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"The Business of Making a Movie"

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Dicke Forum
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Former ONU professor John Armstrong will talk about his experience creating an Indiana-based movie company and making "The Good Catholic," "Ms. White Light," and "The Mis-Education of Bindu."

How do film makers find the money?

What goes into film contracts?

Is there a secret to landing big-time actors on a small-time budget?

Where do you find a post-production coloring guy in Indiana?

What do you do at midnight when Danny Glover asks for his favorite smoothie and everyone is closed?

You mean cameras cost $30,000?

Ok, the movie's made, how do we distribute it?

Who do we talk to about getting it into the big film festivals?

Can you negotiate with Netflix or do you have to take what they offer?

John will answer these questions while telling the story of how he and his friends created Pigasus Pictures, made three movies, won some awards, and are now putting together the pieces for "Bar Crawl," a raucous but touching all-female buddy comedy.