Creating a Film Investor Pitch Deck that Gets You Noticed - Create a Deck in 4 Weeks

Taught by DO NOT USE - Sara Elizabeth Timmins

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Producer at Life Out Loud Films (HBO, Starz, Showtime) & Education Producer at Stage 32 & No Film School. No Trust Fund. No Problem. 

Sara Elizabeth Timmins established Life Out Loud Films in 2008 to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen in theatres, HBO, The Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally. She has worked with talented actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy and writers like NY Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci. Every film has featured award winning talent and secured international distribution. She field produced the Emmy nominated HBO docu series McMillions for Mark Wahlberg’s company which premiered at Sundance 2020 and is in development on several feature films and series. She is also a film consultant/coach, founding NO FILM SCHOOL. NO TRUST FUND. NO PROBLEM. in 2020 to create community, education, inspiration and motivation for indie filmmakers and has produced national campaigns for companies like Meyer Natural Foods & Laura's Lean. Sara Elizabeth believes she has a responsibility through film to spark conversations, that inspire action, that ignites change. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University. Full Bio »

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Are you feeling stuck trying to create your film investor decks?

How long should it be? What should be included? How do I lay it out? What are some design tricks? Where do I find images and comps? It's crucial to help you raise money for a project but can be very confusing. 

It can be SO hard to find good examples because they contain proprietary info! But, in a private one-on-one class your Stage 32 Educator Sara Elizabeth Timmins is going to take you "behind the scenes" for a SNEAK PEEK at decks that have attracted over $15M in film funding! You will gain insight so you can craft your own with knowledge, understanding, and confidence.

Sara Elizabeth Timmins most recently helped produce the Emmy nominated HBO hit MCMILLIONS for Mark Wahlberg’s company and has worked with actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy. Her films have been seen in theaters, HBO, The Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally.

Your film investor deck is your number one marketing material/door opener for your film. Nailing it is key to getting the meeting or getting your script read.

In this lab, we are going to look at several different decks that have been used with great success and explore what to include and the secrets to decks that convert. You will also get a chance to submit your deck for critique so you can learn real time and see the difference changes can make and be able to put what you learn into practice.

You will get to see examples, which will make all the difference in understanding where to start and what you need – giving you the confidence you are on the right track.

Join us for an inside peek so you can craft your own film investor pitch deck with knowledge, understanding and confidence!

What You'll Learn

Sessions 1 & 2: Breaking Down Pitch Deck Elements

  • Pitch Deck Overview
    • Why and when do you need decks?
    • The 4 different kinds of decks
  • The Format
    • What should you include and how long should it be?
    • How do you create a deck that flows?
    • How to create a copy template for your deck & collecting images
    • How to organize your deck copy and save time on the design side
    • Design tips and tricks
    • Resources to find images
  • Feature vs. Film vs. Docu
    • The differences between feature, series and documentary decks
    • The secrets to getting your deck to stand out
  • Week 2, in addition to teaching, Sare Elizabeth will answer and work through specific problems and challenges you are finding since starting to dig in after week 1

Session 1 Assignment: You will work on your own film investor deck throughout the lab and you'll begin starting on week one.

 

Session 3: Workshopping Your Pitch Deck

Sara Elizabeth will give notes on student decks (volunteer) so you can not only get feedback but learn real time from others as well. It is volunteer who wants to get notes in the class. This is a safe space for you to feel comfortable sharing your work with the class to lean and help one another out and get feedback from Sara Elizabeth.

Session 3 Assignment: Continue to work on your deck work based on sessions 1 & 2.

 

Session 4: Notes on Polished Pitch Decks

Sara Elizabeth will share the decks critiqued the previous week to see the difference the changes make and learn from additional notes. This is important for you to see how simple changes can make the world of a difference when put into your pitch deck.

 

About Your Instructor

Sara Elizabeth Timmins established Life Out Loud Films in 2008 to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen in theatres, HBO, The Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime and internationally. She has worked with talented actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas and Mackenzie Foy and writers like NY Times Best Selling Author David Baldacci. Every film has featured award winning talent and secured international distribution. She field produced the Emmy nominated HBO docu series McMillions for Mark Wahlberg’s company which premiered at Sundance 2020 and is in development on several feature films and series. She is also a film consultant/coach, founding NO FILM SCHOOL. NO TRUST FUND. NO PROBLEM. in 2020 to create community, education, inspiration and motivation for indie filmmakers and has produced national campaigns for companies like Meyer Natural Foods & Laura's Lean. Sara Elizabeth believes she has a responsibility through film to spark conversations, that inspire action, that ignites change. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Xavier University.

Schedule

SESSIONS 1 & 2: Breaking Down Pitch Deck Elements - Thursday, November 4: 4pm-6pm & Thursday, November 11: 4pm-6pm

SESSION 3: Workshopping Your Pitch Deck - Thursday, November 18: 4pm-6pm

SESSION 4: Notes on Polished Pitch Decks - Thursday, November 25: 4pm-6pm

FAQs

Q: What is the format of a class?
A: Stage 32 Next Level Classes are typically 90-minute broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the webinar software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
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Q: What if I cannot attend the live class?
A: If you attend a live online class, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class. If you cannot attend a live class, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A. Plus, your instructor will be available via email throughout the lab.

Q: Will I have access to the lab afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of the lab, you will have on-demand access to the video recording, which you can view for one month after the class is complete.

Testimonials

"I found the examples of specific pages of successful pitch decks to be extremely helpful. And I love that Sara Elizabeth is so personable!"

Sandy P.~ Filmmaker, Washington D.C

"Seeing actual examples of decks and your explanation of why you did what you did depending on the circumstances was invaluable!"

Anonymous ~ Filmmaker, Webinar Attendee

"I have a much better understanding of what I need to move forward and Sara Elizabeth was super informative."

Brittanie V.~ Filmmaker, New Orleans

"Great webinar yesterday, probably one of the best I've seen!"

Will L.~ Filmmaker, Houston, TX

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