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The Business of Funding Your Film

December 18, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$25-100

Workshop 2 of The Business of Filmmaking Workshop series
This series provides a comprehensive look at taking your script to the screen including how to set up your production company, finalize your script and budget, prepare a pitch package, find funding options, and processes and tasks of pre-production.

Led by Iocal PGA Producer, Marcie Gibboney, this educational series consists of presentations, discussion, and workshopping your project, all designed to advance your film effectively through the business of filmmaking.

This second workshop will provide filmmakers with options for funding a film and resources that are available – grants, sponsorships, crowdfunding, etc. In addition, we will review the components that are required to pitch to potential investors. A panel of independent filmmakers who have been successful in fundraising will provide their insights.

  • This workshop is offered as a pay-what-you-can-afford model from $25-100.
  • Artist Foundry members receive a $25 discount off the $100 workshop cost,
  • Scholarships to cover the full cost of the workshop are available through generous grant funding from the American Rescue Plan Act brought to us by the Salt Lake Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. Please reach out amadden@utahfilmcenter.org if this is right for you.
Marcie Gibboney

With over 30 years of business experience including development and delivery of corporate training programs, Marcie has been able to successfully combine this experience with her current career in film and TV production over the last 15 years. She has worked as a Producer, Production Manager/Supervisor, Production Accountant and AD with both large studios and independent production companies. Working with the Utah Film Commission to create the Production Assistant Training program, additional workshops have been developed to create a detailed curriculum. 

Marcie is a moderator and co-instructor for the PA training classes and the co-creator, with the Utah Film Commission, of the training program. Marcie has also created classes in accounting, budgeting and the structures for the grip & electric training as well the Focus is Female Workshops. 

She is a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA).  

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