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Filmdependent post on November 16th, 2009

Chief Analyst at FilmProfit

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Jeffrey Hardy is the President of FilmProfit(r), and has been writing the premier business plans of independent filmdom for nearly 20 years now. His work is nonpareil. Not only does he come to it as one of the only analysts, he brings an institutional memory to the equation that few others could begin to contemplate. As a pioneer in Comparable Pictures Reports, and in highly robust Financial Models that penetrate into the arcana of important markets, you are in the hands of a recognized expert when you work with him.

Mr. Hardy is the co-author of FilmProfit software and the sole author of The FilmProfit Guide To Film Distribution Deals, a respected primer to the deals in the key film distribution markets. See list of current and former clients by clicking on our here. Jeff Photo by Kathleen O'Reilly

Mr. Hardy has acted as an expert resource for Hollywood Reporter, Fortune Magazine, The Washington Times, WSYR radio and The Black Film Report, among other publications, and interviews with Mr. Hardy have appeared in The Independent magazine, Black Talent News, Cue Magazine and FACES Magazine. His products and projects have been profiled in In Motion Magazine, MacWeek Guide to Desktop Video, Film/Tape World, Release Print Magazine, Movie Business Report and other industry publications, and FilmProfit contributed to The Independent Film and Videomaker’s Guide (2nd ed.).

He has presented multiple all-day workshops for the Institute for Independent Film Finance and lectured by invitation to Media and Entertainment MBA students at The University of California Berkeley, he was the moderator and an organizer for the inaugural NW Film Financing Workshop and has lectured on the East and West coasts for the Independent Feature Project. He has appeared by invitation before the California Film Commission, National Media Network, Creative Financing Conference, The Boston Film and Video Foundation, Black Hollywood Film Festival, and other organizations as a lecturer and panelist on creative and business issues for independent films.

About FilmProfit

Our filmmaker clients typically arrive at FilmProfit during their process of preparing a film project or projects for successful funding, while our finance clients typically arrive here seeking to find strategies for successful motion picture or media investments. We’re not just about numbers; we’re about strategy. Institutional memory and current information drive our consulting. We believe that information plus synthesis equals excellent business planning.

Our goal at FilmProfit is to provide producers, distributors and financiers of filmed entertainment with the highest quality information, reports and guidance in support of their mutual business and artistic success.

Based on our years of ingesting and analyzing the specific details of film business structure and the macro view and micro view of the economics of film performance, FilmProfit can offer you in-depth guidance as well as money and time-saving packages, all the way up to full business plans.

FilmProfit® has been a registered trademark of FilmProfit, LLC for more than ten years, but a name gracing our products since 1992. FilmProfit(r) is an entertainment analysis and business planning firm that has been providing guidance and services to filmed media, television and convergence producers, distributors and financiers since 1987.

Thanks to Kathleen O’Reilly, KTO Studio, for the photograph

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