"Jeanette is dynamite. Her knowledge level on financing is spectacular!" - Anne R. Learn how to make a profitable film under $10MM from a producer who's worked with NETFLIX and LIONSGATE . Some of the most profitable and most award winning films in recent years have been movies made for a budget between $5MM-$10MM. Feature films like The Big Sick, Moonlight, and the megahit Get Out were all made for less than $10MM but grossed 10 or even 20 times their initial investment. So how do you position your film and make the best use of your $5MM-$10MM budget for profitablity and success? In this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, an industry expert will show you the finance, production, and distribution options for your mid-budget film. The market has been hot for this budget level of films, and it's on innovative filmmakers like yourself to fill in the void and bring your unique perspective to audiences. Providing her experience and insight in finance and producing is Jeanette Milio. She has worked on over 45 films and television programs for companies like Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros., Lionsgate, HBO, Showtime, and many more. Her projects have also starred Academy Award-winning performers, including Halle Berry, Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, and Mickey Rourke. She's also a member of the Producer's Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Cannes Film Festival Producer's Network and structured her own media fund in 2009 that financed theatrical features with a production volume of $60 million. Jeanette's providing her vast experience for your benefit and will answer any questions from those who attend the live webinar. You'll also have access to the recording for future viewings to ensure that you don't miss any information that can benefit your production. You'll also walk away with these exclusive handouts from Jeanette: Excel Finance Plan Template Sample CAMA (revenue/profit) agreement Sample story rights agreement (option) Sample talent offers for director and cast (pay-or-play)
With numerous financing options available and platforms for distribution, there's never been a better time for $3 million and under films from great new talent. With guidance from a producer and financier on over 45 films and television projects, you won't have to wait for a studio green light to bring your low-budget film to reality. Is your desire for your script to be a commercial film holding you back from producing it yourself? Are you overwhelmed by the thought of coming up with those big numbers and convinced only a big studio could bring your project to life? Whether you're making an intimate character study or a high-concept comedy, there's no need to wait to produce your film. Investors and producers avoid films in the $1 to $3 million range as these lower budgets are riskier, but the returns have the greatest rewards if you produce them correctly. In this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, you'll learn the optimal way to finance your $1 to $3 million film and make a profit by choosing the best project for the market, attaching great talent to build a package, and assembling a great business plan that attracts investors. You'll understand the financing, production, and distribution options available to low-budget films, how to secure and structure the various finance sources, and how to optimize distribution agreements. Showing you the ropes is acclaimed producer Jeanette Milio, who has worked on over 45 film and television projects with major studios and producers, such as Netflix, Disney, Sony, Paramount, HBO, Showtime, and many more. Her films have starred major stars, including Academy Award-winning performers Halle Berry, Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, and Mickey Rourke. As a member of the Producer's Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Cannes Film Festival Producer's Network, Jeanette has deep industry knowledge for domestic and international markets at every budget level. Jeannette brings extraordinary knowledge for your benefit and will be available for questions so that you can ask for information specific to your project. You'll also have access to the recording to revisit the lessons and be provided with exclusive handouts from Jeanette, including: Financial Planning Tools Sample CAMA (revenue/profit) agreement Sample story rights agreement (option) Sample talent offers for director and cast (pay-or-play) "Jeanette has invaluable knowledge and made me feel like seeing my movie on the big screen was possible." - Phillip F.
As an independent filmmaker or producer, you probably start working on a new project for creative reasons—the chance to tell an amazing story, build worlds, create something of cultural value. Yet your independent film is not just a creative endeavor; it’s also a business. You’re sourcing financing and bringing in investors, building a team, and creating a property that will (hopefully) ultimately make money. To operate successfully in the world of independent film and continue to make films that you’re proud of, you need to be able to understand the dynamics and the relation between financing, distribution and recoupment of film investments so you and your investors can both leave with a profit. The business side of films is often especially difficult for filmmakers and creative producers, but it's actually more possible than you think. No matter how big or small your film is, there are multiple ways you can find funding and multiple ways you can ultimately create profitability. And while it might not be second nature for creatives, once you get a handle on how to make this process work for you, you will also be able to create a business model that you can apply to your future projects, and eventually a portfolio of profitable assets (or films) that will serve as an effective and undeniable calling card as you continue to grow in the industry. Over twenty-five years and working across three continents, Jeanette Milio has been involved in the production of over 500 hours of content for film and television, with a total production value of over $250 million, and including Academy Award® winning talent in front of and behind the camera. Throughout her career, Jeanette was involved in financing over 45 film and television projects for HBO, Showtime, ABC, USA Network, Disney, Lionsgate, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and others. Jeanette also managed a media fund for Far East National Bank, which funded 40 film and television projects, which lead to her structuring her own media fund that financed theatrical features with a production volume of $60 million. Jeanette’s decades working and finding success in the film industry has given her a unique and unrivaled perspective of how to finance film content and make a profit. Exclusively for Stage 32, Jeanette will give a realistic, accessible, and straightforward presentation of the best way to actually finance your film and make a profit in today’s market. She’ll go over the differences between the studio finance model and independent finance model and then delve into how distribution can work best for you and how you can take advantage of more options than you think. Jeanette will also lay out how you can establish profitability for your film by explaining the essential ingredients necessary for a profit, going over how to create a budget and teaching you how you can best align your interests with the investor’s. Jeanette will break down the financial sources available today and give you tips on how you should be balancing multiple sources and mitigate risks for investors at the same time. She’ll even walk you through the complicated “waterfall” process of recoupment. Financing your film is more possible than you might think, even if you’re just getting started, and Jeanette will give you the tools and confidence to be able to take the necessary steps for your own project. PLUS: Jeanette will provide exclusive and helpful documents to take home with you after, including: Collection Account Management Agreement Example Pay or Play Offer Draft Finance Plan Template for Microsoft Excel Praise for Jeanette's Stage 32 Webinar “This was an excellent overview of all that is involved, and a great encouragement to reach out to people who do this kind of thing for a living, instead of trying to do it by myself for the first time.” - Sarah D. “Jeanette was so detailed about the how to's and why you need to take and research every step. I love getting the details that really feel behind the curtain.” - Melissa B. “I liked it. Specifically, the content. Jeanette was very informative and clearly knows her stuff.” - Crystal B. “Explanation of pre-sales and budget breakdown was very informative.” - Roc R.
A New Exclusive 4-Part Class! Learn how to make your film AND make money doing it from a successful producer of over 45 film and television projects with Netflix, Disney, Sony, Paramount, HBO, Showtime, and more. Plus! Receive exclusive handouts, including an adjustable finance plan, an option agreement, and a sample "pay or play" offer to attach your cast and director. Is your desire for your script to be acquired by an established company holding you back from producing it yourself? Instead of letting your script sit in a drawer waiting while you cross your fingers and hope someone buys it, you could produce it yourself at a lower budget. The truth is some of the greatest returns in filmmaking come from making a project for $1 to $3 million. Producing isn’t easy, but if you can create a quality story and project, you can attract talent, build a great package, and win over investors. In this exclusive Stage 32 class, you’ll learn the step-by-step process of producing a film with a budget of $1 to $3 million that can sell and generate profits. Over four sessions, you’ll cover how to create this attractive project, sales, distribution, how to finance it, and how to avoid pitfalls and eliminate risks. All this so that, in the end, you can walk away knowing how to make your film a reality and make money doing it. You’ll also receive exclusive handouts, including an adjustable finance plan for low-budget films, an option agreement, and a sample “pay or play” offers to attach your cast and director. Showing you the ropes is acclaimed producer Jeanette Milio, who has worked on over 45 film and television projects with major studios and producers, such as Netflix, Disney, Sony, Paramount, HBO, Showtime, and many more. Her films have starred top-tier talent, including Academy Award-winning performers Halle Berry, Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, and Mickey Rourke. As a member of the Producer's Guild of America, Women in Film, and the Cannes Film Festival Producer's Network, Jeanette has deep industry knowledge for domestic and international markets at every budget level. Start your 2023 by learning how to bring your film to life on your terms and make your biggest goal a reality. PRAISE FOR JEANNETTE'S PREVIOUS STAGE 32 EDUCATION: "Jeanette has invaluable knowledge and made me feel like seeing my movie on the big screen was possible." -- Phillip F.
TV series creator who has been involved with over 500 hours of content worth over $250 million teaches you how to create and fund your own streaming series. The surge of television platforms, networks, and streamers in recent years has opened up the world of television content production, spelling good news for aspiring content creators around the world. We’re not just talking Netflix and Amazon; countless other channels and streamers like Tubi, Roku, Snap, and many more are actively building their slates and looking for new content to buy outright. With these opportunities, it’s more than possible to create, sell and be profitable on your own independent TV series. Over twenty-five years and working across three continents, Jeanette Milio has been involved in the production of over 500 hours of content for film and television, with a total production value of over $250 million, and including Academy Award® winning talent in front of and behind the camera. Recently, Jeanette has focused on the development, financing, and production of television series. She co-created, co-financed and executive produced the beauty competition series GLOBAL BEAUTY MASTERS on TLC and its spin-off series THE LOOK ALL-STARS on The CW. She further managed the renowned dog series TV series and brand DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN, which aired for 9 seasons on the National Geographic Channel and sold in over 180 countries. Jeanette’s decades working and finding success in the TV industry has given her a unique and unrivaled perspective of how to finance television content and get it sold. It’s more possible than ever before to fund, produce, and sell your own independent TV content, especially if you can understand the rules to follow and the traps to avoid that Jeanette will thoroughly lay out in this exclusive webinar.
Only 5 spots left - grab your spot now! Work one-on-one with a film and television producer who has projects with Paramount, Netflix, Disney, Lionsgate, and Showtime to get your project's pitch materials ready for a green light! **PLUS! Be connected with Jeanette via email for the duration of the lab** Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details It's time YOUR project made it's way into production! With the proliferation of streaming services, there has never been a time when more content is needed and more content is getting the green light into production. Streaming services, networks, and studios are all acquiring scripts and pitches to get projects into production ASAP. However, while the demand for new film and television projects is certainly high right now, not every idea sells. In fact, most don’t. That's why Stage 32 is bringing in a financier and producer of dozens of films and television shows to work with a small group of creatives over 8 interactive sessions to get your project's pitch elements into professional shape so you can get the green light from the studio, distributor or financier that you're looking for. Your instructor, Jeanette Milio, has worked across three continents as a producer, executive producer, and financier of motion pictures and television programming. She has worked on over 500 hours of film and television content in the US, Europe, Dubai and South Africa, with a combined total production value of over $250 million. She produced the Netflix Original THE EXPERIMENT starring Adrian Brody and Forrest Whittaker and has worked with ABC/Disney, USA, Showtime, TLC, CW, Discovery, Lionsgate, Paramount, and more. Whether you are an experienced writer or producer, or if you are at the beginning of your career looking to sell your first project, the rules are the same for everyone - you must create a compelling, engaging pitch to get your project sold and into production Today’s competitive marketplace is looking for fresh, unique, and edgy content with multifaceted characters and unpredictable plots. Theatrical distributors, network stations, and streamers today want projects that have strong creative and talent elements and are green-light ready when they walk in the door. Jeanette will take a deep-dive with you into your specific project and all of its elements to ensure you are in the best position possible to nail your pitch. You will get hands-on tools, training and valuable feedback that help you optimize your project's potential. You'll learn and apply the steps needed to develop your film and your pitch's presentation elements so it can sell in today’s marketplace. You'll walk away from this lab with your project's pitch materials and sales elements structured and presented in a way that are "green-light ready". Plus! You'll receive exclusive handouts to use on your own projects including: Co-Production Agreement Template Option Agreement Template Adjustable Finance Plan Adjustable Distribution Projections Example Green-Light Pitch Deck Jeanette is only accepting 8 people in her lab. Don't miss your opportunity to work with a world-class producer and financier and get your project into professional shape to present to studios, distributors and financiers and get the green light that gets it made. PRAISE FOR JEANETTE'S PREVIOUS STAGE 32 EDUCATION: "Jeanette has invaluable knowledge and made me feel like seeing my movie on the big screen was possible." -- Phillip F. "Jeanette's experience really comes through in her mentorship. She has seen it all and is so helpful in guiding you through the complex world of film and tv." - Letty L.