MPI Course Empowers Filmmakers to Navigate Entertainment Business

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Ten filmmakers recently completed MPI’s inaugural Business of Film course. This six-month intensive kicked off last November with a three-day summit in Los Angeles. Participants attended monthly virtual seminars thereafter. 

Crafted with the goal of equipping filmmakers to navigate the entertainment industry, the course covered critical topics such as entertainment law, pitching, getting representation, financing films, and leveraging festivals.

Participants learned from showrunners, producers, agents, development executives, and film financiers, including Rob Mitchell (CFO, Bold Films), Ralph Winter (producer, X-Men films), Tanner Mobley (VP of development, Millennium Films), and Stacey Parks (founder, Media Sparks and FilmSpecific.com). 

“I’m not the same filmmaker I was before I started,” wrote one participant. “I am so much further ahead and I feel truly empowered to tell the stories that I am meant to share with the world.”

“I feel empowered to achieve my goals now that I’ve completed this program,” wrote another. “This was a phenomenal opportunity to engage with industry leaders and to learn from them as they generously shared how they succeed.”

Learn more about Business in Film here and find additional opportunities for filmmakers here.