FINDING INVESTORS - THE ART OF THE DEAL

What makes an investor want to invest in a film?

Why do some films get financed and others never get past the door?

Do you have a project you are itching to put together, if only you knew where to start?

Join us Tuesday Oct 22nd from 6pm to 8pm as Brian Burt of Snell & Wilmer Law Firm tackle these questions and many more about finding investors - the art of the deal. 

In today's Hollywood, it is not enough to just want to write. Today's screenwriters also have to be producers as well as business owners. Whether you actually produce your own project or just write it, you have to treat your project like a business so you can get a leg up on the competition. Join us and learn how to prep your project so investors will want to invest. 

To start or expand a business, you need capital.  Raising capital, however, is one of the most difficult challenges that a company can undertake.  In the current economy, investors at all levels have become increasingly risk adverse, resulting in even greater competition for their limited investment dollars.  And heightened regulatory scrutiny by the SEC means that compliance with securities laws has never been more important.

So, what must an entrepreneur or business owner do to successfully navigate the process?

   Determining a company’s capital requirements

   Identifying those who can satisfy those requirements

   Defining the terms of the equity offering

   Understanding what it means to have investors

   Complying with federal and state securities laws

   Avoiding common pitfalls

   Strategies for increasing a company’s chance of success





About Brian Burt

Partner and Chair of firm's Emerging Business Group.

Business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development, from formation to liquidity. He also represents banks, financial services companies, private investors, and venture capital funds.

visit his bio to learn more:

  http://www.swlaw.com/brian_burt/


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  • Lee F.

    Very informative. What to do and what not to do.

    October 22, 2013

  • Stephen J D.

    Great information from Brian and very concise; a lot of areas to cover and he did a great job making it interesting ... Thanks Brian and thanks Carlo for putting the night together

    October 22, 2013

  • Charles C.

    Well done and informative.

    October 22, 2013

  • Angie J.

    Gaaah! Looks like I missed the RSVP email and somebody already snagged the open spot. Ah well, have fun, film peeps!

    1 · October 11, 2013

  • Roxanne R.

    i don't know how i missed this one! :/

    1 · October 2, 2013

    • Roxanne R.

      hi helise, right! it's just i managed to miss the original email, and now i'm on a wait list LOL. it's all good tho. life happens, and i had a lot of life going on at the time lol. hope to get to see you. :)

      1 · October 3, 2013

    • Helise F.

      Hi Roxanne, same here. Helise

      1 · October 11, 2013

  • Helise F.

    What nationally based films has his firm help with financing and representation?

    September 21, 2013

  • Jon B.

    That's funny. He's my attorney.

    1 · September 20, 2013

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