Filmmaking

Try to juggle a cat with a machete while hoverboarding with a plate balanced on your head, and you’ll capture some of the feeling that many filmmakers live on the daily. The posts below share tales from the front of making films.

Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang
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Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang

John Fugelsang is in Albuquerque to perform “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one” and we were lucky enough to get him into the Pyragraph LIVE studio (a.k.a. my office) to talk about comedy, politics, religion, and how he’s pulled all those elements and more into his unique creative career. 

Dear Rich: I Was In a Music Video But Never Paid
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Dear Rich: I Was In a Music Video But Never Paid

Congratulations on being viewed by more people than the combined population of South Dakota, Delaware and Montana. Although your numbers pale when compared to Grumpy Cat or OMG Cat, you do have something in common with those feline YouTube stars: You’re not likely to see a paycheck. Here’s why.

Dear Rich: Can I Make ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Action Figures?

Dear Rich: Can I Make ‘Night of the Living Dead’ Action Figures?

Normally you would need two permissions to sell movie action figures: permission from the copyright owner of the movie, and permission from the actor (referred to as publicity rights). Because Night of the Living Dead is public domain, there is no copyright owner from whom you’ll need permission. However, you would need permission from the actors.