Programs

Toolkit: Indie Business Plan Primer

Programs

Toolkit: Indie Business Plan Primer

PLEASE NOTE: This class has reached its registration capacity.

Taught by filmmaker Stu Pollard (Rust Creek, Plus One, Bass Ackwards), whose business plans have raised more than $10 million in production funds, Film Independent’s Indie Business Plan Primer is ideal for filmmakers preparing to write independent film business plans targeting angel investors.

Focused on the key elements that should be in place prior to creating a business plan — as well as structure, layout, research, and presentation — this four-part class will also provide insights on the ethics and psychology of selling high-risk investments, tools for making your deal more attractive, guidelines for identifying prospects and tips for maintaining long-term relationships with financial partners.

Participants will leave this class with a clear, real-world strategy for writing a coherent, thoughtful and powerful business plan.

About the Instructor

With over a decade of filmmaking experience, Stu Pollard has plenty of production knowledge to share. His producing credits include Plus One, Rust Creek, Bass Ackwards, True Adolescents, Dirty Country and Ira & Abby. He’s also directed two feature films, Nice Guys Sleep Alone and Keep Your Distance, and freelances as a consultant, specializing in private equity financing, investor relations and distributor delivery.

Please note: This event is non-refundable – no credit or exchanges. All sessions take place live online via Zoom. This class is not offered On Demand.

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