FILM CONNECTIONS is the monthly social gathering for filmmakers and film lovers. Typically hosted on the last Tuesday of the month, Film Connections offers tips and hints to strengthen skills, critical perspectives on film genres, screenings of films connected to local filmmakers or networking among aspiring and professional filmmakers.


Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

7 PM – 9 PM


The Plaza Theater

33 South Main St

Miamisburg, OH 45342


Join Film Dayton at the historic Plaza Theater in the heart of downtown Miamisburg for April’s FILM CONNECTIONS

Director, Producer, Editor, Writer, Co-Creator of Nite Owl Theatre

A Columbus native, Mike McGraner is an award-winning director, producer, editor & co-creator of Nite Owl Theatre. Mike shares his experiences as an independent filmmaker and how his love for film and late-night television lead him to his successful collaboration with a beloved regional TV host.

Co-created by McGraner & late-night host Fritz Peerenboom, Nite Owl Theatre is an award-winning series celebrating Fritz The Nite Owl and his late-night TV show, which ran on WBNS 10TV in Columbus from 1974-1991.

Mike shares clips & stories from the successful reboot film series as well as highlights of upcoming & current projects. Cinephiles & lovers of late-night television should not miss this night of nostalgia and networking at the historic Plaza Theatre in downtown Miamisburg — be there!


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Join us for Film Connections. It is FREE for Film Dayton members and only $5 for non-members. Interested in joining? Learn more at If you are a non-member, your $5 can be applied toward membership if you join that night.


April 24 – Mike McGraner  – Director,  Writer, Co-Creator of Nite Owl Theatre

March – no meeting

February 27 – Warped Wing meet and mingle

January 30 – DATV Tour

December 26 – Show and Tell

November 28 – Laura Von Holle (Heyman Talent Artists Agency)

October 24 – Film Composers & Sound Designers: Cut Time Music

September 26 – Meeting held in community room in new downtown Dayton Metro Library

September 12 – Bernard Dalichau, Executive Producer of the documentary “John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs

August 29 – Shaunn Baker 

July 25 – Michael Potter of Plum Street Productions

June 27 – Scott Spears

May  30 – Lana Read and the team that made “Western World

April 25 – Rhoda Cronebach MUA

March 28 – SkyDeck Studios

Feb 28 –  Chase Crawford – Social Media and the Movies

Jan 31 – Johanna McGinley– actress from WGN series Outsiders

Dec 27 – Member Show & Tell

Nov 29 – Karri O’Rielly–  State of the Industry Update

Oct  25 – Ray Zimmerman, 30+ year veteran of Hollywood

Sept 27 – Liz Cambronfilmmaker and punk musician based in Chicago, IL.

Aug 16 – Joel Levinson & Physis Films– Preproduction on Boy Band Film

July 16 – Peter John Ross

June 16 – Aymie Majerski. Producer / Owner at Barking Fish Entertainment

May 16 – Adam Rabinowitz, Production specialist at Sound for Film & Video

April 16 –  The Relationship between a DP & a Gaffer  at Nucleus Co-Share

March 16 – Jaclyn Laravie – make up artist/costumer

Feb 16 –  Location Scouting with Jane Streeter

Jan 16 – All About Casting with D. Lynn Meyers

Dec 15 –  FilmDayton Members Show & Tell

Nov 15 –  Selling Your Screenplay

Oct 15 – It’s all about the Fest- FilmDayton FilmFest

Sept 15 – Drones – on location at Sinclair

Aug 15 – Extra! Extra! How To Land a Spot in Film

June 15 – Boonshoft Museum of Discovery – Cartoon Network special exhibit on animation.

May 15 –  Matt Hayden – constructing film scores and soundtracks.