Tom talks about financing an independent film  - one of the topics covered in this seminar

Topics covered

Learn how to make your film

without making yourself crazy!

I've had several people ask me why am I offering this seminar. That's a really good question. 

When I made my first feature film back in 2001, I made a ton of mistakes - a TON! It's hard making a film. Really hard and when you're the person responsible for raising the money and assembling the cast and crew and scouting the locations and determining a budget and creating a shooting schedule and putting a craft services table together and shooting the damn thing and buying the editing system and editing the film and finding the music and making deals with people to keep the cost of the music down and... geez, I have to take a nap just writing that. And that's just scratching the surface. 

I wish I would have had someone to teach me all of that (or even just to familiarize me with the whole process). And in spite of all of that, I ended up making a pretty good movie. 

FYI here's the TRAILER 

But now I have that knowledge, earned the hard way, and I want to help the new filmmaker who is chasing that dream or the actor who needs new content on the Internet and is willing to make it him or herself. 

That's why the investment is pretty small but the payoff is going to be huge. 

I promise you're going to learn a ton. I'll be talking about things that even the best filmmaking books don't tell you - little tricks that people tend to forget. 

So stop beating your head against a wall. Put $199 into your film budget for a consultant and take this seminar. It'll be worth it.

Oh, and sign up early. I have to make sure there are enough people for me to lock in a meeting space, book my flight and rent my car. 

I hope to see you at the end of July!! 

One participant - $199

​​Independent Filmmaker Seminar​​  •

"From Idea to Audience"  •   Los Angeles, CA

(419) 349-6607

SAVE MONEY!!  The "Buy Ten - Get One Free" option is great for a group - just register ten attendees for $1,990 and get one free or you can buy ten, get your free registration and each of you pay only $182 each.

Keep an eye on this page for another opportunity to attend this seminar later this fall.

Date to be determined in October. Stay tuned.

Click below to register 

Ten participants (get the 11th for free)


  • Concept & Story Development
  • Screenwriting
  • Proper Screenplay Format
  • Script Breakdown, Scheduling, and Budgeting
  • Casting and Auditions
  • Financing
  • Legal Issues
  • Preproduction​ filmmaking seminar will be held in a location to be announced.

  • Directing
  • Production
  • Who Does What on the Set
  • Set Management
  • Post Production
  • Editing
  • Marketing
  • Film Festivals
  • Distribution