FS PRO is a coaching group that helps filmmakers strategize the development, packaging, financing, distribution, and marketing of their projects, and gives you access to a highly experienced advisor who knows the ins-and-out of the marketplace.
WHAT IS FS PRO?
The film and television industries are wildly in flux. We created this program for those who don't want to endure that alone. FS Pro is a high-level coaching group for filmmakers and producers to get access to critical market-based guidance, actionable advice and valuable resources to help get your projects off the ground or out into the world. Elevated intel, highly curated resources and timely support - elements you’ll need to get ahead and today’s highly competitive environment.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
WHY FS PRO?
Getting projects off the ground these days can be incredibly difficult, with complex co-production, financing and rights requirements from broadcasters, streamers, and distributors. Plus there's the creative input required to move projects from idea to commercial viability. Our unique expertise across distribution, financing and production means we can offer an entirely new and different perspective on how projects can succeed in the marketplace.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT TO GET OUT OF FS PRO
Stacey Parks has overseen and/or been involved in independent film financing, production, and distribution for over 20 years as a sales agent, consultant, producer, and executive producer. She began her career at the William Morris Agency where she spent her tenure in the indie film packaging and financing department. Stacey followed that up with a career in distribution and international sales, selling hundreds of independent films globally, working for such companies as Icon and BBC WW until transitioning to producing and exec producing full time. Since then she’s been involved in the development, production, and distribution of several feature films, broadcast, and digital series. As a consultant, Stacey provides advisory services to independent filmmakers that utilizes her deep knowledge of finance, distribution, sales, and leveraging the global marketplace in both film and television.
FS Pro is strategic guidance on a monthly retainer basis for projects at all stages in a robust group environment for added learning and insights.
The fee to join the FS Pro coaching group is $99/month (minimum 12 month commitment)
I'm asking for an initial 12 month commitment to give us a chance to get some traction on your projects. If you wish to continue on after the initial 12 months you'll be grandfathered in at the inaugural rate of $99 on a monthly basis for as long as you retain a space in the program.
We accept new participants on a rolling basis but space is extremely limited. Participants are accepted by application only.
What Clients Say
"Having Stacey's professional insights, industry experience and constructive strategic advice has brought invaluable resources and intel to my navigation of current feature film and television landscapes, as a working director and content creator. She's also an incredibly cool person and a supportive coach!"
- Donna Wheeler, Filmmaker
"As an actor, I've always had a coach, so I know the importance of having a pair of fresh eyes. When I added producing into my life, I wanted someone to bounce ideas off of and help nudge me towards the road that's most productive. Stacey has helped me in that regard, and it's a tremendous relief to know there is someone with her experience whom I can turn to when I have questions or need ideas of what the next step might be."
- Tyson Turrou, Filmmaker
About Stacey Parks
Stacey Parks has 20 years experience in independent film as a sales agent, producer, and consultant for independent filmmakers. As a former foreign sales agent she's sold hundreds of films worldwide. As a consultant, Stacey advises on all aspects of finance, distribution, and marketing for her clients' films including providing strategic guidance on finance and distribution plans, serving as a EP, sourcing finance, packaging for pre-sales, audience-engagement campaigns, and facilitating distribution for finished films. Her clients include Sundance, Cannes, Berlin, and Toronto award-winning filmmakers and producers who have successfully secured studio and mini-major distribution for their films.
Stacey has Executive Produced or Produced several feature films including the 2017 SXSW Premiere FITS & STARTS, the upcoming UNDER THE EIFFEL TOWER (2019), distributed by The Orchard and starring David Wain, Matt Walsh, and Michaela Watkins, and the upcoming MISS VIRGINIA, starring Uzo Aduba. She has also produced THE UPGRADE (2017), a 32-part original digital series for BravoTV.com. For additional credits please visit IMDB.
Stacey has conducted extensive lectures and workshops on film distribution, finance and marketing for the British Film Institute, the American Film Market, the South Australia Film Corporation, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), FilmArc for FilmPool Nord, UCLA, Women In Film, Berlin Film Festival and the Raindance Film Festival. Stacey has also spoken on or led panels at the Cannes Film Festival, the American Film Market, and Slamdance, and for organizations including the Producers Guild of America, NALIP, Women in Film, and the Alliance of Women Directors, among others. Additionally, Stacey has been profiled or interviewed in MovieMaker Magazine, Student Filmmakers Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor and the Los Angeles Business Journal.