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Producer’s Foundation Certificate

February 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Details

Date:
February 28, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£198
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Venue

Raindance Film Centre
10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
+ Google Map
Phone:
0207 9303 412

Other

Tutor
Elliot Grove and Guests
Duration
5 Tuesday Evenings
This course is also available Live Online
Premium Members get this course for £168.30Join Now!
Producer's Foundation Certificate

Get Your Movie Funded, Made and Seen

This five-part  evening course is comprised of classes which answer specific questions and explores the opportunities producers have.  During each class you will learn skills essential to getting a movie made.

Evenings can be taken individually for £48 each (Raindance members get a 15% discount) or combined for just £165 + 20%VAT (for which Raindance members also get a %15 percent discount)

Week One: Creating A Business Plan

Once you have scoured film festivals looking for new talent, settled on the next hot director and found that absolutely terrific script, you need to prepare a plan of attack to get the money to shoot your film.

It was a great evening and provided not only myself but the whole room with information that could get their projects made and change their lives.
What more could you ask!

This evening workshop will run through the basic essentials you will need, both to present your project to industry investors, as well as how to present your project to private investors.

  • Choosing and targeting investors
  • Structure of a business plan
  • Using visual aids
  • Preparing sales estimates and income streams
  • Money flow explained
  • Profit participation

You will also discover a unique way to pool your talents and quit the day job.
* take this course on it's own for £48.00

This course is free to MA and Fast Track students.

Week Two: Basic Legal Contracts

Once your film is finished and ready to be sold, you will have to show the “chain of title” to any prospective film buyer. If you fail to do this you will never be able to sell your film.

 As an Older Student, found the whole course very worth while.Five days after finishing the course; I am now in the process of producing my first two projects.

In this evening crash course, the basic talents' (ie. writer, director, actors) contracts are explained. View it as health insurance for filmmakers!

  • Key negotiation points explained
  • Preparing and maintaining your contracts

This class is designed to answer basic questions about film contracts.
* take this course on it's own for £48.00

 

This course is free to MA and Fast Track students.

Week Three: Marketing And Selling Your Film

The essential task for filmmakers is creating a marketing plan for your film. Learn how to utilise the trade press, consumer press and film festivals to turn your film (and yourself) into this year's cult classic.

 Week 1 and 2 with Elliot Grove. It was a good basis to start the course with and a great into into the Film Industry. I found all 4 tutors inspiring and so glad I took part. - Tracey-Ann

Learn how to approach film festivals and film markets with a strong press kit that will enhance the commercial potential of your film.

A special feature will be the use of social media to create interest in your film, with live demonstration.

  • Writing a good synopsis and getting good photos
  • The ten Q&As
  • Writing press releases
  • Film festivals explained
  • The role of film markets
  • How sales agents work
  • Creating the marketing assets you need to sell your film
  • How the money works

* take this course on it's own for £48.00

This course is free to MA and Fast Track students.

Week Four: Budgeting and Scheduling

Simply put, a film budget is a list of all the stuff and people you need to make your film, and a schedule is when and where you need it.

 All classes were informative and the tutors chosen were really one of the best and though I know there's a lot more I need to learn I leftI feeling a lot more confident about handling the role of a Producer and should be back for more!

Always considered the boring bit by film producers and directors, the budget and schedule are the spine of any production. If you get the budget (the money part) wrong, your film will stall half-finished without cash. Get the schedule (the time) wrong, and your film will suffer – either from loss of quality, or remain unfinished because you have run out of time (and budget!)

This evening explains how scripts are analysed and whipped into shape budget-wise and schedule-wise.

  • Script breakdown
  • Assessing prices
  • Union vs non-union
  • Creating a do-able schedule

A professional budget and schedule are an essential part of a business plan.
* take this course on it's own for £48.00

 

This course is free to MA and Fast Track students.

Week Five: Movie Money

You have a great idea for a movie. You've met your writer and had meeting after meeting about the script. You've attended a film festival or two and found a hot director and a couple of actors. Now you need some cash to make your short or feature.

 Movie money was excellent.  Ignited huge interest.   Would like to know more particularly with co-production in Europe.

This evening workshop will run through the basic financing tools available for any business, not just the film business. These tax-efficient finance structures make the UK one of the most attractive places in Europe to raise money for film production. Find out how they work and how to utilise them.

PLEASE NOTE: This course will NOT discuss current film finance structures, as they can be found at www.bfi.org.uk.

  • Tax-efficient finance vehicles
  • Enterprise Investment Schemes
  • Venture Capital Trusts (VCT's)
  • Pension Plans: Gold for filmmakers
  • Profit participation

This evening class outlines the basics of film finance and should provide you with the elements of a plan to finance your movie.
* take this course on it's own for £48.00

This course is free to MA and Fast Track students.

Who Should Attend

Writers, directors, producers, actors, filmmakers, cinema lovers, anyone with an interest in how movies are made and who seek a basic introduction to the filmmaking process.

Raindance
Since 1992 Raindance has been offering advice and support for independent filmmakers. We started the Raindance Film Festival in 1993, and the British Independent Film Awards in 1998.

Most of our year is spent training thousands of new and established filmmakers in all aspects of film. Among high profile alumni are Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins), David Yates (Harry Potter), Guy Ritchie and Matthew Vaughn – who actually met at a Raindance course. Raindance training is one of the world’s largest catering for over 3000 students per year.

In 2011 we launched an innovative Postgraduate Film Degree with Staffordshire University and the Independent Film Trust.

The 24th Raindance Film Festival has now released it's 2016 festival trailer: a homage to Stephen Spielberg who celebrates his 70th birthday this year:

In 2014 we relaunched our production arm, Raw Talent with the feature Deadly Virtues.

Details

Date:
February 28, 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£198
Options

Venue

Raindance Film Centre
10a Craven Street
London, WC2N 5PE
+ Google Map
Phone:
0207 9303 412

Other

Tutor
Elliot Grove and Guests
Duration
5 Tuesday Evenings
This course is also available Live Online
Premium Members get this course for £168.30Join Now!