We were fortunate in raising the money for Signature Move; thanks to the singular nature of the project and to the compelling goals of Chicago Film Project, most of our investors offered without really being asked.
I’ve known Andy Derrow for more than thirty years, since we were teamed up in my first job out of college and grad school, at Goldman Sachs in the mid-eighties (it would be the only job I’d have working for someone else). Though our partnership was truncated by my departure in 1988 to tend to Newcity full-time, our friendship has endured and expanded to include his wife Janis and his three boys, all full-grown now. Andy eventually went to New York with Goldman, then to Philadelphia with another firm, and he reached out about investing when I wrote to him (and many in my Rolodex) when we did the crowd-funding this past spring. Andy is an associate producer of Signature Move. [Read more…]