In these three interactive virtual workshops, you'll learn step by step how to develop your story, develop your business plan and submit a top-notch application for a Greenlight Grant next spring. It's the perfect way to kick-start your project and, ultimately, increase its chances for success. To get the full benefit of the bootcamp, filmmakers should plan to attend all three parts.
Part Two: Business Development
Saturday, Nov. 12, 10 AM - Noon CST
Presented by Kevin Christoffersen
Free to members of the Produce Iowa Media Production Directory ($50 fee for non-members)
What's your plan?
In this second class, it's time to take your creative ideas and get down to business. You'll learn how to develop your financing and operations to tell your story. You'll learn how to estimate a budget based on your script, option rights and hire casting directors to lock in bankable talent, find comparative projects in the industry to align your projections, and get creative with crowdfunding, exclusive experiences and fiscal sponsorships to raise funds. We'll also discuss how to create an LLC operating agreement, hire accounting professionals, shop around for insurance policies, and further develop your sales and distribution plans. The tips you'll learn in this course are valuable to all levels of filmmaking experience.