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Film Economics, Marketing & Distribution


Units: 12


This course will be provide an overview of the feature film industry from the filmmaking process to the distribution machine. Although it covers financing pre- production production and post-production it is not a technical production class for filmmakers. Rather it is a business class in how to manage feature film production as a studio executive or independent producer.

Learning Outcomes

- Learn the terminology of filmmaking development, finance, production, marketing and distribution - Recognize how real projects are developed from concept to distribution - Design the course of a real film from hypothetical acquisition to distribution - Explore the fundamental connections between the business and the creative process - Gain an understanding of how the studios and production companies relate on business deals in a talent verses money power balance - Develop your own creative concept into an investment business prospectus (final project)