Movie Money – Where It Is and How To Find It – Toronto

2019 Winter/Spring session TBA
Location: Daniels Spectrum – 585 Dundas St. E.

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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.

“Movie Money was an excellent film finance class. Ignited huge interest.”

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.

This class is part of the Producers’ Foundation Certificate
Creating A Business Plan | Budgeting and Scheduling | Marketing and Selling | Basic Legal Contracts

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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