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Certificate in film and Television Finance

Tools to Help Film and Television Finance Professionals Make Complex Decisions

Certificate in Film and Television Finance

The Certificate in Film and Television Finance (CIFTF) is a four-day curriculum-based training program to help current and future entertainment finance professionals learn in-depth critical analysis and evaluation skills for transacting successful financing deals within the motion picture and television industries. The program will be instructed by both Pepperdine faculty members and entertainment industry experts.

Next Offering: TBD

Certificate Learning Highlights

  • Fundamentals of finance applied to film and television deals.
  • Commonly used contractual agreements.
  • Rights acquisition, pre-sales, budgeting, and establishment of the production company.
  • Government sources of funding: international co-production, grants, tax incentives, and soft money.
  • Equity sources of funding: private equity, hedge funds, limited partnerships, IRC Section 181, Slate Financing Arrangements (SFA).
  • Debt financing: Senior debt, asset-based lending, mezzanine, Gap, and SuperGap.
  • Risk management: Insurance, bonding and currency hedging.

Who Should Attend

The Certificate in Film and Television Finance is designed for professionals in the entertainment industry who are serious about understanding the financial underpinnings and details of film and television deals. The certificate program is taught at the MBA level and is appropriate for producers, accountants, attorneys, financial analysts and other entertainment business professionals.

The certificate qualifies for continuing education credit for CPAs licensed in California and MCLE for attorneys licensed in California and may qualify for other credentials depending on the state of jurisdiction.

Dates and locations may change. We will notify students of any changes in a timely manner.


Contact Us

Karel Kreshek
Interim Associate Director of Executive Education
(310) 568-5787
karel.kreshek@pepperdine.edu