Business of Film Course

A good understanding of the business practices of international filmmaking and production is essential for success in today’s market. This Business of Film course will enable you to grow your business, support your clients and make valuable contacts in the film industry. You will gain instruction and insights from Kieran Corrigan, a working producer and film financier, supported by his team of experienced, leading industry professionals.

Course
Delivery Method
Classroom
Dates
30 November 2018 
Duration
1 day 
Location
Dublin
Course
Delivery Method
Classroom
Dates
04 March 2019 
Duration
1 day 
Location
Dublin
Course
Delivery Method
Classroom
Dates
01 April 2019 
Duration
1 day 
Location
London
Course
Delivery Method
Classroom
Dates
May 2019 
Duration
1 day 
Location
Beijing

  • This intensive course in the Business of Film will give you an overview of the business of the film industry from start to finish.
  • You will be given an overview of emerging international legal and financial issues, taxation and tax relief and production insurance.
  • You will also explore financing sources, as well as sales and distribution issues and strategies.

Networking

During the course you will have opportunities to network in an informal setting with fellow attendees, tutors and representatives from the film and TV industry.

Who Will Benefit From This Business of Film Course?

This course is aimed at people who want to “step into” the industry as either a film producer, director, financier or distributor. Participants may wish to use the knowledge gained as an additional skill within their employment, to support their clients and grow their business, or may see this as a stepping stone or a foundation course to take the next step into the film industry.

Lead Tutor

This is a bespoke service catering for all skill levels, where participants will have the opportunity to engage with the highly experienced course instructor Kieran Corrigan, an established working producer with over 40 years' experience at the highest level, and his team of experienced, leading film industry professionals.

Certificate

On the successful completion of your course, you will be awarded a personalised Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in the Business of Film, signed by IFS founder and film producer Kieran Corrigan, in recognition of your educational achievement.

Alumni

You will also be invited to join the IFS Alumni Association where you can continue to exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.

Day 1: Business of Film Overview

Detailed Content

Day 1: Business of Film Overview

  • Sources of funding:
    • Public schemes
    • Awards
    • Crowd funding for film
  • Film finance:
    • Co-productions
    • Pre-sales
    • Private equity
    • Gap financing
  • Budgeting:
    • Key budgetary issues
    • Key budgetary challenges
  • Legal elements of film production:
    • Talent management
    • Rights clearance
  • Taxation and tax relief
  • Insurance bonds:
    • Errors and omissions
    • Production insurance
  • Sales and distribution:
    • Issues and strategies
  • Presentation of Certificates by Kieran Corrigan
  • Social Programme: networking drinks

This one-day Business of Film course is designed to give you a hands-on and intensive introduction into the business of producing a film in today’s global market. The IFS social programme will allow you to network with like-minded individuals and build valuable relationships and contacts with your fellow students and with leading professionals from within the film industry.

Learning Outcome

At the end of the course you will have gained a unique insight into the business of producing a film in today’s global film industry.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of the course you will be presented with a personalised Irish Film School Certificate of Completion in the Business of Film, signed by IFS founder and film producer Kieran Corrigan, in recognition of your learning and achievement.

Alumni

Our Alumni Association will allow you to stay in touch long after your course has finished and will give you a forum where you can exchange information, share tips and receive exclusive offers and invitations to events.

The Future

This course will give you the confidence to go on to further study, to begin working in the film industry or to change careers. Many of those in employment will add value to their CVs with a new skill in the business of film production and could receive a promotion or an increase in salary as a result of completing this course.

Advantages

  • Personal tuition from an internationally acclaimed and award-winning film financier and producer
  • Coursework folder with comprehensive notes to take home
  • Instruction from leading experts and professionals
  • State-of-the-art studios and classroom
  • Limited number in student cohort
  • Easy transport links to the campus
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Full social programme
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to exclusive Alumni Association

Lights, Camera, Action!

Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 30 students per cohort. So, take your first step into the business and contact us today!

  • To receive more information, please order a free brochure. Fill in your details and we will immediately send you a free copy of the Business of Film brochure.
  • You can enrol now for this Business of Film course with a credit card using our secure online enrolment form.