How to Find, Approach & Close Investors For Your Film

Hosted by Tom Malloy

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Tom Malloy

Webinar hosted by: Tom Malloy

Co-Founder at Glasshouse Distribution, raised over $25M

A critically acclaimed actor, Tom wowed Hollywood with his stunning turn in the indie-cult favorite Gravesend in 1998, which was produced by Oliver Stone. Tom became a trend setter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers and made it his business to learn as much about the filmmaking industry as possible. Over the years, Tom has raised more than $25 million in private equity from independent financiers and has written, produced and starred or co-starred in nearly all the films that his company Trick Candle Productions has made (save the two documentaries).Some of these films include Hero of the Underworld, directed by John Vincent, and stars Malloy, Quinton Aaron, and Nicole Fox, the film Ashley, directed by Dean Ronalds, which was in theaters in 2013, Love N' Dancing, which was directed by Rob Iscove (She's All That), and stars Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, Billy Zane, Rachel Dratch, and Betty White; the psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer, directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Tom Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a thriller directed by Mary Lambert called The Attic, starring John Savage, Malloy, and Elisabeth Moss.As an actor, Tom has also appeared in principle roles on Law & Order SVU, Third Watch, Kidnapped, The Seige (with Denzel Washington) and Anger Management.In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Tom is an accomplished author whose book Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films is considered the "gold standard" of indie film financing instruction. A second edition came out in 2012.Tom has also competed and taught classes in the smooth, hip-hop dance style known as West Coast Swing. He was trained by seven time U.S. Open Champion Robert Royston in Swing and has trained in Salsa with World Champions Gary and Diana McDonald.For 10 years, Tom was a nationally known motivational speaker for adults and kids and traveled across the country spreading his positive message to students of all ages. Over the years, he has spoken to more than 100,000 students.Finally, Tom has mentored numerous film students, and Executive Produced and Produced their short films, and continues to do so. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face is to find money for your film. It may be the single biggest obstacle you have to overcome. Actors, Writers, Producers, Directors… they are everywhere. The key that separates the successful ones from the ones still struggling is the ability to raise the money necessary to create the project. The money comes from investors. No matter what your role is in regards to film, documentaries, and TV, this is your dream webinar!

You will learn where the investors are, how to find them, how to network with them, and, most importantly, how to close the deal and get the money. Remember the golden rule: “He or She who has the Gold, makes the rules.”

You’ll learn how to make an action plan, how to put yourself in the right place, and how to navigate the film markets. By the end of this webinar, you will know where to start in regards to finding investors in order to make your dreams come true.

Your host Tom Malloy has raised over $25M in funding for films, co-owns the distribution/foreign sales company Glass House Distribution, and is the author of the book Bankroll.

What You'll Learn

Intro

  • Assuming the project is “prepped” – we’ll be making the assumption that the project has all the necessary elements to make it a professional project.
  • What are HNIs?
  • Why you Should Always be Ready
  • Searching for Long Term Partners
  • The Issue with Crowdfunding
  • What you’re going to learn

 

Part 1 – The Hunt

  • Your Pitch in Concise Form – how to do the two minute elevator pitch.
  • Why you need to be constantly Practicing
  • Where are the Investors?
  • Do you know the 6 Degrees of Separation – the mathematical concept that will help you find investors.
  • Action Plan: the 5/5 email list – a specific action plan on sending 10 emails total.

 

Part 2 – The Hunt, contd.

  • Who is the ideal investor?
  • How to research
  • Why “making lists” has made me a success.
  • How do you get a meeting?
  • Action Plan: The Ideal List – a specific action plan for putting together a list of your ideal investors.

 

Part 3: Putting Yourself in the Right Place

  • How to use the list you’ve created
  • How to set meetings and present yourself.
  • How to network and be around the people you need to meet.
  • A description of the cliques in Hollywood, and how to navigate that.
  • The art of not giving up.

 

Part 4: The Markets

  • AFM – The American Film Market
  • Cannes – The Marche Du Film
  • How to Work Them
  • How you can network at these markets.
  • Why markets need to be a priority.
  • A summary of the results myself and others have had from working the markets.

 

Part 5: Special Tips

  • Why you should never take the easy way out
  • The issue with consultants
  • A Note on Drinking
  • Why you should always be working
  • Why you should always be developing
  • The benefits of thinking Long Term
  • Why you should never stop researching
  • How to lead to the close

 

Q&A

 

About Your Instructor

A critically acclaimed actor, Tom wowed Hollywood with his stunning turn in the indie-cult favorite Gravesend in 1998, which was produced by Oliver Stone. Tom became a trend setter as one of the first successful triple-hyphenate Actor/Writer/Producers and made it his business to learn as much about the filmmaking industry as possible. Over the years, Tom has raised more than $25 million in private equity from independent financiers and has written, produced and starred or co-starred in nearly all the films that his company Trick Candle Productions has made (save the two documentaries).

Some of these films include Hero of the Underworld, directed by John Vincent, and stars Malloy, Quinton Aaron, and Nicole Fox, the film Ashley, directed by Dean Ronalds, which was in theaters in 2013, Love N' Dancing, which was directed by Rob Iscove (She's All That), and stars Amy Smart, Tom Malloy, Billy Zane, Rachel Dratch, and Betty White; the psychological thriller The Alphabet Killer, directed by Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn, Crime & Punishment in Suburbia) and stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Tom Malloy, Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Oscar Winner Melissa Leo; and a thriller directed by Mary Lambert called The Attic, starring John Savage, Malloy, and Elisabeth Moss.

As an actor, Tom has also appeared in principle roles on Law & Order SVU, Third Watch, Kidnapped, The Seige (with Denzel Washington) and Anger Management.

In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Tom is an accomplished author whose book Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films is considered the "gold standard" of indie film financing instruction. A second edition came out in 2012.

Tom has also competed and taught classes in the smooth, hip-hop dance style known as West Coast Swing. He was trained by seven time U.S. Open Champion Robert Royston in Swing and has trained in Salsa with World Champions Gary and Diana McDonald.

For 10 years, Tom was a nationally known motivational speaker for adults and kids and traveled across the country spreading his positive message to students of all ages. Over the years, he has spoken to more than 100,000 students.

Finally, Tom has mentored numerous film students, and Executive Produced and Produced their short films, and continues to do so.

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Reviews Average Rating: 5 out of 5

  • Some very interesting insights into investors and how to attract them.

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