Movie Money – Where It Is and How to Find it
You have a great idea for a movie. You’ve met your writer and had meeting after meeting about the script. Now you need some cash to make your short or feature. This evening is about film finance finesse.
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 Canada one of the most attractive places to raise money for film production. Find out how they work and how to utilise them.
- Canadian tax-efficient finance vehicles
- Enterprise Investment Schemes
- Pension Plans: Gold for filmmakers
- Profit participation
This evening class outlines the basics of film finance and will provide you with the elements of a plan to raise money for your movie.
About the Instructor
Michael Sparaga is an award-winning Canadian screenwriter, director, and producer whose films have screened in film festivals and been distributed all over the globe. Previous productions include the documentaries Maple Flavour Films and The Missing Ingredient: What is the Recipe for Success?, and the narrative films Sidekick and Servitude, which was developed with Ivan Reitman as part of Telefilm Canada’s Features Comedy Lab.
Michael also recently co-wrote the family film Kayak to Klemtu, winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, for Scythia Films (The Witch). His most recent film, the feature documentary United We Fan, about fans who fight to save their favorite TV shows, celebrated its world premiere at the 2018 Hot Docs festival and will be released in North America this fall.
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