You'll receive all the modules and lessons upon registration.
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The Film Launchpad is entirely online and on-demand. You will have access to all of the program materials upon registration.
Through in-depth training, consistent action steps, and guidance we’ll focus on the necessary areas for bringing your projects to market.
The importance of your production team cannot be overstated. Investors are not just investing in your project, they are investing in the team you've assembled. The problem is, oftentimes filmmakers put together teams that actually work against them. We’ll show yo how to build a team that supports your project so it’s working for you, not against you.
For all but the smallest of indie films, meaningful talent packaging is crucial. Attaching the right talent for your budget level will help separate your project from the slew of unfunded scripts out there. Let’s face it, a well-packaged project is key to attracting financing and distribution - period. We’ll guide you through the process of attaching talent (even without financing in place) and then approaching financing and distribution partners at the right time, with just enough attachments but not too many (it’s a delicate dance sometimes).
Film markets are also the best place, hands down, to get real marketplace feedback for your projects so you’re not shooting in the dark while also being able to present your projects directly to prospective financiers and distributors.
We’ll also help you strategize your projects and give feedback and guidance as you work through the steps of putting your projects together.
"With the amount of information available for indie filmmakers, I find it important to spend time with those resources that focus on the most critical component of any production - getting it funded! Stacey Parks' Film Launchpad series (from Film Specific) does just that. Through a series of well timed and spaced webinars Stacey helps participants understand and build an investment-grade package to present to investors, sales agents, and distributors in the current, ever-changing market. Her no B.S. approach tells it like it is...what you may have, what you need, and what to realistically expect. The small investment of time and money on your part will help you package your film to attract the production dollars you need to make it."
- Joe Orlandino, Filmmaker
Stacey Parks is the founder of FilmSpecific.com. She has over 16 years experience in independent film as a sales agent, producer, and consultant for independent filmmakers. Stacey is also the author of "The Insider's Guide to Independent Film Distribution" (2012 Focal Press), now in its second edition and considered to be an essential handbook for independent filmmakers seeking production and distribution insight for their films.
You'll get as much out of the program as you are willing to put into it. You'll get a ton of real-world information including practical market intelligence, and individualized guidance by your instructor via our dedicated program forum, but your success in the program depends on your willingness to do the work that's required and the quality and viability of your projects.
Of course not. We'll guide you in how to deliberately and consistently move your project forward and we'll provide a lot of guidance along the way but there are no guarantees. The Film Launchpad will give you with a roadmap but you must do the work of putting your projects together.