Movie Prop Business with Erich Campbell

Please find some links and notes from the 2 Regular Guys Podcast. Erich Campbell of Black Duck Screen Printing and Embroidery is going to join us to talk about the thriving movie prop business in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as what the process is like when working with movie and TV production teams to outfit them in customer wear. Erich always has wonderful insight about a lot of things so we will pick his brain!

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News Items

  • Marshall Atkinson has named Superior Merch as the winner of the 2017 Printwear Kickoff Shop Improvement Contest. The Ashland, Ohio-based company provides a variety of apparel decoration services including screen printing, direct-to-garment, and embroidery. Contestants submitted a short outline detailing their shop’s biggest challenges to Atkinson Consulting as part of the contest. As the winner, Superior Merch receives a free one-hour coaching session with Marshall. Atkinson also plans to publish a blog that outlines Superior’s challenges and provides detailed solutions.
  • Gildan wins a court-supervised auction to acquire the American Apparel brand and assets with a final cash bid of roughly $88 million. As first Reported in Printwear Magazine

Garment Production for the Movies

Erich Campbell is an award-winning embroidery digitizer, long-time industry blogger, writer and educator, and a current columnist for Printwear Magazine, his blog and links to the many social media outlets he frequents can be found at erichcampbell.com.

Terry: Welcome back Erich. So start off by telling us about the movie scene in Albuquerque. (And are you that guy who says in the theater a little too loud, “I made that!”)

Aaron: What types of things are movies looking to have made? Who do you work with?

Terry: How did Black Duck get started in this very defined niche market?

Aaron: What are the challenges in working with TV and Film?

Terry: What sets Black Duck apart in this space?

Aaron: Speaking of niche markets, what other areas are the key focus for Black Duck? Are you primarily selling the New Mexico marketplace?

Terry: I know you’ve got several irons in the fire. Tell our listeners what you have on tap for 2017 outside of your work at Black Duck?

Aaron: Thanks for joining us again today, Erich. Tell us again (other than on our weekly Live Chat) can listeners find you?

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