Video Testimonials for Film/TV Producing & Financing Workshop


Upcoming Events!

BEYOND THE CRAFT:
Creative Entrepreneurship Workshop!

NEW YORK
May 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Producers Club
358 West 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
For Info/Tickets: http://bit.ly/2pqguXc

BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need
to Know to Thrive as a Creative Entrepreneur!

SAN FRANCISCO
May 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Secret Alley
180 Capp Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, 94110
For Info/Tickets: http://bit.ly/2oVAKP0


Workshops

3-Minute Video Snapshot

Jim Jermanok has conducted hundreds of unique, highly acclaimed and empowering workshops worldwide. The most popular include:

  • Making Your Projects Happen: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing
  • BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know to Make A Living Creatively
  • The Art and Business of Screenwriting

Testimonials

Everyone should listen to Jim Jermanok! I certainly do.
– MARTIN LANDAU, Oscar-winning Actor

Few people are in a better position than Jim Jermanok, who has done it all, to guide the novice and even the experienced practitioner. Highly recommended.
– STEPHEN FRY, Actor, Writer, Director

Jim Jermanok’s workshop was one of the best-received workshops I’ve ever produced here at the Writers Guild of America. The feedback has been ebullient. The 75 WGA members who attended thanked me profusely, and reported being energized and inspired.
– DANA WEISSMAN-SCALI, Director of Programs, WGA

It was great seeing Jim in action, sharing important facts with a riveted audience. He told it like it is–straight forward–and gave very practical information which will help these producers today and in the future. Keep mentoring. Your no-nonsense approach is the way to go! Well done!
– STEVE FEINBERG, Rhode Island Film Commissioner

Very practical and pragmatic. For all working producers, directors and writers.
– ROBERT L. SEIGEL, NY Entertainment Attorney


Beyond the Craft

Film Producing & Financing

Screenwriting

Jim’s most popular workshop/master class is BEYOND THE CRAFT: What You Need to Know To Make A Living Creatively, the subject of a highly anticipated book to be published in 2016. Geared toward actors, writers, directors, producers, singers, comedians, musicians, dancers, artists, composers, designers, photographers and other creative professionals, BEYOND THE CRAFT is a no-bull, bottom-line and empowering workshop advising creative professionals how to be proactive and reach the next level of their careers–without solely relying on agents, managers, producers and other gatekeepers. It is an insider’s presentation to doing what one needs to do to make a living creatively. And he can specifically tailor it for any audience.

Jim covers:

  • current status of the entertainment/media industry
  • distinguishing yourself and your projects
  • creating superb promotional materials
  • pitching yourself and your projects
  • how to obtain agents and managers
  • understanding and succeeding with agents and managers
  • how to find, approach, research and convince reps, talent buyers and other gatekeepers
  • working in film, television, theater, and new media
  • overcoming creative career self-sabotage
  • effective networking and an easy networking system
  • art of the schmooze
  • assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts among other topics.

Jim conducts an acclaimed 5-hour workshop on Making Your Projects Happen: Successful Film/TV Producing & Financing, which has a lot of resonance for all aspiring and working filmmakers as well as students. In this workshop he covers:

  • selecting and researching the right script
  • distinguishing yourself and your projects
  • making fictional/reality TV series happen
  • pitching yourself and your projects
  • where the film/TV financing comes from
  • how to find, approach, research, and convince investors
  • how to produce or invest in television, and new media
  • current status of the independent film/TV industry
  • creating superb promotional materials
  • literary gold mining
  • how to package yourself as a creative
  • what genres/budget ranges are working now
  • effective networking and an easy networking system
  • art of the schmooze
  • assembling a team whose sum is greater than its parts
  • tax incentives and other soft money
  • importance of informational interviews
  • understanding and succeeding with agents and managers
  • distributors and sales agents–what you need to know
  • and other topics in an inviting and accessible way.

A third and very popular 2-day workshop, The Art and Business of Screenwriting/Writing. It is geared toward aspiring and working screenwriters, television writers, playwrights and novelists. Jim covers:

  • determining the type of writing best suited for you; creating an original, distinctive and salable idea
  • avoiding basic literary and commercial pitfalls
  • researching effectively
  • finding the best genre for you
  • using your life as a creative guide
  • building a support network
  • outlining efficiently
  • creating memorable characters
  • writing dialogue that works
  • analyzing elements of a scene
  • rewriting, rewriting, rewriting
  • knowing when your script is ready
  • distinguishing yourself and your work
  • promoting yourself; art of the schmooze
  • networking and a networking system
  • finding and meeting the right agents, managers and producers for you
  • assembling a team
  • career strategies
  • and making things happen now!

Jim Jermanok recently did this workshop to tremendous acclaim for 70 credited writers at the Writers Guild of America or WGA.

View WGA recommendation letter here.