Here’s a great course for producers and content creators on HOW TO SET UP AND FINANCE YOUR TV SHOW OR FILM – a 5-week intensive course!
It’s ONLINE – so you can take it from ANYWHERE!
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RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS
HOW TO SET UP & FINANCE
YOUR TV SHOW OR FILM!
The market will be looking for content once everything gets back to normal…
Use this downtime to get YOUR Film or TV project ready for funding!
Jason Piette is a producer and film financier with over 50 movies and TV series to his name, including Perfect Creatures ($11M) for Twentieth Century Fox; 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; Jason also worked on the $300 million Movision Film Fund.
Founder of Rough Diamond Productions, and producer of over 36 feature films, including the Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford, and starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes; as well as the Newmarket release Stander; and 2 Jacks.
TAKE THE CLASS:
LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!
You can take this class from ANYWHERE on your computer, smart phone, or tablet!
Watch after each class with VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!
*We are only holding an online/VOD version of this course due to COVID-19.
5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE
5 Monday Evenings
Monday, April 13th, 2020
6pm to 8pm
and continuing until
Monday, May 11th, 2020
Stream the class LIVE online, OR you can also watch afterwards with Video-On-Demand!
Be ready for the current marketplace of streaming!
For many independent filmmakers, finding the funding seems to be the hardest step of getting a film or TV show made. For independent films, financing is packaged together through a combination of options. However, many filmmakers don’t know where to look or how to negotiate their way through finding the best and most realistic type of financing for their projects. For a TV show it’s a question of finding the right home for your content and knowing what materials work best to attract interest.
Our financing course with industry veterans financier Jason Piette and producer Julia Verdin is designed to help you create your own viable financial plan for your film or TV show by exploring the most significant financing options available in the current marketplace. Consider the implications of these choices and how to come up with the right materials and a viable financing plan to get your film or TV show made.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Producers, content creators, directors, screenwriters, actors, and filmmakers who are looking to set up a television show or 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 13th, 2020
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
Week 2: TAX INCENTIVES
April 20th, 2020
– 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
April 27th, 2020
– 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
May 4th, 2020
– Hiring a sales agent
– Attracting pre-sales
– Pros and cons of pre-sales
– Understanding senior debt and GAP financing
Week 5: PITCHING
May 11th, 2020
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.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
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Information for Online or VOD:
Provided upon registration.
For questions or more information:
Call (323) 848-2900
“Julia and Jason were notable! I appreciated Julia’s and Jason’s clear, down-to-earth approach to film financing and producing. Julia’s book, Success in Film, the courses in Film Financing, and Producing were the ‘best’ investments I’ve made in gaining the clarity and knowledge of building a solid foundation for my company and film project.”
— Audra Kelly, Producer
“Thanks to doing this course, I got my film made and am now having a very successful festival run! Julia is amazing: she has a wealth of development and production experience across the world, and she explains everything very clearly. If you take this class, it will empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to make your film. Highly recommend!”
— Sean Fredericks, Director/Producer/Writer
“I learned so much from the Film Financing Class! Things that none of my friends are learning after years in film school. One can learn how to write a script and film a scene, but if one wants to have a film actually financed how do you accomplish that? I learned the answers from this class and I highly recommend that any indie producer learn from Julia and Jason. They are very accessible, engaging, helpful, and fun to learn from. I’ve even watched the classes again at home and learned something new every time I watch. It’s so important to have a good pitch and business plan, and this class teaches you how to do that.”
— Elizabeth Aseltine, Producer
“One of the best things about this class was that Julia and Jason are active working professionals, with current up to date info on how to fund films and TV projects. I got a really good overview of both market places: what types of projects are most viable and what type of presentation materials are needed to command attention and garner enthusiasm. This course really helped me to put my project slate together so I could go out and not only attract investors but also build the best project team. I highly recommend it for anyone serious about getting their ventures into production.”
— Vincent Spano, Actor/Writer/Director/Producer
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