Internet access required.
Entertainment Financing: From First $ to Distribution of Profits
MGMT X 403.34
This course covers the financial aspects of each step of the motion picture value chain (from development through profit participation) and considers the implications of financial choices.
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
What you can learn.
- Understand the implications of how financial choices affect your profits
- Explore the practical aspects and procedures of film financing and its connection to budgeting
- Learn the distinctions between production, distribution, and marketing costs
- Become knowledgeable about various international and domestic distribution agreements
About this course:This course covers the financial aspects of each step of the motion picture value chain (from development through profit participation) and considers the implications of financial choices. Designed to give you a general understanding of how financial deals are structured, topics include how film financing is secured, connecting the production budget to the financing, when a completion guarantor is required, and the various types of domestic and international distribution arrangements. You also learn about third-party profit participation agreements and the practical aspects and procedures that underlie them; terms and definitions that impact bottom line considerations, including contingent compensation; distribution fees and expenses; the producer's share of profit; distinctions between production, distribution, and marketing costs; and how these costs may significantly impact recoupment and profits.
Fall 2021 Schedule
Date & Time
This section has no set meeting times.
No refunds after September 24, 2021
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Entertainment Finance Today by Jeanette B. Milio
(Optional) Book: Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field