With over 25 years of experience in the filmmaking, festival and distribution communities, our team has the experience and relationships to support independent filmmakers every step of the way.
- Script Development & Coaching
Creative artists often have many ideas for stories to tell. It can often be challenging to decide which project(s) to focus on, based on a number of factors. Then, it comes down to developing the idea into a movie or series, one with entertainment value that will attract your target audience. We can help you create the ideal structure to maximize your project's potential. And give you notes throughout your writing process. Writing is re-writing.
- Scheduling & Budgeting
Whether you are developing a narrative or documentary feature, or a series, you may be seeking financial support. To know how much to raise, you need to have a schedule, and a budget. We can help you strategize, and develop the schedules and budgets to support your project. You need Plan A, plan B, sometimes a plan C.
- Film Sales & Alternative Distribution
Some films sell during a festival run, but many filmmakers don't know what deal points to look for. And if the film doesn't sell, there are many opportunities to create a custom distribution path. From aggregation to community and educational screenings, to the streaming universe, we have guided filmmakers through sales and distribution pipelines.
- Film Festival Consulting - Filmmakers
Having run many festivals over the years, AND playing his own films in hundreds of festivals, our Founder knows this world inside and out. He has guided thousands of filmmakers in his 25 year career, and even has a course on the subject (Film Festival Mastery) with partner Justin Giddings. You can take the course, and/or hire Jon for private coaching. His strategies and relationships with festival programmers are second to none.
- Film Festival Consulting - Film Festivals
Having co-founded numerous festivals, as well as developing Blueprints for Programming, Operations and Sponsorships, our Founder consults to new and established film festivals to support their missions. Emerging Festivals often benefit from our Film Festival Mastery course, while more established festivals invite Mr. Fitzgerald to support their programming initiatives. Our sister company, Cause Cinema, is available for curated sections or spotlights around targeted themes and subjects.
In addition, Mr. Fitzgerald leads discussions, presentations and workshops on the subject Filmmaking for Change: Make Films That Transform the World, a book he authored.
For more background information on our Founder, Jon Fitzgerald, visit his Portfolio here.