365 Days to Making Your Movie Happen

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Taught by Kip Konwiser

$599
Class Schedule (11 sessions):
Wednesday, Feb 28TH
Saturday, Mar 31ST
Monday, Apr 30TH
Thursday, May 31ST
Saturday, Jun 30TH
Tuesday, Jul 31ST
Friday, Aug 31ST
Sunday, Sep 30TH
Wednesday, Oct 31ST
Friday, Nov 30TH
Monday, Dec 31ST
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Who Should Attend:

Serious creatives who are looking to embark on making their next film (or digital or TV project) within the next year and willing to put in the work to make it happen. 

This Next Level Education class has a 100% user satisfaction rate.

Class hosted by: Kip Konwiser

Emmy-Winning Producer at Konwiser Bros.

For nearly three decades, the Konwiser Brothers have made innovative entertainment of the highest quality, and demonstrated prescience for entertainment and cultural trends. Their dozens of credits across feature films, TV series, documentaries, interactive multimedia, live events, and music & dance projects have garnered multiple prime time Emmys and festival awards worldwide. The Konwisers have collaborated and partnered with luminaries such as Kenny Ortega, Quincy Jones, Peter Guber, David Falk, Magic Johnson, the Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Chuck D, Oliver Stone, Darren Aronofsky, Laurence Fishburne, among many others. With a broad skill set as both senior management business executives and creative artists, the Konwisers have helped to raise the profile of many of the world’s top brands in entertainment, sports and music, including Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment, NIKE, Burton Snowboards, Gatorade, TapouT, And 1, General Electric, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, and the estates of Roy Rogers and Duke Ellington, to name just a few. The Konwiser Brothers have earned an impressive array of industry awards and honors along the way, including the Prime Time Emmy Award for Best Picture on two separate occasions, the NAACP Image Award, the Humanitas Prize, the Producer’s Guild of America’s Producer of the Year Award. They have earned Best Picture, Audience Award or Grand Jury Prizes at many of the nation’s top festivals including AFI Fest, the New York Festival, Cinevegas Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, Chinese American Film Festival, Golden Rooster Awards, CINE Gold Eagle, and many others. Whether designing the underlying foundation of new business ventures for international corporate brands, building debt and equity financing for entertainment properties, or producing and directing award winning film & TV content, the Konwiser Brothers continue to prove themselves as renaissance men of the entertainment world. Full Bio »

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You've always wanted to make a film. Or perhaps you've made one and were numbed by the experience. Or maybe you're ready to go from making a smaller film to something more ambitious.

Whatever your reasoning for wanting to take your concept and turn it into something that can be seen on screens across the world, we're going to make it happen for you. And in 12 short months.

30- year film producer and Emmy Award winner, Kip Kowiser, will be your incredible mentor for this 12 month course. You will learn everything you need to know about making a film in today's climate and for today's market!
 
Says Kip: "I guarantee in one year I will show you how to get your movie produced from concept to completion; and potentially, extend that experience into a full time career." 

Whether you've already made a film, a short, a digital series, or even if you're just starting out, and you're tired of the long process that it takes to make a film, in one year I can inform and guide you to all you really need to know to extend (or begin!) a career in the film industry. Having been working as an Emmy-Award winning producer and financier for 3 decades I have learned a great deal and I look forward to sharing my insight.

With Stage 32 I’m going to take you on a present day detailed journey from concept to completion, from “I have an idea….” to “I’d like to thank the Academy…” I’m going to show you all you need to know: starting with how you wake up, detail, execute, advance and go to sleep to succeed in the marathon that is the entertainment business.

You’ll receive monthly & individual input including drafts of creative, business and legal agreements & templates to develop, control and profit from your Intellectual Property. 

 

A few highlights of the course include:

 

  1. If you’re going to show up, might as well bring yourself. Marrying your professional “voice” with an entertainment industry attitude for personal & professional self-discipline, daily/weekly/monthly skills and resources to attain your goals.

 

  1. If it’s on the page it’ll be on the screen. Creative development of Intellectual Property (original & acquired rights): Strategies including talent and business packaging to efficiently catapult Project momentum through Development.

 

  1. If it’s on the screen it was in the budget. How to source & confirm financing for your film(s) utilizing debt, equity and/or soft money/tax credit structures to secure investors’ predictable Return on Investment. People like getting their money back and tend to give ya’ big love when they do (see below #6).

 

  1. When going through hell, keep going. Production & Post specifics including but not limited to budget, schedule, script breakdown, bond company management, delivery to distributors (studio, network, etc.) while managing the execution of production through post to realize better than anticipated creative results…oh, and having fun the whole freakin’ nutty time that you’re spending millions in some strange city at all hours of the day/night in a matter of a few weeks!

 

  1. If they know, they go. Creating the written marketing & distribution plan and advertising budget(s) in collaboration with distributors (domestic/international) to leverage your film into a career reflecting that consistent creative “voice” we discovered or shaped, together, at the beginning of this course (#1 above).

 

  1. Money often costs too much. Learning to leverage the Collection Asset Management Accounting (CAMA) and revenue waterfall; in other words, how you & your investors get paid so that before you start at #1 you’ve got it all mapped out like a baller J
  • I promise one thing. I’ll be here for you on Stage 32 and I’ll provide insight, recommendation or referral. You’ll never be alone in Hollywood!

 

So relax, this opportunity to not give up on your daydream just got a lot closer.

 

It’s this simple and complicated at the same time: Producing a feature film, documentary, or TV series is like raising a child. Constant attention, care, love, partnership, cooperation, selflessness, sacrifice…you name it. And finally after 18 years, they still don’t go away! This thing will live forever as a reflection of your efforts and choices. That’s true love and it’s on the screen when you and your process are authentic.

 

Do it well and the journeys paved with golden experiences; and honestly, every other option pretty much sucks.

 

Onward, together, in kindness!"

 


Summary:

  • Monthly online classes instructed by Emmy-Award Winning Producer Kip Konwiser!
  • Each class includes tools to assist a producer to endure & thrive in the marathon that is conceiving, producing and delivering a feature film(s) as a career, including strategies on economic & personal health to last the long haul.
  • Each class includes insights into the roles of creative & business executives with whom a producer must collaborate at each stage, including direction for students who may chose a career within the management of the producing process vs. being a producer.

 

January 31 – 1st Class

60 Minutes with Kip! Fun, energetic overview of creative & business as well as life skills to survive & thrive in LA. 

 

February 28 – 2nd Online Class Released

Development process for a feature film detailing key events & terms of both an original and acquired literary property’s growth from idea to reality. IP (register, acquire, etc.), legal, budget/accounting, agent/managers/talent, development (coverage, notes, narrative structure, recommended reading/viewing, etc.), careers in development.

 

March 30 – 3rd Online Class Released

Advance the creative development process into financial development, i.e. packaging creative & financial assets into financeable model. Confirm creative execution via OTX/Research company. Understanding essential tools to confirm your funding (i.e. debt, equity, soft money, tax rebate/incentive, international/domestic sales, bridge/gap/mezzanine lending, etc.), how to entice equity to commit to your movie.

 

April 30 – 4th Online Class Released

Confirming the bond (or equity) and cash flow into pre production (i.e. local or distant, stage or practical, pre production until Day 1 of principle (i.e. countless responsibilities of the producer during prep to anticipate a smooth production).

 

May 31 - 5th Online Class Released

The pre-production responsibilities of a creative producer and/or physical producer (i.e. script breakdown for production, budget, schedule, location/stage, hiring of cast & crew, unions, clearances, SFX, etc.)

 

June 30 – 6th Online Class Released

Movie Magic Budget & schedule details, location scouting/confirmations, cast & crew logistics of firing/adjustments, on set protocol including standard pitfalls, bond company and/or financier management and being a contributor to on set dynamics.

 

July 31 – 7th Online Class Released

The producer’s wrap and transition to post, post vendor deals/deposits, union & location/vendor deposits/retrieval, post producer/supervisor & coordinators, post accounting, post calendar & responsibilities, managing the end of the budget.

 

August 31 – 8th Online Class Released

Editing (notes, schedule, DGA/Non, director & financier vision etc.), Delivery Schedule & Requirements to distributor(s), preparation of marketing campaign and picture elements, talent during post (i.e. ADR, marketing, etc.).

 

September 30 – 9th Online Class Released

Marketing the IP across all available markets, worldwide – including creation of marketing plan, budget & responsibilities. Legal transition to Delivery/marketing (i.e. music, rights, rating, etc.), revisit OTX/Audience results & process for final editing before lock picture.

 

October 31 – 10th Online Class Released

Distribution resources (i.e. studio and indie examples across multiple primary release windows including theatrical, SVOD/AVOD, television), ancillary releases, etc.). Schedule of release, strategic application of the marketing budget, collections and accounting, etc.) Acquiring Prints & Ad funding to apply alongside non-monetary marketing advantages to reach a core audience. The role of the sales agent/producer representative as well as executives within the distribution process (i.e. publicity, sales, ancillary markets, sub distributors/international, etc.).

 

November 30 – 11th Online Class Released

Distribution waterfall in detail including CAMA breakdown, Fintage/Freeway companies’ collection accounting & distribution, unions/guilds, new media releases & the “new box” of distribution. Psycho graphic vs. demographics of contemporary marketing, the internet & its niche/crossover potential, etc.

 

December 31 – 12th Online Class Released

Review highlights and areas of course where students request specific attention; customize & ensure students’ clear understanding of how to proceed following conclusion of class.


Schedule:

  • Wednesday, Feb 28
  • Saturday, Mar 31
  • Monday, Apr 30
  • Thursday, May 31
  • Saturday, Jun 30
  • Tuesday, Jul 31
  • Friday, Aug 31
  • Sunday, Sep 30
  • Wednesday, Oct 31
  • Friday, Nov 30
  • Monday, Dec 31

About Your Instructor:

For nearly three decades, the Konwiser Brothers have made innovative entertainment of the highest quality, and demonstrated prescience for entertainment and cultural trends. Their dozens of credits across feature films, TV series, documentaries, interactive multimedia, live events, and music & dance projects have garnered multiple prime time Emmys and festival awards worldwide.

The Konwisers have collaborated and partnered with luminaries such as Kenny Ortega, Quincy Jones, Peter Guber, David Falk, Magic Johnson, the Grateful Dead, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, Chuck D, Oliver Stone, Darren Aronofsky, Laurence Fishburne, among many others.

With a broad skill set as both senior management business executives and creative artists, the Konwisers have helped to raise the profile of many of the world’s top brands in entertainment, sports and music, including Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment, NIKE, Burton Snowboards, Gatorade, TapouT, And 1, General Electric, Mandalay Sports Entertainment, and the estates of Roy Rogers and Duke Ellington, to name just a few.

The Konwiser Brothers have earned an impressive array of industry awards and honors along the way, including the Prime Time Emmy Award for Best Picture on two separate occasions, the NAACP Image Award, the Humanitas Prize, the Producer’s Guild of America’s Producer of the Year Award. They have earned Best Picture, Audience Award or Grand Jury Prizes at many of the nation’s top festivals including AFI Fest, the New York Festival, Cinevegas Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Napa Valley Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, Chinese American Film Festival, Golden Rooster Awards, CINE Gold Eagle, and many others.

Whether designing the underlying foundation of new business ventures for international corporate brands, building debt and equity financing for entertainment properties, or producing and directing award winning film & TV content, the Konwiser Brothers continue to prove themselves as renaissance men of the entertainment world.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the format of a webinar?
A: Every month you will receive a recorded class from Kip to take you on your journey. He will be available on his Stage 32 profile for any questions in between. 

 

Q: Where will I have access to the class?
A: Yes! After your purchase of the class, you will have on-demand access which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year inside your Stage 32 account under "Education" > "My Education"!

Questions?

If you have a generic question about Stage 32 education you can take a look at our frequently asked questions section on our help page, or feel free to contact support with any other inquiries you might have.
 

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I was born for this. Started on street corners tap dancing, doing comedy, telling stories & holding an audience until they pay me J A Masters Degree from USC Film School and three decades later there hasn’t been a day when I wasn’t writing, directing, producing or managing as an executive a feature film, television, documentary, live event and/or new media program.  I’ve been blessed to learn from and collaborate with some of the luminaries of sports and entertainment producing and business management. For these efforts, I picked up a shelf full of awards & trophies, maintained an upward financial trajectory and learned to enjoy the ride. A few of the collaborations in my career include: Netflix, YouTube, NBC, CBS, ABC, Univision, HBO, Showtime, TNT, MTV, VH-1, Sony Pictures, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate Studios, Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment The Grateful Dead, Quincy Jones, Michael Jordan & David Falk, Phil Knight/NIKE, Magic Johnson, Peter Guber/Mandalay, Dr. Dre, Snoop & Eminem, Arthur Miller, Michael Bloomberg, Laurence Fishburne, the NFL, MLB and NBA, and most of the financing entities in Hollywood. I’ve established tax incentives that spark states into profitable production while structuring large scale financing. Easier said than done, trust me!      Now, I’m thrilled to join with Stage 32 to talk about my journey and share my experiences from over the years. I love to give back to up and coming filmmakers and I’ll be holding an online Q&A to talk with you, the Stage 32 community, and tell you about the things I’ve learned along the way. If you’re in the middle of your filmmaking journey, now, no matter where you live in the world, I’ll be taking questions from you live, so ask away! So relax, this opportunity to not give up on your daydream just got a lot closer.     Clint Eastwood, Kip & Kern Konwiser Kip & Virginia Madsen Kenny Ortega (director/choreographer), Jim Belushi, William Levy, Emilio Estefan Kip, Ron Shelton (director/writer), Pete Rose, Kurt Soderling (DP) Pre-production at Legendary Studios "The Konwiser Bros." Kern & Kip Konwiser 

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