The biggest issue facing producers and therefore the film industry in general has hitherto been the costs associated with development. Putting together a world-class package that’s attractive to international buyers is usually incredibly time consuming. Finding a way to break the impasse is essential for us all.
Film producer Laia Enrich and I have spent the last six months devising a business model that we think offers the maximum bang for the buck to everyone — individuals and multi-million dollar companies alike.
We realised that by combining under one roof a market-focused approach to script development and a fearless, straightforward attitude with talent agents and sales agents we could gain terrific leverage, and that providing these skills as a service to others could actually be a game-changer for the industry.
By helping multiple companies concurrently, and by deferring the most if not all of our fees to greenlight, we're able to keep those up-front development costs down, all the while adding significant value to the project's lifetime in the marketplace... and to financiers’ investments.
After a successful launch at this year's Cannes, our new company Legwork Films has already attracted an impressive roster of producers and the attention of some very big corporate investors... and Animal Electricity is now the official blog of Legwork Films.
The business model of Legwork is new, but very simple: I provide market-focused project feedback to your creative team, and Laia consults with genre-appropriate sales agents and buyers (your customers) and then we liaise with talent agents on your behalf to package-up your film with the highest-calibre international director and above-the-line cast possible.
Bringing these two roles under one roof means we work with writers to tailor material for the talent and for the marketplace simultaneously, thereby ensuring you have an attractive project to take to industry — and that means you can have numerous buyers lined up before you seek investment.
We'll also help you devise your marketing, distribution, and finance plans, and suggest suitable investors to speak with when the time is right and we're confident there'll be interest.
Pricing is negotiated on a per-project basis.
Development finance may be available for exceptional projects and teams.
Email me email@example.com to get a conversation started about your particular needs.