The select case studies below detail how we've worked with and even expanded relationships with clients to bring their projects to fruition and/or into the marketplace.
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INVOLVEMENT: DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT & EP SERVICES/LEAD PRODUCER
After spending several years developing the project in house, The Moving Picture Institute came to us with a completed script and development financing in place. Film Specific came on as consultants to put together a packaging strategy for the film and eventually evolved into providing full Executive Producer services through our parent company, Media Sparks.
As EP’s we led outreach to attach lead talent that enabled MPI to move forward confidently with raising the production financing. As the film moved into pre-production Media Sparks assumed lead Producer duties, overseeing all aspects of production - from casting to department hires to on-set producing and through post.
We sourced a domestic theatrical release for Miss Virginia with Vertical Entertainment and continue to source and negotiate international sales on the film in territories across the globe. Miss Virginia was theatrically released in October 2019 and is currently streaming on Netflix. We continue to handle international sales directly through our parent company, Media Sparks.
UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER
INVOLVEMENT: DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT/ EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
After providing distribution consulting on a previous film, Louisville-based 180 Productions came to us as clients in our project incubation program (now known as FS Pro) for their feature film “Under the Eiffel Tower.”
Film Specific advised 180 Productions on all aspects of packaging and they were able attach cast and secure a pre-sale commitment from theatrical distributor The Orchard.
At that point we came on the project as EP through our parent company, Media Sparks - negotiating and closing the pre-sale deal as well as additional private equity to get into production. We then led additional talent attachment and negotiation as well as key production partner attachments, and took the project into production. Under the Eiffel Tower was theatrically released by The Orchard in February 2019 and is now streaming on Netflix.
FITS & STARTS
INVOLVEMENT: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
With a firm start date, the filmmakers came to us through our parent company Media Sparks, to fill the remaining 50% of the film’s budget. We were able to secure the financing via private equity to get the film into production.
Fits & Starts premiered at the 2017 SXSW film festival. Submarine handled sales and the film was distributed by The Orchard domestically. It is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
PROJECT HOME: 3D PRINTING THE FUTURE
INVOLVEMENT: DEVELOPMENT + PRODUCTION ADVISORY/CONSULTING PRODUCER
We provided development advisory for the documentary feature to producers The Moving Picture Institute during the project's earliest phases. We currently serve as a Consulting Producer and provide ongoing advisory during the current production shoot through our parent company, Media Sparks.
INVOLVEMENT: DISTRIBUTION CONSULTANT
The filmmakers came to us seeking help setting up worldwide distribution for their Mumbai-shot feature. With a domestic deal already in place in India, all other territories remained available. We secured and negotiated a deal with 13 Films for worldwide distribution on behalf of the filmmakers.
INVOLVEMENT: DISTRIBUTION CONSULTANT
The filmmakers came to us with a completed comedy feature seeking a US release. We secured and negotiated a deal with The Orchard for distribution on behalf of the filmmakers.