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How to Make Movies Quickly & Profitably ($10,000 to $1M+)

It is completely possible to spend many years and many thousands of dollars trying to produce a movie that never gets made. It’s also possible to produce a film and find it impossible to sell profitably. Ill-conceived and poorly planned films involve producers, screenwriters, actors, and others in litigation.

The following in-depth recorded workshops and workbooks cover the skills and information you need in order to make profitable movies swiftly. The links below give you a 50% discount off the purchase price. If you want to try an complete in-depth recorded workshop and workbook for FREE, and want to learn a lot about your distribution options get How to Guarantee Distribution for Your Film or Series. If you are wondering about the quality of our resources, check out our 50+ 5-Star reviews on Alignable.

How to Make a Feature Film for $10,000: It is perfectly possible to make a feature film or documentary you can sell at a profit and this set of expert videos and workbooks covers what you need to know. Making feature film is a far better investment than producing a short film from both a credit or financial standpoint. The procedures and resources covered in this set of resources will work for almost any non-union film even if the budget climbs up over $100,000. Many successful producers make a good living producing project after project in this ballpark. And the skills you learn making and selling a feature at this budget level are incredibly helpful when you move on to making higher budget movies.

How to Make a Profitable Feature Film for $1M+: As the budget for your film climbs, you end up working with investors and banks to raise the money you need to produce them. You end up working with unions to get the talent you need to ensure the film makes it’s money back. You have to work with attorneys and agents, have to understand and obey SEC laws, Tax Laws, and all the laws that govern every business in order stay out of expensive legal trouble. You have to employ people legally, make sure they have the right insurance, and make sure investors and others get paid on the back end. The many expert videos and workbooks in this recorded workshop cover what you need to know about developing your film, attaching name talent, funding it by finding and working with investors, dealing with banks, producing, editing, and distributing a feature film that costs between $1M-$10M to make.

How to Write Feature Film & Feature Documentary Business Plans & Pitch Decks that Investors Love: If you are struggling to write a business plan or create a pitch deck, or the ones you have created seem to turn funders off, this recorded workshop and step by step videos will make things much easier. You receive step-by-step guidance, sample business plans and workbooks, and videos that cover what you need to do and why. They will cover the many ways you can use versions of these documents to develop, cast, fund, and get distribution for your work, and the how to avoid legal hot water when you provide hem to potential investors.

Note: If you become a VIP MEMBER you get access to all these resources and numerous upcoming onine and face to face events as well. Learn more here: https://gumroad.com/l/tyQs/1x33v

About Nancy Fulton Meetups: Since 2015 Nancy Fulton has run live events and created resources supporting a loose network creative pros hosted on meetup and elsewhere that now numbers over 50,000+ entertainment industry pros.

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How to Protect Your Ideas, Your Work, and Yourself as an Entertainment Industry Professional

As a creative professional, your income comes from the work you can create and sell. Errors you make in the earliest days of your career, or in the earliest days of a project, can have long lasting and expensive implications. These mistakes can cause you to lose control of what you have created, involve you in litigation, and put you personally and financially at risk.

The following in-depth recorded workshops and workbooks cover skills and information writers, screenwriters, filmmakers, actors, and artists need to know in order to do business safely. For a limited time only, the links below give you a 50% discount off the purchase price. If you want to try an complete in-depth recorded workshop and workbook for FREE, just click here: Swiftly Selling Your Creative Work. If you are wondering about the quality of our resources, check out our 50+ 5-Star reviews on Alignable.

Copyright and Intellectual Property Primer for Creative Pros: Learn how to protect an idea, a screenplay, a story, a book, a character. Find out who really owns your film if your cinematographer isn’t under the right kind of contact. Learn what protect actors when it comes to the use of their image or voice. This is a critical practical primer for writers, screenwriters, producers, publishers, performers, musicians, and graphic artists. It’s particularly important for publishers and producers who earn a living by commissioning and/or acquiring the rights of others.

Contract Fundamentals with Attorney Justin Sterling: Successful, hardworking, entertainment industry pros can easily make more business deals in a year than most people do in a lifetime. They need to understand contract fundamentals because agreements don’t have to be in writing in order to be enforced. Words you say face to face, messages you send in email, and conversations you have on the phone can all create a contract that can control you and your work. Furthermore, some contracts you make and some others try to make with you, may not be enforceable. if you don’t understand contract fundamentals you put yourself at a serious disadvantage everytime you negotiate a deal. This video, featuring a practicing attorney, covers fundamentals that will help you for a lifetime.

Avoiding Litigation with Attorney Justin Sterling: Perhaps the biggest mistake a creative professional can make is to get involved in litigation that could have been avoided from the start. Lawsuits cost time and money, impact your reputation, and can cost you control of your work going forward. Most litigation can be avoided, and this video and primer gives you the skills and understanding you need to steer clear of trouble going forward.

The Art & Science of Due Diligence: When studios, investors, and other big players sign a contract, they have done their due diligence first. They have researched the people they are doing business with so the chance of curve balls from left field destroying what they are trying to build is minimal. This video and workbook helps you learn how to do what they do so you can protect your work. It also helps you understand how people will research you before involving you in big projects. Learn how to get the answers you need to protect yourself and your work.

Development Hell & How to Avoid and End It: When you are a screenwriter and you’ve finally optioned your screenplay, or you are a producer and you think you’ve finally got the greenlight from a major investor or studio, it can be tragic to discover you’ve fallen into development hell. When you are an actor who has put a career on standby waiting for your big break, development hell can cost you role after role after role. This limbo can last months or years, and waiting for it to end can cost you a career. Learn what development hell is and how to avoid and end it in the video and workbook.

Legal Issues Involved in Telling True Stories with Attorney Justin Sterling: When you are telling a true story, even your own life story, there are rules about what you can say and can’t say. This workshop helps you understand what you need to know in order to create stories, books, documentaries, narrative films, and series based on real people and real events.

If you become a VIP MEMBER you get access to all these resources and numerous upcoming onine and face to face events as well. Learn more here: https://gumroad.com/l/tyQs/1x33v

About Nancy Fulton Meetups: Since 2015 Nancy Fulton has run live events and created resources supporting a loose network creative pros hosted on meetup and elsewhere that now numbers over 50,000+ entertainment industry pros.

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HOW TO BECOME A VIP MEMBER

If you like my events and resources, become a VIP MEMBER to get access to more workshops, workbooks, and support via email for your work. You can sign up here https://gumroad.com/l/tyQs/1x33v.

Sign up today and you will receive:

  • Instant access to 100+ In-Depth, Practical, Expert Videos, Printable PDF Workbooks & Guides, and the 1-to-1 support via email that will help you earn more from your work as a writer, screenwriter, producer, performer, or creative entrepreneur. 
  • 24+ Live Online Workshops during your year
  • 48+ Additional Videos/Workbooks/Guides added during your year
  • 1-to-1 Answers to your questions via email
  • Free Sample Workshop/Workbook on How to Package & Sell Your Work to Earn More as a Creative Pro:  https://gumroad.com/l/AGiA/rxljle3


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  • Intellectual Property Right Fundamentals Video
  • Intellectual Property Right Fundamentals PDF
  • Contract Fundamentals with Attorney Justin Sterling Video
  • Avoiding Litigation with Attorney Justin Sterling Video
  • Avoiding Litigation with Attorney Justin Sterling PDF
  • Legal Issues Involved in Telling True Stories with Attorney Justin Sterling Video
  • How to Raise Money From Investors with Reg D and Reg CF Video
  • How to Raise Money From Investors with Reg D & Reg CF PDF
  • How to Reach Film Investors with Jason Scoggins the COO of Slated.com Video
  • Swiftly Packaging & Selling Your Work for Free or Cheap Video
  • Swiftly Packaging & Selling Your Work Workbook for Free or Cheap PDF
  • How to Price Your Creative Work & Skills Profitably (Video)
  • Persuading Investors with Film Analytics featuring Bruce Nash of The-Nuers.com Video
  • How to Guarantee Distribution for Your Film or Web Series Video
  • How to Guarantee Distribution for Your Film PDF
  • How to Sell Film Rights in + Countries with RightsTrade Video
  • How to Sell at Film Markets with Ilyssa Goodman Video
  • How to Produce the $10K Feature Film Video
  • How to Produce the $10K Film Workbook PDF
  • Video 1: $1M+ Feature Film Blueprint Video 
  • Video 2: $1M Feature Film Blueprint Video 
  • Video 3: $1M Feature Film Blueprint Video
  • How to Hire Cast & Crew Legally Video
  • Getting Paid on Back End Deals Video
  • Getting Paid on Back End Deals PDF
  • What Agents and Managers Need to See featuring Marc Pariser Interviewed by Nancy Fulton Video
  • Finding Literary Agents/Managers Who Actually Sell to Producers & Studios Video
  • Getting an Agent for your Book with Megan Close Zavala Interviewed by Nancy Fulton
  • Media PR Fundamentals with Bruce Wawrzyniak CEO of NOW HEAR THIS
  • How to Use Linkedin to Pitch Almost Anyone Video
  • How to Use Linkedin to Pitch Almost Anyone PDF
  • Getting Hired in Hollywood Video
  • Getting Hired in Hollywood PDF
  • Dealing with Difficult People in Business Situations Video
  • Dealing with Difficult People in Business Situations PDF
  • Games People Play-A Quick Primer on Transactional Analysis for Writers, Actors & Directors Video
  • Writing a Film Business Plan & Pitch Desk Video Writing a Film Business Plan & Pitch Deck PDF
  • Sample Business Plan: Zombie Wedding PDF
  • Sample Pitch Deck: Zombiie Wedding PDF
  • Sample Pitch Deck: Tesla Documentary PDF
  • Producing a Profitable Documentary PDF
  • How to Book Locations Video
  • How to Book Locations PDF
  • How to Book Guests Video
  • How to Book Guests PDF
  • How to Produce a Podcast PDF
  • Shame Free Self Promotion Techniques PDF
  • Efficient Press Release Marketing Video
  • Making Google Find & Recommend You PDF
  • Getting Graphic Novel Art and Storyboards with Pro Illustrator Anthony Sturmas Video
  • Acquiring Product Placement for Films, Series, etc. PDF
  • Business Models and Why They Matter PDF
  • Deal Making Workbook; How to Network Pitch Negotiate and Close PDF
  • Video 1: How to Network Effectively Video Video
  • Video 2: Pitching & Selling Video
  • Video 3: Negotiating and Closing a Deal Video
  • How to Build a Business Network Video
  • How to Build a Business Network PDF
  • How to Write and Protect a Movie Script Video
  • Free ScreenWriting Software from Amazon PDF
  • Stanislavski & The Method a Primer for Writers and Producers PDF
  • Jung and the Unconscious Mind an Informal Primer Video
  • Jung and the Unconscious Mind An Informal Primer for Storytellers Media Makers PDF
  • The Art and Science of Transformative Stories Video
  • The Art & Science of Transformational Stories PDF
  • Language & Thought Control: A Quick Intro to Lakoff, Bernays, Jung and Erickson
  • How to Thrive by Building a Paying Audience Video
  • How to Thrive by Building a Paying Audience Workbook
  • Buying Images, Video and Music to Create Ads and Other Media PDF
  • Working with a Ghostwriter Video
  • Working with a Professional Cinematographer featuring Brad Rushing Video
  • How to Make Better Decisions (Creative and Professional) Workbook
  • How to Get Production Insurance and Completion Bonds with Ed Rowin Video
  • Creating Fictional Characters with Real Mental Illness Video
  • Working with a Line Producer for $2M-$10M Films Video
  • Thrive in Hollywood by Building a Paying Audience Video
  • Thrive in Hollywood by Building a Paying Audience PDF
  • Producing Reality Television with Beyond Reality TV Video 
  • Creating Products and Perks for Free or Cheap Video
  • Writers Block Causes & Cures with Dr. Rebecca Roy, Clinical Psychologist & The Industry Therapist MP4
  • Working with a Film Editor Featuring Larry Jordan Video
  • How Podcasts Help Build Your Career Bridget Fitzgerald Interview Video 
  • Legal Issues Involved in Telling True Stories Video
  • Editing Audio with Audacity Video
  • Organized Crime featuring Expert Chris Cippolini Video
  • Dealing with Hollywood Hijackals(R) Video
  • WGA Registration versus Copyright Office Registration Video
  • Working with a Producer’s Rep featuring Ben Yennie Guerrilla Rep Media Video
  • Where to Get Celtx Screenwriting Software for Free Legally PDF
  • Making Movies Outside Hollywood PDF
  • Crowdfunding: How to Sell What Doesn’t Exist PDF
  • Crowdfunding: How to Sell What Doesn’t Exist MP3

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How to Get Distribution for Your Film or Series

This Video and Printable Primer review how you can guarantee distribution of a film or series in the US and worldwide. It provides the names of specific companies to work with and details several strategies for maximizing the money your film earns.   

Bonus Video: An interview with the industry’s leading platform for selling film and television rights to 10,000+ buyers in 125 countries.  

Bonus Video: An interview with distribution expert Ilyssa Goodman helps you understand film markets and effective film marketing. 

As part of our Free Trial you get 3+ Hours of Instruction that covers: How to guarantee your film gets a theatrical release + How to sell your film on Hulu, Netflix, iTunes, Amazon + How to release your film on Cable Pay Per View +  How to sell the rights to your film to Theatrical, Broadcast, Television, Ancillary and other buyers in 170+ countries + Strategies that work for feature films, documentaries, episodic web series, etc. 

Tip: Incorporate the information covered here into your business plans, private placement memorandums, crowd funding strategies, etc. to ensure you get all the support you need from your team, your audience, industry partners, and investors. Everyone is happier to make a film when you can guarantee the product you are creating will reach customers. 

Questions? Please reach out to info@nancyfultonmeetups.com.

Testimonials

“ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP

“ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you’re doing a great job! Thank you! ”

— Pamela Davis

“ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ”

— Jim Henson

“ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ”

— Susan Shearer

“ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the film making community. ”

— Pippa Hinchley

“ Good information resource. Well organized. ”

— JB

“ Nancy’s Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It’s very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slide shows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ”

— Jodi

“ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ”

— Camille Bacos

About the Film Funding Club: “ I’m thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I’d be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ”

— Reinaldo D’Amico 

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Renting Locations & Building Audiences

You really can’t have a successful career as a writer, screenwriter, performer or filmmaker unless you actively build an audience that loves your work.  Sometimes people will hire you, or buy your media, or cast you and you’ll gain a few fans through their promotion, but for the most part fast growth in folks who love you comes when you produce and market your own readings, plays, films, etc.  To do that, you need cheap locations.

Booking and insuring locations is a straightforward, easy, and cheap process if you know what you’re doing.  To learn how to book the kind of locations you need for the kinds of work, and master many other skills you need to produce media and events profitably, go to https://gumroad.com/l/tyQs/1x33v

As a writer or screenwriter, wouldn’t it be nice to host a reading of a screenplay or a story every quarter or every month?  Wouldn’t that be a great thing to invite producers, agents, managers, and publishers to? Wouldn’t it be cool if you could showcase the work of other writers from time to time? Or maybe you’d rather just launch a podcast where you bring people in to be interviewed or to perform. If you can get locations easily, those are things you can do.

If you are a filmmaker, wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could produce a lot more sellable content a lot more quickly? What if you could produce a feature documentary or a docu-series or a microbudget feature two or three times a year.  That’s possible if you have lots of locations you can legally bring cast and crew to.

If you are a performer, do you want to be sure you’ll have five or ten good gigs a year? If you have locations where you can put up a spoken word event, film the scenes of a good short, or make a good microbudget feature, then you have some control over the content you’re seen in.

Solving the “location problem” makes a whole lot of wonderful things easy for you to do, and it gives you networking and performance options you don’t otherwise have.

To learn how to book the kind of locations you need for the kinds of work you do go to https://gumroad.com/l/tyQs/1x33v.

 

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You Don’t Have to Be in Hollywood to Make a Movie that Makes You Famous

I currently support more than 40,000+ entertainment industry pros through face-to-face and online events, the majority of whom are filmmakers, writers, screenwriters, and performers currently working here in Los Angeles.

That said, a growing number of the people I support are screenwriters, actors, and performers elsewhere in the US who hope, one day, to sell their films and television shows to audiences worldwide.

I enjoy supporting these folks because, the truth is, making movies is usually easier and faster when you don’t live in the “movie cities” of Los Angeles, Atlanta, Albuquerque, or New Orleans. It’s perfectly possible to learn how to make an affordable movie you can sell right where you are that gets great distribution.

Here are some concrete reasons why this is true:

  1. In most places across the US, making a movie is an unusual and exciting thing to do.  I’ve spoken to filmmakers in some states that have towns close streets so they can get a shot and theaters that host their screenings for a nominal fee. Filmmakers in the movie cities yearn for that kind of support.
  2. Many locations across the US are free or very cheap to film in.  Whether it’s the abandoned house or barn, the empty cornfield, the deep woods, or the local truck stop, you can find hundreds places to shoot that you will pay little or nothing for.
  3. You can show the world something they’ve never seen before. We haven’t been to quarry near your house, the ravine in the national park with all its zip lines, the abandoned factory or military base just up the road. We haven’t seen your Main Street on Christmas Eve, sat around your dinner table on Thanksgiving, or gone to your school for the prom. Where you come from is exotic and the stories you can tell us are new.  That makes you and your work really valuable and you can only do that work right where you are.
  4. You can get distribution for your film or TV show without leaving home. I tell people how to that every day. Whether you are making a feature film, feature documentary, episodic shows, or animated cartoons you can find a paying market for your work as long as it’s correctly made.  (Tip: Everything filmed at the same frame rate, Apple ProRes 422 or 4444, and at least HD if not 4K).
  5. You probably already have equipment you can use to start shooting. For example, your phone is likely a 4K camera and you can get a lighting package on Amazon for under $200. People have won awards and earned great distribution with films shot just that way.

My resources for creative pros features an in-depth primer on how to make a movie you can afford to make. It covers everything from how to get a screenplay you can shoot, acquire the cast, crew, and locations you need, handle production and get distribution.

People have followed the instructions in this guide to make a lot of projects. The tools and techniques it shows you have been used to make award winning movies in wide release.

Don’t wait to start your career as a filmmaker. Whether you want to make feature films, feature documentaries, episodic content, or animations you can reach the whole world from right where you are.

Show us wonders and horrors of the places you live in and tell us the secrets and stories only you know.  We’re all waiting for you to begin…

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Podcast Supporting Filmmakers, Writers, Screenwriters and Other Creative Pros

If you are looking for ongoing advice and support, check out AudioIron, my podcast for creative professionals

I’ve been earning a living as a writer/producer for about thirty years, and I’ve been providing professional instruction and support for creative professionals for about the same length of time.  I’ve taught for UCLA, the Art Institute, School for Creative Startups among many others. If you have any interest in my professional background, check me out on Linkedin.

If you want immediate help and support for free, sign up for my AudioIron Podcast where you’ll find 50+ hours of practical advice and support that cover everything from how to network correctly to interviews with producers reps and agents among others. There’s even advice up there on how to start a podcast and why you should if you are a writer or screenwriter. I add more resources all the time. If you are using an Android Device and want to listen to podcasts, you can find it on Google Play or you can go here.

If you want live, in-depth, interactive online workshops with videos, workbooks, and personal support check out NancyFultonMeetups.com. If you live in LA you’ll find my face-to-face meetups listed there as well.  The following resources deliver several hours of instruction and come with written step-by-step guides designed to deliver skills you need to achieve important business objectives.

If you have questions about these resources, please email me at nancy@audioiron.com.  I look forward to hearing from you:)

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Creating Web Series, Podcasts and Audiobooks an Interview with Actor/Writers/Producer Bridget Fitzgerald

I recently interviewed Bridget Fitzgerald, an actress, comedienne, and model. She is also a member of National Lampoon’s sketch comedy team, making a sketch comedy podcast heard by half a million monthly listeners. If you are an writer or a performer wondering how podcasts and audio books can help build your career and bring you new opportunities, this is an important interview to listen to.  Members can get this video along with dozens of step by step workbooks, videos, and other resources designed to help people produce, write, publish, and perform profitably.

Bridget’s web series SmileyBridgeTV has had 1/4 million views, and she attributes some of that success to two audiobooks: “How I Exiled My Inner B*tch” which she acted in and “iHumpty” which she produced as well as acted in. You can learn more here: http://www.bridgetfitzgerald.com/ and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2804002/?ref_=nmbio_bio_nm

Her investment in producing audio content and a SAG New Media web series has helped her get more and better acting roles and writing gigs. It’s also allowed her to establish herself as a producer, co-producer, and director. She’s been asked to work as a judge in writing contests and consults with those producing web series, podcasts, and audiobooks.

Topics addressed in this interview include . . .

  • Why Hollywood Now Favors Actor/Writer/Producers, Actor/Producers, and Writer/Producers
  • Using Podcasts and Audiobooks to Generate Revenue
  • Hiring Union Actors for Podcasts and Audiobooks
  • The Process of Producing a SAG New Media Web Series
  • Finding and Creating New Business Relationships and Business Opportunities

Remember you can always find upcoming events and resources for creative pros at www.NancyFultonMeetups.com.

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How to Build a Hollywood Business Network

To thrive as a media creator here in Hollywood, you need to create a Business Network that brings you new opportunities day after day, month after month, year after year.  Nancy Fulton Meetup Members have access to step-by-step instructions and a tip-filled video that cover how to do this. If you are not a member, sign up for this resource and many others created to support working authors, screenwriters, producers and performers. 

Why a Hollywood Business Network is Critical to Your Success

Only people have money to buy things. Whether it’s an independent producer with funds to purchase your screenplay, an investor with money to put into your film, a studio exec shopping for a book or podcast to license, or a director looking to hire an actor . . . only humans ever pull the trigger on purchasing things.

That means you need a business network within the entertainment industry that will actively help you find the people who actually want to buy what you sell. In this event you learn the art and science of building and entertainment industry network swiftly, comfortably, and cost effectively.

Topics addressed:

  • Where and how to find networking events that lend themselves to making real connections.
  • How to very comfortably meet people at events
  • What to do with their business cards
  • How to introduce yourself to a group, and one-on-one, so people remember you well
  • How to reach out to people after an event comfortably
  • How to give people leads on potential opportunities
  • How to accept leads from others graciously and without obligation

This is the perfect resource if you really struggle with networking, building professional relationships, and using those relationships as a springboard to great opportunities.

Only people have money to buy things. Whether it’s an independent producer with funds to purchase your screenplay, an investor with money to put into your film, a studio exec shopping for a book or podcast to license, or a director looking to hire an actor . . . only humans ever pull the trigger on purchasing things.

That means you need a business network within the entertainment industry that will actively help you find the people who actually want to buy what you sell. In this event you learn the art and science of building and entertainment industry network swiftly, comfortably, and cost effectively.

Topics addressed:

  • Where and how to find networking events that lend themselves to making real connections.
  • How to very comfortably meet people at events
  • What to do with their business cards
  • How to introduce yourself to a group, and one-on-one, so people remember you well
  • How to reach out to people after an event comfortably
  • How to give people leads on potential opportunities
  • How to accept leads from others graciously and without obligation

You can get written lecture notes and a video that covers this material without becoming a member of Nancy Fulton Meetups at at https://gumroad.com/l/wJbwL

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How to Make a $1M+ Movie covers Production, Casting, Distribution, Funding, and More

Building a $1M+ film, like building a $1M+ house, requires a specific process that minimizes risk, up front costs, and time invested while maximizing the probability of a financially successful project. Failure to follow the right process is almost always an expensive mistake.

There is a process by which $1M+ movies are safely and swiftly developed, packaged, funded, produced, and distributed. If you are looking for step-by-step instructions on how to make a movie that will cost $1M+ to produce, you can find a workbook supported by several hours of video instruction from lawyers and other experts by becoming a Nancy Fulton Meetups Member.

You will learn:

  • How to fully secure the rights to produce a film based on a script
  • How (and why) to attach name talent to your project
  • Where to find investors and how to convince them to put money into your film
  • How to get an accurate shooting schedule and production budget
  • Getting financial forecasts investors and lender will believe
  • How to acquire distribution in the US & Worldwide (including theatrical release)

You get immediate access to written workbooks including:

  • A step-by-step $1M+ Film Blueprint Workbook that covers everything from script acquisition, budgeting, creating shooting schedules, working with SAG, to setting up your production company, acquiring distribution, applying for and getting state rebates, funding through investment and loans, distribution, and creating back end deals.
  • Casting Name Talent Wookbook
  • Raising Money From Investors using Regulation D and Regulation CF Investment Workbook
  • Intellectual Property Fundamentals Workbook
  • and more . . .

And You Get Immediate Access to Multiple Expert Videos including:

  • How to Produce a $1M+ Movie: An In-Depth, Step by Step, Primer
  • How to Work with a Professional Line Producer
  • How to Work with a Professional Cinematographer
  • Foreign Rights Sales & Selling Your Film through Filmmarkets
  • Contract Fundamentals & Avoding Litigation
  • Getting Production Insurance and Completion Bonds and Why You Need Them
  • etc.

Note from Nancy:

I created this recorded workshop because many folks can’t make it to face to face meetings here in Los Angeles. This set of materials, with support for your questions via email, teaches you the process by which you can minimize risk and maximize profit as you build and produce your film.

Testimonials

Nancy Fulton has taught for UCLA and the Art Institute and has been producing media and supporting creative professionals from a business and technical perspective for more than 25 years. She is executive producer for Mobile Motion Mocap. Learn more at www.MobileMotionMocap.com.

“ Nancy you are amazing. Thank you for doing all this to benefit all of us newcomers. ” — DP

“ Very relevant and helpful. Nancy, you’re doing a great job! Thank you! ”

— Pamela Davis

“ Nancy is amazing and such a gift to the filmmaking community. ”

— Jim Henson

“ Nancy, you amaze me with your giving spirit and ability to bring such great guests on board. Thanks for all you do to help us excel in our careers. ”

— Susan Shearer

“ A very useful, educational resource that is incredibly generous in giving knowledge and expertise to the filmmaking community. ”

— Pippa Hinchley

“ Good information resource. Well organized. ”

— JB

“ Nancy’s Film Funding Club is very valuable. Always lots of great information. It’s very obvious that she puts a lot of work into these seminars for us (slideshows, audio recordings, coordinating guest speakers, etc.). I am very grateful and appreciative to her and her guests for their time and talent to help further our careers. ”

— Jodi

“ interesting, innovative approach. thank you, Nancy! ”

— Camille Bacos

About the Film Funding Club: “ I’m thoroughly enjoying this club. I wish I had found out about it way earlier, I’d be way ahead of the game. I would recommend this club to anyone who truly wants to learn the business aspect of the film industry. ”

— Reinaldo D’Amico

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