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.
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Hybrid
Starting at $699.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Hybrid courses utilize a combination of in-person classroom meetings and online meetings.

Available
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Wednesday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Jeanette B. Milio
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Fee:
$699.00
47 days left. Enroll by Apr 3, 2019
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Notes

Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2019
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
(Optional) Book: Screenplay: The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field
(Optional) Book: The Biz by Schuyler M. Moore
Schedule
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Time
Location
Lecture
Wed Apr 3, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed Apr 10, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed Apr 17, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed Apr 24, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed May 1, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed May 8, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed May 15, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed May 22, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed May 29, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed Jun 5, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222
Lecture
Wed Jun 12, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
School of Public Affairs Bldg. 1222

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