MICAH LYONS' INDIE FILM PRODUCER CLASS
DATE: TIME: LOCATION: PRICING:
MAY 2, 2021
2pm - 7pm
ONLINE ONLY VIA ZOOM!
Students will be able to tune in from any smart device, and from anywhere around the world! Zoom Login credentials will be issued 24-48 hours prior to class via email so be sure to include your email address in the comments/notes section at checkout.
Plus one time service fee of 3.5%.
CLASS INFO :
In this 5 hour class, students will be taught the ins-and-outs of pitching, developing, producing, and selling high concept independent feature films. The goal of this course is to get you PRODUCING a movie that makes money THIS YEAR! All info and strategies shared by Lyons will be based off of the CURRENT marketplace which has been rapidly evolving for the last decade. So, forget what you learned from any of your old books and DIVE IN with us and learn from a pro that makes a living producing multiple movies each year outside of the Hollywood studio system. Raising money successfully, attaching famous actors, making sense of sales agency and distribution offers, how to get MGs (yes! It IS still possible!) dealing with unions, and finding/managing the perfect size crew for your budget are just the tip of the iceberg... Students will also have the opportunity to introduce themselves to everyone and pitch their current projects to the instructor and the rest of this international online classroom in hopes of gaining a brand new production partner!
We look forward to seeing you on May 2nd, 2021 - You won't want to miss it!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Micah Lyons is a professional Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Distribution Consultant, and Actor who has optioned, sold, and produced multiple scripts/movies, appeared in over a dozen TV shows and movies, sold over a dozen films internationally, directed and acted with A-List Talent and much more! Lyons and his companies Breath of Life Productions and Lyons Family Studios have 3 movies in production this year and will be producing at least two more new movies/series by the end of 2022! Lyons has a BFA Acting Degree from Texas State University and held a coveted seat in the Nancy Banks Acting Studio in Hollywood, alongside an elite list of fellow actors such as Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Mandy Moore, Forest Whitaker, Julianne Hough, etc. Apart from acting, Lyons has served as Head of Finance for multiple Hollywood Production Companies as well as holding Executive level positions such as Chief Creative Officer (CCO), International Film Sales, Head of Production and Head of Talent Management. Lyons has helped a bevy of films secure financing, work out packaging details and get films made and even more importantly... distributed worldwide! THIS is where Micah is such a valuable asset to any feature film. His vast understanding of the business side of filmmaking helps him strategically put together and sell movies that have the ability to make solid returns over and over. Currently, Micah is co-writing a female driven thriller with a prolific Canadian Executive Producer whose most recent films have starred names such as Keanu Reeves, Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley, Marisa Tomei, Alice Eve, Sophia Vergara, Anthony Mackie, Michael Shannon and many more! Lyons and Breath of Life Productions are currently developing a slate of new films and series including the adaptation of a Best Selling Western Novel, a handful of exciting action/thrillers, and one faith-based/music film, all slated for production in 2021/2022. One of Micah's biggest passions in life is teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. First and foremost, he is a people person and loves to build fruitful and lasting relationships with fellow professionals while mentoring those interested in taking on this very exciting industry.