Closing The Gap
Equity Investment for 360° Content

is an investment training and equity investor pitching session for film, TV, transmedia, and games producers as well as producers seeking company investment
 offered by creative industries financing consultancy peacefulfish (Berlin/London/Brussels/Cannes/Athens), the pan-European investor network Media Deals (Paris/Berlin), and international tutors and investors.

 

Launched in 2010 and now in its 6th edition, the program has worked with over 100 international producers and has collaborated with co-financing and co-hosting partners including the MEDIA Programme of the European Commission, the Apulia Film Commission, the Mallorca Film Commission, the Western Norway Film Commission, and the Investitionsbank Berlin.

 

About half of the producers/projects selected for each edition of the program are at an early stage and about half are at a late stage. We have had participants whose projects are in the treatment phase as well as participants whose projects are already in post-production. Therefore, several of the investors on our pitch panel are able to invest in development and several invest in production and post-production. 

 

Of the 83 projects that have taken part in Closing The Gap to date, more than 30 have already entered some form of production and around 25% have received investment or commitments of investment related to their participation in the program.       

The program
is focused on:

understanding the investment criteria and deal terms of different types of equity investors (individual business angels, business angel funds, venture capital financiers, gap equity funds, post-production equity investors, etc.)

developing strategies for pitching to these investors

building added-value in project presentations through addressing long-term company strategies

What Producers
Take Away ...

a set of templates that will assist them in researching and generating business plan content designed specifically for an equity investor audience

a detailed pitch presentation for their project based on this business plan content

an expanded network of industry contacts including 5 to 7 international equity investors

** Submission of applications is currently closed. **


Most Recent Edition

1st On-Site Session:

Financing Strategies & Test Pitching
9, 10, & 11 April 2014 in Bari, Italy at the Apulia Film Commission's Cineporto

Skype Session:
Individual Consultations with Course Tutors  
late April 2014 - early June 2014

 

2nd On-Site Session:
Equity Investor Pitching Event  
18 & 19 June 2014 in Berlin, Germany at the Investitionsbank Berlin

 

Next Call For Applications: check back in late July 2014

For more details, and to download an example application, go here