SHOWBIZ STORE & CAFÉ
19 West 21st St.
NEW YORK, NY 10010
Former ICM agent and current active and award-winning film producer Jim Jermanok will distill 25 years of professional film and entertainment experience into an acclaimed nuts & bolts, bottom-line, no bull and empowering one-day workshop. Rarely has a former agent at a major agency been available to give his uncensored take on feature film production and financing.
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An award-winning writer, director and producer in independent film, theater, television and new media, Former ICM Agent Jim Jermanok has spoken to dozens of audiences worldwide at colleges and universities, film festivals, theaters, and media/arts organizations on the 25 years of wisdom he's acquired about succeeding in the world of entertainment.
In 2003, a full-length feature romantic comedy he wrote and produced, "PASSIONADA,"
Using his real-life experiences and those of many other prominent producers/financiers he knows in the film business, Jim Jermanok will cover:
Selecting and researching the right script/project;
Distinguishing yourself and you projects;
Promoting and pitching yourself and your projects;
Understanding and succeeding with agents and managers;
Where the financing comes from? Present sources of independent film financing;
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 investors need to know now;
Current status of the independent film/entertainment industry;
What genres/budget ranges are working now;
Effective networking and an easy networking system;
Art of the schmooze—what you need to know;
Assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts;
State and international film incentives and other soft money: What to ask?
Essentials of understanding basic legal paperwork/contracts and terms;
The importance of informational interviews;
Distributors and sales agents--what you need to know;
Advantages of possessing a foreign passport;
Other entertainment investments;
Jim Jermanok draws from a unique and unprecedented vantage point: his current experience as an active and award-winning feature film producer, director, and writer and from his prior professional background as an agent at once America’s biggest talent agency, International Creative Management. While at ICM, Jim was privy to understanding how film financiers and producers succeeded. He studied what qualities they had in common in contrast to the majority of those who fail to make a film happen. At ICM, Jim helped to represent and nurture the careers of: Alan Arkin, John Chancellor, E.L. Doctorow, Lou Gossett Jr., Helen Hayes, Sir Ben Kingsley, Burt Lancaster, Shirley MacLaine, Arthur Miller, Dudley Moore, Harry Reasoner, Andy Rooney, and Henry Winkler, among others--many of whom will be quoted in the workshop.
Following ICM, Jim worked as an Entertainment Consultant to numerous production companies, producers, hedge funds, and investors and developed a unique and genuinely inspiring approach to succeeding in the film businesses.