Live Classes / Workshops / Seminars

From the inception of an idea to the Screen

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Film Finance TV produces live and online courses, round tables events and workshops, and other industry related and educational events. Courses are designed and offered in cooperation with UCLA’s Entertainment Studies department, as renowned European film and television programs geared toward elevating and educating entertainment executives and professionals from various sectors of the industry including development, production, marketing, sales, distribution, and finance.

As the motion picture & television industry is undergoing constant and rapid changes rules have changed for production, distribution, and financing of content. FFTV’s mission is to identify changes and challenges in the industry and offer insights and solutions to adapt to them efficiently and successfully. 

Find out what can work in the Entertainment industry today and why.   Learn what can be green-lit today, where and how.

Courses and classes are offered in the US (Los Angels) and Germany (Berlin, Cologne, and Munich) at this time and are offered in live classes and seminars locally and through online application globally. Live classes range from 20-75 course participants, seminars & workshops are limited to 15 participants, and one-on-one training and coaching are designed specifically for and adapted to each individuals’ needs.

Our classes, courses, seminars, workshops, round tables, and one-on-one sessions deal with how best to maneuver around the changes and challenge the Entertainment industry poses and recognize them as business opportunities for content creators, content providers, and financiers. 

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Upcoming

Live Classes / Workshops / Seminars

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The Business of Entertainment, with Jim Milio, UCLAx : 

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Description:

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With the entertainment industry converging into a worldwide mass media, both business and operation models continue to rapidly evolve. This introductory course for producers, directors, writers, development personnel and aspiring media executives examines the changing business issues associated with the entertainment industry. Through lectures, discussions with industry guests, and case studies, instruction focuses on current business and production issues and introduces new business models to navigate content onto new distribution platforms. Some history is highlighted to provide a context for current practices and potential. The course also features opportunities to meet senior entertainment industry executives in various sectors. Topics include financing, contracts, intellectual property issues, licensing, worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution, worldwide home entertainment marketing and distribution, worldwide television production and distribution, multi-channel network distribution and opportunities, the impact of piracy, and leveraging new distribution platforms. By the end of the course, students should have an understanding of the opportunities available in the business of entertainment.

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Dates: 11 weeks from 6/27 – 9/5/2019 – In Class course. 7 – 10 PM. UCLA Westwood Campus, Dodd Hall 161

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Provided by: UCLAx, Entertainment Studies

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Cost: $699

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Course Link. HERE

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Direct and Produce Reality and Documentary Television, with Jim Milio, UCLAx : 

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Discover what it takes to be an effective producer and director in the flourishing genre of unscripted television and gain insights in the process of creating a valid series concept that can sell. Through lectures, discussion with industry guests, and analysis of landmark shows, this course navigates the cluttered landscape of non-fiction broadcast and cable television and focuses on how to succeed as a strong producer and director. You develop an idea from scratch and learn how to complete a total package that is ready to be pitched to a TV network and/or a streaming service. Topics include developing your idea, pitching, getting the job, prepping the shoot, directing/producing on location, interview techniques, what to do once it’s in the can, tech talk, post-production tips, the life of a director/producer in the field, and looking ahead to the future of the genre.

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Dates: 11 weeks from 6/26 – 9/4/2019 – In Class course. 7 – 10 PM. UCLA Westwood Campus, Dodd Hall 162

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Provided by: UCLAx, Entertainment Studies. 

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Cost: $699

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Course Link. HERE

 

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2-Day Workshop: Develop a project that sells, by Jeanette B.Milio

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(space is limited to 15 participants)

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Description:

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Understand the steps from the inception of an idea to developing the idea into a project that can sell. Understand what genre, audience, and marketing components are applicable, and how you secure distribution. Optimize your project packaging, vision, and value. Represent a solid financial model for your project to attract financing and investors. Structure a business expose that is unique, stands out and impresses.  Learn how to pitch it to financiers and distributors and know what to focus on. This hands-on, step-by-step seminar is reserved for a small group of participants to deliver on everyone’s specific needs.

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Dates:  11/2 -11/3/2019, 10 am – 7 pm. Beverly Hills. 468 N. Camden Dr. #200 (space is limited to 15 participants)

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Provided by: Film Finance TV 

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Cost: Early bird: $249 (until 8/31/2019), regular $299 

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Course Inquiries: FilmTvFinanceInfo@gmail.com

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Recommending Industry Events

-Live Classes / Workshops / Seminars-

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Zurich Summit, by Winston Baker

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Description:

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Zurich Summit is one of the leading platforms for the creative industries in film, business, and entertainment. Content creators and distributors, producers and investors, strategic thinkers and technology entrepreneurs gather on the Zürichberg to discuss the future of entertainment and media.

INDUSTRY LEADERS. RELEVANT TOPICS.

Our keynote presentations and panel discussions feature a diverse lineup of creative industry leaders and innovators. Get high-level insight, inspiration, and perspective from people who’ve changed the game.

At the Conference Day our speakers present keynotes and panels covering topics with a focus on film, technology, and business. The presentations and discussions are accompanied by a welcoming breakfast, networking luncheon and several coffee breaks to connect with the other participants.

(source: Winston Baker)

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Dates:  9/28 -09/29/2019, 9 am – 6 pm. The Dolder Grand, Kurhausstrasse 65, 8032 Zürich, Switzerland

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Provided by: Wintson Baker & Zurich Film Festival

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Cost: Inquiries to be sent HERE

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American Film Market Conferences

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Full listing of all events from 11/6-13, 2019 HERE

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During the American Film Market, a series of workshops and seminars are offered at the Fairmont Hotel in Santa Monica. AFM Conferences offer attendees knowledge, insight, access and a rare opportunity to hear from the industry’s global thought leaders, decision makers and experts. Access with a Qualifying Badge or ticket.

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Dates:  11/6 -11/13/2019, 9 am – 7 pm. Fairmont Hotrel, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Provided by: Media Services in connectin with the American Film Market Conferences

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Cost: Inquiries can be sent HERE

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