If you are you an emerging filmmaker, trying to make the leap between shorts and features or interested in furthering your developing career, we can help. Many filmmakers are unaware of the importance of giving your production the proper business framework: · Acquiring rights-how to negotiate an option · What is the best way to start this process? · Should you produce as an individual, corporation, LLC, or a nonprofit organization? · Dealing with studios-how to make an effective "pitch" to studio execs · How to get agents involved and to sit up and take notice of your project · Putting the package together-how to get the right mix of writer, director, and stars · Do you get other producers involved and if so whom? · Financing-how to determine whether studio or independent is the way to go
The Movie Machine helps you deal with the massive and frequently overwhelming Hollywood infrastructure. We will give you the resources that allow the right people to connect with your material. In 1995, Jon Sheinberg joined his father Sid, and his brother Bill, to form The Bubble Factory. While at The Bubble Factory, Sheinberg has produced For Richer or Poorer with Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley, Flipper starring Paul Hogan and Elijah Wood, That Old Feeling starring Bette Midler and directed by Carl Reiner, A Simple Wish starring Martin Short, Kathleen Turner and Mara Wilson, McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold, and The Pest starring John Leguizamo. More recently, Sheinberg has produced two smaller budgeted films at The Bubble Factory—Playing Mona Lisa, released by Buena Vista (Disney), starring Alicia Witt, Ivan Sergei, Brooke Langton, Johnny Galecki, Marlo Thomas, Elliot Gould and Harvey Fierstein; and A Fate Totally Worse Than Death, starring Julie Benz, Monica Keena, Jonathan Brandis and Christopher Lloyd.
Prior to The Bubble Factory, Jon Sheinberg began his career at Columbia Pictures as a Senior Publicist, where he eventually rose to the post of Manager of Broadcast Promotions. Sheinberg then moved over to Lorimar Pictures, where he was named Director of TV Movies and Miniseries, and later to 20th Century Fox as Director of Creative Affairs in the motion picture department. In 1989, Sheinberg became the Senior VP in charge of Production for Orion Pictures, where he worked closely with Mike Medavoy, and was directly responsible for such popular movies as Amadeus, Robocop, Platoon, Colors, Silence of the Lambs, Throw Momma from the Train and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Subsequently, while serving as President of Lee Rich Productions at Warner Brothers, Sheinberg produced Hard to Kill with Steven Seagal, Passenger 57 with Wesley Snipes, and Innocent Blood directed by John Landis.