FILM CONNECTIONS is the monthly social gathering for filmmakers and film lovers. Typically hosted on the last Tuesday of the month, Film Connections offers tips and hints to strengthen skills, critical perspectives on film genres, screenings of films connected to local filmmakers or networking among aspiring and professional filmmakers.


Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

7 PM – 9 PM


Wright Dunbar Events Center

1100 West Third St

Dayton, OH 45402


Karri will talk about the Basics of Film Financials, including:

  • What a professional budget includes
  • Finding union information
  • Fringes
  • Cost Reporting
  • Waterfall and other income/expense projections
  • Residuals
  • Back End
  • How a CAMA can help with residual deposits
  • Section 181 and state level incentives
  • Completion Bonds
  • Pre-Sales
  • Loans (Pre-sales, Gap, Rebate Secured) vs. Equity Investments
  • And more!* * * *

Karri O’Reilly is a producer, line producer and UPM with extensive multi-state domestic and international experience. From initial budgeting and scheduling, smart on-time and on-budget production, post-production, rebate finalization, and clean legal delivery, she brings a wealth of experience, common sense, and creative problem solving to independent film productions in the three to fifteen million dollar range.
Karri is a DGA (financial-core) and PGA member


Join us for Film Connections. It is FREE for Film Dayton members and only $5 for non-members. Interested in joining? Learn more at If you are a non-member, your $5 can be applied toward membership if you join that night.


Oct 30 – Special FX Artist Todd Reed

Sept 25 – Director John Whitney, Producer Phil Garrett, & Producer-Actor Dino Tripodis

Aug 28 – Kathy Byrne of SAG-AFTRA Chicago

July  31 – Marisha Mukerjee – An insiders look at the Industry

June  26 –  ALLYSON WEST . Filmmaker / Founder & Creative Director, Cindependent Film Festival

May 29 – Shaunn Baker – WorldStage Media

April 24 – Mike McGraner  – Director,  Writer, Co-Creator of Nite Owl Theatre

March – no meeting

February 27 – Warped Wing meet and mingle

January 30 – DATV Tour

December 26 – Show and Tell

November 28 – Laura Von Holle (Heyman Talent Artists Agency)

October 24 – Film Composers & Sound Designers: Cut Time Music

September 26 – Meeting held in community room in new downtown Dayton Metro Library

September 12 – Bernard Dalichau, Executive Producer of the documentary “John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

August 29 – Shaunn Baker 

July 25 – Michael Potter of Plum Street Productions

June 27 – Scott Spears

May  30 – Lana Read and the team that made “Western World

April 25 – Rhoda Cronebach MUA

March 28 – SkyDeck Studios

Feb 28 –  Chase Crawford – Social Media and the Movies

Jan 31 – Johanna McGinley– actress from WGN series Outsiders

Dec 27 – Member Show & Tell

Nov 29 – Karri O’Rielly–  State of the Industry Update

Oct  25 – Ray Zimmerman, 30+ year veteran of Hollywood

Sept 27 – Liz Cambronfilmmaker and punk musician based in Chicago, IL.

Aug 30 – Joel Levinson & Physis Films– Preproduction on Boy Band Film

July 26 – Peter John Ross

June 28 – Aymie Majerski. Producer / Owner at Barking Fish Entertainment

May 31 – Adam Rabinowitz, Production specialist at Sound for Film & Video

April 26 –  The Relationship between a DP & a Gaffer  at Nucleus Co-Share

March 29 – Jaclyn Laravie – make up artist/costumer

Feb 23 –  Location Scouting with Jane Streeter

Jan 26 – All About Casting with D. Lynn Meyers

Dec 29 –  FilmDayton Members Show & Tell

Nov 24 –  Selling Your Screenplay

Oct 27 – It’s all about the Fest- FilmDayton FilmFest

Sept 29 – Drones – on location at Sinclair

Aug 25 – Extra! Extra! How To Land a Spot in Film

June 30 – Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – Cartoon Network special exhibit on animation.

May 26 –  Matt Hayden – constructing film scores and soundtracks.