. Frequesntly Asked Questions
What Will I Learn?
Topics will include: Finding Investors, Raising the Money, Equity vs. Debt, Hard Money vs. Soft Money, Mitigating Risk, Understanding Tax Incentives, Credits & Rebates, Distribution, Minimum Guarantees, Pre-Sales, Completion Bonds, Foreign Sales Estimates, Domestic Box-office, Securing Above the Line Talent, LOI’s, Development Funding, Risk & Retainers, Gap & Mezzanine Financing, Product Placement, Product Integration, Presenting to Investors, Proof of Funds, Returning Investor Money, Protecting Investors, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Escrow, Deferments & Points, Drop Down Schedules, Revenue Streams, Post Deals, Slate Funding, Credits as Currency, Credit Placement, First Time Directors and Writers, Appropriate Producers’ Fees, Platform Releasing, AFM, Markets & Festivals.
Who should attend?
Film producers, Screenwriters, Directors, Executive Producers, Potential Investors and/or anyone who is seeking to understand the fundamental dynamics of independent feature film financing and distribution
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is street/meter parking around the venue so please try to arrive early. Uber/Lyft would be a great choice.
What time should I arrive and how long will I be there?
Check-in time is 6:30 p.m. so please arrive as close to 6:30 p.m. as possible as we would like to begin the class promplty at 7:00 p.m. The class ends at 10:00 p.m. and everyone must exit the venue no later than 10:30 p.m.
Will there be snacks/food beverages?
The front end of the venue is the Open Space Cafe which offers a wide and wonderful selection of tasty treats, sandwiches, coffees and Lattes all of which can be brought into the venue during the class.
Can I bring a guest?
Yes, you can bring up to two guests. If anyone needs to bring more than two guests you must make a request in advance by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I sign up but then cannot make it?
As this is a small venue with extremely limited seating please be sure to notify us if you or any of your guests cannot attend so we can release tickets to the waiting list.
What happens if I end up on the waiting list?
Keep your eyes on the wait list and on your email as we usually release seats to wait listed individuals approximately 24 hours prior to the event. If your tickets are released you must still RSVP.