MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing

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Ninth Street Independent Film Center
10:00 AM
Film / Television
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MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing
The Highly Acclaimed and Anticipated Workshop by Former ICM Agent, Award-Winning Filmmaker & Bestselling Author 
A Professional Workshop for Producers, Investors, Writers, Directors and Actors on How to Produce and Finance Successfully

Saturday, May 5, 2018 @ 10 am-3:00 pm 

MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing
 An acclaimed, intense and empowering professional 5-hour workshop geared toward producers, investors, filmmakers, directors, key crew, screenwriters, editors, journalists, actors and other aspiring, working and successful creative professionals who want to produce films, TV and web series.
 This is an insider's no-bull, no fluff presentation of the current film and televison business.  
In this day and age, it is a well known fact that to work professionally as an actor, writer, director and producer in any aspect of film, TV and media, you need to create your own opportunities and make your own projects.This workshop is for those in the business and those who want to enter the business. It is based on 30 years of  experience and analysis of the qualities and traits that successful film/TV creators/producers share. 
MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN!: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing is extremely empowering (if not life-transforming) bottom-line and nuts-and-bolts. No fluff. You will be taking 20-30 pages of notes! By the author of the recent bestseller: BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively published in 2017.  
Space is limited--Register today!
"Jim Jermanok’s advice in “Making Your Projects Happen” are the CliffsNotes for people hoping to make it in the business of creative pursuit; a MapQuest tour through the baffling and congested world of entertainment and media."
-STEVE KROFT, CBS News Correspondent for “60 Minutes,” 5-time Peabody Award Winner
"Jim’s advice is so spot on; it’s like having a father in Show Business.'
-EDDIE FELDMANN, Executive Producer, Writer and 5-time Emmy Award winner (“HBO’s Dennis Miller Live”)
I took my own, hard route to my career and I wish I'd had taken Jim’s workshop at the start. It would have been so helpful! It should be compulsory for all creative professionals and students worldwide.
- ALUNA FRANCIS, star of global recording group AlunaGeorge
"Film directors (any creative people really) must constantly re-invent ourselves, fight the blues, the self-doubt . . .We are increasingly forced to function as our own self-promoters, motivators, and salespersons. It's not an easy thing to do, to play both the Creative and the Business roles!  Jim not only provides insight into these challenges, but also gives us some real tools to get past them and make your career dreams come true."
- RANDA HAINES, Director of Oscar-nominated film, “Children of a Lesser God”

Selecting and researching the right script

Literary gold mining

Producing fictional TV series

Everything you've ever wanted to know about reality/non-fiction TV series

Distinguishing yourself and your projects

Creating superb promotional materials

Pitching yourself and your projects

Where the financing comes from 

How to find, approach, research and convince investors 

How to produce or invest in television and new media 

How to package yourself as a creative

What you need to know about domestic and international tax incentives and other soft money

Film Producing advantages of holding a foreign passport

Current status of the independent film industry

What genres/budget ranges are working now

Art of the schmooze

Assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts

Overcoming creative career self-sabotage 

Understanding and succeeding with agents and managers

Distributors and sales agents--what you need to know 

Branding your film

Do It Yourself Distribution

Social Media Marketing for producers

Making it happen on your own 

Here is a recent Jim Jermanok Producing article from IndieWire, America's top independent film website:
Admission $99 (Regularly $129!)

Early Bird discount of $89 by April 10thh!
 10% Student Discount

For further info:  Please contact Joanne Butcher: Joanne at
Reserve today! Space is limited.
About Jim Jermanok:
Jim Jermanok is an award-winning writer, director, producer author and speaker based in NY. He is currently directing and producing a feature documentary about the life and art of Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau featuring interviews by Chris Rock, Diane Ladd, Jon Voight, Woody Allen and Ellen Burstyn.  Mr. Jermanok wrote and produced the highly acclaimed romantic comedy, “Passionada,” which was released by Columbia Tri Star in over 150 countries. His  film “Em”won the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Criterion International Inspiration Award. It was released by Vanguard Cinema and SnagFilms.  Jim Jermanok recently wrote and directed “Homophonia,” a political comedy film on gay marriage which has appeared at over 50 film festivals while winning several of them.  Also active in TV and New Media, Jim Jermanok’s  new web series “LIFEADVICE.TV” has drawn tremendous praise since going live globally in November, 2015. Mr. Jermanok is a former ICM Agent who represented Arthur Miller, Shirley MacLaine, John Chancellor, Ben Kingsley, Dudley Moore, Helen Hayes, Alan Arkin and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, among others. Jim also speaks and has conducted over 300 workshops worldwide on the subject of his 2017  bestseller, BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively!-- , Making Your Projects Happen!: Successful Film/TV Producing and Financing as well as The Art and Business of Screenwriting. 
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APPEARANCES WORLDWIDE: For the past decade, Jim Jermanok has spoken to hundreds of audiences worldwide at entertainment conferences, colleges and universities, film festivals, theaters, and media/arts organizations on the 30 years of wisdom he's acquired about succeeding in the world of entertainment and media. 
As a speaker, Jermanok uses his distinctive background as a former ICM Agent and currently a successful and active producer in film, TV and New Media to present workshops worldwide.  Jermanok has spoken at the WGA  (Writers Guild of America), Cannes, Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, The New School, The School of Visual Arts, Boston University, University of Pennsylvania, New York Film Academy, The North Carolina Film Workshop and San Diego City College among many others.
 In addition, Mr. Jermanok has spoken at:  Arizona Studios (Phoenix, AZ), Brooklyn Intl. Film Festival, Clark University (Worcester, MA), Digital Hollywood NY Media Summit, The Edinburgh International Film Festival, Five Towns College (Dix Hills, NY), The Florida Intl. Film Festival (Orlando), Garde Arts Center (New London, CT), George Washington University (Washington, DC), Herzliya Cinematheque for the Israeli Writers Guild (Tel Aviv, Israel), The Independent Feature Film Festival (New York), Intersection for the Arts (San Francisco, CA), Irish Theater Institute (Dublin), Long Island Intl. Film Expo (Bellmore, NY), Long Island University (Brookville, NY), Making Media Now Documentary Conference (Waltham, MA), The New London Film Festival, The Newport Film Festival, The NY-Bulgarian Film Festival, The New York Intl. Film Festival, The NY Screenwriters, Ninth St. Independent Film Center (San Francisco, CA), Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, AZ) The Queens International Film Festival, The Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival, Rawi Screenwriters Lab (Amman, Jordan), Ruff Cutz Film Festival (Boston), The Santa Fe Intl. Film Festival, The Screening Room (Tucson, AZ) The Seattle International Film Festival, Show Biz Expo (New York, NY), Sithengi: Cape Town World Cinema Festival, The Sofia Independent Film Festival (Sofia, Bulgaria), The White Sands Film Festival (New Mexico) and WilliFest (Williamsburg, Brooklyn), among many others. 



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