AFI Film Financing Forum with Executive Producer Franco Sama

Executive Producer Franco Sama is offering his Film Financing lecture at AFI in December. We hosted Franco for one of his forums here at Studio C Artists this year – and he taught an acting class at the studio as well. The forum at AFI will be similar to the one we hosted – so we wanted to send out the details.

And if you do sign up for it – know that Franco is offering the AFI student rate to anyone who comes through Studio C – so be sure to mention it and save yourself $10.

Here’s the information:


This class is for anyone who is serious about creating a realistic pathway to acquiring financing and/or distribution for a current and/or future script or film project. The prestigious American Film Institute is a film organization that educates future filmmakers and honors the heritage of the moving picture arts. AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of filmmakers and I am honored and proud to be teaching this class at AFI.

Topics Include:

Finding Investors, Raising the Money, Equity vs. Debt, Hard Money vs. Soft Money, Mitigating Risk, Understanding Tax Incentives, Credits & Rebates, Distribution, Minimum Guarantees, Pre-Sales, Completion Bonds, Foreign Sales Estimates, Domestic Box-office, Securing Above the Line Talent, LOI’s, Development Funding, Risk & Retainers, Gap & Mezzanine Financing, Product Placement, Product Integration, Presenting to Investors, Proof of Funds, Returning Investor Money, Protecting Investors, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Escrow, Deferments & Points, Drop Down Schedules, Revenue Streams, Post Deals, Slate Funding, Credits as Currency, Credit Placement, First Time Directors and Writers, Appropriate Producers’ Fees, Platform Releasing, AFM, Markets & Festivals

American Film Institute
Film Financing Forum

Saturday, December 7, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This course always sells out quickly so it is recommended that you get your tickets ASAP.
General Admission -$35.00 (Limited Seating Available)
Students – $25.00 (Must show student IU.D. at door)
V.I.P. Admission – $50.00 (Includes One hour One-on-One Private Project Evaluation Consultation)

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