Level Up Your Game Behind the Scenes April 14 Industry Session
Are you developing your first feature live action or documentary film, first web series, or first TV pilot? Are you looking to apply for funding or pitching to funders for your next project? If you are, this is a good time to think about your plans and level up your producing chops.
Join this session with reps from business affairs and administration firm Behind the Scenes Services and entertainment firm Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP to ask questions about how to set up the business and legal infrastructure to enable producing success, and make your pitch/application stand out to funders.
This session is meant for filmmakers/producers who have completed short films/projects in the past, and are now scaling up to larger productions and budgets. Get ahead of the curve and avoid the typical pitfalls that impact the assessment of your funding proposals.
When registering, we ask that you submit a brief description of the project you’re working on and a few questions so that we can tailor this high-level discussion towards noted areas of interest.
The session will begin with a moderated discussion with these experienced reps from Behind the Scenes Services and Lewis Birnberg Hanet LLP, followed by a Q&A session based on submitted questions.
About Behind the Scenes Services and Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP.
Behind the Scenes Services
At Behind the Scenes Services, the team manages all Canadian and US film and television tax incentive filings and collections, including preliminary applications, final applications and registrations, CPA and regulatory audit file preparations, and liaise with tax authorities through to the completion of the tax audit, collection of the tax refund(s) and repayment of bank loans
BTS is a business affairs and administration shop that brings studio level knowledge and efficiencies to Film, TV and Digital Media Producers. They provide structural advice and management services to collect tax credits, obtain project interim financing, qualify for international treaty co-production status, and facilitate government and private investments on projects, amongst many other services.
Lewis Birnberg Hanet, LLP. (LBH)
LBH is a boutique media, entertainment, telecommunications and technology law firm unlike any other. Decades of collective Bay Street and in-house legal experience coupled with their “in the trenches” production experience is what sets LBH apart. LBH has produced TIFF gala- premiered films and, worldwide-released major network television series, and have hosted top Canadian commercial radio programs.