87 episodes

Business of Film is everything you wanted to know about the film business and filmmaking. From film production to distribution, each week you'll get insights from the top people working in the film business today. Be it film producers, film distributors, sales agents or managers, the Business of Film podcast is about making movies today. Jesse Ikeman unravels the complex world of film. Whether you are a low budget filmmaker or simple want to hear from todays top film professionals, this is the podcast for you. Business of Film is a Craft Truck podcast.

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Business of Film is everything you wanted to know about the film business and filmmaking. From film production to distribution, each week you'll get insights from the top people working in the film business today. Be it film producers, film distributors, sales agents or managers, the Business of Film podcast is about making movies today. Jesse Ikeman unravels the complex world of film. Whether you are a low budget filmmaker or simple want to hear from todays top film professionals, this is the podcast for you. Business of Film is a Craft Truck podcast.

    BoF #86 – Forrest Films with Ali Afshar and Scott Kennedy

    BoF #86 – Forrest Films with Ali Afshar and Scott Kennedy

    Welcome back to the Business of Film podcast, episode #86. The two founders of the company are Forrest Lucas (owner of Lucas Oil, the naming rights to the Indianapolis Colts football stadium, the auto-sports cable network MAVTV and Lucas Oil Speedway) and Ali Afshar (current race car driver, producer and actor). They brought on Scott Kennedy (Open Road Films, Miramax and MGM) as President of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution.




    Forrest is based on the Warner Bros lot and plans to release seven “high-end, commercial films telling inspiring and purpose driven stories” in its first year of operations.

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    • 49 min
    MovieCoin with Christopher Woodrow

    MovieCoin with Christopher Woodrow

    Welcome back to the Business of Film podcast, episode #8. Christopher Woodrow, the Chairman and CEO of MovieCoin just us for an in-depth conversation on the next generation of film financing.




    MovieCoin is a next-generation financial technology company focused on leveraging blockchain technology, digital assets and proprietary applications to create a new standard currency for entertainment financing, business transactions and consumer payments.

    Hope you enjoy this one!

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    • 43 min
    BoF #84 – A $12 Billion Year? – with NATO’s Patrick Corcoran

    BoF #84 – A $12 Billion Year? – with NATO’s Patrick Corcoran

    Welcome back to the Business of Film podcast, episode #84. Patrick Corcoran is the Vice President and Chief Communications Officer of the National Association of Theatre Owners.




    This has been an amazing year for film. The industry is approaching, for the first time ever, $12 Billion of box office. The simple fact that we can even talk about this as a possible reality is truly remarkable. Especially considering all of the change in the industry.

    In this wide ranging conversation with Patrick, we cover everything from theatrical release windows, to what theatre owners really want, and the ever changing landscape of cinema.

    Hope you enjoy this one!

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    • 1 hr
    BoF #83 – Matthew Helderman and BondIt Media Capital

    BoF #83 – Matthew Helderman and BondIt Media Capital

    Welcome back to the Business of Film podcast, episode #83. Matthew Helderman is the founder and CEO of both Buffalo 8 and BondIt Media Capital. With a background rooted in media production, finance and digital technology he leads the team of both businesses on a daily basis. Helderman is a regular speaker at international media and technology conferences. Helderman graduated from Lake Forest College with a B.A. in Philosophy.




    I’ve wanted to have Matthew on the pod for some time. BondIt sees an incredible amount of deal flow every week. And that makes him the kind of guest we love here on the business of film. Why? Because he can cut through the noise and tell us exactly what’s happening in the market.

    We talk about the current state of the industry. How producers are currently financing their films? What’s working and what’s not.

    As a premiere film and media debt financing company, BondIt has financed over $60M in debt across 230 projects.

    Find out more about Bondit Media Capital.

    Hope you enjoy this one!

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    • 51 min
    BoF #82 – Bob Bassett, Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

    BoF #82 – Bob Bassett, Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

    Welcome back to the Business of Film podcast, episode #82. Bob Bassett is the Dean of Dodge College of Fine Arts at Chapman University. The Hollywood Reporter ranked Chapman’s film program #6 in the country.




    Lots of great stuff here.

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    • 58 min
    Time Trap with Ben Foster and Mark Dennis

    Time Trap with Ben Foster and Mark Dennis

    Welcome back to the Business of Film podcast, episode #81. On this episode we talk with co-directors Ben Foster and Mark Dennis and do a case study of their mind-bending sci-fi film Time Trap. The film is about a group of archaeology students trapped inside a mysterious cave where time passes differently underground than on the surface.




    Ain’t It Cool News called it “a mind-bending shift in the space time continuum”.

    IndieWire called it an “innovative new sci-fi adventure that rips apart both space and time at its very seams.”

    So yah, it’s fun. I saw it. I really enjoyed it. And I was excited to tear through the fabric of time and figure out how they did it.

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    Lots of great stuff here.

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    • 53 min

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Business of Film is a must-listen for anyone writing, producing, directing or studying films at literally any level of budget. Jesse Ikeman conducts interviews with all manner of experienced and eloquent guests and has a brilliant way of ensuring conversations stay very much on point for the listeners. Highly, highly recommended for filmmakers everywhere.

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