What It Takes To Get Your Project Set Up at Amazon/Netflix, Studios and TV (Cable, Network & Reality)

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Navigating Your Project's Various Options - With Case Studies!
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Aimee Rivera (old)

Webinar hosted by: Aimee Rivera (old)

Creative Executive at Cindy Cowan Entertainment

Aimee is currently a Creative Executive at Sony. Prior to Sony she was a Creative Executive at Cindy Cowan Entertainment which has produced multiple projects across many mediums. Previously, Aimee worked at Amazon Studios in feature development where she helped build their film department and develop upcoming projects on their slate. Prior to Amazon Studios, Aimee harnessed her skills in both feature and television development and gained strong industry relationships around town. Aimee has experience working in new mediums such as Netflix and Amazon, as well as tradional mediums such as studios, network television, cable television and reality. She spent several years working at notable production companies such as: Exclusive Media (Rush, End of Watch, The Woman in Black) Prospect Park (Salem, Unstoppable, Wilfred) Village Roadshow Pictures (Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) She graduated with a B.A. in Film/Television Production and a minor in Entertainment Marketing from Emerson College. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

In this 90-minute webinar your host Aimee Rivera will go over the steps to set up a project in various different film and television mediums. She will go over everything you need to consider - audience, domestic vs. international, commercial vs. niche. She will then go into an overview of the current marketplace and what's selling in film and television.

If you are a filmmaker, you will learn how to set up a project for a studio, with a case study for Sony Pictures. If you are a film or TV creator, you will learn what you need to know about both Amazon and Netflix in order to get your project set up at each streaming platform, and Aimee will also go over case studies of several of their most popular shows.  

If you are a television creator, Aimee will walk you through what packages are required for cable networks, what elements need to be attached and go through case studies for AMC, FX and HBO. Additionally, Aimee will go over packaging and element requirements for traditional broadcast networks such as NBC, ABC, CW, FOX and CBS. You will also walk away with what each will NOT consider.

Your Stage 32 Next Level Webinar host, Aimee Rivera, will discuss her background which spans studios, TV and streaming platforms. Aimee has worked with Sony, Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Amazon Studios, Exclusive Media - Rush, End of Watch, The Woman in Black, Prospect Park (Salem, Unstoppable, Wilfred), Village Roadshow Pictures (Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) and more. She will go over what she learned from each company that helped shaped the knowledge she knows on getting projects set up.

To read more click the "What You Will Learn" tab above!

 

What You'll Learn

  • Aimee will discuss her background which spans studios, TV and streaming platforms. Aimee has worked with Cindy Cowan Entertainment, Amazon Studios, Exclusive Media - Rush, End of Watch, The Woman in Black, Prospect Park (Salem, Unstoppable, Wilfred), Village Roadshow Pictures (Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes) and more. She will go over what she learned from each company that helped shaped the knowledge she acquired on getting projects set up.

  • Steps To Set Up a Project:
    • Consider the different aspects of your project
    • What type of audience is your target?
    • Will your project focus domestically or internationally?
    • Is the project commercial or niche?
  • Overview of the current marketplace
    • What’s selling in Film
    • What’s selling in TV
    • Examine the trends.
  • What projects are positioned for Amazon/Netflix medium
    • What you need to know about each network and their brand
    • Case study: Transparent
    • Case study: House of Cards
    • Case study: Orange is the New Black
  • How to Set Up a Project For a Studio: Sony
    • What you need to know
    • The process of a project at a big studio
    • How to partner with the right production company with a studio deal
    • Working with the production company at a studio
    • Understanding production companies on the lot and their brand
    • How to do your homework and target the ones that fit your project
  • Working With Cable Networks
    • How the top cable networks brand themselves
    • What shows are being picked up
    • What package is required and what elements need to be attached
    • What each top network will NOT consider
    • Case Studies: signature shows like AMC’s Breaking Bad, FX’s Sons of Anarchy, HBO’s Game of Thrones
  • Creating for Broadcast Networks
    • The top networks: NBC, ABC, CW, FOX, CBS
    • How they brand themselves
    • What shows are being picked up
    • What package is required and what elements need to be attached
    • What each will NOT consider
  • Reality Television
    • Top reality TV networks: TLC, BRAVO, FOX
    • What shows are being picked up
    • What package is required and what elements need to be attached
    • What each will NOT consider 
  • Other Alternatives For Your Project:
    • Getting independent financing and finding distributors through the festival circuit
  • Live Q&A With Aimee!

About Your Instructor

Aimee is currently a Creative Executive at Sony. Prior to Sony she was a Creative Executive at Cindy Cowan Entertainment which has produced multiple projects across many mediums. Previously, Aimee worked at Amazon Studios in feature development where she helped build their film department and develop upcoming projects on their slate. Prior to Amazon Studios, Aimee harnessed her skills in both feature and television development and gained strong industry relationships around town. Aimee has experience working in new mediums such as Netflix and Amazon, as well as tradional mediums such as studios, network television, cable television and reality. She spent several years working at notable production companies such as:

  • Exclusive Media (Rush, End of Watch, The Woman in Black)
  • Prospect Park (Salem, Unstoppable, Wilfred)
  • Village Roadshow Pictures (Lego Movie, Sherlock Holmes)

She graduated with a B.A. in Film/Television Production and a minor in Entertainment Marketing from Emerson College.

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Reviews Average Rating: 3 out of 5

  • The audio quality is terrible. She rambles a lot. I'm going to have to take this in small bits b/c it's easy to lose track of what you're supposed to learn when you zone out because she has no focus.
  • Bullet point, precise, and examples to compare.

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