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“The Business of Show Business: How to Fund your Film”

with Raymund C. King, MD, JD


Do you want to learn how to actualize your dream of

putting your screenplay onto the silver screen?

Do you want to learn some tried and true

techniques for raising film funds?

Do you want to learn alternative strategies

for raising funds for your film?

Do you want to learn how to be a sustainable filmmaker

that is able to fund more than just one film?

In this course, you will learn the many different ways of funding films, but from the perspective of an entertainment lawyer who has had real industry experience in both independent and studio films.


9:00 to 9:45 am Networking and Check-in

10:00 am Boot camps

12:00 to 1:30 pm Delicious lunch included, special keynote Tim Shields, and networking

1:00 to 3:30 pm Boot camps

4:00 to 5:00 pm Guided set tour of Capernaum Studios

(Note - see where the Chosen filmed parts of seasons 1, 2, and 3)

SUMMARY of the course:

  1. Meet the players in the movie game.

  2. An overview of the process from idea to finished product.

  3. The Basics of Intellectual Property law and how it relates to the Movie Business.

  4. The Budget.

  5. Let’s get legal: The many different legal entities and why they are used.

  6. The SEC: What you need to know to stay out of trouble.

  7. Fundraising: How many ways can you skin this cat?

  8. The non-profit model of fund-raising.

  9. War Stories from the Trenches.

  10. Q&A Session



Raymund C. King, MD, JD is both a physician and an attorney.  After practicing medicine for 10 years as a head and neck surgeon in Oklahoma City, he decided to change careers following a traumatic experience during the Oklahoma City Bombing in 1995.  He obtained a law degree and began practicing law in Texas in 2000.  Through a series of miraculous events, he found himself negotiating contracts between filmmakers and studios in Hollywood – until he lost his eyesight for over 7 months, during which time he discovered his calling to make inspirational films.  Today, he is general counsel for Capernaum Studios in Texas and Kappa Studios in California.  He is also the founder of Mariposa King Studios in New Mexico and Texas.  He began producing films after regaining his eyesight, and has – to date – produced 21 films in the past 8 years.


Dress Code:  Casual 

Workshops are indoors however the guided tour is outdoors.  

We recommend comfortable walking shoes for the guided tour and dress for the weather.

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