Morning: The Strategy, the overview of how to finance, produce and sell your film
Collect your Advanced Producer pass and meet other delegates...
The adventure begins!
9.00am The Role Of The Producer part 1
Stepping beyond your micro budget roots - a new mentality.
Your role as the producer - choosing projects and teams, responsibilities, focus and stamina.
Typical films that get financed – what are the key ingredients that create success?
The film value chain – what is the chain, who makes up the links and where are the weak links?
Development: risk versus returns – who should you involve, how is it funded and how long will it take?
Financing and pre-sales – how to package your project for distributors, broadcasters, funding bodies, sales agent (and pre-sales),
equity finance, banks, co-producers, tax, completion bond and insurance.
The talent ‘catch-22’ – why casting leads to confidence, which then leads to cash.
11.00am (30 mins)
Coffee and Networking
11.30am The Role Of The Producer part 2
Positioning and perception – the art of pitching your project
Lawyers and accountants – key partners in your success
Who are the different audiences for you project? Talent, agents, funders, crew, distributors.
Prep, shoot and post – how it differs from micro budget.
Your key team - directors, writers, cast, producing-partners, cameraman, editor, financiers , CGI/post,
Studio/location, line producers, post production supervisor
Selling your film – how your hard work now and tactical choices now pays off. International sales agent, buyers’ rep, producer’s rep, producer, markets & festivals, delivery, collection,
rights, P&A, marketing.
Exhibiting and exploiting your film - what’s your film really worth and how to get the money… flexing windows, cinema/exhibitor, DVD – rental, retail, free TV, pay TV/svod, pay per view
(PPV), net VOD, airlines, non-theatrical, library rights.
Your relationship with the consumers – screenings, festivals, journalists, film critics and bloggers
The next film – prepping for a career in film
1.00pm (60 mins)
Lunch and Networking
2.00pm Tactics: The blow-by-blow of how to do it, part 1
Getting it made: the 10 Step Production Program
Starting up your entity - Production company vs. SPV
Securing the foundations – rights and options
Paying for the first step – the development budget
The schedules - development schedules, week-by-weeks schedule, shoot schedule, post schedule
The PPSA - what’s that then?
Budgeting - producers vs. line producers
Managing the production cash flow – don’t crash and burn
Producer fees – when and how much
So many producers – executive producers , co-producers, associate producers, assistant producers
4.00pm (30 mins)
Coffee and Networking
4.30pm Tactics: The blow-by-blow of how to do it, part 2
Alternative / additional finance for your film – crowd funding, product placement etc
Finance plans for your film - simple v complex
The modern way - private investors, risk empathy, presenting, guesting, shareholder relations
Sales and distribution agreements - estimates, security, COT & CPs
The Waterfall – deferments, corridors, gross
Delivery of your film – how much, how long and why you must get it right
Preview screenings – the value, how to host and how to read the results
Profit – making it, keeping it, sharing it
The long tail – how to keep your film making money for years to come
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