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FILM EDUCATION...REINVENTED FOR TODAY'S FILMTREPRENUER
Access hundreds of hours of online courses, workshops & seminars taught by some of the film industry's greatest minds. Enjoy movies, documentaries, and series about filmmaking, screenwriting, and content creation; all in one place.

ELITE FILMTREPRENEUR TRAINING

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INDIE FILM PRODUCING MASTERCLASS

Award-winning film producer Suzanne Lyons is about to take you from script to screen and beyond in this Mastermind workshop. After producing a number of bigger budget features Suzanne thought producing the SAG ultra-low and modified budget films would easy. She was wrong. Now she shares all the things she learned with you. This workshop is unique in that it will literally guide you through the entire process of making your film.
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FULL TIME FILMMAKER

Whether you're a beginner or have a good handle on the basics, this course takes you through every step of the way on how to become a Full-Time Filmmaker. Included in the Full-Time Filmmaker course are all of my other "mini" courses including Premiere Pro Editing Workflow, FCPX Editing Workflow, Real Estate Video Pro, Travel Video Pro. This is a MUST for all Filmtrepreneurs.
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COURSE CREATOR PRO

If you are going to create any kind of digital product then you need to take this class. In this course, they show you how they built an online course into a 7-figure business in less than 2 years. They walk you step by step through the entire process, from editing and creation to marketing and distribution. I can't recommend this course enough.

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THE KNOWLEDGE BUSINESS BLUEPRINT

This is as ELITE as it comes. Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi and Russell Brunson are on a mission to show you how to tap into an exploding (and mostly hidden) $355 Million dollar per day industry while at the same time make a positive impact on the world. The KBB course changed my life. Check out the FREE training these legends are giving away. Trust me every Filmtrepreneur needs to watch this.

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FILM AUDIENCE BLUEPRINT

The most comprehensive course on the internet for indie filmmakers who want to create meaningful films, build audiences, cut out the distribution middlemen, and earn a damn good living doing what they love.
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DIGITAL MARKETING FOR FILMMAKING

Have a film idea or project but have no idea how to get the word out? Want to learn how to sell you film or brand? The world of independent film and media is rapidly evolving and the industry will be nearly unrecognizable within a few years. These are big words and even bigger concepts, so it can be difficult to know where to begin.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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HOW TO BE A SELF-MADE ENTREPRENEUR

In Sara’s MasterClass, learn her approach to creating a product that consumers will love, no matter your resources. Through 14 lessons, Sara teaches you her approach to launching a new venture—from finding great ideas and developing products to bootstrapping sales and marketing. Learn Sara’s prototyping tactics, tips for working with manufacturers, and sales skills and strategies to help you overcome obstacles.
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LEARN ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz rose from a childhood in public housing to leading a company that revolutionized the way the world drinks coffee. With no formal business education, he relied on his values while growing a 13-store chain into a global brand with more than 250,000 employees.

PERSONAL FINANCE

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY

Take control of your personal finances, earn more money on the side, and land your dream job with a high salary with strategic advice from Ramit Sethi. If you are one of the countless individuals who needs a little extra help developing a more strategic approach to work and finance, this informative and inspiring class is for you.
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START LATE, FINISH RICH

This is NOT a get-rich-quick program but rather a timeless, simple approach to money that anyone can act on in minutes. If you are looking for an “earn more money program, make money online, get rich in days not decades,” this course is not for you. If you want to learn in a fast, fun, and non-judgmental environment, how to build financial security for life, then this is for you. David tells it like it is, and he empowers you to take action now.

BRANDING

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BRANDING STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Beyond taking risks, Jasmine Star understands the challenge of thinking like a creative, being a manager, and dreaming like a Filmtrepreneur, and will show you how to balance those competing roles. In this class, Jasmine coaches you (ideally the Filmtrepreneur with two to three years of experience) on how to reach the next phase of your filmmaking business.
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HOW TO TURN CUSTOMERS INTO RAVING FANS

The first 100 days of your relationship with a customer are pivotal, and Joey will teach you how to maximize that time. You’ll also learn how to track the lifecycles of your customers so that you can market to them more specifically. Joey will also outline how to apply these strategies not only to your new customers but to your existing customer base as well. This course will give you the tools you need to transform customers into powerful advocates for your brand.

MONEY MAKING SIDE HUSTLES

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FREELANCING MASTERCLASS

Tired of serving as full time employee and getting peanuts as a salary? It’s time you break the shackles and use your skills to offer premium services to business owners and boost profits by charging whooping amount for your efforts! Keeping this in mind, let me show you how to be a freelancer and earn numerous benefits. At the beginning Filmtrepreneurs need to make money and freelancing your skills is a great way to generate revenue. This course will get you started in the right way.
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MAKING MONEY WITH AFFILIATE MARKETING

Filmtrepreneurs need some side hustles when they get started and affiliate marketing is a great way to generate revenue. You can use this as a side hustle or add it to your Filmtrepreneurial revenue stream for one of your upcoming projects. This masterclass will take you by the hand and show you LIVE how you can achieve your objectives with the best use of the affiliate marketing!
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REVENUE STREAMS USING AMAZON.COM

Amazon is a great partner for any Filmtrepreneur, not just for monetizing video content but also generating multiple revenue streams. Would you be interested to know a proven and tested platform to sell your products and services online and increase your money mound leaps and bounds? Now, let me take you by the hand and show you how to boost your earnings like you always wanted to!

FILM BUSINESS

PITCHING

PITCHING INVESTORS FOR INDIE FILMMAKING

Have a film idea or project but have no financing for it? Want to learn how to properly pitch your indie film to an investor? So you’ve got your budget, you’ve found your audience, and now it’s time to pitch. But this is no simple process, it’s a skill that must be practiced and honed. Yet many filmmakers struggle to create and present a pitch that brings results. While we've done a few workshops to help filmmakers get feedback on their pitches, a lot of filmmakers just don't understand how to structure a pitch.
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HOW TO SELL YOUR MOVIE AT A FILM MARKET

Got a completed film? Have no idea how to sell it? How do I get my film to distributors? If you’re looking for the standard, Hollywood distribution, and are based in America, then the best place for you to go is The American Film Market. But the market has it’s own culture that can be overwhelming and difficult to understand. Luckily, Producer’s Rep Ben Yennie and Author of the first ever book on film markets has your back.
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THE BUSINESS OF FILMMAKING

The Business of Filmmaking consists of a series of behind the scenes interviews with regional, national and international filmmakers, editors, directors, writers, cinematographers, producers and many others who work in the film industry. Covering all aspects of the filmmaking process, each program is designed to enlighten students and take them through all the steps to Make It in Film.
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CROWDFUND YOUR FILM

Raising money and gathering resources is crucial for making movie dreams a production reality. In Crowdfunding Your Film, Emily Best will lay out your options for getting early support and identifying the fundraising sources that will bring your work to life. You’ll learn how to develop a community of contributors and supporters that ensure you have the resources you need to make your vision come to life.

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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HOOKED: HOW TO BUILD HABIT-FORMING PRODUCTS

Customers who come back save you time and money. You don’t have to expend as much energy attracting them – they already know you and what you do – and they are a more predictable source of revenue. Learn the science of creating a repeat customer in Hooked: How To Build Habit-Forming Products.
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HOW TO CREATE AN ONLINE BUSINESS

A strong online business strategy is vital for every business to grow its revenue and reach. Learn the step-by-step process of launching a profitable online business in this class. Author and business entrepreneur Lewis Howes along with James Wedmore and Derek Halpern will show you how to turn your passion project into a successful online brand.

SELF DEVELOPMENT

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TIM FERRISS' THE 4-HOUR LIFE

New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek, introduces a new holistic life strategy aired only on CreativeLive: The 4-Hour Life: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. This business course features the best of mind, body, and enterprise strategies that Tim Ferriss has to offer. In the footsteps of the infamous scientist/sociologist Ben Franklin, Tim presents his best lessons, principles, and hacks for becoming (and remaining) 'healthy, wealthy, and wise.'
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HOW TO DESIGN YOUR AMAZING LIFE

Do you feel stuck and anxious about the future? By leveraging proven design thinking principles used by leading companies such as IDEO, IBM, and Apple, they will teach you how to apply that same methodology to making your biggest life decisions. Regardless of age, income, or stage in life, their unique approach to designing your life will give you the actionable tools necessary for becoming unstuck and creating a more meaningful life.

DIRECTING & STORYTELLING

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SCREENWRITING MASTERCLASS: CRAFTING COMPLEX CHARACTERS

You can’t have a great plot without having amazing characters. Strong character development will evoke emotions in your audience whether you’re writing a comedy, drama, or any other genre. To create great characters, you need your audience to connect in some way. Even if you love your characters, there is no guarantee your reader will connect with them. If you want to elevate your scripts and stories – AND your screenwriting or filmmaking career-- to the highest possible level, this class is a must.
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THE DIALOGUE: LEARN FROM THE MASTERS

The Dialogue: Learning From the Masters is a groundbreaking interview series that goes behind the scenes of the fascinating craft of screenwriting. In these 70-90 minute in-depth discussions (over 37 hours in all), more than two-dozen of today's most successful screenwriters share their work habits, methods, and inspirations, secrets of the trade, business advice, and eye-opening stories from life in the trenches of the film industry. Each screenwriter discusses his or her filmography in great detail and breaks down the mechanics of one favorite scene from their produced work.
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HOLLYWOOD DIRECTING MASTERCLASS

Veteran film and television director Gil Bettman teaches you how to enhance the drama in a scene, heighten the action by using different lenses and how to move the camera in your next film and video production. It should serve the story without calling attention to itself. Finally, learn how a master of visual design like Zemeckis customizes his application of these Five Tasks to the unique demands of each scene.
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WGA PRESENTS: THE ART OF SCREENWRITING

These workshops have some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Dialogue and Description with Bruce Joel Rubin, Ed Solomon and Dana Stevens With Bruce Joel Rubin (Stuart Little 2, Deep Impact, Jacob's Ladder, Ghost), Ed Solomon (The In-Laws, Charlie's Angels, Men In Black) & Dana Stevens (For Love of the Game, City of Angels). These masters teach dialogue, character, theme, plot, structure and so much more.
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BEING TRUE TO YOUR PERSONAL STORY

UCLA's Richard Walter lectures on screenwriting and storytelling throughout North America and the world. He has written numerous feature assignments for the major studios and has sold material to all of the Big Three television networks. He has also written many informational, educational and corporate films, and is a 30-year member of the Writers Guild of America. Join Walter in this video as he discusses his career and the importance of writing one's own personal story.
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DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING MASTERCLASS

Get filmmaking secrets, from finding (and securing) financing, through surviving production, through distribution and everything in between. Other courses give a general knowledge of how to make a film from people with very little actual real-world experience. This course is taught directly from my experience making eight feature-length documentary films, all of which have received worldwide distribution and been translated into many languages.
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Do you want to turn your indie film into a profitable business? In my new book I breakdown how to actually make money with your film projects. If you are making a feature film, series or any video content, The Filmtrepreneur Method will set you up for success.

You can also listen to the audiobook FREE on Audible.
Just sign up for a free trial and download the book.

REVIEWS

Jamison Leigh

Alex Ferrari is proving time and time again that he is the best friend that Indie filmmakers could ever ask for. His latest book, Rise of the Filmtrepreneur, gives it straight to filmmakers just what they’re in for when they create any type of work. It builds a steady case throughout the book that you really have to think like business people.


If you wanna create a sustainable income, Ferrari gives you the blueprint to make that work. Warning: there are many many knowledge bombs that are dropped in this book, and you will need to read this again and refer back to it again as you go on your journey.

M. Bachochin

I have been producing and directing in the independent film space for almost ten years now. Through that time, you see a lot of the disturbing scams, cons and myths that pop up in the industry. One of the biggest is what Alex spends 90% of this book teaches you: how to make money in our current industry making the films YOU want to make.

I cannot emphasize how great of a read and how important this handbook guide will be for the future of filmmakers moving forward. Alex is completely correct when he says in this book that the Filmtrepeneur Method is, in fact, one of the only successful ways to make money in the current independent space (outside of the Lottery Ticket winners).

Dave F.

As always, Alex is a cornucopia of helpful advice. And more importantly, it's real-world advice. This ain't theory, folks -- this is how to get stuff done! His aim is for you to make a living in the film world, and he gives examples of how to do it. And he does it in his direct way with the knowledge that's hard-won.

If you want another book on theory with vague hints, this ain't the book for you. But if you want the perspective of someone who has been down the indie filmmaking road, someone who's been in the trenches, and knows real filmmaking in the 21st century, this is it.

Alberto Moreira

This book will go over in practical, timely, steps in how to monetize your film in this current and changing environment. Alex talks to you straight forward; he has the experience of being a filmmaker himself and in the business for over 20 years.

He has seen the changes, illustrates success stories for his readers, and is generous to the hustling filmmakers working to make a living in the business. This book is for filmmakers looking to make their films profitable and for the filmmaker willing to work. Buy it, you will not be disappointed.

Jacob J. Buterbaugh

This book is excellent! It helped me understand the marketing and distribution of an indie film in the 21st Century. If you desire to turn your filmmaking into a career in the 21st Century, Alex Ferrari will point you in the right direction.

S. Torres

Start to finish this book was an amazing read, also picked up the Audiobook for good measure. Very happy to see that Alex Ferrari narrated it himself which makes total sense considering he hosts the podcast. Aside from what's in the book itself, there are a few moments in the Audiobook where Alex throws in a bit more info, so bonus!

Speaking of bonus, there are links to outside bonus material throughout the book to get a fuller experience while going through the book. I'm assuming this is due to the overwhelming amount of information that couldn't be included because who wants to read a bible length book lol. Well done Alex!

Matt S

What surprised me was how densely packed the information was. Usually, I’ll read a chapter of another book (or a whole book) and be able to extract only one or two significant nuggets. RotF is packed with them - and there’s enough story to give a good amount of context without waffling on.

I would consider it essential reading to those trying to make it as Indie filmmakers. The industry is changing so dramatically and we need to be aware of the realities of the business and have some strategies in place to weather the storms. RotF is a damn good resource to help us with that.

L.H.

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For anyone interested in how this shift is taking place, Mr. Ferrari has taken the time to do the research for you. This is not a book with which you will learn how to replicate his own exceptional hustle, but reading this will give you a broader understanding of what's at stake when you decide to follow the old Hollywood dream.

People all over the world are succeeding with creating video content, and if you want to know with the future of feature filmmaking is pick this up. It's ahead of its time but maybe proven seminal in years to come.

Amazon Customer

Alex Ferrari has done it again. For years, he has shared his experience and insight through his Indie Film Hustle platforms. Rise of the Filmtrepreneur brings together these knowledge bombs sprinkled with case-studies from both successful and unsuccessful projects.

These lessons from real-life projects are far more valuable than any film school. If you are planning an indie film project, Rise of the Filmtrepreneur is a must-read.

Anthony D. Paul

Alex Ferrari’s ‘Rise of the Filmtrepreneur’ is a must-have book for any independent filmmaker. This book is gold! Alex breaks it down in a no-nonsense way. Filmmakers these days have to treat filmmaking as a business.

His 214 pages cover everything from crowdsourcing, the ripoffs of some distributors and how to find your niche audience. Getting into Sundance is nice, but Alex shows you how you can succeed and thrive without getting into a big film festival. If you want to succeed in being a Filmtrepreneur, buy this book!

Audible Customer

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This book is a must-read for anyone contemplating producing a movie of any budget, length or genre.
It will quite literally save you so much pain, time and money and protect you from yourself.

So many great ideas throughout the book, not only for selling your film, but creating wealth from other income streams.
Overall, highly informative, slightly repetitive ( But that's Alex trying to drive home a bloody good point !! )

I cannot stress more, than saying to anyone reading this review, Don't hesitate in buying this book. The savings in knowledge gained from this book will pay for this book 100x over.

J. Snyder

I love this guy's energy and passion for sharing knowledge. The audible book is like listening to a master class. It gathers all the information from the podcasts and gives the reader that condensed knowledge.

The book also builds and reveals some things that you wouldn't be able to require through the podcasts alone. My metaphor, the podcast is the car but this audible book is the engine that tells us how the car works.

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