Basic Principles of Financing a Film Between $1-$3 Million

Hosted by Brad Hibbs Wyman

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Brad Hibbs Wyman

Webinar hosted by: Brad Hibbs Wyman

Producer, Monster (Charlize Theron), Freeway (Reese Witherspoon), Trees Lounge (Steve Buscemi)

For 30 years as a producer Brad has worked in the acquisition of film properties to develop into motion picture screenplays; attachment of top tier talent to the package into motion pictures; the financing of the films; budgeting and overseeing the film production; marketing and distribution of the film. Rule 1, 2 and 3 of producing motion picture is to GET THE MONEY. Accomplishments: Produced over 40 motion pictures. Multiple festival and award winners at Sundance Film Festival, including Reese Witherspoon for Freeway - Best Actress, and Trees Lounge - Audience award for Steve Buscemi. Multiple Independent Spirit Nominations including Best Picture Monster. Academy Award Win for Charlize Theron Best Actress, Monster. Brad has unique expertise resulting from his career successes in two major industries: film/television production and online finance (crowdfunding). After having a notable career as a producer of over 40 motion pictures, he then converged his talents to the online world by creating one of the first live stream TV stations. When crowdfunding emerged, Brad secured financing of entertainment projects online. As vertical lead of film/tv/video at IndieGoGo, he tripled the contributions for the vertical to a high of 3 million per month. Going on to serve as Chief Crowdfunding Officer at FundAnything, Brad was responsible for back-to-back $1 million+ crowdfunding campaigns on a then brand new, unknown platform. At the time these were the 3rd and 4th highest raises for film in the crowdfunding space. Brad was also instrumental in developing the start-up platform, Fanbacked, which specializes in curated entertainment crowdfunding campaigns. As a result of his roles as film financier, and leader in online media and finance, he has distinctive skills that can work in all aspects of media. These include the mastery of social networking, e-commerce, and film/tv/web production. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Stage 32 is honored to bring in Brad Hibbs Wyman, producer of the highly acclaimed film, Monster starring Charlize Theron in her Oscar-winning role, to teach for Next Level Education on the Basic Principles of Financing a Film Between $1MM-$3MM. Having produced over 40 films at all budget ranges (including Freeway starring Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon and actor Steve Buscemi's directorial debut, Trees Lounge), Brad has learned all aspects of financing and the elements that are needed for a successful raise.

Brad will teach the basic principles of motion picture financing for under 3 million dollar features which include:

Rule #1 - “GET THE MONEY"

Rule #2 - Always remember to “GET THE MONEY”

Rule #3 - Never forget to always remember to “GET THE MONEY"

Needless to say, the way you will learn will be fun and educational. We are excited to have the Stage 32 community learn from Brad who is such a prolific producer. A portion of Brad’s proceeds will be donated to an arts charity.

 

"Brad was great. I loved his style and how frank he was. Really appreciate his demeanor." - Robert G.

"It was one of the most amazing experiences. The most entertaining and true presenter I have ever come across." - Ranadeep B.

"Awesome experience - great learning opportunity and very well organized. I look forward to more." - Brien Gorham

 

What You'll Learn

Introduction

  • Brad's background
  • Projects Brad has worked on

Film Financing Obstacles

  • Not having correct information
  • Current market and need for strong returns
  • Speculation and the "unknown" for this type of investment
  • Package: talent, timeline, creative and multiple financiers

Types of Film Financing

We will go over each of these specific types of financing and discuss specific examples on how you can incorporate them into your raise.

  • Equity
  • Pre-sales
  • GAP
  • Tax Incentives
  • Deferred & Crowdfunding
  • Private Equity

How Do You Make Your Project Stand Out To Investors?

We will go over specific tools to help you navigate the agencies and your film's package.

  • Agencies (step by step guide)
  • Team and Experience (guide to director, producer, talent

Financial Package

We will go over a guideline of each of these:

  • Tax Incentives
  • Pre-sales
  • Debt
  • Domestic MG

Plan of Execution

  • Your investment proposal and what it looks like
  • Completion / Guarantor bonds
  • Pitching

An in-depth and interactive Q&A!

About Your Instructor

For 30 years as a producer Brad has worked in the acquisition of film properties to develop into motion picture screenplays; attachment of top tier talent to the package into motion pictures; the financing of the films; budgeting and overseeing the film production; marketing and distribution of the film.

Rule 1, 2 and 3 of producing motion picture is to GET THE MONEY. Accomplishments: Produced over 40 motion pictures. Multiple festival and award winners at Sundance Film Festival, including Reese Witherspoon for Freeway - Best Actress, and Trees Lounge - Audience award for Steve Buscemi. Multiple Independent Spirit Nominations including Best Picture Monster. Academy Award Win for Charlize Theron Best Actress, Monster.

Brad has unique expertise resulting from his career successes in two major industries: film/television production and online finance (crowdfunding). After having a notable career as a producer of over 40 motion pictures, he then converged his talents to the online world by creating one of the first live stream TV stations.

When crowdfunding emerged, Brad secured financing of entertainment projects online. As vertical lead of film/tv/video at IndieGoGo, he tripled the contributions for the vertical to a high of 3 million per month. Going on to serve as Chief Crowdfunding Officer at FundAnything, Brad was responsible for back-to-back $1 million+ crowdfunding campaigns on a then brand new, unknown platform. At the time these were the 3rd and 4th highest raises for film in the crowdfunding space.

Brad was also instrumental in developing the start-up platform, Fanbacked, which specializes in curated entertainment crowdfunding campaigns. As a result of his roles as film financier, and leader in online media and finance, he has distinctive skills that can work in all aspects of media. These include the mastery of social networking, e-commerce, and film/tv/web production.

Testimonials

"Brad was great. I loved his style and how frank he was. Really appreciate his demeanor." - Robert G.

"It was one of the most amazing experiences. The most entertaining and true presenter I have ever come across." - Ranadeep B.

"Awesome experience - great learning opportunity and very well organized. I look forward to more." - Brien Gorham

 

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • Well done Mr. Hibbs ! Your presentation offered a relaxed atmosphere. I found it enjoyable and with ease to take in the wealth of knowledge you shared. Thank You ! worth every penny !!!

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