Movie Money

(12 customer reviews)


Raindance members get 20% off this course.
Next date:
Tuesday 31st March 2020, 18:30 – 21:00
 Single Evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
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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 movie money to make your short or feature.

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.

What you will learn at Movie Money:

  • Company Structure (what’s best for your film)
  • VCT’s and the bank of Mum and Dad
  • EIS & SEIS – Pros and Cons
  • Government Film Funds
  • Crowd Funding
  • Film Tax Credits & R and D
  • IP – An extra asset?
  • Profit Shares

This evening class outlines the basics of film finance and should provide you with the elements of a plan to finance your film and get your movie money.

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  • This is part of the Producers’ Foundation Certificate
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12 reviews for


Movie Money

  1. Carlos Cardoso

    This course was a fantastic learning experience about a subject I didn’t know much about. The lecturer has been there, done it and collected the awards.
    The only thing stopping me from giving 5 stars is that this subject is very deep and 2 hours and a half is not enough to get into the nitty-gritty of the various options. Perhaps having an advanced version of this course as a follow-up for people who’ve taken the first one?
    Still, heartily recommended for ALL filmmakers, not just producers.

  2. Nasreen Cullen

    Very interesting class.
    Covers a lot of information and provides working examples of how various aspect of movie money work (or dont work!).
    We were also provided with a lot of resources to refer to for our own projects which will certainly help when starting on our next film!

  3. Bruno Catarino

    Amazing talk, the lecturer was really nice and knowledgeable, and it wasn’t just theory about how to finance a film. She actually used a lot of examples from her own experience, and most importantly, gave us lists of many entities and schemes worth checking out when financing a film. Really useful to help understand what we don’t know, and what to google for, and where to focus our further learning in the area.

  4. Simon Craven (verified owner)

    As someone who came to this with experience in conventional corporate finance, I found the Movie Money evening course an excellent use of an evening. A lot of the structures and conventions of finance in film-making are very different from normal PLC practice so I was very glad of the opportunity to get all those differences understood and absorbed.
    At last I feel I have my head wrapped round the cascades, the pools and the corridors. The immediate benefit for me is that I feel my feet are on much firmer ground as I start talking to potential sources of finance for a short and a feature project.
    In addition to the material itself I need to say a few words about the quality of the tutor, Thembisa Cochrane. Her sheer presentational style is epic. And that’s coming from someone who used to teach it, at London Business School, and has done it a lot in corporate life.
    To take a complex, technical and potentially dry subject, and make it genuinely entertaining and absorbing over three hours of a winter evening, is something really special.

  5. Zak Brilliant

    I thought this session run by Thembisa Cochrane was excellent. Lots of dense information was relayed in an easy to understand fashion. I strongly recommend this part of the course.

  6. Serena

    Anyone with a serious take on making their first film should do this class first!! Fantastic tutor, highly knowledgable and easy to follow. Recommended

  7. DC

    This course is an absolute must for filmmakers who want to achieve a better understanding of how film financing works, and more importantly, how to get their hands on the money.

    From selling your film before you’ve shot a single scene, to how the government can provide financial incentives, Movie Money is packed full of relevant information and resources that will help filmmakers achieve their goal of producing, shooting and delivering their film to market. Worth every penny.

  8. Trisha Clarke

    A great course delivered by a real professional – she had been there and done it herself so we heard the way forward to deliver on time.
    Thembisa Cochrane is an excellent communicator, and made the dense
    subject entertaining as she clearly explained it all in depth.

  9. Flaming-go (verified owner)

    Thembisa knows her stuff, highly recommended. Thank you!

  10. Humphrey

    Thembisa clearly knows her subject and is an excellent communication. She managed to turn what could have been a dry and complicated subject into an informative, easy to follow and enjoyable evening. Highly recommended.

  11. marija.markeviciute (verified owner)

    An avalanche of information was given by an experienced and funny film producer. Recommended.

  12. Jonathan Hall (verified owner)

    Great short course – a kind of Funding and Finance primer, covering all the things you’d hope for. Themibisa pitched it just right – lots to cover, but nothing was skimmed. Thank you.

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