Attaching a Movie Star to Your Film

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Attaching a Movie Star to Your Film

One of the most powerful ways to attract investors, garner distribution interest and elevate your career is to secure a well-known movie star for your film project.

This seminar — led by seasoned producer Bruno Marino, who’s produced over 40 films — will give you the inside track on how industry pros get big-name actors interested in their projects… and successfully sign them on. Just as importantly, Bruno will let you in on how to avoid making the missteps that lead to a deal-breaker.

Who should attend?

All producers, directors and screenwriters who want to elevate their careers — indeed, anyone interested in how indie filmmakers attract stars to their projects — will benefit greatly from this one-evening seminar.

What you’ll learn:

  • What materials you need before making contact
  • Money isn’t the only answer
  • What roles attract stars
  • How much to offer
  • The role of an attorney
  • The pros and cons of using a casting director
  • Making first contact with a Hollywood agent
  • How to write up a professional offer
  • Negotiating the contract and how to protect yourself
  • How to do it all yourself regardless of experience
  • Plus invaluable Q&A for your specific project

***This course has garnered a ton of interest and will sell out soon. Early registration is recommended!***

About the Instructor

Bruno Marino is a Toronto-based producer. He has produced over 40 films including Tapped Out starring Michael Biehn (Terminator) and Anderson Silva (UFC Superstar) distributed by Lionsgate, Gridlocked starring Dominic Purcell (Prison Break), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Stephen Lang (Avatar), Vinnie Jones (Snatch) and Trish Stratus (WWE Hall of Famer) available globally in over 150 countries. Most recently, Bruno executive produced The Sound, starring Rose McGowan (Scream) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), theatrically released by Samuel Goldwyn, and Black Water starring Jean-Claude Van Damme (Universal Soldier) and Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV) set to release in the summer 2018.

His films have premiered at film festivals worldwide and have garnered over 10 Best Feature awards. Bruno is also an active member of the Producer’s Guild of America, Canadian Media Producers Association and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. He operates under his banner High Star Entertainment Inc., a production company that develops and produces high-quality content for the domestic and international marketplace.


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