Documentary Filmmaker Fundraising & Distribution Boot Camps
Transition funds and distributes films a little differently 1. We prefer to fund our projects without co-producing partners. 2. We've successfully cleared (released) every finished film or program for worldwide distribution. 3. We've always earned our lenders their money back, and continue to pay them royalties from project revenue. and the best part... 4. Our films have made an impact, clarifying issues and even changing history.
We invite filmmakers to learn how we fund and distribute projects.
We'll soon be holding our first three day boot camps at our Cleveland, Ohio headquarters. These boot camps are limited to 24 attendees.
RAISING MONEY TO MAKE YOUR DOCUMENTARY When you leave this boot camp you'll have: 1. An understanding of financial aspects of the documentary film industry 2. An honest assessment of your project's potential commercial value 3. The material to assemble an effective Pitch Deck for potential lenders 4. All of the legal forms necessary to secure funding, as well as make your film 5. The confidence to move forward with your project 6. Access to the Transition team throughout your project
SECURING DISTRIBUTION FOR YOUR DOCUMENTARY When you leave this boot camp you'll have: 1. An understanding of the documentary industry's current revenue waterfall 2. An assessment of your project's most likely landing spots 3. A list of steps to ensure your project is distribution-ready 4. A winning self-distribution strategy, if needed 5. A thorough understanding of reporting, splits and payment latency 6. A list of key contacts in the world of film distribution 7. Tips to save money on finishing, rendering, legal and insurance expenses 8. The steps involved with starting your own boutique streaming service 9. Access to the Transition team throughout your distribution process