Palace Theater Hosts Filmmakers Boot Camp in March


WATERBURY — Aspiring filmmakers can learn from an industry insider how to take their idea from idea to screen at Aspiring Filmmakers Boot Camp, an intensive weekend seminar, which runs March 4-6 at the Palace Theater with Academy Award-winning producer Larry Meistrich.

“Meistrich will teach attendees the AZs of filmmaking and how to approach filmmaking from a practical perspective to ensure a smart career path for writers, directors and producers – or anyone who aspires to be in the entertainment business. . The information presented is relevant to today’s industry and includes in-depth advice drawn from Meistrich’s personal experience. It holds nothing back in advising participants on exactly how to navigate the waters – from development to distribution,” according to the theater.

The boot camp is ideal for aspiring writers, filmmakers, producers, and anyone looking for a career in film.

Attendees will learn how to pitch scripts and ideas, with a real opportunity to pitch an idea, script, and strike a deal with Meisrich’s Red Coral Productions.

Meistrich’s company, Red Coral Productions, discovered talent and entered into numerous production development agreements with Boot Camps.

Meistrich, an accomplished producer, has a long history of success in the industry through The Shooting Gallery, and award-winning and notable films like “Sling Blade”, “You Can Count On Me”, “Belly” and “Laws of La gravity”.

Now the head of Red Coral Productions, a film financing, production and distribution studio, he offers his expertise as a speaker for media, academic and film industry panels, and organizes several annual training camps for aspiring filmmakers in select cities, as it is dedicated to discovering new talent and opening doors of access to the industry. Introductions during boot camp can and have allowed people to get the green light for their projects.

Online participants will have access to the full weekend via the live stream, but will not be able to pitch their ideas. Don’t miss this intensive weekend filled with film business education from an industry leader and valuable advice on what it takes to succeed in today’s entertainment world.

The cost for the three-day in-person workshop is $300 for adults. Virtual participants – $150 (does not include the option to present their project); Student Price: In-Person or Virtual is $150 – must register in person at the Palace Theater box office with a student ID.

Tickets for the workshop can be purchased online at, by phone at 203-346-2000 or in person at the box office, 100 East Main St, Waterbury. Box office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Masks are mandatory. To ensure everyone’s safety during the workshop, all COVID -19 safety guidelines will be followed. Visit for more details.


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