The Key Materials You Need To Gain An Investor's Trust

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Sara Elizabeth Timmins

Webinar hosted by: Sara Elizabeth Timmins

Producer at 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 Live Life Out Loud Films to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen theatrically, internationally, and on HBO, Hallmark Channel, Starz, and Showtime. 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. Most recently, she produced MCMILLIONS, an HBO docu-series for Mark Wahlberg’s company which premiered at Sundance 2020 and is in development on several feature films and series. She also works as a consultant for both films and filmmakers and has produced national campaigns for companies like Meyer Natural Foods & Laura's Lean. She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG, and both DGA & PGA eligible and was a Qualified Independent Producer for NBCUniversal/IFTA. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Sara Elizabeth Timmins, who was on the producing team of HBO's McMillions with Mark Wahlberg

Do you ever feel worried that you don’t have the experience or credits to close on financing with an investor for your projects? Do you stop yourself from reaching out to dream partners because you don’t think they would want to work with you?

The truth is Hollywood is filled with people who started without contacts or credits but managed to sell themselves and their projects as worthwhile, and you can too. The key to hooking an investor and making them comfortable working with you is establishing trust and credibility in a meeting or pitch. In this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, producer Sara Elizabeth Timmins will show you how she uses her ability to exude confidence and establish strong relationships to attract millions of dollars from investors to make her projects go.

You will learn how to build credibility in meetings, you will learn the seven things you can do to stand out and impress investors, and be given proven tips and tricks to gain trust, even if this is your first film. Sara Elizabeth will also give you her favorite hack to establish clout and confidence and show you the value of being honest without losing investors.

Sara Elizabeth is a top producer and founder of Live Life Out Loud Films, where she creates quality, inspiring films that champion women. Her films have been seen theatrically, internationally, and on HBO, Hallmark Channel, Starz, and Showtime. She has worked with talented actors, including Academy Award winners Ellen Burstyn and Chris Cooper, Jane Seymour, Josh Lucas, and Mackenzie Foy, among others. She recently produced MCMILLIONS, an HBO docu-series, for Mark Wahlberg’s company which premiered at Sundance in 2020 and is currently in development on several feature films and series.

By the end of this webinar, you’ll have the know-how to establish an environment that makes your investor feel like your project is the one they can’t pass up. From mindset to preparation to knowing what to say and how to behave, you will have proven techniques to gain investors trust and attention to set your films up for success.

What You'll Learn

The Key to Leading with Confidence

  • Shifting your Mindset
  • You are what you project

Being Prepared

  • The Key Materials to project professionalism
  • How to keep it real and connect

Articulating Why You

  • 7 things you can do to stand out and impress investors
  • How to save a potential investor who has already been burned by film (or knows someone who has)

How to Build Credibility in Meetings

  • 3 things you should do in every meeting
  • Proven tips and tricks to build trust when it is your first film
  • My favorite credibility hack

Leading with Honesty and Integrity

  • How to tell the truth but not lose investors
  • The value of keeping it real

About Your Instructor

Sara Elizabeth Timmins established Live Life Out Loud Films to create quality, inspiring impact films that champion women. Her films have been seen theatrically, internationally, and on HBO, Hallmark Channel, Starz, and Showtime. 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.

Most recently, she produced MCMILLIONS, an HBO docu-series for Mark Wahlberg’s company which premiered at Sundance 2020 and is in development on several feature films and series. She also works as a consultant for both films and filmmakers and has produced national campaigns for companies like Meyer Natural Foods & Laura's Lean.

She is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, SAG, and both DGA & PGA eligible and was a Qualified Independent Producer for NBCUniversal/IFTA.


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