The Book is out!

  Book Cover

 

Wayne Clingman, producer of the film Milwaukee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History, announced today that the book, Frank Balistrieri: The Last, Most Powerful Godfather of Milwaukee, is live on Amazon both in paperback and kindle format. Perfect for fans of mafia history, Milwaukee, and/or the Outfit.

This book, by myself and cowriter Zack Long, is based on over 1000 pages of documents received from a Freedom of Information Act request, along with newspaper stories from The New York Times,The Milwaukee Journal and others. Mr Clingman said on the matter, “I had no idea that when I started to produce my film, Milwaukee Mafia, that doing so would lead to a book. Yet once I received the FOIA return, I knew I had to continue to tell Frank Balistrieri’s story. Frank was, even if many would not like to admit it, a major part in the history of not only Milwaukee but Las Vegas and the American Mafia at large.”

Mr Clingman continued, “The best part was working with such a great writer, Zack Long.”

Mr Long spoke on the project, “It has been a lot of fun working with Wayne to turn Balistrieri’s story into a book. It is downright shocking just how much violence can orbit a single life.”

Paper back available for $11.99.
Get the ebook for $3.95.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1098754697

Frank Balistrieri, A look at “The Last Godfather of the Milwaukee Mafia” The Ebook Pre-Sale

 

Today, Wayne Clingman, the producer of the film Milwaukkee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History, announced that the book, Frank Balistrieri, A look at “The Last Godfather of the Milwaukee Mafia” is about done and being offered for pre-sale to those fans of mafia history, Milwaukee, and/or The Outfit, who will want to own it for their own collections.

This book, by myself and co-writer Zack Long, is based on over 1000 pages of documents received from a Freedom of Information Act request, along with newspaper stories from The New York Times, The Milwaukee Journal and others. Mr. Clingman said, “I had no idea that when I started to produce my film, Milwaukee Mafia, that doing so would lead to a book. Yet once I received the FOIA return, I knew I had to continue to tell Frank Balistrieri’s story. Frank was, even if many would like not to admit it, a major part in the history of not only Milwaukee but Las Vegas and the role of the American Mafia at large.
Mr. Clingman continued,”The best part was working with a great writer, Mr Zack Long.”
Mr. Long spoke on the project, “It has been a lot of fun working with Wayne to turn Balistrieri’s story into a book. It is downright shocking just how much violence can orbit a single life.”
The ebook can be purchased via pre-sale for $5. Buyers will also receive a Chicago Outfit Blood on the Street sticker along with their purchase.
The sale of the ebook on Amazon will begin in mid-June for $3.95;

The Milwaukee Mob is now opening their event, Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob, to sponsors :

 

The Milwaukee Mob is now opening their event, Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob, to sponsors. The four levels of sponsorship are found below.

 

But first: What is Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob?

 

A “Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob” is an afternoon of great food and informative conversation featuring guest speaker Gavin Schmitt, author of The Milwaukee Mafia and other works of True Crime. The lunch will be held on March 30 2019 at Chief Bob’s 1405 16th St, Racine, WI 53404. 12pm to 4pm.

Mr. Schmitt will speak on the colorful history of the mafia in and around S.E. Wisconsin and will be open a Q &A following his discussion . Great conversation over a great authentic Italian lunch that even the most hardened Mafia Buttonman would enjoy. Mr. Schmitt will begin around 1pm and is expected to last until 2:30pm.

This event is a fundraiser for Made Men Production/Chiago Outfit Blood on the Street so that they can continue to create true crime content. Mr. Clingman will be available to talk further on upcoming projects and exciting news regarding Made Men Production.

 

Levels of Sponsorship

 

Mr. Clingman can be reached about sponsorship opportunities by phone at 262-632-5336 or by email at wclingman@wi.rr.com.

 

Gold: $750

  • A link and logo of their choice to be put up on the Chicago Outfit web page.

 

  • A pre-roll Thank You to include their webpage information on the taped version of the show.
  • 4 tickets to the Lunch.

 

  • 2 copies of Mr. Schmitt’s books Milwaukee Mafia and Murder Capital.

 

  • Meet and greet with Mr. Schmitt.

 

Silver: $500

 

  • Link and Logo on the web page.

 

  • 2 tickets to the Lunch.

 

  • 1 copy of Mr. Schmitt’s books Milwaukee Mafia and Murder Capital.

 

  • Meet and greet with Mr. Schmitt.

 

 

Bronze: $250

 

  • Link and Logo on the web page.

 

  • 2 tickets to the lunch.

 

Basic: $100

 

  • Link and Logo on the web page.

 

  • 1 ticket to the lunch.

 

The Lunch Fundraiser

The Milwaukee Mob is pleased to announce a “Lunch with The Milwaukee Mob” featuring Speaker Gavin Schmitt, author of The Milwaukee Mafia and other works of True Crime. The lunch will be on March 30 2019 at Chief Bob’s 1405 16th St, Racine, WI 53404. 12pm to 4pm.

Mr. Schmitt will speak on the colorful history of the mafia in and around S.E. Wisconsin and will be open a Q &A following his discussion . Great conversation over a great authentic Italian lunch that even the most hardened Mafia Buttonman would enjoy. Mr. Schmitt will begin around 1pm and is expected to last until 2:30pm.

Before and after Mr. Schmitt’s talk, Madam D’s Vintage The Old Book Corner; as well as Terry and Angela Britton Fine Antiques will be open to meet your needs. There will also be a Photographer on site for photos if requested and Mr. Schmitt will have his books available for purchase.

Dress in the Style of the ‘20s – ‘40’s in encouraged but not required.

 

This event is a fundraiser for Made Men Production so that they can continue to create true crime content. Mr. Clingman will be available to talk further on upcoming projects and exciting news regarding Made Men Production.

 

Tickets are $25 and must be bought before the event as there will be no tickets at the door. All purchases are final. Tickets can be bought From Eventbrite    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-with-the-milwaukee-mob-tickets-56442083792  visiting Madam D’s, located at #2390 1405 16th St, Racine WI; or  by contacting Mr. Clingman at wclingman@Wi.rr.com.

 

Seating is limited to 75.  Due to the nature of the talk, please no kids under 12 and no unaccompanied minors.

Narcosantos

Made Men Productions is happy to announce a new joint effort with Goodfella Productions on the machinima, Narcosantos (Narco Saints)

Wayne Clingman of WI based Made Men Production announced today that his company has launched a joint effort with Goodfella Productions, Glasgow Scotland, on a Machinima take on the world of the Cartels in Mexico and the U.S.A. Machinima being the art of filmmaking from inside a game system.

Wayne spoke out about how “far too little is told of how the world of the Cartels is having an influence on both sides of the border.” He believes that it’s “a story that must start being told.”

Mr. Richard Reid of Goodfella Productions included, “knowing that this story is a break out, I feel that a machinima based on the GTA game platform is the best way to engage both an English speaking and Hispanic world in a short form way that can be consumed on a mobile device. Few, damn few if any, are combining this technology to reach out to tell the stories we have in store.”

Mr. Clingman went on to say, “to see the work that Richard Reid has done with Goodfella Productions and machinima opened up my eyes to fantastic possibilities in creative story telling.”

The project, Narcosantos, tells of two hard men, both of them killers, trying to find redemption in whatever form it takes in a world gone mad. Does good still exist or is just all different shades of evil?

For More Information contact:

Wayne Clingman
Made Men Production
wclingman@wi.rr.com

 

Mr. Richard Reed of Goodfella Productions

Wayne Clingman

Time away spent well

 

Took some time to reflect, plan,, and find alibis. Thought the crowd funder do better then it did. Taking the time to understand why not had me do some soul searching on why not and steps to take.

What I leaned

  1. There are lot of projects looking to get money one needs to stand out to attract interest , the project I had did not
  2. Branding issues, Chicago Outfit Blood in the Streets pushing the Milwaukee Mob confused others, who did not understand how the Outfit was over Milwaukee so being confused did not care
  3. No push at the beginning, should had had between 5-7 ready to go in buying from the list of perks from what I understand a very standard kick off event for many crowd funding efforts a BIG mistake on my part.
  4. Fan base age, what was a big shocker is seeing no traction I had others look at my Indie Go Go project to see what was wrong with it if anything.  Shock came when one of then a young man of about 25 who likes Mob shows said that he had no idea of what the word surveillance met… That was wild is the population becoming that dumb ?

Even with over 250,000 to have seen the tweets on the project less then 1% took the time to see the information, speaks to the idea that most rather see a rerun of Casino or Good Fellows then a documentary I get that with so many just being very very slow and uninteresting.

Again learned a lot paid attention to what I was being told taking that into mind as we plan other ideas

 

Well the results are in the fans have spoken Mafia Documentaries have little love

Well the results are in the fans have spoken, there is 0 backing for either Milwaukee Mob Editors Cut or Milwaukee Mob Frank Goes to Vegas, with so little backing on the Indie Go Go tells me that to go ahead with either project at this time would be a mistake.
Even after being on a popular Popular Podcast  “Uncle Frank’s Place”, a Statewide Radio Show out of Janesville WI, a few free ads given to us by our pals on the Web  and well over 150,000 reached on Twitter there no interest. The numbers tell us that less then 20 saw the Indie Go Go page.
We could debate the why, that’s  just crying in my beer, instead after talking with others , going to doing a Live Action Web series and using Machinima for another. Many actors from an earlier projects will be uses (some in both)
We will be using not only fan based low cost bling backing (T Shirts and stickers) as well Ad Sales to fund the efforts.
We do what we do we drive on

 

Our Fund Raiser

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chicago-outfit-blood-in-the-streets/x/75891#/

Our project on Indie Go Go.

As you can see we are looking to raise $9500. to film Milwaukee Mob The Editor’s Cut and Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes to Vegas.

We have a range of “perks” or I like rewards better, to say thanks to the folks to give us money to help make the films.

Take a look and send what you can or tell others about what we are working on doing.

Simply speaking we can not do this with YOUR help.

$5. gets your a sticker, $15. gets you digital copies of both films, a sticker and a shout out on Twitter !

We are counting on YOU!

Milwaukee Mob Film Makers Announce Fund Raising Effort

Milwaukee Mob Film Makers Announce Fund Raising Effort

Racine documentary film makers Wayne Clingman and Jason Love announce the crown sourcing effort to fund upcoming Mafia documentaries on the Mafia in Milwaukee Wi.

As Mr. Clingman explained ” We turn to the fans of our first documentary, The Milwaukee Mob, to help fund our next projects, The Milwaukee Mob the Editor’s Cut and Milwaukee Mob II Frank Goes to Vegas, to get the backing of the fans going forward. We will find out if the over 80,000 viewers, on You Tube and Amazon Prime, of our first film; trust us to continue to tell the Story. The adventurers of Frank Balistrieri, how he helped to bring the investments from the Teamster’s Central States Pension Fund to some of the Casinos in Las Vegas. By engaging in the making of the films, on the Indie Go Go page Link here https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/chicago-outfit-blood-in-the-streets/x/75891#/ our fans can act to help fund the film from a range of actions such as a Twitter Shout Out, buying digital copies of the films or being part of an elite group to have a Sit down over Pizza as Gavin Schmitt, author of Milwaukee Mafia, tells more stories of the Milwaukee Mob and Vegas.

As Wayne went on to say ” The best thing is there is no risk, if the set amount is not raised no one is charged! How can you beat that? ”

For More information contact Mr. Clingman at wclingman@wi.rr.com

Racine WI. Filmmakers To Continue To Explore History of the Mafia in Milwaukee

For Immediate Release
Racine WI. Filmmakers To Continue To Explore History of the Mafia in Milwaukee
Filmmakers Wayne Clingman and Jason Love announce the start of preproduction on the next in the series exploring the history of the Mafia in Southeastern Wisconsin and links to The Las Vegas Skim.
As Mr. Clingman tells it, “many of those who have seen our first film on the Milwaukee Mafia, ” Milwaukee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History ” have expressed an interest in seeing more on this topic. So after much thought we are going to do just that. The first of this effort will be the rerelease of  ” Milwaukee Mafia – Frank Balistrieri, The Longest Running Mob Boss in Milwaukee’s History ” as an Editor’s Cut where Mr. Love will add content not used in the first release, adding a bit on Felix Anthony “Milwaukee Phil”.
Mr. Clingman goes on to explain “…in the second Film Milwaukee Mob II Frank Balistrieri Goes to Vegas, will tell the story of the alleged role of Frank Balistrieri in the joining of the Mob, The Teamster’s Central States Pension Fund, Fremont Hotel and Casino and the Stardust, as would come out in incitements in Federal Court. You might have seen Casino, the real story is far crazier’
In Milwaukee Mob II we introduce local Mafia Buff Paul Peterson as an on screen spokesmen
Both films are expected to be out by Mid Summer 2019.
For more information on the films and or the fundraising efforts  contact Wayne Clingman at wclingman@wi.rr.com