World Premiere of New Feature Documentary Reveals Secrets and Tips for Financing Films

June 19, 2019

Los Angeles, CA. June 19, 2019.  A provocative documentary, Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL, is holding its world premiere on Saturday, July 13th, 7:00 pm at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute located at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public, with proceeds going to the Burt Reynolds Scholarship Fund which is overseen by the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.

The red carpet event is sponsored by, and the Palm Beach County Film & Television Commission.  The movie is inspired by the best-selling book Filmmakers & Financing by Louise Levison, who formerly taught film financing at UCLA in Los Angeles and is the author of several business plans for successful independent films. Writer-director Rick Pamplin, a Levison client, approached her about adapting her book into a film and telling on camera the story of how she created the business plan for The Blair Witch Project (the most profitable independent film ever made), and others such as Salma Hayek’s The Prophet. 


Filmmakers conducted over 60 on-camera interviews and shot almost 100 hours of footage with actors, several award-winning filmmakers, film investors & potential investors, attorneys, fundraisers, writers, producers and Levison herself. Rick Pamplin, a Directors Guild of America member, wrote and directed the documentary. The entire film was shot in Florida, with the majority of shooting days in Palm Beach County. Pamplin said of the endeavor, “My mission was to be bold, truthful and reveal the facts about one of the bestkept secrets in show business - how to raise money for movies, especially low-budget and independent ones.”

In conjunction with Pamplin’s work, producer Scott duPont and his marketing team surveyed 50 film schools around the country, interviewing students and professors, as well as dozens of fellow Producers Guild of America members. DuPont’s experience on the taboo subject of film finance comes from owning the production and marketing company, Nemours Marketing. DuPont went on the record to say, “Without money there is no movie. I’m confident this film will help guide and inspire generations of people trying to make movies and to help others get the money they need to tell their story.”

The film has the distinction of being one of the last onscreen appearances of box office legend Burt Reynolds, filmed six months prior to his untimely death. “Working with Burt Reynolds was a lifelong dream,” says Pamplin, “and while we are deeply saddened by his passing, his fans will be heartened by the revealing interview in this movie.”  

Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL is a Think Visual Group Production in association with Pamplin Film Company. Producers are Scott duPont and Maggie Pamplin, executive producer P.J. Marks, co-producer Jon Zietz and associate producer Eddie G. Cabrera. Levison is holding a book-signing at 6:00 pm before the film screening. Following the premiere will be a panel of some of Reynolds’ closest friends and associates who will share memories of one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history. For ticket and film information, visit


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