Film-Com is an annual packaging, financing and distribution market which directly connects filmmakers, domestic & foreign distribution companies, equity financiers, lender capital, P&A funding, gap financing, co-production partners, packaging agents, product integration specialists and any entities related to the success of getting a film property made and to market.
Film-Com provides a context for all parties on all sides to connect with all other parties that may be potential partners in the packaging of a feature, documentary or television property.
Film-Com has a unique model designed to be continuously adaptable to changing market forces in the international marketplace, and therefore involves participants each year who are on the modulating edge of both motion picture creation and marketing / distribution.
Film-Com is an all-year process that culminates at the Film-Com market in the multi-billion dollar entertainment capital of Nashville, Tennessee.
Film-Com 2013 will be from April 13 to April 19, centered around the Hilton Nashville Downtown, right between the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the Cumberland River, Music City’s Hall of Fame, the historic Broadway District, Tennessee Titans Football Stadium, and the heart of city commerce.
For distributors and potential industry partners, we do the work for you. Film-Com processes all entries to identify the most marketable properties available; i.e. we do not promote a circus atmosphere with thousands of attendees and a blizzard of materials where quality is not assured; rather Film-Com operates with a unique methodology to filter for premium properties where the art and business of each project provide viable prospects for the commitment of production and distribution capital.
The Film-Com process involves the following:
Filmmakers electronically submit a business breakdown of their projects; and all projects are logged in the Film-Com Projects Registry, which is segmented according to all genres including Comedy, Sci Fi, Western, and so on. The Project Registry is accessible by domestic and foreign distributors, completion funds, film banks, gap financiers, product integration specialists, producer reps, and potential co-production partners.
The business information and sizzle reel / brief footage of all projects will be weighed by Film-Com according to marketability to domestic and foreign markets. Filmmakers with the most marketable properties will be able to present their projects at Film-Com directly to distribution companies and related industry entities that may provide completion funding and other support for those projects. The projects are works-in-progress — including projects in the post-production phase — and will be selected based upon an overall combination of fresh artistic vision, marketability of concept, and business professionalism in all aspects of the property.
After the most marketable properties have been selected for direct presentation at the Film-Com event, other projects of marketable merit will be included in a printed catalog to be provided to all distribution companies and related industry entities involved in Film-Com. The number of properties included in the catalog may be from 50 to 100, though in years of high quality more may be included, and will be based solely upon each project having noteworthy elements that may require further development toward marketability.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO ALL FILMMAKERS: REGARDLESS of which projects are most marketable for direct presentation, the Film-Com Market offers many opportunities to meet and network with industry execs, financiers, co-production partners and other entities throughout the several days of the event. These opportunities include the New Project Expo, Breakfasts with Execs at the Hilton, Film & Television Panels, break-out sessions, and many individual opportunities in-between. Like any aspect of the business, Film-Com is literally what you make it. The more fully you participate, the more valuable relationships and information you will gain.
The overall process means that filmmakers submitting entries are enabled exposure via a full spectrum of methods to industry execs seeking new works for development, acquisition and distribution. ALL FILMMAKERS SUBMITTING PROJECTS TO FILM-COM SHOULD PLAN ON ATTENDING THE EVENT, ESPECIALLY FROM THE MORNING OF WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 TO THE MORNING OF FRIDAY APRIL 19, 2013.
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