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Hollywood Producer/Director Team Bring Film Basics To Wisconsin Classrooms
(October 6, 2008 – Green Bay, Wisconsin) While many Wisconsinites are aware of the recent feature film Public Enemies staring Johnny Depp, perhaps some are not aware of why the State has suddenly become a location consideration for Hollywood production companies.
Thanks to a new tax break incentive for movies filming in Wisconsin, in addition to a screening deal with Marcus Theatres, the State is witnessing the birth of a new industry. Billions of dollars are invested in production each year by studio and independent productions. There is a sense of competition between states for a significant piece of the business and Wisconsin has aggressively worked to attract some of this industry into the state.
With Nephilim based in Green Bay, Susan Moses (Producer) and Danny Wilson (Director, Writer) are currently in pre-production for the $5.2 million sci-fantasy, action film, set to begin filming before the end of the year. Before Nephilim’s cameras roll Moses and Wilson will be visiting high schools and colleges in the State, hosting seminars and panel discussions to answer questions pertaining to what the tax break means to the State’s commerce, why Wisconsin is a viable option, and what opportunities there are for students to become involved.
Wilson states, “I know from first hand experience that enabling students to make a connection between classroom information and the practical world as early as possible provides a good environment for motivating them to learn. I created Nephilim based on the concept of a franchise which includes a complete comic book series, film trilogy, action figures and video game. There is huge potential for other spin offs which will naturally develop as certain characters achieve their followings.” Wilson has worked with a variety of seasoned and emerging artists to create the graphics and concept art. He is continually looking for new talent to add to his team.
Continuing their tour of campus visits will be a full day at Fox Valley Lutheran on Friday, October 10th were they will present film making from development to post production, writing, directing and producing as well as the business and graphic design elements to completing the process. Moses, a Fox Valley Lutheran alum, states, “Having taught actors, middle-school English and at a University film school, making the connection to students is something I appreciate and take seriously. There is an insatiable curiosity about film, which is a good hook for students to latch onto. Teaching students to plan, develop and execute their plans is a process they can apply to other mediums and industries beyond film. I look forward to working with students of all ages wherever time and circumstances permit me to do so.”
On Oct 27, they will visit the UW – Green Bay campus for a panel discussion, graphic novel signing and extras casting session. Joining Wilson and Moses at some of the campuses will be Art Director Cynthia Sweetland and lead actress Huyen Thi.
If you are interested in having this program visit your school or campus, please email:
Call Bob Parker (920) 857-9927