FRIDAY optional workshops

FRIDAY optional workshops

1) GETTING YOUR FILM MADE

By: Tom Malloy

Actors, Writers, Producers, Directors… this is your dream workshop! Tom Malloy, author of BANKROLL: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films, will be giving his signature electrifying speech on how YOU can turn YOUR film or documentary into a reality

 

You will learn:

  • Taking Charge of your own career

  • How to develop projects

  • The fundamentals for prepping your project for investors

  • How to find money for your film!

  • What to do after your film is made.

  • The current status of the independent film world and what it means to you.

  • Who should attend: Producers, Directors, Actors, Writers, anyone who wants to make a movie or work in movies as a career.


By the end of this Workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Begin the steps to prep your project for investors.

  2. Put together a business plan and presentation for your project.

  3. Know where to look to find investors for your film.

  4. About the Instructor: Tom Malloy has raised over $25M in funding for films and is the author of the book Bankroll that is a must-read for filmmakers, actors, and producers that want to finance their independent feature films. Tom has now turned Bankroll into a video course for filmmakers as a new approach financing feature films. He also co-owns the distribution/foreign sales company Glass House Distribution.

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(Additional Cost)

2) THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCERS' 7 CORE PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES

By: John L. Lee, Jr.

  • DO YOU MINIMIZE YOUR INVESTORS’ RISK TO 20% OR LESS?

  • DO YOU SET THE DISTRIBUTION OF EACH PICTURE EARLY IN DEVELOPMENT?

  • ARE YOU WORKING IN A FULLY FUNDED MULTI-PICTURE ENVIRONMENT?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, reserve your seat now!

 

You will learn:

  1. Learn the philosophy, principles, and practices used by the motion picture industry’s strongest and most profitable independent producers.

  2. Get to know the business structures and operations of the film industry's elite core of “balanced producers" who deliver most of the pictures released and who sustain a balance between creativity, audience, and profitability.

  3. Discover how to predictably receive major studio distribution and bank production financing for every picture you produce.

  4. Shif t f rom single picture to multiple picture d evelopment and production slates.

  5. Employ the elements used by studios to determine a picture’s greenlight ability, and set up your own internal green-light system to test your pictures.

  6. Understand the process associated with engaging pre-development global distribution relationships, and how to mature them sufficiently to extract the presales essential for bank-provided production funding.

  7. Use the private investor development funding plan that returns their investment before production or distribution of the pictures. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the operations and relationships that the most successful producers have with the various participants in the motion picture industry, especially domestic and foreign studios, banks, private investors, talent, completion guarantors, agencies and attorneys. You will have learned how to secure each picture ’s financial success before its production.

 

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(Additional Cost)

SATURDAY WORKSHOP

THE FILM FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION FORUM

By: Franco Sama

The Film Financing Forum is for anyone who is serious about creating a realistic pathway to acquiring financing and/or distribution for a film project. During this class, veteran executive producer, Franco Sama, demystifies the financing process for independent filmmakers by providing them with clear explanations of available financing and distribution options, and by helping directors, producers, and writers to develop their own tailored, systematic approach to getting their project off the ground.

 

Franco Sama

Franco Sama boasts a remarkable and extensive history in public speaking, public relations, and a decade of independent film development, production, and financing. Sama has executive produced an impressive array of over twenty independent feature films with stars including Gary Oldman, Vivica Fox, David Arquette, and Christian Slater. In addition to producing, Sama offers consulting services and regularly conducts the Film Financing Forum for independent filmmakers.

 

Topics Include:

Raising Money, Mitigating Risk, Understanding Tax Incentives, Credits & Rebates, Distribution, Minimum Guarantees, Pre-Sales, Foreign Sales Estimates, Domestic Box-office, Securing Above the Line Talent, LOI’s, Development Funding, Risk & Retainers, Gap & Mezzanine Financing, Presenting to Investors, Protecting Investors, Deferments & Points, Revenue Streams, Credits as Currency, First Time Directors and Writers, Appropriate Producers’ Fees, Platform Releasing, AFM, Markets & Festivals.

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SUNDAY WORKSHOP BREAKOUTS

1) DIRECTING FOR WRITERS

By: Steve Dunning

So you want to be a Director? It’s not that easy. Anyone can be a director but will you be a good one and will someone pay you to do it?

 

Learn from the very start how to work with the writer, break down the script, follow your spine, be creative, storyboard, block a scene, love the camera, work with talent, lead the crew, deal with producers and studio execs, post-production and letting go.

 

You will make a million decisions in the process, do your best to learn about them all before you say “I’m a director.”

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2) TRANSITIONING: From There to LA

By: Michael Tapia

ARE YOU THINKING OF MOVING TO LA?

If you are ready or thinking of making the move, reserve your seat now!

 

So, you want to move to LA to pursue your dreams? Michael Tapia has lived in LA for nearly 10 years and he wants to share his insights to navigating the city, the industry and relationships you’ll need to not only survive but thrive in Hollywood. 

 

In this lecture Tapia will talk about: should even you move to LA? How to prepare to move to LA and how to get a job, an apartment and what NOT to do when you get there. Tidbits, advice and Q&A galore! 

 

You will learn:

  1. Best practices to getting to LA.

  2. Best places to live.

  3. Best places to find work.

  4. Things NOT to do.

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