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April 8, 2016

April Workshop - Making Your Projects Happen

The Arizona Production Association Presents MAKING YOUR PROJECTS HAPPEN: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing; A Professional Workshop on Creative Entrepreneurship by Former ICM Agent & Award-Winning Filmmaker & Author Jim Jermanok

APA MEMBER DISCOUNT - Only $69! (plus ticket service fee)

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Arizona Studios, 4614 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 

An acclaimed and intense professional 4-hour workshop geared toward producers, investors, filmmakers, directors, key crew, screenwriters, editors, journalists, actors and other working and successful creative professionals who want to produce films, TV and web series. This is an insider's no-bull, no fluff presentation of the real movie and television business that is great for industry pros and investors.

To keep (or sometimes even start) working professionally as a filmmaker, director, producer, writer, cinematographer, actor, etc. in any aspect of movies and media these days, you need to create your own opportunities and make your own projects. This workshop is for those in the business and those who want to enter the business. It is based on 30 years of  experience and analysis of the qualities and traits that successful film/TV producers share. JIM WILL COVER MOST OF THE FOLLOWING:

*Selecting and researching the right script
*Literary gold mining
*Distinguishing yourself and your projects
*Creating superb promotional materials
*Pitching yourself and your projects
*Where the financing comes from
*How to find, approach, research and convince investors
*How to produce or invest in theater, television and new media
*How to package yourself as a creative
*What you need to know about domestic and international tax incentives and other soft money
*Film Producing advantages of holding a foreign passport
*Current status of the independent film industry
*What genres/budget ranges are working now
*Art of the schmooze
*Assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts
*Overcoming creative career self-sabotage
*Understanding and succeeding with agents and managers
*Distributors and sales agents--what you need to know
*Branding your film
*Do It Yourself Distribution
*Social Media Marketing for producers
*Making it happen on your own  
 

About Jim Jermanok:

Jim Jermanok is an award-winning writer, director and producer, creative success expert, consultant and speaker. Jim wrote and produced the highly acclaimed romantic comedy, "Passionada," which was released by Columbia Tri Star in over 150 countries. His latest film "Em" recently won the Grand Jury Prize at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Criterion International Inspiration Award. It was released recently by Vanguard Cinema and SnagFilms. He is also active in TV, Theater and New Media. Last year, Jim Jermanok wrote and directed "Homophonia," a political comedy film on gay marriage rights which has appeared at over 50 film festivals while winning several of them. Mr. Jermanok is a former ICM Agent who helped to represent Arthur Miller, Shirley MacLaine, John Chancellor, Ben Kingsley, Dudley Moore, Helen Hayes, Alan Arkin and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, among others.  Jim also speaks and conducts workshops worldwide on the subject of his 2016 upcoming book, BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively, as well as Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing and The Art and Business of Screenwriting. 

Here is a recent Jim Jermanok Producing article from IndieWire, America's top independent film website: www.indiewire.com/article/6-techniques-to-research-and-locate-film-investors  

Watch video testimonials at: www.jimjermanok.com

Regular Admission is $149; Early Bird Discount (until 4/8) and Arizona Production Association members - $69; $49 for Students

Select the Early Bird price before 4/8 or use the APA Promo Code after 4/8 so you can STILL get the discount! (Code will be sent out at a later date.) 

Reserve today! Space is limited: https://phoenixproducingworkshop.eventbrite.com/

For further info: contact APA Member Volunteer Susan Slonaker, Sunnyslope Productions: sunnyslope@hotmail.com