Moneyball for Film Producers and Investors

@ Raindance  | 21st October, 2019 6.30-9pm



Four in five US-produced films fail to make any profit at all from their theatrical release. Can big data research help producers and investors back films films with a better chance of commercial and critical success? Is it possible to “moneyball” your film investment and still back a great film? 

Presenter Kira-Anne Pelican argues that the answer is yes. In this three hour session, you’ll learn how Hollywood studios evaluate their projects and forecast box office revenues. You’ll also learn how pre-production, post-production and distribution factors contribute towards a film’s box office success or failure.

Whether you’re considering investing in a high end thriller with a well-known cast, or a horror made on a shoestring budget, there’ll be something in this session for you. This is a vital session for all film investors who want to make better decisions about their investments.


Who Should Attend Moneyball for FILM PRODUCERS AND Investors

Investors who want to better understand how to evaluate prospective film investments.
Producers who want to make sure they’re up to speed with the latest research when forecasting revenues.




“Nobody knows anything...

Not one person in the entire motion picture field knows for a certainty what's going to work.

Every time out it's a guess and, if you're lucky, an educated one.”



What you will learn

  • Art versus Commerce films

  • How Hollywood studios assess their projects
  • How to evaluate the screenplay
  • Whether some types of characters are more popular than others
  • Whether cast and crew can really make or break the film
  • How production factors impact ticket sales
  • How the distribution deal and release window contribute towards ticket sales
  • The relationship between critics, awards, buzz and the box office
  • AI and the future of box office forecasting