In Producer Foundry’s First workshop, Debbie Brubaker, UPM of Big Eyes and Blue Jasmine provides an overview of scheduling and budgeting a narrative feature. This 4 part video series was shot at a sold out event on Saturday, February 21st in San Francisco. Brubaker, Known as San Francisco’s “Godmother of Indie Film”, has worked with some of the industries biggest directors including Woody Allen, Tim Burton, and Jennifer Siebel Newsom. In this video package, she provides the wisdom for how to break down a screenplay, prepare a schedule, and fill those numbers in, especially the tricky “fringes”, which can make or break a budget.
Part 1: Script Breakdown
Part 2: Building The Schedule
Part 3: Filling in The Numbers & Intro to Fringes
Part 4: Getting the Fringes Right & Wrap-Up
A Class like this can often cost up to 300 dollars if you take it in person, but as a special introductory offer Producer Foundry is making it available for only 19.95! As an added bonus, when you purchase the video you’ll get three rentals you can share with friends completely free of charge. You and your friends will be able to watch the video on iOS, Roku, and Chromecast! This offer won’t last forever so act fast.
Not yet Convinced? Check out Debbie’s Top 7 Tips by clicking below!
Navigating the Transmedia Marketing Frontier
Presented by Maya Zuckerman, Co-Founder TransmediaSF
The world of independent film and media is rapidly evolving and the industry will be nearly unrecognizable within a few years. With the wide adoption of second screen viewing and cross platform storytelling, it’s more important than ever for film and media makers to understand how to use the myriad of tools available to establish relationships with customers and monetize your projects.
These are big words and even bigger concepts, so it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why Producer Foundry has teamed up with TransmediaSF to bring you a primer on what you’ll need to know to utilize new and burgeoning tools to market and monetize productions.
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
1. If you build it – they will come – building an audience to engage with your project from the get go – tips on social media and audience engagement
2. Crowdfunding – Pros and Cons
3. Transmedia’s audience engagement – planning, deploying and measuring
4. Plethora of monetization: Ads, branded entertainment, sponsorships, grants and more.
5. You are your best marketing and sales person – the Filmmaker’s Personal Brand!
Still not convinced? Check out Maya on our Podcast, Film Insight!
IndieFilm Investor Pitching 101
By Chris Aguilar
So you’ve got your budget, you’ve found your audience, and now it’s time to pitch. But this is no simple process, it’s a skill that must be practiced and honed. That’s why Producer Foundry partnered with a man who’s heard more than 2,000 pitches and helped allocate more than 3 billion dollars to teach what it takes to make a pitch that will resonate with investors.
Preparing for The American Film Market
By Ben Yennie
Got a completed film? Then you’re going to need distribution. If you’re looking for standard, hollywood distribution, and are based in America, then the best place for you to go is The American Film Market. But the market has it’s own culture that can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Luckily, Producer’s Rep and Author of the First ever book on film markets has your back.
Ben’s Book, the Guerrilla Rep is used as a text book at more than 10 film schools, and is available at barnes and Nobles, as well as more than 100 independent bookstores. But more than that, he’s repped films ranging from 100,000 dollars to 1 million dollars and he understands what to look for in a deal.
Additionally, Ben is one of the founders of Producer Foundry, and VP of Business Development for ProductionNext. Previously, Ben was an Advisor to Film Angels, and Founder of Global Film Ventures, and Chapter Leader for the Institute for International Film Finance San Francisco, Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles Chapters.
Ben Co-Hosts the Film Insight Podcast, has Written on Hopeforfilm.com, IndieWire, Cinesource, and many others, and has appeared on CNN Money, The Deseret News, The Film Trooper Podcast, Work at home success Podcast, You Read it here first, and many more.