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Building a Business Plan for your Film or Production Company (part 2)

  • 90 mins


This workshop will be virtual and will last 4 weeks

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This one day intensive workshop will go over how to properly build a business plan for your film or your production company.  Starting a business is no small task and requires a proper plan that identifies how you will finance, launch, operate, market, sell your product to your target market.  A proper business plan is a blueprint to execute your idea that not only highlights the opportunities, but also points out and mitigates the risks and challenges that you will face along the way.  This hands on workshop will start will walk you through each aspect of a business plan and give you opportunities to apply the knowledge to your own films or company. Arriving to the workshop with an idea (or an existing film or company) is encouraged but not required.  This workshop will be taught by Jodi Cilley, Founder and President of the Film Consortium San Diego who holds an MBA with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship.


Cost:  $15 plus $1 processing fee per class

Ages: 18 and up

Level: Intermediate.


Online Via Zoom. Link will be sent prior to the workshop dates.


This class will be taught by founder and president of the Film Consortium San Diego, Jodi Cilley.

Jodi Cilley
Jodi Cilley is a long time filmmaker, entrepreneur and educator. She has been teaching video production since 2004 and has taught video and editing at San Diego City College, UC San Diego Extension Digital Arts Center, Platt College and the Media Arts Center San Diego. She has produced over a hundred projects including web series’, short films, TV specials, documentaries and commercial projects and recently produced Film Indiego, a 6-Part TV Series for KPBS.

She has a BS in Sociology from Boston College and an MBA with specializations in entrepreneurship and management from San Diego State University. As the founder and current president of the Film Consortium San Diego and the founder and producer of the annual San Diego Film Awards and San Diego Film Week, she is working to build a strong local film industry and to increase exhibition, distribution, funding and employment opportunities for local up and coming film talent.