on a global scale; and, "short films" is an ever more commonly accepted name defining global-media (including for bloopers, out-takes, trailers, commercials, sketch-comedy, etc. producers... in the short format, for which there is great multitude! And, many artists, producers, artists, staffers, who make them!

Note: If you are not a serious buyer, of the web domain, do not inquire for this reason, the purchase of it; while other persons who contact, for other reason, are certainly invited to do so.

So, in the spirit of both independent & studio film making on a large or small scale, enjoy the starting points? Peruse? And check the directors' notes, list of film-recommendations, and MORE- Thank you!     




Check out my ticker for some of what my site offers you:

-+-+- The digital store link takes you to a selection of audio books for children & families! -+-+- 3 original films, at the "THEATER" link. (2 of them) the first productions of Content is broadcast non-commercially. -+-+- Commentary and Essays -+-+- Browse "" -+-+- Explore celebrity news and photos from European magazine ""-+-+- +-+- I am selling: "" to an enterprise.-+-+- +-+- Download my original e-books to your device - pay per download! Or, order your hard copy(s) of my 2 original motion picture screenplay(s) by email request - particularly if you are a producer co. and/or script agent. Autographing copies made available for a select few, upon request via email.-+-+- "COMPANY PROFILE" has contact-details. -+-+- Original movie reviews hosted by ''. -+-+-Donations are accepted, as explained on this page. -+-+- Order tickets, to attend special-engagements - details at the "THEATER" page. Inquire further at their 3rd party site. -+-+- Discover the perks of looking through this entire site! Greetings to my recently discovered Russian audience; and, of course to people of good will... from all national origin! Keep an eye on my site-contents, for new product-updates and alterations.




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Collections are categorized as 'for profit' with the US tax boards - is not a 'non-profit' organization; and your donations are not tax deductible as might be to a 501(c)(3). You write-in a brief description, on each personal transaction (eg. "patron of"). If you experience any currency difficulty, notify Do not use this Email address for SPAM or SCAM! You may always contact me if you experience any error messages while transacting. Transactions are placed by 'PayPal', using SSL security and encryption. Your contribution per transaction, should certainly not exceed 999.99 (US Dollar value) when using this method of donating. I advise that you mail a check for any amount up to 500.00 (US Dollar value). Donations will be subject to 'PayPal' scrutiny to combat money launder. Be certain that you have read the most recently updated of these terms with their company and understand my terms, posted at my site here, before making a donation or payment. Especially, if you have concerns about donating in this manner and method. And, it's also wise to notify me via Email, first, that you are going to make the digital donation, wire-transfer, or check donation, later. If you want % of funds to go to a charity with my assistance, you must specify on your 'PayPal' transaction (& in the memo line, as you donate, 1 of 3 category chosen). Simply write 1 of 3 category choices named. The 3 categories to choose from are simply: poverty, public health, or arts & humanities. (I will select the organization of my choosing, within your specified but general category). Make sure that you print your generated transaction receipts always, to verify that you made the donation to me. (60% of each post-taxed, transacted amount, will be furthered by me to assist a charitable non-profit organization with a USA headquarters, in your specified category; and, from your principle amount). The remainder of that donation, will be my company profit. 60% is the default percentage, unless you leave no direction as to %; or, unless you leave an amount in a last-will to me, in which I will choose %. Donations that you intend for me to forward, must exceed 500.00 USD if each is intended for a charitable 3rd party organization beyond My business is properly licensed and I have experience.

If you do not specify a category on a transaction, 100% amount will be deemed as intended to be directed to my company profit; and, I will file income taxes accordingly. Checks, wire-transfers, and wills, must be addressed to my name. Digital donations can use my name or company name. Thank you for recognizing the costs of operating business, of online broadcast, of exhibition, of maintenance, of paperwork, of email correspondence, and for seeking to partner with me!

For inquiry as to how to transact in a bank-to-bank international transaction, I am ready to assist you with that information.                 

Remember to print your receipt(s) in all instances, so that they can be provided to 'PayPal' and me, or to any relevant party. I will not return any funds you donate back to you, nor to your select beneficiaries. I choose the organization. You must specify the principle amount that you are donating and await for me to confirm receipt of it to match your record on your end. I do not supply public disclosure audits to benefactors. Your donation will require 1 year to lapse, before I forward to the 3rd party charitable organization. Receipt copies that I receive from those organizations (who receive the final destination of funds), can be supplied to you per your request via Email, once I have the final moentary destination organization's receipt. If they do not provide receipt, I cannot provide it to you either. I require receipts for my tax purposes as well. Any donations made can be discussed with me via Email. Especially, if you would rather donate using a bank-to-bank wire transfer.

Always print your receipt(s) in all instances, for your tax reasons and personal reasons. I report all income as taxable income. 60% of your amount after tax collection, are further donated net. For this reason, there may be a year delay before your funds reach the donor.

Do you want to recommend, or, to take recommendations for movies? -You'll find a list of highly-recommended movies, there. Not only at this site. I invite you to visit my buddies at: Once you create a user-profile for yourself, there, and once you've logged in, you can then become my "fan" in there. Why? To see some (few) of my movie reviews and write reviews of your very own. Some years ago, "over 800 visitors have read my review(s) at fandango". Unfortunately, there's no compensation scheme. Subsequently, I stopped utilizing that platform for that purpose. But, if there, type my name "chrisratesmovie" in the user-search-box, to find my reviews that 'fandango' has posted at their site. Now that I offer reviews on my own site sometimes, or through Wordpress blog, I check in with 'fandango' very rarely or not at all; but, have fun with it yourself? They're also a good source for looking up showtimes, buying show tickets, researching storylines, etc. As is: .

*some of my very-most favorite movies, that I mention on this site, might remain unmentioned here.

Some friendly American cable or satellite TV-stations, which often feature film classics or student works of art, that I can recommend to you my patrons, are:


Contact your local cable or satellite company, to inquire about these channels. If you stream, or use Apps, seek them just as well?

Some of them feature wonderful music programs, also!





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