Become familiar with the many ways to finance a feature or documentary
Be exposed to many different sources of financing information and expertise
Be aware of many of the financing scams that exist
Gain a working understanding of a wide variety of successful financial models
About this course:
In today's ever-changing market, filmmakers need to have a working understanding of a wide variety of financial models in order to successfully fund the different phases of their entertainment projects. This course explores film finance methods, discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each, and provides sources for additional information. The goal is to become familiar with numerous ways to finance a feature or documentary film that may vary at different stages of your career. In addition, you are exposed to many different sources of additional information regarding film financing so that you may be confident with your choices relating to film finance. You also gain an awareness of the many film finance scams that exist in the marketplace so that you are in a better position to avoid such problems. Topics include gifts and grants, active and passive investor financing, federal and state securities law compliance, lender financing, studio/industry financing, and the broader film finance environment.