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This is the site for diverse business purposes of my company. [PayPal account number:]

This site offers company biography, product such as artistic publications, journal, and it also collects donations for further emissions. 

Stories are also featured here, e.g. where spec screenwriting agents can initiate contact with my company. Click Here: Screenplay Mill

Scripted product is offered to production partners under licensed use; and is welcomed from some foreign countries. (This might include a short form sketch or film).

This site also has completed short narrative products for download to your device. Including audio books for children and family & picture books (order book by mail). Pay Per Download E Store.

It's recommended that you use a standard PC screen to explore this site well (as opposed to a smart phone or tablet device).

Original movie reviews and journal, are published regularly, for member subscribers on an attached 'Wordpress' site.

At least one of my thesis projects (from my film-school days) is exhibited here free of charge. Religious (Christian) material is found throughout this company site also.

My company accepts donations; but read the 'company profile' page first. Donate US taxed funds (while maintaining your anonymity... to stay off of mailing lists) to good-will causes.

My site informs and my business is multi-faceted... FILM-SHORTS.TV!

A multi-functional publishing company, based in southern California it is. Published & maintained by me [UCLA's film and digital new media school graduate (TFT) (theater, film and TV)] - president of


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 is for those of you who want to see what student films can be. Anyone who might be interested in enrolling into a major film school, can view my work at this page. Unfortunately some of my works were lost while I was a student, or could not be featured here. Be also advised, that curiculum is rigorous. For more details about that, be sure to visit my "disclaimer" page.

Note regarding music licensing: If rights for music re-use have expired, please contact the company for discussion in resolving any miscontent you may have as the artist or artist's representative. The short films are otherwise displayed with assumed permission, no advertising revenue is being collected by showcasing these songs in my work, and no claim to credited production of such music is assumed by this company. 

THE COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS PAGE  :  Selling original downloadables and files: original screenplay(s), original child books, original child audio books, cooking recipes, stage show reviews, essays.... 


If you are not interested in shopping, or subscribing to my movie reviews, and would rather be a benefactor:


If you are a donor, read below for more details about how to donate more than 20$ at a time. Using my for-profit company status, I collect your donation. Your donation is not disbursed to 3rd party organizations for charity until after US taxation has completely cleared. This means that typically one year must pass before I can distribute funding. You select the category of need. See details below or inquire by using contact details found at Company Profile.  

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A link here for you, to my 'Wordpress' blog. The blog is indicative of my personal politics, observations, commentary, and has functioned as a guide to world leading politicians and others who simply take interest in the topics of journal.

(At '' you can click the 'follow' button (little gray button - bottom right of the screen). After you have input your own Email address there and clicked on that button, you will then receive auto notifications without charge... each time I publish a new post for my readers. Now, professional movie reviews are available to those who subscribe, at one of four pricing tiers. Note that in order to enroll in the subscription services for movie review reading (and other posts), you need to follow the link at '' to an external page. Click on any of the newly published URL's to go to the external site for further details. You will have to create username and password there. Each time you wish to read a new posting, you will be required to 'log in' and to 'log out' (each time). Subscription duration is your choice; and subscription can be renewed at your chosen frequency (or allowed to lapse).

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Prologue (platform)

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 alumni. Many of the films you know and love, were made by people who graced stages and screens for many past years; and continue to do so here. And, I invite you to explore my website fully!

Please, if you are posing as a reputable donor, but you are not, do not try to entangle me in your scams.


Be my guest, and send your questions to me!

While this company accepts donations and routes % 's to other organizations, I disclose another company : I am not paid to advertise for them, I have not been, and they do not give me kick-backs; but this is an example of one org. you may have heard of. I also know of some very worthy Catholic organizations in the USA, which combat poverty at the local level.

If you are looking for work, I am not hiring; however if interested in working as a heifer helper, the organization might place you within their staff - look them up and inquire. They have informed me on how I can invite you to them (refer you to them):

I encourage you not to volunteer your time and talents. I refer you to them to find pay. Train with them; and join them if you have "peace corps style" yearnings in you! For placement mostly on the Asian and African continents, they can be reached by phone for further information at: 1 (800) 422-0474 . If their phone number has changed, research contact information online.

Another choice, is to donate to my company. If you donate, use the "donate" button and write in as you would on a check's memo line your description. You can also elaborate, in email messaging to me. For small donations, write "consumer of website" [to distinguish it from a donation that would otherwise be furthered to 3rd party recipient(s)]. These types of donations are usually small gratuity paid through 'PayPal'. You may also mail standard check. If you have a large donation you wish to entrust to my company, see the instructions below near the bottom of the page entitled : DONATIONS.


If you've been directed to or invited to my site in search of movie development, Screenplay Mill is for AGENT(S). Please see!


With so many content choices today on cable, satelite, air, radio and more - be sure to note that this site is not a "channel" or a "station". No! I do not have that intent. Rather, this is a commercial tool that serves as described! While containing political information, note also that this site is not for any political campaign nor does it serve as a personal campaigning tool. None of the donations received by this company are collected for US political endeavors or lobbying. Rather, charitable purpose; and strictly so. I am not financing anyone's campaign nor am I collecting funds for political campaigning of any kind.

If you are a 3rd party publisher... a "show-caser" like "Microsoft Bing/movies", or "YouTube", I invite you to purchase my other domain which I reserved and registered over a decade ago: ! Any group with web content broadcaster ambition is welcome to inquire of this very strong name brand: ! Maybe you are already a successful broadcaster, but wish to acquire this domain name. Much of today's artistic content is aired free of charge, but your company may be interested in the paid content sector; and this domain name would be perfect for many organizations of such type with interests also in advertising.

Note: (the site you are on now) is not for sale, but "" is! If you air short films, this might be the domain name for you! 


Note: If you are not a serious buyer, do not apply. Questions about sale and domain transfer can be answered by: "sedo".


So, in the spirit of both indie film & large budget studio film making (larger or smaller scale), enjoy the site products, religious testimony, director's notes, film recommendations, and MORE THAT YOU WILL FIND AT THIS SITE. -     


 1. 'Gala'  - celebrity news and photo  (German language publication)  

2. My blog - in-depth contemporary world events' analysis; and other more trivial matters that I comment about:   THIS NOW INCLUDES Professional MOVIE Reviews to subscribers

3. film-shorts' retail clothier  - If you experience any online shopping difficulty, send your email message so I can help you. My shop is a 'partner shop', which means that it is hosted by: I do not own 'Shirtcity' . However, I should be informed if you have trouble with my shop. The products are arranged and presented by me and my shop can only currently accept 'PayPal' transaction processing. If you have problem with payment processing at my shop, contact 'shirtcity' (English speaking by phone) - as they control the transactions. But, notify me as well so that I can help and find remedy.



Check out my ticker/scrolling advert bar, here, for some of what my site offers you:

-+-+- "Downloads and CD store": Page with selections of audio books for children & families! -+-+- 3 original short-format films, at the "Theater" page. (2 of them) are the first productions of! That content is broadcast here non-commercially. -+-+- Commentaries, Essays, and world politics from a US perspective Postings (Fiction and non-fiction)-+-+- ""- Newly included professional movie reviews for subscribers-sign up now at your preferred level!-+-+- Explore celebrity news and photos from European magazine ""-+-+- I am selling: "" domain. Make your offer, to buy, regardless of your offered price.-+-+- Shop for clothes and items - high quality cotton. Purchase from my inventory, ship to your home - shop:  -+-+- Screenplay Agent(s) or customers (EU, UK, USA or?): Can also 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) - shipped to your home or office. (Order received after your email order request). Autographed copies made available for a select few, upon request via email.-+-+- "Company Profile" page, has specifics about and for contacting this company. -+-+- ''. ''. ''.-+-+- Order tickets to attend special movie engagements in person - "Theater" page links, click on icons (Contact them directly) -+-+- Discover and explore whole site! Greetings to my recently discovered Russian site visitors; and, to all people of good will...from all nations! Statistics show you're tuning in!













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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. If you experience any currency difficulty, notify Do not use this address for SPAM or SCAM! You may always contact us if you experience any error messages while transacting. Transactions are placed by 'PayPal', using SSL security and encryption. Your contribution per transaction, should not exceed 999.99 (US Dollar value) when using this method of donating. 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 them and at my site here, before making a donation or payment if you have concerns about donating in this manner and method. If you want the funds to finally go to a charity with my assistance and your anonymity, you must specify on your 'PayPal' transaction (& in the memo line, as you donate one of 3 category). Simply write in the name of 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 category). Make sure that you print your generated transaction receipts always, to verify that you made the donation to us. (60% of each transacted amount, will be furthered by me to assist a charitable non-profit organization with USA headquarters, in your specified category and for that amount which you have specified). The remainder of that donation, will be my company profit; and thereby subject to my income taxation. Donations that you intend for me to forward, must exceed 500.00 USD, if each is intended for a charitable third party organization beyond My business is properly licensed.

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. Label your donation as: "consumer of website" for this type of donation.  Thank you for recognizing the costs of business, broadcast, exhibition, and for your support!

I recommend either donation by check or by bank to bank wire transfer. That is very efficient. For inquiry in how to transact this way, simply ask. For bank-to-bank international transaction, I stand ready to assist.                 

Remember to print your receipt(s) in all instances, so that they can be provided to 'PayPal'. I will not return any funds you donate back to you, nor to your specified 3rd party destination(s) - except the original amount and organization that is specified. I do not supply public disclosure audits. Your donations will require 1 year to lapse, before they are forwarded 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.

Purchases -Downloadable Products etc. are featured at the online store. (Click link from menu, titled):  DIGITAL BOOK, PRINT BOOK, DOWNLOADS & CD STORE

Do you want my list of some notable films? -You'll find a list of highly recommended movies on my site. It's my version of the AFI "greatest of all time" list.

If you want to be an amateur movie reviewer, visit: ''. At one time (and I believe still), they allow you to enter a social networking site. Once you create a user profile for yourself there, and once you've logged in, you can then become my fan in their community! Why? To see some of my movie reviews and to write reviews of your very own. Currently over 800 visitors have read my review(s) at fandango. Unfortunately there's no compensation scheme. Type my name "chrisratesmovie" in the user search box, to find my reviews that 'fandango' has posted at their site year ago. Now that I offer reviews on my own site , I check in with 'fandango' almost never; but, have fun with it yourself if you want to! They're also a good source for looking up showtimes, buying show tickets, researching storylines before going to a theater, etc.

*some of my very-most favorites remain unmentioned on this site or theirs.

Some "friendly" (safe) American "old-timer" TV stations which often feature film classics (or student works of art) that I can recommend to you, are:

TCM (Turner Classic Movies), AMC (American Movie Classics), KVCR, KLCS, KCET

Contact your local cable or satellite company to inquire these channels. Or find them on air, with your digital receiver!





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