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MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing


Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)


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EARLY BIRD   more info 4 Tickets Feb 22, 2019 $89.00 $7.05
Regular Price 18 Tickets Mar 2, 2019 $99.00 $7.66

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Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing


The Highly Acclaimed and Anticipated Workshop by Former ICM Agent, Award-Winning Filmmaker & Bestselling Author 


A Professional Workshop for Producers, Investors, Writers, Directors and Actors on How to Produce and Finance Successfully


Saturday, March 2, 2019 @ 10 am - 3:00 pm 



SUITE 1410

NEW YORK, NY 10036



Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing

An acclaimed, intense and empowering professional 5-hour workshop geared toward producers, investors, filmmakers, directors, key crew, screenwriters, editors, journalists, actors and other aspiring, working and successful creative professionals who want to seriously produce films, TV and web series.

This is an insider's no-bull, no fluff presentation of the current film, TV and New Media business.  

In this day and age, it is a well known fact that to work professionally as an actor, writer, director and producer in any aspect of film, TV and media, you need to create your own opportunities and make your own projects.This workshop is for those in the business and those who want to enter the business. It is based on 30 years of  experience and analysis of the qualities, traits strategy and tactics that successful film/TV creators/producers share. 

MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing is extremely empowering, career-transforming (if not life-transforming) bottom-line and nuts-and-bolts. No fluff. You will be taking 20-30 pages of notes! By the author of the recent bestseller: BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively published in 2017.  


Space is limited--Register today!


"Everyone should listen to Jim Jermanok!  I certainly do."

- MARTIN LANDAU, Oscar-winning Actor (1927-2017)


"Jim Jermanok’s advice in “Making Your Projects Happen” are the CliffsNotes for people hoping to make it in the business of creative pursuit; a MapQuest tour through the baffling and congested world of entertainment and media."

-STEVE KROFT, CBS News Correspondent for “60 Minutes,” 5-time Peabody Award Winner


"Jim’s advice is so spot on; it’s like having a father in Show Business.'

-EDDIE FELDMANN, Executive Producer, Writer and 5-time Emmy Award winner (“HBO’s Dennis Miller Live”)

Jim Jermanok’s workshop was one of the best-received workshops I’ve ever produced here at the Writers Guild of America. The feedback has been ebullient. The 75 WGA members who attended thanked me profusely, and reported being energized and inspired.

 DANA WEISSMAN-SCALI, Director of Programs, WGA

"I took my own, hard route to my career and I wish I'd had taken Jim’s workshop at the start. It would have been so helpful! It should be compulsory for all creative professionals and students worldwide."

- ALUNA FRANCIS, star of global recording group AlunaGeorge

"Film directors (any creative people really) must constantly re-invent ourselves, fight the blues, the self-doubt . . .We are increasingly forced to function as our own self-promoters, motivators, and salespersons. It's not an easy thing to do, to play both the Creative and the Business roles!  Jim not only provides insight into these challenges, but also gives us some real tools to get past them and make your career dreams come true."

- RANDA HAINES, Director of Oscar-nominated film, “Children of a Lesser God”

It was great seeing Jim in action, sharing important facts with a riveted audience. He told it like it is–straight forward–and gave very practical information which will help these producers today and in the future. Keep mentoring. Your no-nonsense approach is the way to go! Well done!

– STEVE FEINBERG, Rhode Island Film Commissioner



  • Selecting and researching the right script
  • Literary gold mining
  • Producing fictional TV series
  • Everything you've ever wanted to know about reality/non-fiction TV series
  • Distinguishing yourself and your projects
  • Creating superb promotional materials
  • Pitching yourself and your projects
  • Where the financing comes from 
  • How to find, approach, research and convince investors 
  • How to produce or invest in television and new media 
  • How to package yourself as a creative
  • What you need to know about domestic and international tax incentives and other soft money
  • Film Producing advantages of holding a foreign passport
  • Current status of the independent film industry
  • What genres/budget ranges are working now
  • Art of the schmooze
  • Assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts
  • Overcoming creative career self-sabotage 
  • Understanding and succeeding with agents and managers
  • Distributors and sales agents--what you need to know 
  • Branding your film
  • Do It Yourself Distribution
  • Social Media Marketing for producers
  • Making it happen on your own 


Here is a recent Jim Jermanok Producing article from IndieWire, America's top independent film website:






Admission $99 (Regularly $129!)

Early Bird discount of $89 by February 22nd!

10% Student Discount




SUITE 1410

 NEW YORK, NY 10036

 For further info:  Please contact Tim Lorge: Tim.Lorge at

Reserve today! Space is limited.


About Jim Jermanok:

Jim Jermanok is an award-winning writer, director, producer author and speaker based in NY. He is currently directing and producing a feature documentary about the life and art of Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau featuring interviews by Chris Rock, Diane Ladd, Jon Voight, Woody Allen and Ellen Burstyn.  Mr. Jermanok wrote and produced the highly acclaimed romantic comedy, “Passionada,” which was released by Columbia Tri Star in over 150 countries. His  film “Em”won the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Criterion International Inspiration Award. It was released by Vanguard Cinema and SnagFilms.  Jim Jermanok recently wrote and directed “Homophonia,” a political comedy film on gay marriage which has appeared at over 50 film festivals while winning several of them.  Also active in TV and New Media, Jim Jermanok’s  new web series “LIFEADVICE.TV” has drawn tremendous praise since going live globally in November, 2015. Mr. Jermanok is a former ICM Agent who represented Arthur Miller, Shirley MacLaine, John Chancellor, Ben Kingsley, Dudley Moore, Helen Hayes, Alan Arkin and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, among others. Jim also speaks and has conducted over 300 workshops worldwide on the subject of his 2017  bestseller, BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively!-- , Making Your Projects Happen!: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing as well as The Art and Business of Screenwriting

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APPEARANCES WORLDWIDEJim Jermanok has made numerous appearances as a speaker, teacher, workshop instructor, panelist and moderator of panels.

 Jermanok has spoken at Cannes, Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, The Writers Guild of America (WGA),The New School, The School of Visual Arts, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, New York Film Academy, Screen Directors Guild of Ireland, Raindance (London), and the Scriptwriters Guild of Israel.

 In addition, Mr. Jermanok has spoken at: The WGA (Writers Guild of America), Arizona Studios (Phoenix, AZ), ATRIA (Paris, France) Brooklyn Intl. Film Festival, Clark University (Worcester, MA), Digital Hollywood NY Media Summit, Dublin Institute of Technology, The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmbase (Dublin, Ireland), Five Towns College (Dix Hills, NY), The Florida Intl. Film Festival (Orlando), Garde Arts Center (New London, CT), George Washington University (Washington, DC), Herzliya Cinematheque for the Scriptwriters Guild of Israel (Tel Aviv, Israel), The Independent Feature Film Festival (New York), Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), Irish Theater Institute (Dublin), Long Island Intl. Film Expo (Bellmore, NY), Long Island University (Brookville, NY), Making Media Now Documentary Conference (Waltham, MA), The New London Film Festival, The Newport Film Festival, The NY-Bulgarian Film Festival, The New York Intl. Film Festival, The NY Screenwriters, Ninth St. Independent Film Center (San Francisco, CA), North Carolina Film Workshop (Greensboro, NC), Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) The Queens International Film Festival, The Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival, Raindance (London, England) Rawi Screenwriters Lab (Amman, Jordan), Ruff Cutz Film Festival (Boston), San Diego City College, The Santa Fe Intl. Film Festival, The Screening Room (Tucson, AZ) The Seattle International Film Festival, Show Biz Expo (New York, NY), Sithengi: Cape Town World Cinema Festival, The Sofia Independent Film Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria), Story Forward (New York, NY), The White Sands Film Festival (New Mexico) and WilliFest (Williamsburg, Brooklyn), among many others.



About Raindance NYC


Based in Hell’s Kitchen, Raindance NYC is the New York Hub of the world renowned Raindance Film Festival.


Raindance New York supports and promotes independent films and filmmakers by offering film training and networking opportunities in New York.


 From new and emerging to industry pros, Raindance connects, trains, supports, and promotes visual storytellers through every step of their career, providing information and advice on all aspects of film, from shorts, features, documentaries, web series and new media.


Have questions about MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing? Contact RAINDANCE NYC & COMMAND PERFORMANCE PRODUCTIONS

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Suite 1410
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Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)

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