San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Start off your filmmaking New Year by learning where the investors are, what they require from producers, and what they expect when investing in your project!
Join film finance expert, Louise Levison in association with LAPPG Presents, as we shine a new light on film investing by taking the mystique out of the business plan and the investor.
This is your opportunity to attend an intimate workshop with this noted film industry financial consultant and guru of film business plans and take the steps needed to make your filmmaking dream a reality.
Ms. Levison will clarify, demystify and stream-line the process focusing on:
- The 6 most common mistakes to avoid with business plans
- Why investors want more than a script and a budget
- Forecasting those pesky revenues and costs while keeping one foot on earth
- Getting other people’s money: what they want to know
- Pitching to win: you can’t fool investors most of the time
- Why common sense often trumps a lot of rules
You will walk away with a solid understanding of what you will need to get get the investors you want and make this THE YEAR!
Are you ready to cash in on the $3 billion independent film market?
Louise Levison, President of Business Strategies, is a highly respected financial consultant in the entertainment industry and has specialized in film business plans for 27 years. Her clients have raised money for low-budget films such as The Blair Witch Project, the most profitable independent film in history, and for companies raising as much as $300 million. She is the author of Filmmakers & Financing: Business Plans for Independents and is editor of the online newsletter The Film Entrepreneur: A Newsletter for the Independent Filmmaker and Investor. Levison is an Instructor in the Extension Program at UCLA. She also has been a Visiting Professor at the Taipei (Taiwan) National University of the Arts, Chapman University (Orange County, CA) and the University of Montana (Missoula). She has presented seminars for organizations around the world, including among others the Sundance Film Festival, Women in Film, Producer’s Guild of America, Galway (Ireland) Film Fleadh, National Association of Broadcasters, American Black Film Festival and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.
9:45am Check-in and Coffee
10:00am-1:00pm Workshop (includes a 15 minute break)
*** Street parking is available on 21st Street, on Michigan east of 21st Street, and in our 22nd Street parking lot (between Michigan and Pennsylvania).
Thank you to our industry and media partners!
****Don't forget to start the year off right as we help you to network more and become more healthy and find out which awards and festivals really make a difference to your career at LAPPG's January 14th Meeting. Details at:
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LAPPG Presents is a division of the Los Angeles Post Production Group committed to bringing high quality learning and networking experiences to the filmmaking community.