“Flying Lessons” marks his debut as a producer and director.
He originally planned to also be an actor in the film but decided that it would be “too many tasks to handle.” Thomas Kuehl scripted and co-produced the film. Chris Carter and Mark Johnson were executive producers.
Albeit controversial at times, film and commercial productions contribute directly to the local economy through the hiring of “extras” and catering companies, as well as paying for the crew’s lodging and other expenses.
Secondary and tertiary impacts trickle down to otherwise unrelated businesses in the community.
Magyar’s mother, Nancy Englander, and stepfather, Harold Williams, (both formerly at the J.