Moneyball for Film Investors and Producers

Finance Producing
Course Type
Short Course

Did you know that #filmmakers & #screenwriters can access the same deep data that Cambridge Analytica used to affect elections? Learn to use these powerful tools to create characters that people want to interact with on social media. Meaning more views, more money! Moneyball for Filmmakers!

Here are the facts

Four in five US-produced films fail to make any profit at all from their theatrical release. Can big data research help producers and investors back films films with a better chance of commercial and critical success? Is it possible to moneyball your film investment and still back a great film? Spend an evening at Raindance and find out.

Presenter Kira-Anne Pelican argues that the answer is yes. In this two and a half hour session, you’ll learn how Hollywood studios evaluate their projects and forecast box office revenues. You’ll also learn how pre-production, post-production and distribution factors contribute towards a film’s box office success or failure.

Whether you’re considering investing in a high end thriller with a well-known cast, or a horror made on a shoestring budget, there’ll be something in this session for you. This is a vital session for all film investors who want to make better decisions about their investments.

Who Should Attend Moneyball for Investors

Investors who want to better understand how to evaluate prospective film investments.
Producers who want to make sure they’re up to speed with the latest research when forecasting revenues.

What will you learn from Moneyball for Investors

• Art versus Commerce films
• How Hollywood studios assess their projects
• How to evaluate the screenplay
• Whether some types of characters are more popular than others
• Whether cast and crew can really make or break the film
• How production factors impact ticket sales
• How the distribution deal and release window contribute towards ticket sales
• The relationship between critics, awards, buzz and the box office
• AI and the future of box office forecasting

How will you be taught

The evening will be a presenter-led session based on the latest research.

About the Tutor

Kira-Anne Pelican is a script consultant, a researcher and a lecturer in screenwriting. She has 25 years of experience working in the British, American and Chinese film and TV industries. She is widely credited with developing Deep Characterisation as a storytelling tool.

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