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Film Financing: Create an Investor-Ready Package

This course offers a deep dive into US and international film financing, aiming to demystify the entire process and equip you with tools to create a package of your own.

6:30–8:30pm (Classroom 1)Note: This is a 3 part class (6 hours)

What does it mean to package a film, and where do you begin? How do you keep your financing models current? How do you stay afloat? And how do you do it all on an indie budget? This course offers a deep dive into US and international film financing, aiming to demystify the entire process and equip you with tools to create a package of your own.

In this class, we will go through the development process of creating the packaging elements needed for your investor presentation in order to raise financing throughout the different stages of your project. Learn to specifically identify the various methods used by today’s filmmakers in structuring and raising financing. Walk away with actionable tips and tricks for developing, planning and producing an independent feature film with budgets under $5MM.

The course is taught by Kevin Christoffersen, who has been producing content internationally for two decades. His current initiatives include the sourcing, development, acquisition and distribution of TV series, feature films and new media technologies.

The first class will offer a broad overview of film financing, from public, to private, to debt and others. The second class will focus on packaging elements you’ll need for your film: business plans, investment presentations, lookbooks, shooting schedules, and more. After the first two classes, you’ll take what you’ve learned and come to the third class prepared to workshop your project (if you have one); you’ll bring your own package and work through anything you might be missing and what you need to change to set yourself up for success.

What You Will Learn

  • The different kinds of film financing: public, private, debt, among others!

  • Identify the right materials to develop in order to attract investors, and learn how to package your project to stand out to these investors.

  • Workshop best practices when setting up your company and securing your financing.

  • Production tips on your feature film to eventually sell and distribute your feature film.

About the instructor

Kevin Christoffersen

Kevin Christoffersen

Kevin Christoffersen has been working in just about every form of media for nearly three decades – producing content internationally across four continents while living in five countries.

He is an Educator and Development Executive of the new platform, ‘Film Education & Development.’ In this role, Kevin guides filmmakers through the A to Z feature film Development process with his workshop courses and filmmaker consultations. Kevin sits on the Advisory Board of the Art Of Brooklyn Film Festival and has recently completed co-writing a feature length screenplay.

On the producing side, he is coordinating a new film fund venture that includes forming co-production partnerships for multi-lateral feature films throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. This is being achieved through a slate financing structure.

Kevin works between New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver always discovering something new about the ever changing film industry landscape.

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