Here’s a great course – the PRODUCERS FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE COURSE – on everything you need to know about getting your movie funded, made, and seen!
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RAINDANCE LA & ROUGH DIAMOND PRODUCTIONS
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PRODUCING YOUR FILM!
GET YOUR MOVIE FUNDED, MADE, AND SEEN!
Top film consultant and producer of 30+ feature films: The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons, Stander starring Thomas Jane and Deborah Unger, and 2 Jacks starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller
with GUEST SPEAKERS:
FINANCIER / SALES AGENT
Financier / sales agent of 70+ feature films and TV series with a combined spend of over US$300M+ worth of production: Head In The Clouds (Charlize Theron, Penelope Cruz), Napoleon TV series of A&E Network
Line producer of 50+ feature films: Swelter (Jean-Claude Van Damme), Wristcutters: A Love Story (Patrick Fugit, Shea Whigham)
2016 Century City Bar Association Lawyer of the Year
TAKE THE CLASS:
IN PERSON in West Hollywood
LIVE ONLINE with Streaming Video!
watch after each class on VIDEO-ON-DEMAND!
5-WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE
WEDNESDAY, August 1st, 2018
6pm to 8pm
and continuing for
5 Consecutive Wednesday Evenings
YOU WILL LEARN:
This 5-part evening course on Producing is comprised of classes which answer specific questions and explores the opportunities producers have. It gives participants an insider view of the film industry by providing the essential skills and knowledge required for both creative and physical production. Courses each week emphasizes financing, marketing, budgeting and scheduling, talent attachments, and legal contracts.
WEEKLY COURSE OUTLINE:
WEEK 1: Creating A Business Plan
– What do you need for your project to be financeable?
– Structure of a business plan
– Using visual aids
– Understanding sales estimates and income streams
– Money flow explained
– Profit participation
WEEK 2: Marketing And Selling Your Film
– Creating the marketing assets you need to sell your film
– Writing a good logline/synopsis and getting good photos
– Creating a press kit
– Film festivals explained
– The role of film markets
– How to approach sales agents
– Finding the best distribution
– Protecting yourself and your money from shady distribution deals
WEEK 3: Budgeting and Scheduling
– Script breakdown
– Assessing prices
– Union vs non-union
– Creating a do-able schedule
WEEK 4: Basic Legal Contracts
– Key negotiation points explained
– Understanding chain of title
– Who and what should you have contracts with
WEEK 5: Film Financing
– State/government funding and tax credits
– Private investors
– Pre-sales and co-productions
– Product placement
– New financing options
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR INFOLIST.com!!
UPGRADE your membership NOW so you can take advantage of this special offer!
Or, skip the upgrade and pay regular price –
Register now at the link below for the $269 price:
Location for LIVE EVENT:
Rough Diamond Productions
1424 N. Kings Road
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Information for Online or VOD:
Provided upon registration.
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
“I want to thank Julia Verdin for her support. I took Producer’s Foundation Certificate course with Julia, and her guest speakers Charles Berg and Mark Stolaroff. It made me feel like I could do this. And, voila! Here’s my film, ANGELITO IN YOUR EYE, starting the festival circuit by first entering Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards as an official selection!”
— Judy Sandra
“You deserve a big applause for connecting creativity to passion by your awesome productive curriculum, classes and support to your students and alumni all over USA and world. Julia Verdin’s Producing course was a big boost to my career. I had no background in filmmaking and this is where Raindance stepped in by offering me their best support and constantly mentoring me during this course. I highly recommend the classes by Raindance for both first timers and established filmmakers to update their knowledge. I dedicate our award to Ms Verdin and Raindance LA. Thank you so much Julia and Raindance!”
— Rand Sinha
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS:
JULIA VERDIN has established herself as one of Hollywood’s leading independent producers, with over 30 critically acclaimed feature films produced to date.
Julia has produced theatrical releases including the Newmarket release Stander, starring Tom Jane, Deborah Unger, Dexter Fletcher, and David O’Hara, directed by Bronwen Hughes; Sony Classics release The Merchant of Venice, directed by Michael Radford, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, and Joseph Fiennes; and Riding The Bullet, based on a Stephen King story, directed by Mick Garris, starring David Arquette, Jonathan Jackson, Erica Christensen, and Barbara Hershey.
Recent films include a faith based film, Lionsgate release The Least Among You, starring Lou Gossett Jr., Lauren Holly, and William Devane, which premiered on Showtime and was featured in many major festivals. The film was nominated for the 2012 NAACP Awards for Outstanding Television Movie and Best Lead Actor. 2 Jacks, based on Leo Tolstoy short story “Two Hussars,” directed by Bernard Rose, starring Danny Huston, Jack Huston, Sienna Miller, Jacqueline Bisset, and Billy Zane, played major festivals and was released theatrically in October, 2013. Born of War, directed by Vicky Jewson, and starring James Frain and Sophia Black D’Elia was sold to Lionsgate and Arclight and released in 2014.
Last year Julia produced The Unwilling for academy nominated director Jonathan Heap and Co-produced 7 Seconds directed by Jeffrey Obrow starring Dwight Yokam and Christopher Lloyd.
Julia is based in Los Angeles, and still maintains a base in London. She founded and has been running Rough Diamond Productions since 1995. She served as a Director on the Board of BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) from 2006 to 2016 and wrote the successful guide to indie film producing Success in Films now on many college reading lists and read by filmmakers and students around the world. Julia regularly consults for filmmakers and has helped get many indie films into production.
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.
LORRAINE D’ALESSIO – A Toronto native, Lorraine D’Alessio earned her bachelor’s with honors from the University of Toronto before attaining her U.S. law degree at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles. Recently named the 2016 Century City Bar Association Lawyer of the Year, Lorraine spearheads DLG’s business and employment-related immigration efforts. She is widely regarded as an industry expert, and has been quoted in The Hollywood Reporter and other leading outlets. Having navigated the process firsthand, Mrs. D’Alessio is especially dedicated to educating her fellow Canadians on immigration, regularly presenting at locations like the Vancouver Film School and Second City Toronto.
CHARLES BERG has been in the entertainment industry for the past 15 years. He has produced over 50 full length films including “Unconscious” directed by Michael Polish and starring Kate Bosworth. He line produced the Jean-Claude Van Damme action film, “Swelter.” “Green Street Hooligans 2,” was a successful sequel to the highly acclaimed, “Green Street Hooligans” that Charles executive produced., and Charles line produced “American Virgin,” starring Jenna Dewan and Rob Schneider. He produced “The Barry Minkow Project” with James Caan and Ving Rhames and the original king of ponzi schemes Barry Minkow himself. Charles also line produced the mafia film, “For the Love of Money” and the critically acclaimed “Wristcutters: A Love Story.”
Register now at the link below for the $269 price:
For questions or more information:
Tel: (323) 848-2900