How to Finance and Monetize Your Next Animated Feature, with René Bourdages of ELEVADO Media
René Bourdages will discuss how independent films are financed and how animated features differ from live action movie in terms of financing and monetization. René is the author «Investing in films: The 12.5 Secrets Elite Investors Keep for Themselves», the first and only book on film financing especially designed for investors and as such will provide an overall approach to film financing that will help you better structure your finance plan. If you’d like to learn about the financial aspects of the global animation market you’ll want to be part of this Master Class.
12:00p — 1:30p
1:30p — 3:30p
Disney – Pixar Storytelling Process On A Shoe-String Budget,with Chuck Williams of Marza Animation Planet
Chuck Williams, a Disney Feature Animation veteran of 20+ years and current President of Marza Animation Planet USA, draws from his experience in producing, editing and writing for big budget features to tackle the challenges in producing quality storytelling at much lower budgets. Chuck covers specifics of the creative process — from concept to script to cut story reels, the advantages of animation over live action storytelling, and strategies for budgeting, scheduling and managing this process.Chuck’s candidness and visual style of presenting is both engaging and memorable. If you are in the business of telling film stories, be sure not to miss this one.
3:30 — 3:45
3:45p — 5:45p
World Domination Through Animation, with Michael Hirsh of The Entertainment and Media Finance Group
Hirsh is a man who has built three internationally recognized successful animation companies: Nelvana Limited, Cookie Jar Entertainment and DHX Media, He will share with you his thoughts and global insights on the animation industry’s trajectory from a business point of view and touch on brand curation and all the dominant layers within the animation business.Hirsh will answer questions related to building a great animation business and also highlight and breakdown all facets of the current period of disintermediation and disruption in the industry. This is a business Master Class that you will not want to miss.