HOW TO MAKE A MOVIE
HOW TO SELL IT
SIX STEPS THAT GET MOVIES MADE!
presented ONLINE in a fully INTERACTIVE seminar
Matching your script & your funding
Pitching like the pros - to the pros
Preparing Business Plans that work
Marketing Films in the new world of New Media
Navigating the inroads of legal fund raising
Creating hardworking schedules & budgets
Because "new media" isn't
new anymore, this Masters Class explores some of the major, dramatic upheavals we have to overcome for successful filmmaking.
If fiscal survival is our goal, our productions have to be reshaped
to meet the demands of this ever-evolving world online.
This is our guidebook....
Of course "do it well, do it right" remains the core mantra of filmmaking. After all, in any medium, we still have to tell & sell our stories. We have to know how to raise funds legally, create strong, effective business plans and pitch so we can get our projects underway.
But there's a wealth of new information now - new kinds of promotions, new distribution outlets, even new workflow because we might have to deliver our finished films on, well, anything, Everything from film to digital streams of ones-and-zeros.
As working filmmakers, it's time we face the future. If we're going to succeed, we have to have vital information about social networking and today's new types of distribution. We have to take a look into the changing world of today's filmmaking. And try to see all the changes that lie ahead.
No matter how or when you sign up for this seminar, this is a session that
no working filmmaker can afford to miss; it's the most important class I've
ever taught, the information is vital and I hope you'll be there.
Everyone receives giveaways including three months
of free access to Baseline's FILM TRACKER (valued at $180). Plus
entry into drawings for major production software and hardware.
New products, new sponsors, new panel experts will be announced daily as they join us. Check back frequently for updates. Some will be HUGE....
Tuesday, March 2nd, Live & Online
ask about the Two-Day Seminar April 11-12 in Mexico City
All sessions include complete PDF of the course & over 25MB of support documents
9 - 10 am
Matching your Script & your Budget
10 - 11 am
Pitch to SELL
11 - 1pm
Business Plans & Fundraising Legalities
2 - 3 pm
Using the Web for Successful Distribution & Promotion
3 - 5 pm
Creating the Schedule & Budget for your Production
5 - 6 pm
Panel Discussion: New Media Production & Distribution
Early arrival & setup is strongly reccomended.
Bring your idea. Leave ready for production.
Drawings for Major Film Industry Software!
have used your process several times and I am using it again today.
Since your class, my short, “A Noble Way” was nominated for best short at
the Florida Media Market. We start production on a web series
in October and a feature in December. Thanks for getting me
- “Your information had a lasting impact on my career. My short film, Sound
Machine, was a winner at the Long Beach Action-on-Film Festival.” Vera
- “Based on your class, I wrote, produced and directed my first film, The
FellowsHip Movie. The classes gave me the confidence I needed….” Ron Newcomb
- “Your class helped us develop a point of view about fundraising.” Luann Barry
- “I definitely have a better understanding of what goes into a business plan
and how much information is needed in order to make it complete.” Stefani
- “Since taking your class I have been in development on a multitude of
- “Your class empowered me to make better informed budgeting and scheduling
decisions. I’m in the midst of producing a film right now.” Kim Van Hoven
written three features since attending your class. And I directed and produced
a commercial. I still use the budgeting program we went over during the
class.” Ros Mickens
class helped me launch my independent producing career. It gave me
confidence and that's been a real contributor to helping me get projects in the
- “You are knowledgeable and calm and articulate in a line of work that is
seemingly anything but!” Nicole Taghert
- “You helped me immensely with the business plan for Finding
Hope Now. We’re now in post and have signed a major distribution
contract. I recommend your classes to everyone.” Skin Mead
- “The business plan class gave me the knowledge to talk to potential investors – who backed my film. Suicide Dolls is now in post. Your information
was invaluable for my career.” Keith L Shaw
- “Norman is a great instructor and has a wealth of information to share - I look forward to my next class” Ann Mendenhall
the price and the information were perfect. I would bet what I learned about
budgeting, business plans and fundraising is not covered in a typical film
school class and can only best be taught by someone like you, who has such an
in-depth background in the industry.” Teresa Hagen
- “Thank you for such an informative session! I have completed the breakdown on my script; attempting to make a reasonable schedule and get quotes for a budget! Your class was great.” Blaine Gray
When & Where
Norman C. Berns
Emmy-winning producer/director, Norman's documentary series, The Writing Code, is currently airing on PBS. His production work has included features and documentaries, TV series and commercials.
A certified Movie Magic instructor, Norman was a columnist for the seminal online publication, WebZine Weekly, and has written for The Directors Guild and Tripod, Inc. His column currently appears in BTL News and his blogs can be read at www.reelgrok.com and www.pavaline.com.
He is a consultant to the Roy W. Dean Film & Video Grants and is on the Board of Advisors for People With Disabilities Broadcasting Corporation.
Norman is moderator of The Budgeting Group and owner of the online film community, Reelgrok. He has taught film production and software for Media Services, The Directors Guild and Filmmakers Bootcamp.
His highly subscribed live seminars explain filmmaking from script breakdown to successful pitching. Sessions are presented regularly in New York and Los Angeles.
A member of DGA, SAG and Actors Equity, Norman has been creating films and preparing budgets, schedules and business plans throughout his long career.