Chicago On-Screen: Join us for a behind-the-scenes take on the city’s most spectacular filmmaking moments.
The thrilling stunts and heart pounding chases of The Dark Knight, The Fugitive and Transformers were mere moments on-screen, but what it took to get it done was months of planning. The former director of the Chicago Film Office Rick Moskal reveals the drama behind the camera and how a big city bureaucracy learns to make friends with Hollywood mavericks.
Rich Moskal is a film industry consultant and former director of the Chicago Film Office. With more than 35 years’ experience in filmmaker advocacy, production, and exhibition, he’s credited with positioning Chicago as a viable growing hub for film and television production.
Working directly with producers, directors, industry executives, and in collaboration with local and federal officials, he’s help make possible the production of major motion pictures and television series, including The Dark Knight, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Candyman, Chicago Fire, PD and Med, and The Chi.
Previously, Moskal was location manager of numerous film and television productions including the action blockbuster The Fugitive. He was also a freelance writer and frequent contributor to the Chicago Reader, PerformInk, and co-editor of the Chicago FilmLetter.
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