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Pepperdine Introduces New Program for Film and TV Financing

University's Graziadio School of Business and Management offers new Certificate in Film and TV Finance

Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management announced a new Certificate in Film and Television Finance, whereby prospective entertainment finance professionals can attend a four-day conference to receive training on everything from rights acquisitions to debt financing.

“The combination of instruction from Pepperdine professors who specialize in entrepreneurial finance and industry experts in film and media financing is a perfect fit for professionals who are serious about understanding the financial underpinnings and details of film and television deals,” said Dr. Craig Everett, assistant professor of finance and associate director, Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project.

The program’s first training session will be held from September 23-26 at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center.The certificate program is taught at the MBA level aimed for producers, accountants, and financial analysis who want to become more knowledgeable on government and private sources of funding, insurance and contractual agreements.

The training sessions held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily will be taught by a mix of industry and financial professionals, including co-founder of 120 dB Films Peter Graham and Entertainment Attorney and Partner at Creative Media Company  and The Insider’s Guide to Film Finance author Philip Alberstat.

The cost of the program is $3,695. Admission to the program is limited.

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