***** time for a little celebration - got the 1st check from a US theatrical booking of Date Number One ! :)
this of course is not the first time i made some money (cash coming my way, not necessarily a profit) through showing a film, and this is not even the first time i made some money from showing date number one, but the pioneer booking was specially important because: 1) it was the pioneer theater - one of the best venues for real indie films in the US, & it's in NYC - the birthplace of US indie film & 2) it was a booking in an actual movie theater, most of my screenings thus far have been 4-walled screenings/space rentals at alternative/typically non-theatrical screening venues.
a copy of this awesome thing (w/ all sensitive info. blacked out of course) is going to go on my wall, as an inspirational item. perhaps this check is a sign of more good things to come from date number one. at least that's what it will mean to me. thanks a lot pioneer theater.