Executive producer & production consultant versed in funding Realty TV & Films thru private equity. Which also includes approaching networks for what is termed a buy out. Which is remuneration via paid position like writer, producer or executive producer credit(s).
We are in a HOT market right now, both in the investment arena and for TV networks. Networks are DESPERATE for ideas and places to put cameras! Especially Unscripted Television / Reality TV… They are LITERALLY running out of places to film!
Just the other day I was speaking to a business owner in line at the post office “mortuary”. And a network had approached HER to do a Realty TV show based around her business!
Also experienced with bringing in sponsors via branded entertainment aka product placement and monetizing signed entertainment contracts, utilizing commercial banks.
My primary focus is on Production Companies who have completed show concepts including primary budgetary numbers via line production budgets. Which preferably are completed in Movie Magic!!!
Exceptions would be: established “A” list, actors, producers & directors! And most animation projects…
On the investment side, “entertainment as an alternative asset”, leveraging IP “intellectual properly” rights to the project, as an alternative investment for funding.
What I’m Leveraging: Industry contacts for the following:
Branded entertainment integration aka brand sponsorship, integration and merchandising. I prefer projects that have high opportunities for branded entertainment and merchandising, they are an easier sell! As an example animation or TV shows that are looking to transition into film.
My Financial Industry Contacts: Over 26,000 contacts on LinkedIn alone… About 15-20% are money men/women… Examples:
- Private Equity
- Family Offices
- Mutual Funds
- Hedge Funds
- Crypto Millionaires
- Foreign Equity
- Tax Attorneys
- PPM “Private Placement Memorandum – Entertainment Attorneys
- MOU – “Memorandum of Understanding” – Entertainment Attorneys
- And similar financial contacts…
Film Finance including, Short Film & Reality TV Preparation:
We will repackage the initial production companies concept and budget into an investors package “offering memorandum” that includes conservative financial projections, integrating branded entertainment, merchandising and any financial incentives from local, state or international government stimulus programs based on filming location(s).
This process is labor intensive and costs $50,000.00 USD, takes 21-30 days to complete. Time and costs, vastly depend on how you deliver your budgetary numbers and how complete your budget is! Movie Magic script break down is preferred!
Effectively we are converting your budget, distribution estimates, branded entertainment breakdown and attached actors. Into a business plan summary with ROI projections that investors are use to seeing and can quickly understand. They are rather impatient and need VERY concise overviews, if your to have any chance to get someone’s attention.
Some of the financial recovery mechanisms that investors tend to view in a positive light.
- Optioned Actors, Letters of Intent or Signed Contracts.
- Distribution Pre-Sales Projections from a recognized distributor.
- Sponsorship via Branded Entertainment, brand intent letter or signed contact.
- Heavy Merchandising Opportunities like toys and video games!!!
- Production Tax Incentives & Movie Production Incentives (MPIs): Filming incentives, example the Nevada Film Office.
Short list: Of project ease of funding, mainly due to cost, ROI & Risk Ratio
- Unscripted TV Shows aka Reality TV, Duck Dynasty for instance!! Like Survivor, The Bachelor & Duck Dynasty!
- Short Films & Documentaries, longer ROI recovery
- Feature Films, highest risk…
- Episodic Animation is easier than film ( especially with merchandising ) and what is referred to as 1M Dollar actor projects…
Private Placement Memorandum – “PPM”
A private placement memorandum (PPM) is a legal document provided to prospective investors when selling stock or another security in a business. It is sometimes referred to as an offering memorandum or offering document.
We make a custom offering memorandum or offering document ( a custom financial one sheet with ROI ) using your line production budget preferably via Movie Magic.
- Letters of intent from actors & production staff including any contacts
- Any lines of credit & Letters of Credit
- Comps or Comparables Projects
- Production Insurance & Bonds
- Pre & Post Distribution Numbers
- Custom Financial Incentives, Production Tax Incentives & Movie Production Incentives (MPIs)
- Any Sponsorship’s, Branded Entertainment, Product Placement, including any decks or contracts…
Please note: MANY investors, family offices and VC firms. Require a PPM “Private Placement Memorandum“, to even SUBMIT a standard financial project. Example: Equity into a larger venture like a studio startup with films!! However, NOT MANY entertainment investors require a PPM!
Film Funding: Investors Returns & both parties Long Term Equity:
20/80 cash upfront
In turn for 20% in cash investor will fund the other 80%. Generally a Mutual Fund Hedging or maybe a family office. Having this 20% to them guarantees that you will be VERY meticulous about getting this product to market! Being you have 20% of your OWN cash invested or secured against stock or real estate! And this is NOT cash from pre-distribution sales! Be advised this is from CASH on hand and they DO a forensic accounting on your finances to check…
This is the easiest and fastest equity funding method with NUMEROUS sources.
The investor will receive all cash inflows from whatever source until they have recouped their entire cash outlay plus a return of around 10%. At that point, 50% ownership of the “show” will be transferred to the production company and all future cash inflows and copyright ownership will be divided equally.
A “put” arrangement will be negotiated which will allow the investor to sell their 50% interest in the “product” to the production company or for the investor and production company to sell the entire “product” to a third party with the production company getting first right.
Crowdfunding Model: BEST way to preserve equity!
BUT, requires seed capital!
Using this option you keep 100% equity! SWEET! HOWEVER it does require a large capital expenditure to give the Crowdfunding Campaign momentum!
For instance: Pre-Production, Press, Marketing, actors and clearances, Etc.
It’s all about BRANDING!:
So you either need to have a already very VERY LARGE social media base and newsletter audience to market too. OR you need to spend $$$ on marketing and press for branding and momentum!
- Short Elevator Pitch Video – This is needed ether way for the Campaign.
- Viral Commercial to unleash to social media – Social Buzz
- Cover Artwork for the Crowdfunding Campaign including all reward levels.
- Cool and inspiring reward levels – Most important if no one BUYS them your out of pocket and luck.
- Optioned actors to include in cool rewards, like a dinner or red carpet premier.
- Timed SEO Optimized Press Releases: At the start, Middle and 48 hour before ending.
- Social Media Marketing: Facebook at the very least and perhaps YouTube.
- And maybe even Google Ad-words, using keywords for the actors you have optioned.
- Followed up with a multi Facebook marketing campaigns.
- Referrals to tax attorneys that handle FCC crowdfunding compliance.
- This generally can number somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000 to $100,000 USD just for marketing not for optioned actors, script writers and corporate legal formation.
Video on Crowdfunding, Fair Trade and New Economic Systems….
Crowdfunding: Connectedness & Community at work: Examples & Overview
Leveraging Crowdfunding model for film I would suggest, using the VERY successful Iron Sky business model and combine it with Branded Entertainment!
AND once your Production Company is solvent via crowdfunding other channels of revenue will be:
Please Note: Your film distribution pre-sales numbers will VASTLY depend on your attached: Writers, Actors, Directors and actors trends and their overall social media numbers, Etc!
Film distribution, with your actors options, script and Crowdfunding well underway. You can cash in on pre-distribution monies from Netflix, Hulu, foreign & domestic. To gain pre-sales $$$ for a completion budget to launch into full production!
And of course work with a production consultant on ambitious branded entertainment deck for sponsorship within the movie! To pre-capitalize on branding and any merchandising opportunities hopefully TOYS, Apps and maybe video games!
Upon production completion you will collect post sales distribution contracts and $$$’s. Along with actively seeking licensing for opportunities like toys, apps and video games. All $$$ collected will be used for post production and any CGI completion.
And BINGO your FILM BABY is born! LOL
Please Note: Back-end Fees, are vastly dependent upon funding sources, project scope and any branded entertainment. So you NEED seed funding in the way of marketing $$$ and actors options. ( if needed )
My BIO: Why consider using me to facilitate financing your next project?
I went to UCLA for Film and TV one of my Mentors was a line producer for Disney. And showed me the ropes. I’ve been involved with film fiance on the formula 1 level. Including leveraging branded entertainment to acquire a team. I have numerous contacts both with brands and branded entertainment firms!
I am a business consultant offering a Business Mentor program, a Life Coach providing a holistic approach to improving health, wealth and life overall. And lastly I’m a Motivational Speaker and educator!
For me life is too short to be trapped in a 4 x 4 cubicle in a stuffy office somewhere. My freedom is important to me. I thrive on sunlight and freedom. I have never done well with authority. I am a child of the universe, a free spirit, a sensitive soul.
My extensive experience in the various business disciplines Film, Technology and Business Development for 27 years. Encompassing Web Marketing and Development, including eCommerce objectives, CRM Solutions, SEO, PPC, SEM, Product Placement aka Branded Entertainment, IP Marketing and Media Buying for over 18 years.
Fees as Production Consultant: $250 USD per hour.
Initial consultation minimums are 1 hour, sessions can be reschedule up to the evening before. However if they are cancelled same day, then 1 hour is FORFEIT!
Please Note: The ONLY occasion I take projects on contingency, is for a percentage of an estimated campaign over $1,250,000.00 USD with “A” or “B+” list actors attached…
If you feel you have well developed idea, please send the following:
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