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How to (Pre) Sell Your Movie: Lessons Learned at The Pitch @ Industry Days

On October 25th, Fawzia, Brian, and I pitched “Signature Move” at Industry Days, a new event organized by IFP/Chicago and Chicago International Film Festival. “The Pitch,” as they billed it, was a chance for six local filmmaking teams to vie for a handsome package of in-kind services from various Chicago-based film companies. Sort of an “American Idol” […]

So how does a Korean-American guy from New Jersey end up producing a wrestling movie about a queer Muslim Pakistani-American woman who falls in love with a Mexican-American woman? Introducing Producer Eugene Sun Park.

Fawzia and I met for the first time in the fall of 2014. I wanted to acquire her film “Queen of My Dreams” for a collection of short films I was curating called “Chicagoland Shorts.” The idea behind the collection was to license and distribute the best of the local niche cinemas in order to […]