ULTIMATE FILM FINANCING
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ULTIMATE FILM FINANCING

Developing the Strongest Project, Mastering Film Financing, Funding and Much More!
4.4 (22 ratings)
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124 students enrolled
Created by Paulo Leite
Last updated 5/2020
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This course includes
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • FILM DEVELOPMENT - Your tasks during this phase and how impactful they are to the financing.
  • FILM FINANCING - All the types of financing available, how they work and what they expect from you.
  • DECISION-MAKING - How Financing, Talent and Distribution rely on each other.
  • FINANCING PLANS - Let's look at many examples and see how they are constructed.
  • BUSINESS PLANS - How you should organize yours and what is expected of you.
Requirements
  • Must understand English language
  • Must love films!
Description

HERE'S AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH ABOUT FILMMAKING:

IF YOU WANT TO FINANCE YOUR FILM, YOU MUST BURST THROUGH THE THRESHOLD OF INDIFFERENCE.

The film market is saturated with too many films. There's simply too much noise. Development is the key to creating and communicating a project that will leave no one indifferent. Indifference is your enemy. You and your project are bound together. Because of that, you must produce all the tools that will help you prepare the most effective project.

This course will give you the best tools and help you get a 360º view of your project, yourself as a filmmaker and all your financing options.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT THIS COURSE?

What I did here was to organize a great deal of my own knowledge and experience in a systematic way that will save you time and go straight to the point. Every class comes packed with things you must know and do in order to develop the best project and present the strongest case for real investors and financers - all kinds of them: film funds, tax incentives, co-producers, sales agents, distributors, streaming platforms, TV networks, equity investors...

YES, we'll discuss all of these and much more!

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

There is plenty of training about directing, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, and other creative areas. In fact, in most film schools, forums and websites, there's plenty of great people who are masters in those crafts. However, film financing is a trickier subject. Conferences are good, but for the most part, it's just rich people talking about their amazing work (laughs). Rarely you'll find a bulk of knowledge that has been organized specifically for learning purposes. That's what I did.

WHY DID I DO IT?

First, because I used all this myself and got my own film made (so it works). Second because I work with other filmmakers, helping them develop/write their projects (horror is my thing). I've been mentoring filmmakers for some time and noticed most of them are not fully aware of the complexity of film financing. I also teach film production, marketing and financing in Europe, and I want my students to have the best start possible. So, this is what you'll find here:

  • Development - I call this "The Filmmaker's Personal War" and we'll go over all the stuff you can do to present a killer project.

  • Financing during development: all the tasks you must do through.

  • Meeting the financers: let's discuss all the forms of financing available to films, so you can see what options are best suited for yourself and your project.

  • Let's look at different financing plans, so you can see for yourself how everything is put together.

  • Let's discuss recoupment orders, recoupment waterfall and how it all works.

  • Approaching a business plan for a film production company: films are a different breed of animal. every film is a prototype that will never enter mass production. That's why you should approach a business plan carefully.

  • As we go, we'll talk about pitching, packaging, presentation tools, intellectual property, development hell, and much more!

By the end of this course, I'm sure you you'll be a stronger filmmaker with projects that are more robust. I hope you will use this knowledge in your own projects.

HAVE A WONDERFUL CAREER!



Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn more about how a film can be developed and financed.
  • Producers
  • Directors
  • Screenwriters
  • Filmmakers
  • Actors
  • Film students
Course content
Expand all 64 lectures 06:53:04
+ The Filmmaker's Personal War: Development
16 lectures 01:41:40
The Legal & Financial Battlefront, Part 1: Networking and Rights
05:22
The Legal & Financial Battlefront, Part 2: The Minimum Financing Needed to Go
04:19
The Packaging Battlefront, Part 1: Putting a Dollar Value on Actors
06:12
The Packaging Battlefront, Part 2: People You Must Meet
05:32
The Packaging Battlefront, Part 3: Meeting Your Casting Options
06:18
The Packaging Battlefront, Part 4: Selecting the Director & Further Positioning
06:59
The Assets Battlefront, Part 1: Starting Your Chain of Title & Early Concept Art
05:25
The Assets Battlefront, Part 2: Types of Mood Teasers
13:54
The Assets Battlefront, Part 3: Creative Documentation
06:46
The Assets Battlefront, Part 4: The Real Goal of the Perfect Pitch
04:45
The Assets Battlefront, Part 5: A Killer Pitch Structure
06:59
The Assets Battlefront, Part 6: Start Thinking About Promotion Now!
05:55
The Assets Battlefront, Part 7: Creating Buzz
07:03
+ Understanding the Power Trinity
2 lectures 13:45
Understanding the Power Trinity, Part 1: Talent, Financing and Distribution
07:06
Understanding the Power Trinity, Part 2: Where the Control Sits
06:39
+ Financing Through Production, Delivery, Price and Beyond, Part 1
2 lectures 15:47
Financing Through Production, Price and Beyond, Part 1
07:31
Financing Through Production, Delivery, Price and Beyond, Part 2
08:16
+ Meeting the Financers and the Different Classes of Film Financing
35 lectures 03:38:41
Meeting the Financers: Who Are They?
06:03
Public Funding, Part 1
06:40
Public Funding, Part 2
04:11
Public Funding, Part 3
05:18
Public Funding, Part 4
05:07
Tax Incentives, Part 1
06:45
Tax Incentives, Part 2
07:32
Tax Incentives, Part 3
05:02
International Coproduction, Part 1
05:24
International Coproduction, Part 2
06:04
TV & Platform Funding, Part 1
06:14
TV & Platform Funding, Part 2
05:21
TV & Platform Funding, Part 3
08:55
Presales, Part 1
04:38
Presales, Part 2
08:00
Advertising and Film, Part 1
06:53
Advertising and Film, Part 2
06:47
Advertising and Film, Part 3
06:15
Advertising and Film, Part 4
08:26
Advertising and Film, Part 5
05:45
Advertising and Film, Part 6
07:15
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 1
05:43
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 2
06:58
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 3
05:50
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 4
06:16
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 5
05:47
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 6
05:35
Equity Financing and Debt, Part 7
05:31
Licensing for Films
07:58
Crowdsourcing, Part 1
05:32
Crowdsourcing, Part 2
05:38
Crowdsourcing, Part 3
06:24
Crowdsourcing, Part 4
07:07
Awards & Grants, Part 1
06:27
Awards & Grants, Part 2
05:20
+ Understanding Financing Plans
5 lectures 30:52
Understanding Financing Plans and Recoupment, Part 1
05:22
Understanding Financing Plans and Recoupment, Part 2
05:45
Understanding Financing Plans and Recoupment, Part 3
05:38
Understanding Financing Plans and Recoupment, Part 4
05:41
Understanding Financing Plans and Recoupment, Part 5
08:26
+ Writing a Business Plan for a Production Company
3 lectures 23:17
Writing a Business Plan for a Production Company, Part 1
07:59
Writing a Business Plan for a Production Company, Part 2
06:59
Writing a Business Plan for a Production Company, Part 3
08:19