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, August 28th, 2018

7 PM – 9 PM


Wiley’s Comedy Club

101 Pine St

Dayton, OH 45402


Join Film Dayton at Wiley’s Comedy Club in the Oregon District for August’s FILM CONNECTIONS

August’s GUEST SPEAKER : Kathy Byrne of SAG-AFTRA Chicago

From Student film projects to Short low-budget Indies and feature films, Kathy Byrne explores the process, dispels the myths, and shares the ins-and-outs of SAG-AFTRA film agreements for independent filmmakers and producers at every level and how easy it can be to get professional actors in your next independent film production.


Kathy Byrne has been the Director of TV/Theatrical Department for SAG-AFTRA Chicago since May, 2010. In addition to running the TV/Theatrical Department, she also is the head of Agency Relations for the Chicago local, working with Franchised Agents in the Chicago market.

Kathy is a firm believer in outreach to both actors and filmmakers who are beginning their careers, or who have worked on several film projects without realizing how easy it is to work with SAG-AFTRA actors and contracts. Kathy covers low budget contracts for 13 states in the Midwest and travels to those locations with the same message.

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.

Bring some money for drinks- the bar will be open!


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.