Tip: Since this event is sold out, another session has been set up for June 20. You can sign up for it here https://gumroad.com/l/1m620
About This Meetup
This event is designed to help new and stalled filmmakers understand the process by which $1M+ movies are safely and swiftly developed, packaged, funded, produced, and distributed. Space is extremely limited, so if you want to attend this lunch sign up soon. No Refunds after May 29. Remember to bring $15 + tip to cover your lunch.
You will learn:
- How to fully secure the rights to produce a film based on a script
- How (and why) to attach name talent to your project
- Where to find investors and how to convince them to put money into your film
- How to get an accurate shooting schedule and production budget
- Getting financial forecasts investors and lender will believe
- How to acquire distribution in the US & Worldwide (including theatrical release)
Those who attend this event will receive a step-by-step workbook and videos covering contract law fundamentals, intellectual property fundamentals, and other topics working producers must be grounded in if they are do to do business safely. These materials feature producers, lawyers, line producers, funders, and other industry experts providing practical, easy to understand, accurate advice to working film producers.
If you have questions about this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note from Nancy:
I created this event and set of materials because I’ve seen many filmmakers make mistakes that cost them thousands (and hundreds of thousands) of dollars, many years of wasted time, and incredible frustration. I’ve heard their stories of how they got taken by scam artists, watched them damage their careers by losing their industry credibility, and I've seen them give up control of their finished films to people who gave them literally nothing in return. Even folks with years in the industry, MFAs, degrees from Film School need a primer on the financial route a project takes from script to screen. If you attend this event, you’ll leave with a solid understanding what’s been holding you back and with a variety of ways to move your work forward.
Nancy Fulton has taught for UCLA and the Art Institute and has been producing media and supporting creative professionals from a business and technical perspective for more than 25 years.
“ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP
“ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you're doing a great job! Thank you! ”
— Pamela Davis
“ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ”
— Jim Henson
“ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ”
— Susan Shearer
“ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the filmmaking community. ”
— Pippa Hinchley
“ Good information resource. Well organized. ”
“ Nancy's Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It's very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slideshows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ”
“ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ”
— Camille Bacos
About the Film Funding Club: “ I'm thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I'd be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ”
— Reinaldo D'Amico