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Effective packaging for independent films is key to attracting financing and distribution opportunities. Period. Our packaging seminars and resources demystify how indie filmmakers can package their films smartly to increase the value of their films to potential investors and distributors.

But Which Actors? A Guide To Researching Marketable Talent For Packaging Films
But Which Actors? A Guide To Researching Marketable Talent For Packaging Films When packaging an indie film for sales or financing, its crucial to find the right actors that will make your project attractive to buyers or financiers. But how do you research who these actors are? This guide shows you how to get that done. . . . More
New Challenges To The Million Dollar Blueprint: A Virtual Seminar
New Challenges To The Million Dollar Blueprint: A Virtual Seminar In this virtual seminar, filmmaker Adam Cultraro shares follow-ups to the exceptionally popular multi-part "Million Dollar Blueprint" seminar series. It's a series focused on the blueprint Adam uses to successfully finance and distribute his films, with budgets of $1 million - $5 million. . . . More
The $1 Million Indie Film Blueprint: Best Practices From Writer/Director Adam Cultraro (Part 1)
The $1 Million Indie Film Blueprint: Best Practices From Writer/Director Adam Cultraro (Part 1) In this filmmaker-to-filmmaker seminar, Adam answers the question: "Knowing what you know now, how would you go about producing a $1MM indie film? Pretend you're starting from scratch. You're a filmmaker living outside of Hollywood and you want to get into the indie film business, but you want to do it in a smart way." . . . More
The $1 Million Indie Film Blueprint: Best Practices From Writer/Director Adam Cultraro (Part 2)
The $1 Million Indie Film Blueprint: Best Practices From Writer/Director Adam Cultraro (Part 2) In part two of this "filmmaker-to-filmmaker" seminar, Adam continues answering the question: "Knowing what you know now, how would you go about producing a $1MM indie film? Pretend you're starting from scratch. You're a filmmaker living outside of Hollywood and you want to get into the indie film business, but you want to do it in a smart way." . . . More
Million Dollar Blueprint Revisited: A Virtual Seminar With Filmmaker Adam Cultraro
Million Dollar Blueprint Revisited: A Virtual Seminar With Filmmaker Adam Cultraro In this virtual seminar, filmmaker Adam Cultraro shares follow-ups to his popular Million Dollar Blueprint 2 -part seminar. As the distribution landscape is constantly evolving there have been some changes to the pre-sales and debt financing models...even in the 8 months since the Million Dollar Blueprint was initially discussed. . . . More
Million Dollar Blueprint Primer: Part Two
Million Dollar Blueprint Primer: Part Two The "Million Dollar Blueprint" is the definitive primer for packaging and financing independent films with pre-sales, tax incentives and debt financing in the 1 - 5 million budget range. . . . More
Million Dollar Blueprint Primer: Part One
Million Dollar Blueprint Primer: Part One The "Million Dollar Blueprint" is the definitive primer for packaging and financing independent films with pre-sales, tax incentives and debt financing in the 1 - 5 million budget range. . . . More
Sample Offer Template For Talent
Sample Offer Template For Talent A basic template for independent filmmakers to get started with when an agent or manager asks you to send an offer for talent. . . . More
Sample Inquiry Template For Approaching Talent Representatives For Packaging
Sample Inquiry Template For Approaching Talent Representatives For Packaging Filmmakers often shy away from approaching talent reps when packaging their projects either cause they don't know how to approach them or because they find themselves unable to get through. In order to grab their attention you must have a great, compelling logline and your communication must be clear, concise and fast. While we can't help you with the first part (that's entirely up to you), we can help you with how to approach talent agents via e-mail. . . . More
Deconstructing Packaging: The Three Vital Steps for Packaging Your Film (Part 1)
Deconstructing Packaging: The Three Vital Steps for Packaging Your Film (Part 1) In part 1 of this two-part video tutorial, we take a look at the importance of packaging in getting your projects off the ground and deconstruct the three steps for packaging your project successfully. . . . More
Deconstructing Packaging: The Next Steps for Your Film (Part 2)
Deconstructing Packaging: The Next Steps for Your Film (Part 2) In part two of this two-part video tutorial series, we explore the next steps to take once you've got your film package put together - including approaching producing partners and distributors for pre-sales. . . . More
Circumventing the Indie Film Packaging Catch 22: A Video Training Tutorial
Circumventing the Indie Film Packaging Catch 22: A Video Training Tutorial The independent filmmakers film packaging dilemma: yu can't get cast without financing and you can't get financing without cast. It's an endless catch 22 and the thorn in the side of many an independent filmmaker. In this video tutorial, we explore 5 ways for circumventing the film packaging catch 22. . . . More
Casting For Distribution: An Expert Series Seminar with Dan Velez of Dream Big Casting
Casting For Distribution: An Expert Series Seminar with Dan Velez of Dream Big Casting Casting: it's a crucial element when setting your project apart in today's marketplace to attract financiers, pre-sales and distributors. In today's marketplace smart casting for distribution won't be the ace in the hole for your project, but if you think casting doesn't matter...think again. It's a critical element to a distributable film. . . . More
Alexis Garcia, Agent, Independent Packaging Group, WME
Alexis Garcia, Agent, Independent Packaging Group, WME Alexis Garcia, packaging agent at Endeavor's independent group opens up about the pivotal role the packaging agents at major agencies can play in getting an indie project to the screen...how they put together the elements needed to attract interest from financiers and how they leverage their clout to give the projects they package that much-needed competitive edge. We also discuss the role Endeavor plays in completed indie films. . . . More
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