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The Changing Landscape of Film Distribution Workshop featuring Jeff Hardy, CEO of FilmProfit and Rene Leda, Netminds Producers Rep & and Producer Ray Ellingsen

In this recorded workshop we discuss the changing landscape of film distribution and how filmmakers sell movies and make money given the contraction in theatrical release and the explosive growth in streaming platforms. Participants include:

Jeffrey Hardy, CEO for Film Profit, a leader in the field of film analytics with more than 25 years experience in closely studying the film business, and in analyzing and modeling how much a film can earn in release and the financial output of that to its owners/licensors.  As the founder of FilmProfit he work with leading independent film producers to assess their projects, develop their understanding of audiences and market strategies, and create their business plans. FilmProfit reports are frequently key to producers seeking funding from investors, banks, and even government agencies. 

Rene Leda, founder of Netminds, an international media company dedicated to the distribution and production of entertainment content across multiple platforms to worldwide audiences including merchandising and live shows. If you are planning on producing a film or episodic project with a budget of over $1M you almost always need pre-sales and minimum guarantees in order to get funding. By the time your budget reaches $5M, it is an absolute requirement from investors and banks who need proof of the economic viability of your project. Making a $1M-$5M+ film or episodic project without pre-sales and minimum guarantees in place usually ensures your first project is your last. 

Ray Ellingsen, co-founder of Motion Pictures Media Group, is a producer who works with new production companies to assess, develop, cast, and fund their feature film projects. 

Topics addressed:

  • The theatrical distribution landscape, including significant changes experienced by both exhibitors and distributors, and how those are playing out  in reference to revenue changes and new requirements for indie film productions. 

  • New negotiations between studios and exhibitors regarding day-and-date release, release windows, and how they impact what producers earn and when revenue is received. 

  • New options for distributors in how to release a film to the public, and how these impact revenues earned by producers and when producers are paid for their films. 

  • How Genre, Target Audience, Budget, and Producer Marketing Commitment impact film revenues. 

  • Age-Related Audiences Behavior regarding New Releases, "Ticket" purchases for streamed Premiere events, Family viewing. 

This workshop comes with the following resources which are very important to film and TV producers. The process of making a film is creating a series of contracts and hiring cast and crew to create copyrighted content you can sell and license, often with the help of investors and banks who want to get paid back. 

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  • Video Getting Bank Funding to Fund Film and Television featuring Adrian Ward Senior Director of Specialty Banking for Banc of California

  • Audio Interview with David Zannoni on Getting Paid on Back End Deals with Collection Management Accounts

If you have any questions about this workshop, email nancy@nancyfultonmeetups.com.

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The Changing Landscape of Film Distribution Workshop featuring Jeff Hardy, CEO of FilmProfit and Rene Leda, Netminds Producers Rep & and Producer Ray Ellingsen

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