August 31 - September 3, 2023
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Labor Day Weekend 2023
Broad Humor DIY DAY
Thursday, September 1, 2022 @ 10am
Monrovia Public Library
"How To Get Your Film Financed"
45 minutes + Q&A
Mike began his entertainment career at ACNielsen where he undertook the role of business development and created the first analytic and tracking system for home entertainment; VideoScan ™. This system allows filmmakers and studios alike to track and analyze film and TV sales to consumers. Mike also devised the analytical techniques used to forecast feature film revenue and distribution, improve the quality of acquisitions as well as marketing tactics and strategies. Using his ground-breaking analytics, Mike directly impacted the revenue at The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Entertainment, and NBC/Universal studios for more than 15 years.
Next, Mike took on the role of Vice President, Ventura Distribution which was the world’s largest distributor of independent films. His responsibilities included acquisitions, MG negotiations, sales forecasting, digital strategy, retail marketing, merchandising, release scheduling, and brand management.
Currently, Mike helps independent filmmakers obtain financing, distribution, and talent attachment by creating studio-quality feature film financial plans that investors, distributors, and talent want to see. These plans show projected revenue and net profits and allocate net profits for all people and companies involved. His efforts have resulted in 10’s of millions of dollars in financing for independent filmmakers.