Now that we have developed and produced over 20 feature films, documentaries, and TV pilots, we are also able to produce films for selected screenplay writers with the funding for production, if we like the script and feel it has the potential to be picked up by distributors.
The writer will need a budget of $50,000 to $60,000, or more and a well known name actor or artist.
The writer will become an Executive Producer, and will receive 100% of the first moneys out for their investment, and thereafter receive the 50% investor share of the project.
We have an incentive to select scripts that are likely to gain national and international distribution. We will acquire the film a distribution deal for 30% of the profit.
The process starts with an evaluation of the script and its potential to become a good film. This evaluation, done by a professional evaluator, will note any problems in the script and make recommendations for changes. The scriptwriter can make those changes or not and is free to pitch the script to whoever he or she wants. If there is a mutual agreement of the scriptwriter with Lee Production, we will make any suggested script changes and produce the film based on the proposed budget for the film.
The scriptwriter will be kept informed of progress during the pre-production, production, and post-production process.
We have opportunities for three or four sponsors and four or five product placements in each of our films.
Any sponsorship or product placements have to relate to the subject of the film to be included, though we can include one or two sponsors with a different type of product or service at the end of the film.
Along with being included in the film, sponsors will receive credit as Associate Producers. They will also be included in our national publicity and receive a 60-90 second clip they can use on their website or PR materials – worth the cost of a sponsorship alone.
Companies arranging for a product placement will receive a clip of the scene or scenes in which their product is featured.