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07/08.01.2017Berlin
Film Financing in an Entrepreneurial Age ONLY ONE PLACE LEFT!

ABOUT PAUL MILLER

Paul Miller is an independent producer working in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. From May 2012 until October 2013 Miller was Director of Film Financing at the the Doha Film Institute in Qatar. Miller oversaw a $2.5M education training programme, a $1m global grants fund and managed a $25M film financing fund. Prior to this Miller produced The Birder’s Guide to Everything directed by Rob Meyer, Babygirl, written and directed by Macdara Vallely, produced with Samson Films and the Irish Film Board. During this period Miller produced a feature length documentary, Poor Consuelo Conquers the World, with Les Films d’Ici for ARTE in 2011. Miller also Exec-Produced the feature length documentary, The Man Who Drew the Future with Una Films and ARTE. From 2002 - 2009 Miller was Head of Film Production at Crossroads Films, where he produced Snow Angels, which was released by Warner Independent Pictures in 2008. The film was written and directed by David Gordon Green and stars Sam Rockwell and Kate Becksinale and Golden Globe nominated, and A Love Song For Bobby Long starring John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson, released by Lionsgate Films in 2006. Previous films include John Sayles’ feature The Secret of Roan Inish (1994), the Academy Award nominated Lone Star (1996) and Golden Globe nominated Men with Guns (1997). Miller also produced Prozac Nation, directed by Erik Skjoldbaerg’s (“Insomnia”) and starring Chistina Ricci, Jessica Lange and Anne Heche. The film was released by Miramax. Miller was educated in England and is a graduate of the National Film and Television School in the U.K. He is a member and consultant with Paris based Ateliers du Cinéma Européen, (A.C.E.) Europe’s premiere producer’s association and a member of the Director’s Guide of America and the Producer’s Guild of America. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Film Financing workshop will focus on the art of producing a film in our entrepreneurial age, where the means of manufacture and distribution are in flux and where finding your audience is key. The workshop will look at the how to develop, finance and complete a movie from the viewpoint of a creative producer. The workshop won’t be looking so much at the making of a movie more about setting off on the right track and finishing ahead of the game. The workshop will be practical and interactive, with participants also having the opportunity to assess the issues they encountered on their own films, and receiving the feedback to help similar situations in the future. Participants should be prepared to discuss an unproduced project that has been previously developed by them to the point of a first draft screenplay. The project doesn’t have to be an active project, just an idea that the participant can use in the workshop. The scripts will not be read or shared during the workshop. If the participant doesn’t have one, then an idea that has been developed to treatment stage is also sufficient. For each film idea, the participants should also think of a director, lead cast, location and budget range. The topics covered in the workshop: A. THE BEGININGS: Ideas: Auteur vs. Industry/Art vs. Culture/Writer-Directors, Budget/Audience Developing your Pitch: the Elevator Pitch/Longer Pitch Pitching to a writer and director, pitching to investors Partnering with another producer Logline Synopsis B. FIRST STEPS Assembling a Creative Team and making a few Key Decsions: Commissioning a Writer Choosing a Director The Filmmaking Triad: Director/Writer/Producer Hollywood vs. Europe Packaging of Talent: agents, managers and lawyers and casting directors Location of the Filming Screenplay Rights and Collaboration Agreements: Property Rights: Copyright/Chain of Title Screenplay Rights: Option/Purchase Agreements Underlying rights: articles, books, life rights, etc. Creative Team Agreements: Short Form/Long-form Contract: Director Agreement Producer Agreement Writer Agreement Producing Partnerships Development Budget Casting: Cast Lists, Casting Directors Securing Cast Actor Agreements: Major Deal Points (Upfront/Contingent Compensation, Deferments, Profit Participation: Gross vs. Net The Glory of Schedule ‘F’. C. MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION RESEARCH AND BOX OFFICE COMPARABLES Box Office Comparables: including budget, domestic, overseas and worldwide revenue and any known ancillary revenue, year of release, distributor and maximum # of screens Marketing and Distribution Plan, Film Festivals, Distributors and Sales Agent D. FINANCING Revenue Flow -Theatrical and Ancillary Rights: Domestic and Foreign BO, Domestic and Foreign Ancillary Rights Revenue Projections ‘The Waterfall’ Estimating revenue based on Box Office: low, medium and high Budget/Financing - Financing Sources: Equity, Pre-sales, gap financing, loans and soft money E. BUSINESS PLAN How to Create a Business Plan for Your Film: Executive Summary Overview of Industry Investor Return/Deal Comparables Projections Revenue Stream ROI F. MAKING YOUR FILM BETTER AFTER THE SHOOT Post-Production Decisions: Improving the picture edit Composer, Music and Music Rights: Sync and Master Use Licenses, Rights Clearance for Publicity and Festivals, Royalty-free Music, Composer/Score, Cutting Edge) Test Screenings (friends, film professionals and NRG screenings) Deliverables G. INTO THE WORLD: MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTION Who is your audience? Precedents/Box Office Comparables Demographics: age, race, location, gender, socio-economic class, religion, education, consumer tastes, musical tastes, sports identification, hobbies, politics, occupation, exercise habits, food habits, etc. Influencers How will you reach the potential audience for your movie? Promotion: P & A Fund, Producer of Marketing and Distribution, Supporting Materials Marketing: Social Media, Press, Publicist, Website, Blogs, Word of Mouth Release Plan Film Festivals Film Markets Theatrical: Distributor or DIY Non-theatrical VOD (streaming archived content): free/Ad driven, Pay Community Screenings DVDs PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT

The workshop designed for, Film Producers, Film Financiers, Directors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Film Production. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP

Berin, Germany 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 7-8 January 2017 Location: Berlin, Germany Price: 499EUR (375EUR Until the 23rd of November) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

07/08.01.2017Berlin
PRODUCTION DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH ALLAN STARSKI ONLY 5 PLACES LEFT

ABOUT ALLAN STARSKI

Allan Starski is one of the top Production Designers working today. He has collaborated with directors such as Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, Andrzej Wajda, Peter Webber, among many other notable names. Son of famed screenwriter/ songwriter Ludwik Starski, Allan graduated in Architecture in Warsaw’s Academy of Fine Arts and began his filmmaking career in Poland with Oscar and Palme d'Or-winning director Andrzej Wajda. With a wide range of successful collaborations (including Człowiek z marmuru (Man of Marble),Człowiek z żelaza (Man of Iron) and Panny z Wilka (The Maids of Wilko) and Pan Tadeusz), it was with the film Danton (1982) that Starski began being noticed by his peers around the world. In 1993 Starski received an Academy Award for his work in Steven Spielberg’s revered film Schindler’s List – starring Liam Neeson, Ben Knigsley and Ralph Fiennes - which also secured Starski a BAFTA nomination. His extensive work includes Roman Polanski’s The Pianist (starring Adrien Brody) in 2002 (for which he won a Cesar Award) and Oliver Twist in 2005; Peter Webber’s Hannibal Rising; Agnieszka Holland's Europe, Europe and Washington Square. Starski also has an impressive body of worked on stage productions, having collaborated with acclaimed professionals such as Arthur Miller, Aleksander Bardini and Andrzej Tapicki. full credits on http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0823649/ Allan Starski is one of the most versatile and accomplished Production Designers of our age – his filmography speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Production Design workshop with Allan Starski will focus on a diversity of topics of the craft, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Allan Starski, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your films, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. Participants will learn what makes a strong visual, and what to expect when working as a Production Designer. The workshop will also help directors and DP's understand the importance and how to deal with the Production Designer. The topics covered on the workshop will be: Creative team, Director, DP and PD. Story Board as a visual tool for discussion. Art department Breakdown and it influence on the film budget. Period research and artistic interpretation of historical knowledge. Concept drawings, models and final drafts. Location or Studio Sets ? Color in the movie. Creating color palette according to visual concept of the movie. Case study: Washington Square by Agnieszka Holland. Split locations in historical movie. Case study: "Franz Schubert" Specifics of black and white movies. Case study: "Doctor Korczak" By Andrzej Wajda. Case study: "Schindler’s List" by Steven Spielberg How director emotional knowledge influence visual style of the movie. Schindler’s List versus Pianist. Big historical movie with sets built entirely in the Studio. Case study: "Oliver Twist" by Roman Polanski Sci- Fi and the low budget, does it go together ? Case study: “Fear of Flying” Can you make big historical movie with shooting in 3 continents and 5 countries ? Case study: "The Cut" by Fatih Akim. CGI as an additional tool for Production Designer. Extending sets by Visual FX. Rates and Agents PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for Production Designers, Art Directors, Costume Designers, Set Designers, Directors, Art Directors, DP's, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Production Design LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP Berlin, Germany Duration: 2 days Dates: 7-8 January 2017 Location: Berlin, Germany Price: 499EUR (399EUR with 20% discount until the 20th of November) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

14/15.01.2017London UK
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXING WORKSHOP

ABOUT CHRIS MUNRO

Oscar and BAFTA-winning production sound mixer Chris Munro has worked on more than 80 films, including Alfonso's Cuaron's “Gravity” and Ridley Scott's “Black Hawk Down”. Munro began to work in films when he was 16 years old as a trainee at Elstree Studios. His first steps were on some of the most influential cult classics, such as the "infamous" Hammer production “The Satanic Rites of Dracula” by Alan Gibson. He continued to work as a freelancer on a TV series at Pinewood and on a number of films including “The Rocky Horror Picture Show". He worked as a sound maintenance engineer and a boom operator when he had his breakthrough moment – he was invited to mix the second unit 2nd unit on a Sam Peckinpah film called "Cross of Iron", when he was 25. He made a name for himself in the 1990's, with credits in some of the decade's most successful films, such as “Robin Hood The Prince of Thieves” by Kevin Reynolds “The Fourth Protocol” by John Mackenzie, “The Russia House” by Fred Schepisi and “Emma” by Douglas McGrath. He was also a key crew player in John Cleese's comedy features, such as the hits “A Fish Called Wanda”, “Fierce Creature” and the now cult classic “Clockwise”. More recently he has credits in major blockbusters such as 5 episodes of the “007” series (“Tommorow Never Dies”,"Die Another Day”, “The World Is Not Enough” , “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace"). Throughout his career he has worked with top film-makers such as Ridley Scott (“Black Hawk Down”), Paul Greengrass (“United 93”), Ron Howard (“In The Heart of the Sea”),Barry Levinson (“Rock the Kasbah”),M. Night Shyamalan (“Lady In The Water” and “The Last Airbender”), Anton Corbijn (“The American”), Bille August (“Smilla's Sense of Snow”), Bryan Singer (“Valkyre”), Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes”), Lasse Hallstrom (“Chocolat”), Ian Softley (“Backbeat”) and Mike Figgis (“The Browning Version”). He is currently working on Steven Spielberg's latest film “Ready Player One”. Munro has been Oscar Nominated 4 times, winning twice for his performance on "Gravity" and "Black Hawk Down”, nominated 5 times for BAFTA winning for “Casino Royale” and “Gravity”. Full list of credits on: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0613101/ WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Production Sound MixingWorkshop with Chris Munro will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of mixing sound of a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Chris Munro, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your own work and the projects you have worked on or will work, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. The purpose of this workshop is to understand the power of good sound, and the processes necessary to realize this. Chris will talk about his work, his recording philosophy, his methodology and show examples from his previous films. He will discuss how the film business has changed, how recording has to deal with a new set of factors, like multiple cameras with various lens sizes, the use of multi track recording and the limited shooting schedules with consequences for all departments. Participants will look at different types of recorders, RF mikes and mixers available for location recording. The different boom mikes available and when to use them will also be a topic Other topics will be: Pre-production planning and budgeting for sound. Recording Priorties of the Mixer Teaming up The importance of inter-departmental communication Set etiquette. Rates and Agents How to wire actors Methods used to hide transmitters and mikes How to work around noisy clothing, skimpy women’s wear/or none, noisy atmosphere and the multi challenges we face in our efforts to get good usable sound. Chris will stress the importance of acknowledging actors preparations for their roles and how important it is to anticipate sound problems and to have solutions thought out beforehand so one doesn’t have to fuss with actors and interrupt their focus. PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT

The workshop designed for Directors, Sound Mixers, Sound Recordists, Boom Operators, Sound Editors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Sound. WORKSHOP LOCATION

London UK Duration: 2 days Dates: 14th - 15th of January 2017 Location: London UK Price: 499GBP, (349GBP discount of 30% until 16th of December) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions

12/13.11.2016London UK
GARETH WILEY FILM PRODUCERS WORKSHOP ONLY 3 PLACES LEFT

ABOUT GARETH WILEY

Gareth has been working as a film producer & executive producer for over a decade. Since 2004, he has produced independent feature films with budgets totalling over $100 million including four with Woody Allen. Having persuaded the New Yorker to move his 2004 movie to London the collaboration grew until in January 2009 he won a Best Picture Golden Globe for Woody’s “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”. This was Gareth’s second Golden Globe nomination in four years, having been previously nominated in 2006 for his first collaboration with Woody Allen, “Match Point”. In 2013, Gareth launched a new online film finance tool, www.screenadvantage.com. This online application makes all Gareth’s proprietary film financing modelling tools available to the industry as a whole and has been widely praised. Users now include Oscar® & Golden Globe® winning producers and film students alike. Affordable and sophisticated, but easy to use, ScreenAdvantage® allows producers to present professional finance plans and allows financiers to understand at a glance the structure being proposed. Prior to moving into film full time, Gareth enjoyed fifteen years working in international banking and finance with some of the world’s leading banking institutions, including, Salomon Brothers & UBS Warburg. Gareth studied Business with Economics & Law, before starting his working life as a banker in February 1985. A fascination with the creative process resulted in an involvement in film finance and production as early as 1993. Prior to working with Woody Allen, he maintained a career in investment banking (working in London, Hong Kong and the United States) in parallel with an increasing involvement in film production and finance. In 2002 committed himself to working exclusively in film and other creative businesses (including setting up a Grammy nominated classic record label). WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Film Producer Workshop with Gareth Wiley will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of production of a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Gareth Wiley, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your own work and the projects you have worked on or will work, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. DAY 1 THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS AND THE ROLE OF THE PRODUCER • Project scouting and script analysis, the producer’s role in the choice of projects • Reading, researching and assessing ideas and finished scripts • Commissioning writers or securing the rights to novels, plays or screenplays • Hiring key staff, including a director and a crew • Managing creativity/creative management • Writing a good synopsis and business plan • Making and maintaining your contacts • Supervising the progress of the project from development to post production HOW THE MONEY WORKS • The film value chain • Structure of a business plan • Preparing sales estimates and income streams • Financing Strategies. Accessing funds: Public (regional national, pan-national); Private. • Tax-efficient finance vehicles; Enterprise Investment Schemes • Targeting investors • Liaising and discussing projects with financial backers • Profit participation • Co-productions • Key negotiation points explained • Making and maintaining your contacts • Supervising the progress of the project from development to post production DAY 2 Into the world • How sales agents work • The role of film markets New tools • Using software packages to help your work as a producer PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT

The workshop designed for, Film Producers, Film Financiers, Film Investors, Directors, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Film Production. WORKSHOP LOCATION

London UK 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 12th - 13th of November 2016 Location: London UK Price: 399GBP, (319GBP discount of 20% until 4th of November) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions
04/05.11.2016Abu DHabi
SOUND EDITING WORKSHOP WITH EDDY JOSEPH This workshop is organized in partnership with NYU Abu Dhabi

ABOUT EDDY JOSEPH Eddy Joseph is without a doubt on of the most successful Sound Editors of our time Eddy Joseph has been in the Film Industry for over 40 years and a Sound Editor for 30. He has collaborated with such directing luminaries as Alan Parker, Bernardo Bertolucci, Louis Malle, Jean-Jacques Annaud, Neil Jordan and Anthony Minghella. His credits include “Pink Floyd The Wall”, “Angel Heart”, “Batman”, “The Commitments”, “The Crying Game”, “Little Buddha”, “Interview with the Vampire”, “Evita”, “Enemy at the Gates”, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, “Cold Mountain”, “Corpse Bride”, “United 93″, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace”. He has received 2 BAFTA Awards and 6 further Nominations and 16 MPSE Nominations. Full list of credits on www.imdb.com/name/nm0430577/ Eddy Joseph experience speaks for itself and guarantees the high standards our participants have come to expect from FEST FILM LAB. WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION The Sound Editing workshop will focus on a diversity of topics of the art of Editing the sound of a film, you will have the chance of not only receive this knowledge from Eddy Joseph, but also interact in a very strong way, as the group will have up to 25 participants, making it extremely practical and interactive. You will also have the opportunity to assess the issues you encountered on your own work and the projects you have worked on or will work, and receiving the feedback to unblock situations in the future. Session 1 THE ESSENCE OF THE CRAFT Film History is your friend. Developing a hinterland Auteur versus Sound Editor – the realities of the business. DIY - low budget approaches Understanding your abilities PRE-PRODUCTION Aesthetic overview – the sound of the story Crewing up Storyboarding before track laying How to work with: Editors Producers Directors Planning for Digital VFX Session 2 POST PRODUCTION Working with the editor Digital VFX in post Guide music Working with a composer Track Laying Temp Mixing Test screenings ADR Foley Sound Design Premixing The final sound mix Home Cinema Premiere PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT The workshop designed for, Sound Editors, Directors, Sound Mixers, Film Students, or anyone interested in entering the Film Business on the area of Sound. LOCATION OF THE WORKSHOP NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Marina District - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates 16 hours Duration: 2 days Dates: 4th 5th November 2016 Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE Price: 599USD (449USD with discount of 25% Until 26 October) Maximum number of participants: 25 By registering to the workshop you agree with FFL terms and Conditions