Breaking Down Talent (Actor) Offers - Plus! Get Offer Template Handouts

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Jim Young, Producer

Webinar hosted by: Jim Young, Producer

Animus Films (The Catcher Was a Spy, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Words)

Jim Young is the Producer/Owner of Animus Films, an independent production company behind films like last year's ALMOST FRIENDS, starring Freddie Highmore ("The Good Doctor", "Bates Motel") and Haley Joel Osment. Jim has a long history of producing critically acclaimed features and documentaries including YEAR OF THE BULL (Showtime), HOMECOMING (Mischa Barton, Jessica Stroup), DON MCKAY (Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo), THE WORDS (Bradley cooper, Zoe Saldana), LOVELACE (Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard), LIFE OF A KING (Cuba Gooding Jr.), and THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons). Animus Films recently premiered THE CATHER WAS A SPY starring Paul Rudd at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, after releasing FAT CAMP with Vivica A. Fox. earlier this year. Jim is currently in development on LAYOVER starring Penelope Cruz.   Animus Films productions have released through Showtime, Paramount Pictures, CBS Films, The Weinstein Company, Millennium Entertainment, and Image Entertainment. His films have also premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Toronto Film Festival.   Credits include: Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Your host, producer Jim Young, has produced almost 20 films and attached talent such as Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Dev Patel, Cuba Gooding Jr., Amanda Seyfried and more!

The actor is generally the key element to green light a film, so the process of attaching talent is in many ways the most critical step to see your project mounted. In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, we will delve into the process of attracting and signing talent to your film. This will include a primer as to the roles of casting directors, talent agents, lawyers, and foreign sales agents. We will examine the value of additional materials to send along with the script and offer. We will also discuss elements to consider when negotiating talent deals.

 

What You'll Learn

  • Why Actors = Green Light for your Film
  • Vetting “value” of actors for the roles and the role of a foreign sales agent in the casting process
  • Attachment Letter vs. Long-form Acting Agreement
  • When to bring on a Casting Director and their role in the process
  • Things to consider in the selection process of actors to target beyond sales value
  • Building the Shooting Schedule to benefit actors’ schedule
  • Reading Offer vs. Financial Offer vs. Pay or Play Offer
  • Is there a benefit of a letter from the Director or Producer?
  • Is there value of a Look Book or Promo to share with the Actor?
  • Role of Covering Agents and benefit of working with a specific talent agency
  • Having a legal team to negotiate the deal
  • Things to consider during the talent deal negotiation
  • Legal elements to have in place prior to the release
  • In-depth Q&A about Talent Outreach and Deals

Jim will provide all webinar attendees:

  • Actor Attachment Offer Template
  • Actor Offer Letter Template

About Your Instructor

Jim Young is the Producer/Owner of Animus Films, an independent production company behind films like last year's ALMOST FRIENDS, starring Freddie Highmore ("The Good Doctor", "Bates Motel") and Haley Joel Osment. Jim has a long history of producing critically acclaimed features and documentaries including YEAR OF THE BULL (Showtime), HOMECOMING (Mischa Barton, Jessica Stroup), DON MCKAY (Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo), THE WORDS (Bradley cooper, Zoe Saldana), LOVELACE (Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard), LIFE OF A KING (Cuba Gooding Jr.), and THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons).

Animus Films recently premiered THE CATHER WAS A SPY starring Paul Rudd at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, after releasing FAT CAMP with Vivica A. Fox. earlier this year. Jim is currently in development on LAYOVER starring Penelope Cruz.

 

Animus Films productions have released through Showtime, Paramount Pictures, CBS Films, The Weinstein Company, Millennium Entertainment, and Image Entertainment. His films have also premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Toronto Film Festival.

 

Credits include:
The man who knew infinityThe WordsLovelaceLife of a King

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