Work with a producer and filmmaker who has played at Sundance, Tribeca and South By Southwest to budget your film between $700K - $2MM to best attract investors and buyers! Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details It’s time to take the reins and make your story a reality by producing your independent film! Independent films that cost between $700K and $2 million are proving to be a fantastic way for up-and-coming filmmakers to get noticed as new paths to distribution grow hungrier daily for more content. Before you start shooting, you must prove on paper that you can produce your story with limited funds. This four-part intensive class guides you through what you need to know, shows you how to avoid rookie mistakes, provides real example budgets for you to learn from, and more. This exclusive Stage 32 class is an intensive course that will teach you how to budget your film at a price point between $700K and $2 million. This will allow you to have meaningful and productive conversations with investors and production companies. Guiding you each week is Julie Buck, a producer and filmmaker whose work has played at festivals including Tribeca, SXSW, London, and Sundance. She has budgeted and scheduled hundreds of independent films. In each session you’ll learn a vital step in the process of creating your budget, receiving example handouts of real budgets and assignments that will help you put into practice the wealth of information covered. Over four sessions, you’ll go in-depth on: Transforming a schedule into a budget Above the line vs. below the line costs Scheduling and budgeting software Pros and cons of working with unions How to budget post-production Rookie mistakes and overlooked costs Tax incentives available to you And more By the end of this intensive course, not only will you have a budget for your own film, but you’ll also have the knowledge to create budgets and schedules for future productions, and handouts to keep and utilize in the future. Plus! Julie will provide you with exclusive handouts to use for your current and future projects. Downloads include: Sample budget breakdown Rate sheets for your crew and IATSE agreements Rate sheets for your cast and SAG agreements A comprehensive list of festivals to target Sample scripts Testimonials from Julie's previous Stage 32 Courses: "I'm so happy I found Julie, she has helped me tremendously in preparing for my new film!" - Christine F. "Julie has been my favorite teacher on Stage 32 thus far! She's very informative and really cares about helping out her people." - Julia M.
A New Exclusive Lab from Stage 32 Only 9 Spots Still Available - Grab your spot before they sell out! Payment Plans Available - Contact email@example.com Build your professional feature film budget step-by-step with guidance from an accomplished film producer and member of the DGA. Receive exclusive handouts, including a sample feature film budget. Your script is finished, and you are ready to make your film. You’re starting to think about your team and how you will shoot it. It’s getting exciting, but before you can put anything into motion to make your feature film production happen, you need a solid, professional budget in hand. The budget is the first true building block of transforming your script into a brilliant film. It doesn’t matter if you’re self-financing a micro-budget feature or hunting for investors on a multi-million dollar indie film, you and any producers or potential financiers need to know the real costs before production begins, and it is the key to ensuring you finish your film on time and for the money you have. In this exclusive Stage 32 lab, you’ll work with an accomplished film producer over eight sessions to build a professional working budget and schedule for your feature film. You’ll cover everything from how to break down your script for a budget to your cast and crew to post-production and distribution. You'll also create a schedule for your production so you can tangibly see how you'll make your project a reality. And you’ll meet one-on-one with your mentor at the end of the lab so that you walk away with a budget that has been vetted by an industry expert. Taking you through the step-by-step process of creating your film's budget is producer and filmmaker Julie Buck. As a producer, line producer, production manager, and member of the Directors Guild of America, Julie has budgeted and scheduled hundreds of independent films. Julie's work has been screened at festivals, including Tribeca, South by Southwest, London Film Festival, and Sundance, among others. She's worked with A-list talent throughout her career, including Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Octavia Spencer, Anjelica Huston, and Bill Pullman. With a limited number of spots available, you’re guaranteed a personal experience and meaningful feedback, with weekly assignments to ensure you’re moving your budget forward and being held accountable. Not only that, Julie will provide you with exclusive handouts to help you through this process that you can keep and continue to learn from on your future productions. But act fast! These spots to work directly with Julie won’t last long. And once they’re gone, we’re not adding more. Start your New Year by taking this crucial step to make your film a reality in 2023 and walk away with a professional feature film budget and schedule - the essential roadmap for your project.
If there's one subject that seems to confound and confuse filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, financiers and even set designers more than any other, it's the world of product placement. Can you raise meaningful money through product placement? What products can I put in my film or screenplay and which should be avoided? What are the legalities when dealing with product placement? These are all very valid and important questions. Those who understand the way the product placement industry (and it is an industry unto itself) works use this aspect of the production process to raise significant funds and stay on the north side of any potential legal issues. Those who fail to understand often have difficulties with clearances (and by virtue, issues securing sales and distribution) and may find themselves on the south side of some major lawsuits that include claims copyright infringement, misuse, and other serious charges. While the world of product placement was once considered to be an unregulated wild west of backroom deals and shady characters, it is now developed into an extremely controlled and accessible industry. Choosing a partner in this arena can lead to monetary deals that can help you close the rest of your financing. It can also help you fund parts of your pre-production phase. But most of all, it can lead to creative flexibility for your screenwriter, your director, your producer, your set designer, and even your crew. Over a 20+ year career in the film industry, David Patterson has worked as a writer, director and producer on dozens of projects. His films have played at Sundance and other prestigious film festivals which have garnered him sales to distribution outlets and various networks including Sundance Channel, Starz Channel and Warner Bros. David's work attracted the attention of Disney and his Bridge To Terabithia, was a huge studio release and box office success for the studio. More recently, David’s film, The Great Gilly Hopkins, starring Glenn Close, Octavia Spencer, Kathy Bates and Julia Stiles opened theatrically to rave reviews. Throughout this journey he has always used product placement to help with the success of each of his films. David will demystify and clearly explain the world of product placement and how you can best utilize a product placement strategy for your project. He will start by defining product placement - it may surprise you to know there are over 12 answers! He will then dive into how you can use just about everything to help you with product placement from your script, to your cast and crew to your producers to locations to utilizing your actors. He will teach you how to secure product placement - where to look, how to approach, how to close a deal. He will show you how the legalities of product placement for film festivals and commercial release differ and what you need to have buttoned up. He will explain E & O insurance and if you truly need it at all. He will also go into all the mistakes filmmakers make along the way and share some horror stories from filmmaker/producer friends and how you can avoid making the same mistakes - mistakes that can cost you money, time, endorsements and put you into legal peril. Additionally, David will teach you all the tips and tricks he's learned along the way to get the most out of your product placement strategies and build relationships with the right companies and brands so you can go back to the well time and time again! "Brilliant." - Jonathan C. "I was so unfamiliar with this world. Incredible breakdown of what and what not to do. This one truly opened my eyes. Can't recommend it enough." - Heather P. "David, where have you been my entire producing life?" - Priya R. "I don't throw this word around often, but this webinar was genius." - Alan L.
Your film requires a unique budget based on the scale of the story, special effects, stunts, visual aesthetic, insurance, and so much more. But how much is that going to cost you? If you're looking for financing, how do you explain the dollar amount you need to investors? You need a budget. Do you know what budget tier your film is? How to create a production schedule? How to "guesstimate" your costs? How to do a budget display for investors? Well, you're about to find out! Creating a budget is not in your everyday skills, and that's okay! Most writers and directors have never created a budget, making it vital to get the correct information to know what your production needs. Quality budgets are the job of line producers, but they take time to create and are typically expensive. A line producer knows all the crewmembers, equipment, and unique additives that your script requires, as well as where you can save money. But you need this information long before you hire a line producer because you have to create an estimated budget to draw investors. This exclusive Stage 32 webinar shows you how to create an estimated budget for your film, including a Q&A with a professional line producer so that you can receive direct expert knowledge regarding your script. For over a decade, Chris Smith has built budgets working on over ten indie features and has worked as an Executive in Charge of Production, creating reality content for Travel Channel, Cartoon Network, NatGeo, MTV, and more. Having moved through the production ranks, he knows every crew role and rental and why they each require a line item in the budget. He’s also built over a hundred budgets for every type of project you can think of. His budgeting philosophy is simple: measure twice ‘cuz you only shoot once… hopefully. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to create an accurate budget estimate and have the confidence to talk about that estimate with any potential investors and professionals that are as excited to get moving on your project as you. You will also: Break down your script for the schedule and budget Understand budget tiers Know what causes unexpected cost increases Looking at "comps" (comparable examples) Learn how to communicate your budget effectively to investors and more!
Learn every step you need to know to make your $5-$15 million film from a successful producer of over 45 film and television projects with Netflix, Disney, Sony, Paramount, HBO, Showtime, and more. Payment plans available - contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details We are in a great moment in the global entertainment industry to make your movie in the $5-$15 million budget range. Films like CODA ($10MM), MOONLIGHT ($5MM), BRUISED ($10MM) and GET OUT ($5MM) have won Oscars, made huge financial returns and launched dozens of careers on all sides of the camera. Providing her experience and insight 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. This exclusive Stage 32 6-session class will teach you every step -- from the inception of an idea to generating profits – leading producers and investors toward the path of creating a film that can be profitable and creatively fulfilling. You'll learn how to pick or write the appropriate script to create the value proposition, how to understand the marketplace and your distribution options, and how to structure your finance sources so that you can optimize your returns through mitigation strategies to protect the project, the producer, and the investor(s). Films in the $5-$15 million budget range often have the advantage of allowing enough money to be allocated to the above-the-line talent to secure a name cast. The tricky balance producers and filmmakers face, and the challenge they must overcome if they want their film to be successful, is matching their budget with what the marketplace is willing to pay for their film. The key to success is avoiding common pitfalls producers, investors, and distributors face when making films in the $5-15 million budget range. The $5-$15 million budget range also is one of the most critically successful and finically viable in today’s marketplace. Producers who find or create a story that can sell, attach strong talent, bring quality onto the screen, and understand the importance of structuring a balanced finance plan that generates profits, will be very successful in this budget range. Don't miss this detailed, step-by-step guide to producing a $5-$15 million film that can sell and generate profits! Plus! Jeanette will provide you with exclusive handouts that you can use when making your film. Downloads include: Template Option Agreement (short form) Template Pay-or-Play Offer Agreement Template CAMA (Collection Agent Management Agreement) Template/Adjustable Finance Plan 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.
“Hey! You should be a voice actor!” Has anyone told you that you have a voice that would be perfect for commercials, animated films, or radio? With the new content explosion, especially in animation and documentary filmmaking, the need and market for voice over actors has never been higher. That also means the competition is more intense! So how do you stand out? Don't be intimidated. We've got you covered! Voice over is a fascinating and fun industry that gives you the flexibility to be your own boss and, thanks to the affordability of recording equipment, can allow you to work from home. When you think “voice acting” you may think cartoons, commercials, or video games, and while that is part of the industry, there’s also documentaries, IVR (phone systems), corporate and medical training, e-learning, presentations, mobile games and apps, etc. What used to be a world closed to those who weren’t “in the know” has opened up to everyone who has the talent and drive to do it. But many people who think they have the talent feel that the path to getting started is too overwhelming. That's simply not the case. Tara Tyler has been working in the voice over industry for 10+ years and was the Head of Communications for one of the largest V.O. sites on the web. Exclusively for Stage 32, Tara will teach you everything you need to know to turn your fantastic voice into monetary success. From building an affordable home studio to finding and training your voice to making a demo to submitting your demo on and offline and much more, Tara will demystify the myths, tell you the real truths and get you up, running, and working in no time! "I went from "this is impossible" to "I need to do this" in 90 minutes. I've already ordered some equipment and have begun training. I need more Tara in my life!" - Rashida H.