ULTIMATE FILM FINANCING

Paulo Leite

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65 Lessons (6h 53m)
    • 1. Course Preview

      1:33
    • 2. A Complex System

      6:59
    • 3. Your Creative Battlefront. Part 1: Market Conditions

      5:26
    • 4. Your Creative Battlefront, Part 2: Getting Feedback and Creating the Style

      5:15
    • 5. Your Creative Battlefront, Part 3: Let's Position Your Project

      5:30
    • 6. Your Legal and Financial Battlefront, Part 1: Networking & Rights

      5:22
    • 7. Your Legal and Financial Battlefront, Part 2: The Minimum Financing Needed to Go

      4:19
    • 8. Your Packaging Battlefront, Part 1: Putting a Dollar Value on Actors

      6:12
    • 9. Your Packaging Battlefront, Part 2: People You Must Meet

      5:32
    • 10. Your Packaging Battlefront, Part 3: Meeting Your Casting Options

      6:18
    • 11. Your Packaging, Part 4: Selecting the Director & Further Positioning

      6:59
    • 12. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 1: Starting Your Chain of Title & Early Concept Art

      5:25
    • 13. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 2: Types of Mood Teasers

      13:54
    • 14. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 3: Creative Documentation

      6:46
    • 15. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 4: The Real Goal of the Perfect Pitch

      4:45
    • 16. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 5: A Killer Pitch Structure

      6:59
    • 17. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 6: Start Thinking About Promotion Now

      5:55
    • 18. Your Assets Battlefront, Part 7: Creating Buzz

      7:03
    • 19. Understanding the Power Trinity, Part 1: Talent, Financing and Distribution

      7:06
    • 20. Understanding the Power Trinity, Part 2: Where the Control Sits

      6:39
    • 21. Financing Through Production, Price and Beyond, Part 1

      7:31
    • 22. Financing Through Production, Price and Beyond, Part 2

      8:16
    • 23. Meeting the Financers: Who Are They?

      6:03
    • 24. Public Funding, Part 1

      6:40
    • 25. Public Funding, Part 2

      4:11
    • 26. Public Funding, Part 3

      5:18
    • 27. Public Funding, Part 4

      5:07
    • 28. Tax Incentives, Part 1

      6:45
    • 29. Tax Incentives, Part 2

      7:32
    • 30. Tax Incentives, Part 3

      5:02
    • 31. International Coproductions, Part 1

      5:24
    • 32. International Coproductions, Part 2

      6:04
    • 33. TV and Platform Funding, Part 1

      6:14
    • 34. TV and Platform Funding, Part 2

      5:21
    • 35. TV and Platform Funding, Part 3

      8:55
    • 36. Understanding Presales, Part 1

      4:37
    • 37. Understanding Presales, Part 2

      8:00
    • 38. Advertising and Film, Part 1

      6:53
    • 39. Advertising and Film, Part 2

      6:47
    • 40. Advertising and Film, Part 3

      6:15
    • 41. Advertising and Film, Part 4

      8:26
    • 42. Advertising and Film, Part 5

      5:45
    • 43. Advertising and Film, Part 6

      7:15
    • 44. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 1

      5:43
    • 45. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 2

      6:58
    • 46. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 3

      5:49
    • 47. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 4

      6:16
    • 48. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 5

      5:47
    • 49. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 6

      5:34
    • 50. Equity Financing and Debt, Part 7

      5:31
    • 51. A Licensing Strategy

      7:58
    • 52. Crowdsourcing, Part 1

      5:32
    • 53. Crowdsourcing, Part 2

      5:38
    • 54. Crowdsourcing, Part 3

      6:24
    • 55. Crowdsourcing, Part 4

      7:07
    • 56. Awards and Grants, Part 1

      6:27
    • 57. Awards and Grants, Part 2

      5:20
    • 58. Understanding Financing Plans & Recoupment, Part 1

      5:22
    • 59. Understanding Financing Plans & Recoupment, Part 2

      5:45
    • 60. Understanding Financing Plans & Recoupment, Part 3

      5:38
    • 61. Understanding Financing Plans & Recoupment, Part 4

      5:41
    • 62. Understanding Financing Plans & Recoupment, Part 5

      8:26
    • 63. Writing a Business Plan for Your Production Company, Part 1

      7:59
    • 64. Writing a Business Plan for Your Production Company, Part 2

      6:59
    • 65. Writing a Business Plan for Your Production Company, Part 3

      8:19

About This Class

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 - all kinds of them.

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!