Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tucson: Film Investor to Instruct on How to Get Funding for Your Film


From: Brian []
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 11:35 PM
Subject: Film Investor to Instruct on How to Get Funding for Your Film




How to Get the Money You Need

to Make Your Movie


IFASA and the UA School of Media Arts and Hanson Film Institute are offering a rare opportunity to hear from film investor Jeffrey Taylor the proper way to pitch to potential investors.


How to Get Funding for Your Film

Jeffrey Taylor

Saturday, June 20

Noon to 3:00 PM

UA Integrated Learning Center, Room 119

$10 for IFASA Member

$20 for Non-Members

$5 Additional Walk-In Charge


Jeffrey Taylor founded Showbiz Management Advisors ( to provide accounting, tax and finance advice to independent movie makers.  He works with both small budget and large budget film productions and has arranged financing for both equity and debt players. 


He has also structured and sold discounted state tax incentives to qualified third party investors and coordinated product placement fees with producers.  He successfully worked in major accounting, financial, training and deal-making positions in the equipment leasing, banking, commercial real estate, and motion picture industries.  Since 1975, he has worked with both small and large corporations in the areas of knowledge transfer, strategic planning and business value enhancement. Jeffrey has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Crains New York, and Entrepreneur Magazine and has hosted radio shows on 1100 KFNX AM in Phoenix and 


Additionally, he is a published author and has published two textbooks for the equipment leasing industry (Selling Leasing In A Tough Economy and The Future of Equipment Leasing) and an autobiography on his life as a recovering alcoholic (A Gentleman Drunk).  His most recent book, Going from W2 to 1099, delivers an entertaining account and perspective on starting up a new business.  The book is an excellent resource for corporate professionals who have recently lost their long-time jobs or are ready to give up the daily grind and follow their dreams.


Due to seating in the classroom, attendance is limited to 60 people.  E-mail to reserve a seat.  If there are any open seats on the day of the event, there will be an additional charge of $5 for any walk-in attendees.  IFASA members who have paid their annual dues ($10), or anyone who joins IFASA by the day of the event, will receive a $10 discount.  The fee for non-members is $20.


The Integrated Learning Center (ILC) is at 1500 E University Blvd, below the mall.  We will be in Room 119.  A map can be found at


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