Film & TV Financing Foundation Course – All You Need to Know to Finance Your Own Film! A 5-Week Intensive Course

Event Date 5 Weekly Classes Beginning Monday, April 1st, 2019
Location Live event in West Hollywood, OR Online from ANYWHERE!
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Hi everyone,

 

Here’s a great course for producers and content creators – the FILM &TV FINANCING FOUNDATION COURSE – a 5-week intensive that will teach you everything you need to know to finance your own film!

 

Details are below – as always, there’s a great discount for INFOLIST.com, and feel free to forward if you know anyone who might be interested!

 

Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!

 

-Jeff

 

Jeffrey R. Gund

INFOLIST.com

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RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS

present

 

FILM & TV FINANCING

FOUNDATION COURSE

 

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO
FINANCE YOUR OWN FILM!

 

with

 

FILM FINANCIER & SALES AGENT

JASON PIETTE

(Berlin I Love You, The Merchant of Venice, Napoleon, Iron Sky, etc.)

 

FILM PRODUCER

JULIA VERDIN

(Stander, The Merchant of Venice, Born of War, 2 Jacks, etc.)

 

TAKE THE CLASS:

IN PERSON in West Hollywood

OR

LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!

If you live outside LA you can watch live from
ANYWHERE on your computer, smart phone, or tablet

OR

Watch after each class with VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!

 

5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE

​5 Monday Evenings

beginning

Monday, April 1st, 2019

6pm to 8pm

and continuing until

​Monday, April 29th, 2019

 

This course is designed to give you the tools you need  to set up and get your films and TV shows made – from raising equity, or accessing tax credits, through pitching networks and OTTs, or negotiating the best banking and sales deals – made easy!

 

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

April 1st, 2019

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

–  Tax Incentives

–  Distribution advances

–  Crowdfunding

–  Grants

–  Co-Productions

–  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

 

Week 2:  TAX INCENTIVES

April 8th, 2019

–  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

 

Week 3:  CROWDFUNDING AND GRANTS

April15th, 2019

–  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

April 22nd, 2019

–  Hiring a sales agent

–  Attracting presales

–  Pros and cons of presales

–  Understanding senior debt and GAP financing

– Benefits and challenges of co-productions in financing

 

Week 5:  PITCHING

April 29th, 2019

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 a 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!

UPGRADE NOW (or log in to your Premium/Pro Account) so you can take advantage of this special offer!

 

Or, skip the upgrade and pay regular price –

TO REGISTER:

This class will fill up – register now at:

http://www.raindance.org/courses/film-financing-foundation-la/

(select the April 1st date, and click “Add to Cart”)

 

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; and independent American features such as Mark Pellington’s I MELT WITH YOU for Magnolia Pictures.  Before co-founding Disrupting Influence, Jason also worked on the $300 million Movision Film Fund.  Jason’s most recent movies include the sci-fi comedies IRON SKY and IRON SKY 2, and BERLIN I LOVE YOU, starring Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and Mickey Rourke.  Jason is a graduate of Cambridge University.

 

JULIA VERDIN is a veteran film producer with 30 years industry experience and extensive experience is packaging and putting together feature films with 36 producer credits under her belt.  She has extensive knowledge of all aspects of filmmaking and authored “Success in Film” – a guide to producing and financing indie films.  As well as producing, Julia has also directed and written screenplays.  Some of her career highlights are theatrical releases such as MERCHANT OF VENICE with Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes; as well as STANDER, starring Thomas Jane and Deborah Unger; and TWO JACKS starring Sienna Miller, Danny Huston, Jack Huston, and Jacqueline Bisset.  Julia’s films have been selected for many major film festivals including Sundance, Toronto, Venice, AFI, Raindance, Vancouver International, and London.

 

Julia is currently in post-production on a feature film she directed, wrote and produced, LOST GIRLS:  ANGIE’S STORY, set around the world of sex trafficking, starring Olivia d’Abo, Dylan Sprayberry, Antony Montgomery, Randolph Batinkoff, Jane Widdup, M.C. Lyte, and Amin Joseph.  Julia is also currently directing a documentary on trafficking as a companion educational piece to her Lost Girls film series.

 

Other recent producing work includes PURSUED for director Jeffrey Obrow, starring Sam Trammell, Molly Ringwald, Angus Macfayden, Miesha Tate and Paul Sorvino; and ONE BY ONE directed By Jeffrey Obrow, starring Dwight Yoakam and Christopher Lloyd, both in post-production; and the recently released THE UNWILLING starring Dina Meyer, Lance Henriksen, and Jake Thomas, which has won many awards at top horror festivals.  Julia also Executive Produced the 2015 Lionsgate release BORN OF WAR, directed by Vicky Jewson, starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia.

 

Some other films Julia produced earlier in her career include:
RIDING THE BULLET based on a Stephen King story, directed by Mick Garris, and starring David Arquette, Jonathan Jackson, Erica Christensen, and Barbara Hershey.  Julia’s faith-based film, THE LEAST AMONG YOU was a Lionsgate release, starring Lou Gossett Jr., Lauren Holly, and William Devane, and featured in major festivals, being nominated for two N.A.A.C.P awards.  I WITNESS, directed by Rowdy Harrington, starring Jeff Daniels and James Spader, Green Mail starring Steven Baldwin and Tom Skerritt; THE SHIPMENT, starring Mathew Modine, Nick Turturro and Elisabeth Berkley; THE CONTAMINATED MAN, starring William Hurt, Peter Weller and Natasha McElhone; STYX, starring Peter Weller, Angus MacFayden, and Brian Brown, directed by Alex Wright, BALLAD OF THE NIGHTINGALE with Virginia Madsen, Maria Cuccinota (Il Postino), Seymour Cassell, Michael Madsen, and Harry Dean Stanton, LONE HERO, directed by Ken Sanzel and starring Lou Diamond Philips, Sean Patrick Flanery and Robert Forester; SLIPSTREAM, starring Sean Austin and Vinnie Jones, THE SET UP, a bank heist thriller based on a James Hadley Chase best-selling novel, directed by Strathford Hamilton and starring Billy Zane, James Coburn, Mia Sara, and James Russo for MGM/Showtime; and TEMPTATION, an action-packed revenge thriller for Dino De Laurentiis Communications starring Jeff Fahey, David Keith, and Alison Doody, also directed by Strathford Hamilton.

 

TO REGISTER:

This class will fill up – register now at:

http://www.raindance.org/courses/film-financing-foundation-la/

(select the April 1st date, and click “Add to Cart”)

 

For questions or more information:
Call (323) 848-2900
Email: losangeles@raindance.org

 

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