Rollins alums collaborate on new documentary

A collaboration of several Rollins alumni, Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL is a new and provocative documentary that investigates the secrets of Hollywood and independent film financing from industry insiders. The film recently premiered at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida Atlantic University, and the proceeds will go directly to the Burt Reynolds Scholarship Fund.

Produced by Scott duPont ’87 and Parker Roy ’86, the documentary is inspired by the best-selling book Filmmakers & Financing by Louise Levison, the author of several business plans for successful independent films, including The Blair Witch Project, the most profitable independent film ever made. The documentary shares inside information and offers insight into funding films, how it’s done, what works, what doesn’t, how to find and attract investors, and much more.

Filmmakers conducted more than 60 on-camera interviews with actors, award-winning filmmakers, film investors, attorneys, fundraisers, writers, and producers. Part of Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL was shot in Winter Park, including interviews with Rollins alumni Richard B. Troutman ’78 and Nicole Weaver-Hansen ’94 ’06MBA. One of the sponsors for the July 13 premiere was ProductionHub.com, a local production company founded by John Pokorny ’90 to establish an all-encompassing global network of experienced film and video production crew and vendors for hire.

Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL has the distinction of being one of the last on-screen appearances of box-office legend Burt Reynolds, filmed six months prior to his untimely passing. The premiere included a panel of some of Reynolds’ closest friends and associates who shared memories of one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history. For more information on the film, visit moviemoneyconfidential.com.