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RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO
CREATE A FINANCE PLAN FOR YOUR FILM PROJECT
PRODUCER & FILM FINANCIER
& Guest Speaker
Chief Financial Officer of FONU2 INC.
TAKE THE CLASS:
IN PERSON in West Hollywood
LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!
Watch after each class with VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!
5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE
5 Tuesday Evenings
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018
6pm to 8pm
and continuing until
Tuesday, July 31st, 2018
WHO IS IT FOR?
Producers, directors, screenwriters, actors, and filmmakers who are looking to find funding for their feature films, as well as Investors who want more clarity on different co-financing options and how film financing structures work.
YOU WILL LEARN:
Week 1: FINANCING OPTIONS & EQUITY FUNDING
July 3, 2018
Week 1 – Part 1. Overview of Film Financing
– Financing in the current marketplace
– Packaging for financing
– Latest developments from the industry (with recent cases)
– Financial planning overview:
– Equity Funding
– Production companies with financing
– Tax Incentives
– Distribution advances
– In-kind products and services
– Completion bonds and budgets
Week 1 – Part 2. Equity Funding
– Making a project appeal to investors
– Creating a business plan
– Where to look for equity funding
BREAK: July 4th, 2018
Week 2: TAX INCENTIVES
July 10th, 2018
– State and international incentives, and applying for them
– Which incentives makes more sense for your film?
– Rebates vs credits
– Cashflowing the credits
– Impacts of incentives on your budget
– Benefits and challenges of co-productions in financing
Week 3: CROWDFUNDING AND GRANTS
July 17th, 2018
– Setting up a successful crowdfunding campaign
– Different types of crowdfunding: Equity vs Rewards
– Overview of available grants
– Applying for grant funding
Week 4: SALES AGENTS, BANKING AND DISTRIBUTION
July 24th, 2018
– Hiring a sales agent
– Attracting presales
– Pros and cons of presales
– Understanding senior debt and GAP financing
Week 5: PITCHING
July 31st, 2018
Now that you know different financing options available for films, pitch your project and finance plan with your synopsis, rough idea of budget, and get expert feedback from instructors and our guest speaker.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
PREMIUM and PRO InfoList Members get $40 OFF!! That’s just $229 (normally $269!) for a 5-week course with top industry professionals!
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Course Location for LIVE EVENT:
Rough Diamond Productions
1424 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Information for Online or VOD:
Provided upon registration.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
Jason Piette is a producer and film financier with over 50 movies and TV series to his name, including the $25M The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons; Head in the Clouds ($20M) starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz, (both for Sony Pictures Classics); the $33M Napoleon TV series for A & E in the United States; Perfect Creatures ($11M) for Twentieth Century Fox; independent American features such as Mark Pellington’s I Melt With You for Magnolia Pictures and cult classic, part crowdfunded Iron Sky for Entertainment One. Before co-founding Disrupting Influence, Jason also worked on the $300 million Movision Film Fund. Jason is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Julia Verdin is a British film producer and founder of Rough Diamond Productions, established in 1994. She has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading producers with over 30 feature films. She is best known for producing the Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford, and starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes, the Newmarket release Stander, directed by Bronwen Hughes, and starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger, Dexter Fletcher, and David O’Hara, and the Breaking Glass release 2 Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by Bernard Rose, and starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset and Billy Zane. Verdin has recently executive produced Lionsgate release Born of War, directed by Vicky Jewson, and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia. This year she has just directed her first film Lost Girls staring Bar Paly, Marisol Nichols, and Jamie Harris, and produced The Unwilling, directed by Academy Award nominated director Jonathan Heap, and starring Dina Meyer, Jake Thomas, and Lance Henriksen. She is currently developing various projects with writers and directors including Academy Award and Palme d’Or nominated writer/director James Dearden; acclaimed festival award winning writer/director Éva Gárdos; Academy Award Nominated director Jonathan Heap; WGA Autumn Stories 2010 winner screenwriter Cynthia Riddle, and director Vincenzo Natali. Verdin is a top film consultant having provided consulting services on development and production. She also wrote the critically acclaimed book, Success in Film, a detailed guide to funding, making, and finishing independent films. Verdin served on the board of BAFTA LA for 12 years. She is based in Los Angeles, and still maintains a base in London.
Graham Bradstreet has been the Chief Financial Officer of FONU2 Inc. since March, 2015. Mr. Bradstreet served as Task Leader of Moon River Studios, Inc. (also known as Medient Studios, Inc.). Mr. Bradstreet served as Executive President & Head of Structured Finance and Executive Operations Director at Medient Studios, Inc. He cofounded Working Title Group of Companies in 1986 and served as its Finance Director. Mr. Bradstreet developed innovative film financing structures that have established him as one of the leading motion picture financiers in the world. He developed the concept of insurance-backed financing and through ICE Media, raised in excess of US$1 Billion of insurance-backed funding that contributed to budgets in excess of US$ 3 Billion covering more than 100 movies (including The Truman Show, Face/Off, Runaway Bride, and Sleepy Hollow) for both the studio and independent sectors of the film industry.
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Call (323) 848-2900