Producer’s Workshop Finding The Money

Workshop is FULL

A two-day immersive experience on how to finance independent films.

March 23 – 24, 2019
10 AM – 5 PM both days
Leading Educators
1824 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70113
Breakfast + lunch will be provided.

Regardless of budget, most filmmakers agree that raising money is the toughest part of getting movies made. Led by independent producer Stu Pollard, this unique film financing workshop is ideal for filmmakers preparing to hit the fundraising trail.

Ideal for producers/filmmakers who are preparing to raise private equity from angel investors, Pollard’s presentation covers the pros and cons of film business plans and provides valuable insights on the ethics and psychology of selling high-risk investments. He also will share tools for making deals more attractive, tips for identifying the best financing prospects, and suggestions for maintaining long-term relationships with financial partners.

Space in this workshop is limited (this same program is offered annually at Film Independent + always sells out!) so register today.

Good Work Network + #CreateLouisiana have partnered to present this low-cost workshop (the regularly-priced fee for this program is $275), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant program.


About Stu Pollard:

With over a decade of filmmaking experience, Stu Pollard has plenty of production knowledge to share. His producing credits include RUST CREEK, AND THEN I GO, MEN GO TO BATTLE, TRUE ADOLESCENTS, and IRA & ABBY. He’s also directed two feature films: NICE GUYS SLEEP ALONE and KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. He founded and runs indie production company Lunacy Productions and in his spare time teaches at Film Independent and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.

With over a dozen producing credits to his name, Stu’s films have screened at festivals such as Sundance, LAFF, SXSW and US Comedy Arts, and gone on to be acquired by the likes of Magnolia Pictures, Netflix, HBO, Showtime and Gravitas Ventures. He takes great pride in having helped played a role in launching the careers of directors such as Martha Stevens, Craig Johnson and Kyle Alvarez, and having worked with actors such as Mark Duplass, Melissa Leo, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Vanessa Marcil, Gil Bellows, Christian Kane, Elizabeth Peña and Stacy Keach.