Michael Wormser currently operates Level 10 Films, a film and digital production company. Prior to that he served as Head of Production at Maker Studios, where he successfully developed, produced and distributed video content online and brought viewership of the content from 40 million monthly viewers to 250 million monthly viewers. He was also the Executive Producer at BlackboxTV and recently partnered with YouTuber/Actor Joey Graceffa to produce the hit web series Storytellers, which has received over 6 Million views to date. Michael also produced the YouTube Movie Smiley starring Youtube personalities Shane Dawson and Toby Turner, which currently boasts over 30 Million trailer views and received distribution in AMC Theaters. Michael also produced the Hulu series Tease for Fox Television Studios. Full Bio »
Never has there been a more opportune time than now for filmmakers to directly reach a global audience. YouTube has not only provided the mechanics to do so, but also provides the bandwidth, platform, and global audience - all at the low low cost of FREE hundred dollars! Yes, that's right, FREE.
Thousands of people across the world are using this platform to earn a living telling their stories, creating content based on their vision and their voice… Now it’s your turn to help carry your message to the masses. Many people create wonderful YouTube channels that go unseen. Stage 32 is here to help make sure that doesn't happen to you!
In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, your host Michael Wormser will teach you how you can harness YouTube to create your own network of content for your film and build a massive fan base. Michael will show you brick by brick how you can turn your film into tangible content, culminating that into a functioning channel, and ultimately helping you get to your target goals and have your film reach an audience of millions of viewers.
Your host Michael Wormser operates Level 10 Films, a film and digital production company. Prior to that he served as Head of Production at Maker Studios, Executive Producer at BlackboxTV and recently partnered with YouTuber/Actor Joey Graceffa to produce the hit web series Storytellers, which has received over 6 Million views to date. Michael also produced the YouTube Movie Smiley, starring Shane Dawson and Toby Turner, that currently boasts over 30 Million trailer views, and the Hulu series Tease for Fox Television Studios.
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Your Definitive Guide to Microbudget Filmmaking Payment Plans Available - Contact email@example.com For More Information Learn how you can make your movie for under $50k from a microbudget expert who's produced features for Legendary, Lakeshore Entertainment, Netflix, and IFC Films, as well as series for Fox Television Studios, Hulu, FreeForm, Netflix, and 20th Century Digital. PLUS! Get sample budgets, schedules, lookbooks, storyboards and film festival packages! The barrier to entry for making a film is at an all time low. With access, opportunity and new distribution options you can now take your film idea from concept to distribution easier than ever before. Best of all? You get to collaborate with people you choose to make that story a reality. How can you do that? By making your film independently on a microbudget under $50,000. This process means you don't have to pitch to studio executives and major financiers who will have their own notes about your story and what it should be and who to sell it to -- all of which you and your team might disagree with. In fact, you are in full control of the process from start to finish. Microbudget filmmaking is a path to creative freedom, and one that is paved with profits if done correctly. To make your story see the big screen, you're going to need to spend extra time working to make sure you're doing everything right because you have no time or money to waste. We have the perfect Stage 32 Educator, Michael Wormser, who is here to show you how to develop, produce, and distribute your microbudget movie. Michael is an award-winning producer who specializes in microbudget filmmaking and has produced over 70 projects including features for Legendary, Lakeshore Entertainment, Netflix, and IFC Films, as well as series for Fox Television Studios, Hulu, FreeForm, Netflix, and 20th Century Digital. Through an interactive 4-part virtual class, Michael dives deep into the four key areas of microbudget filmmaking that you must master in order to be successful: Development, Planning, Production, and Distribution. Each of these four phases comes with unique challenges and opportunities that Michael will show you how to use to your advantage to produce the best microbudget film possible and get it out to your audience to enjoy. You'll walk away from these sessions with everything you need to know to collaborate and produce your own microbudget film. You will have assignments between each session to put to practice what you learn for your own film, and you will also get documents that will help you on your own journey: Budget and Schedule Examples Look book Examples Storyboard Examples Film Festival Package Examples **PLUS! Michael will be available on email with you throughout the class for any questions you want to ask him about your own project! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to work with an acclaimed producer who's helped countless creators bring their microbudget projects to life! Praise from Michael's previous class: "Michael is the real deal. His tricks to the process blew my mind. I can't thank you enough for all you taught us!" - James P. "Run, no, sprint to learn from Michael. His knowledge and attention to detail is bar none. I highly recommend Michael as a teacher. I've produced projects before but he has an incredible knowledge base on all aspects to help streamline processes." - Aimee M.
4 part class taught by Producer Michael Wormser, whose online distribution projects have reached over 30 million viewers! AVAILABLE ON DEMAND! Have you ever wondered how so many people have films, trailers, shorts and webisodes online that have achieved massive fan bases and are making millions of dollars? Well the truth is they aren’t any different than you, and in today’s world you have the same resources available that they do. There are many outlets to reach an audience, but how many of these are effective? In this course, you'll find out the best ways to not only reach an audience, but to engage and successfully grow an audience online. Stage 32 Next Level Classes is excited to bring you the previously-recorded 4 part class: Zero to Hero: How to Build an Online Audience taught by Michael Wormser, who brought the viewership content of Maker Studios from 40M to 250M monthly! Learn how you can see success in this competitive directly from an executive who's mastered it. Purchasing gives you access to the previously-recorded live class.Although Michael is no longer reviewing the assignments, we still encourage all listeners to participate!
Payment Plans Available - Contact firstname.lastname@example.org For More Information AN IN-DEPTH THREE-PART CLASS (OVER 6 HOURS OF EDUCATION)! PLUS! Receive exclusive handouts, including a budget template, a "Ripomatic" example, and an overview of state tax credits. The detailed steps you need to get your project made - taught by a producer with over 70 projects produced. As a producer, it’s your job to get a film up and running and to put the pieces in place so cameras can start shooting and something fantastic can actually get made. You might already have a great script that you feel is ready to shoot, but especially for newer filmmakers and producers, the next steps you need to take can feel uncertain. Where are you going to get the money, and how much money do you actually need? Who’s going to direct, who’s going to star, and how can you get each player on board? What materials do you need to prepare ahead of time, and how can you use the connections you have (or make new connections you need) to get what you need going? The path from script to production can feel big, vague, and intimidating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it, especially with the right guidance and understanding. Michael Wormser is featured as a "Go-To Producer" by Produced By Magazine and has produced features for Legendary, Lakeshore Entertainment, Netflix, and IFC Films, as well as series for Fox Television Studios, Hulu, FreeForm, Netflix, and 20th Century Digital. Michael’s long, long list of completed projects attests to his honed ability to get projects off the ground, an important talent for any producer and one he is excited to share with the Stage 32 community. In this three-part class, Michael will offer you a comprehensive and intensely helpful guide to the steps you need to take to actually get your project made by using your connections, finding the money, building your team, and closing the deals. His first class will focus on the steps you should take before “going out” with your script, including beta-testing your script, putting together your materials like lookbooks, budgets, and shooting schedules, and how to package your project. In the next session, Michael will lay out how to actually “go out” with your project, including how to pitch, how to build your network, and how to actually close the deal. Along the way, Michael will be answering your questions and giving you specific and helpful strategies you can take back to your own project. No matter how experienced you are, getting your passion project made is within your reach. Whether you’re a brand new producer or someone with more experience looking for a refresher or new perspective, Michael will give you the tools you need.
A New Exclusive Webinar! Learn how to make a fantastic sizzle reel that can sell your television series from an award-winning executive producer, known in Hollywood for delivering world-class sizzle reels in all genres. One of the biggest challenges you’ll face when selling your TV series is conveying your idea to the buyer. You may have a great idea, a great piece of talent, or exclusive IP attached, but without the right pitch elements, a buyer won’t fully understand what your final project will be. This is where your sizzle reel comes in. A sizzle reel is a visual representation of your idea that unscripted and scripted series creators often use to sell their projects to buyers or potential partners. Sizzle reels often pack a stronger punch than many written or verbal pitches because television is a visual medium, and these short video reels will show the buyer exactly what your project is about and how it will look and feel. With so much competition in today’s market, a sizzle reel is a great way to stand out from the crowd. And a strong sizzle reel can easily be passed around to help sell your show to other executives, reps and buyers when you aren't there to pitch yourself. It's an important and powerful tool. In this exclusive Stage 32 webinar, you’ll learn everything you need to create a great sizzle reel to sell your television show. From the elements you need to include, to how to use a sizzle reel to keep creative control, to what to do with your sizzle reel when it's completed and beyond. Helping make your TV concept sizzle is Jeff Fisher, an award-winning producer, director, and editor with over 20 years of experience, and has a reputation in Hollywood for delivering world-class sizzle reels in all genres. From scripted to long-form docs and doc series, Jeff has worked with every major network and most of Hollywood’s high-profile production companies, including NBC Universal, ABC, Fox, The Travel Channel, Nickelodeon, HLN, and more. Most recently, Jeff produced the psychological thriller DON’T HANG UP starring Wendell Pierce and Lauren Holly for the Bounce Network, which has become the network’s highest-rated film. He currently has multiple projects in development, all of which he has crafted sizzle reels for as he takes them out to buyers. Not only will Jeff show you everything you need to know about sizzle reels, but he will also provide examples of successful sizzle reels that you will learn from. Plus, if you attend the live webcast with Jeff, you’ll have a chance to ask him any questions regarding creating a great reel to sell your television series. By the end of this webinar, you’ll know every element of a great sizzle reel, how to craft your reel, how to use the reel as your sales tool, and more. Don’t miss out on this great chance to learn how to pitch your show with a sizzle reel so buyers can truly see your vision.
Unscripted (reality) television has burst onto cable and streaming platforms with a vengeance. In fact, reality seems to be everywhere these days with shows covering just about every subject imaginable. However, much has changed since the pioneers of reality TV came into people's living rooms (remember THE REAL WORLD and JOE MILLIONAIRE?). Gone are the days of simple formats allowing unfiltered access into the day to day lives of real people. Today, the networks and streamers are interested in shows providing a behind the curtain peak into all sorts of different subcultures. Mostly everyone can think of a time when they've thought "Wow, that would make a great reality TV" - But where do you start if you want to develop and pitch an unscripted show ? The challenges in developing unscripted/reality shows are lengthy. Unscripted shows don’t have scripts or actors, and they deal with real people and the personal conflicts they deal with in navigating their work and personal lives. And, just like networks and streaming platforms have mandates for scripted shows, they also have mandates for unscripted shows. So, how do you plan and develop the trajectory of a show if it's not scripted? If you have a great concept and cast, it's your job to function as a producer - read: therapist and gatekeeper - to prove that you can sustain the concept through multiple seasons. You have to make sure that you have a reliable cast that's on board with your vision. And you have to know how to sell that vision in a clear and winning fashion. This all begins by understanding what networks and the steaming platforms are looking for, who's programming what, what materials you will need to have in order to pitch, and how to put together a sizzle real and/or deck that rises above the rest. Catherine Keithley is the Vice President of Current and Development at Brian Graden Media. She produced Season 1 of INSTANT INFLUENCER with James Charles for YouTube Originals, Seasons 1 - 4 of ESCAPE THE NIGHT for YouTube Originals starring Joey Graceffa, the hour special also for YouTube Originals BAND TOGETHER WITH LOGIC and season 1 of MS. T'S MUSIC FACTORY for Lifetime. She's sold and developed a number of shows for BGM at various stages of development, casting, presentations, and pilots for networks like Lifetime, NBC, BET, POP, E!, Bravo, GSN, A&E, Fullscreen, & YouTube Originals. Catherine will teach you what makes a network interested in an unscripted show. You will learn how to pick "characters" that are watchable and whey they'd be attractive to a buyer. She'll go over the various genres that are produced for unscripted television and break them down by network. She will take you through what goes into development for each of the genres, including what materials you will need and what your sizzle needs to look like. She will even go into detail by network on who is buying what in unscripted - breaking down budget ranges so you're fully understanding on where your unscripted idea stands. Like what you heard from Catherine during this webcast? Send your concept to Catherine and speak with her for half-hour by clicking here. You will see what types of characters stand out to a network, what your pitch deck needs to look like and how you can hook someone immediately with your sizzle. Catherine will give you all the tools you need to make your unscripted pitch sing. "After working in unscripted selling to mostly all major networks, I'll help give you the insight into what it takes to pitch a winning unscripted idea that will get sold." - Catherine Keithley
Payment plans available - contact email@example.com for details This Lab Is Limited To 8 Spots - Reserve Your Spot Now Learn how to access financing from a producer who's raised over $15 million for projects, and receive exclusive materials, including a workbook for Finding Your First 100 Investor Leads PLUS! You'll see sample decks of feature film and documentary projects to help you build your own like a professional. Are you feeling stuck trying to create your film investor decks? How long should it be? What should be included? How do I lay it out? What are some design tricks? Where do I find images and comps? It's crucial to help you raise money for a project but can be very confusing. It can be SO hard to find good examples because they contain proprietary info! But, in a private one-on-one class, your Stage 32 Educator Sara Elizabeth Timmins will take you "behind the scenes" for a SNEAK PEEK at decks that have attracted over $15M in film funding! You will gain insight so you can craft your own with knowledge, understanding, and confidence. Sara Elizabeth previously helped produce the Emmy-nominated HBO hit MCMILLIONS for Mark Wahlberg’s company and has worked with actors like Jane Seymour, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Josh Lucas, and Mackenzie Foy. Her films have been seen in theaters, HBO, The Hallmark Channel, Starz, Showtime, and internationally. Your film investor deck is your number one marketing material/door opener for your film. Nailing it is key to getting the meeting or getting your script read. In this eight-part lab over four weeks, you will build your own investor pitch deck under the guidance of Sara Elizabeth to help you nail the copy, content, and design to create a deck that wows. You will also review several different decks that have been used with great success and explore what to include and the secrets to decks that convert. Students are responsible for executing their own deck design, so while Sara Elizabeth will be coaching and guiding, the filmmaker is responsible for creating the actual deck. You will get to see examples, which will make all the difference in understanding where to start and what you need – giving you the confidence you are on the right track. Join us for an inside peek so you can craft your own film investor pitch deck with knowledge, understanding, and confidence! Praise for Sara Elizabeth's Previous Stage 32 Courses "Finding leads for support for a project is one of the most intimidating and overwhelming parts of filmmaking. I was skeptical about Sara Elizabeth's affirmation that everyone could find 100 leads based on their existing network. About 20 minutes into her webinar I found myself "eating my words". I'm thrilled to say that I was absolutely able to not just find my 100, but also have a plan for how to approach and talk to people about my film project." -- Day A.