Film Panel: Indiana Filmmakers



What are the challenges and advantages of local filmmakers in Indianapolis? Join moderator Nathan Bechtold as he discusses the Indy film scene with local industry professionals. 
Free, but ticketed
Nate Bechtold - Moderator
Nathan Bechtold is the current President of Indiana Filmmakers Network Inc. He has been an active board member of the IFN for over nine years, he was the first person to start an IFN chapter outside of the Indianapolis area (Lafayette), helping others to establish multiple IFN chapters, hubs, partnerships and affiliations across Indiana and beyond. Professionally, he writes studio reviews for upcoming films, he is a script doctor, character developer, and creative consultant who has worked on large Hollywood productions and local no-budget films.

Jack Lugar
Jack Lugar worked for more than a decade in Los Angeles as a television writer and producer. Jack’s writing credits include the Warner Bros./FOX sitcom Wanda At Large, From the Top for Family Theater Productions, and several projects for comedian Louie Anderson’s company, Louzell Productions.
In addition, he is the author of the children’s detective series Katz Pajamas and the humor book The Starving Artist’s Diet. He is also the co-author of Hollywood Break-In: Launch yourEntertainment Career. Jack holds the distinction of being selected as a writer for the Warner Bros. Comedy Workshop and has received recognition from the Disney/ABC Writer’s Program, Slamdance, Scriptapalooza and The Page Awards. Jack is a member of the Writer's Guild of America, west.

Amy Pauszek
Amy Pauszek is a true lover of indie films and has worked as a key producer and publicist in several feature films, shorts and commercials. She recently produced the 2017 Award Winning short film “Homecoming” which will be showcased in this year's Heartland Indiana Spotlight Series and was Executive Producer/Producer of the 2016 documentary feature film “A Sign of the Cross” which aired on PBS. Amy is a freelance photographer and has a popular weekly Arts, Entertainment and Society column called “Wheres Amy” in Current Publications.

Glenn Pratt
Glenn Pratt is a production freelancer and filmmaker who has produced coordinated, and crewed numerous commercials, pilots, films, and more for local and national companies. He's also the former president for the Indiana Media Production Alliance, a 501c6 non profit devoted to building the Indiana film industry through tax incentive legislation.


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