Samaco Films

Samaco Films Samaco Films is an independent feature film production company dedicated to financing and developing high-quality films outside of the traditional studio structure.

Founded in 2011 by veteran producer Franco Sama (of Fylmar Productions), Samaco Films' mission is to help independent filmmakers with all aspects of development and financing. From attaching "name" actors to securing investment capital, Samaco has a track record of getting independent films moving forward. Most recently, Samaco Films completed production on Guns, Girls, and Gambling, a neo-noir f

Founded in 2011 by veteran producer Franco Sama (of Fylmar Productions), Samaco Films' mission is to help independent filmmakers with all aspects of development and financing. From attaching "name" actors to securing investment capital, Samaco has a track record of getting independent films moving forward. Most recently, Samaco Films completed production on Guns, Girls, and Gambling, a neo-noir f

www.samacofilms.com
01/24/2020

www.samacofilms.com

Film Financing Consultations are now available. Private one-on-one Consultations addressing your specific film funding needs. Contacts us for rates and scheduling.

Last call to register for Investment Symposium on Thursday night.  5 seats left on person but also available as live str...
02/04/2019
Samaco Films | Investment Symposium

Last call to register for Investment Symposium on Thursday night.

5 seats left on person but also available as live stream.

https://www.samacofilms.com/symposium

Samaco Films is proud to announce our upcoming ​Film Financing and Investment Symposium​. If you are a writer, producer, director or any other member of the entertainment community seeking financing for and independent feature film in the budget range from $500,000 to $5M, you should not miss t...

If you are seeking Film Financing please check out our upcoming Investment Symposium (in person or online)!https://www.s...
01/28/2019
Samaco Films | Investment Symposium

If you are seeking Film Financing please check out our upcoming Investment Symposium (in person or online)!
https://www.samacofilms.com/symposium

Samaco Films is proud to announce our upcoming ​Film Financing and Investment Symposium​. If you are a writer, producer, director or any other member of the entertainment community seeking financing for and independent feature film in the budget range from $500,000 to $5M, you should not miss t...

https://www.samacofilms.com/symposiumNeed Film Funding?
01/22/2019
Samaco Films | Investment Symposium

https://www.samacofilms.com/symposium

Need Film Funding?

Samaco Films is proud to announce our upcoming ​Film Financing and Investment Symposium​. If you are a writer, producer, director or any other member of the entertainment community seeking financing for and independent feature film in the budget range from $500,000 to $5M, you should not miss t...

Film Financing Consultations are now available.  Private one-on-one Consultations addressing your specific film funding ...
12/13/2018

Film Financing Consultations are now available. Private one-on-one Consultations addressing your specific film funding needs. Contacts us for rates and scheduling.

Samaco Films
12/13/2018

Samaco Films

09/02/2017

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-finance-forum-possible-financing-available-for-qualified-projects-tickets-36843333402?...
08/08/2017
Film Finance Forum - Possible Financing Available for Qualified Projects

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-finance-forum-possible-financing-available-for-qualified-projects-tickets-36843333402?ref=estw

FREE FILM FINANCING & DISTRIBUTION FORUM Samaco Films is actively seeking scripts/films/projects that qualify for an unprecedented opportunity to be presented as part of its' "First Look" Joint Venture Deal with a Major Production Company on a Major Studio Lot for our upcoming Development Slate. NO...

06/29/2017

Heading to New Orleans to begin pre-pro on next film. Stay tuned 🎬

To all of you first and second time filmmakers, THIS is the perfect time of year to begin the development process for yo...
10/12/2016
Samaco Films | Film Finance | Production | Distribution

To all of you first and second time filmmakers, THIS is the perfect time of year to begin the development process for your film so that you can hit the ground running looking for investors in January. Anyone who is seeking to do so should consider my "Project Financing Feasibility Program" which not only includes deep, insightful script coverage but ALSO a complete evaluation regarding funding possibilities! If you are interested please go to www.samacofilms.com and email me directly for more information.

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09/05/2016

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Timeline Photos
08/26/2016

Timeline Photos

Thanks to everyone who attended (and assisted) in my Film Financing Forum.
08/19/2016

Thanks to everyone who attended (and assisted) in my Film Financing Forum.

06/22/2016

Seeking "Surfer" inspired project, either fully or partially developed.

05/20/2016

Excited to be moderating a Film Financing Panel at this year's Scriptfest this weekend! Then, Off to Amelia Island, Florida to do the same at the Rendezvous Film Festival on June 3d!

http://filmtalkpodcast.com/franco-sama/
05/12/2016
Franco Sama - Film Talk

http://filmtalkpodcast.com/franco-sama/

Independent film producer Franco Sama has an extensive history in public speaking, public relations and a decade of independent film development, production and financing. Franco has executive produced an impressive array of over twenty independent films including “Guns, Girls and Gambling” starring...

NEED FILM FINANCING?BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! EXECUTIVE PRODUCER FRANCO SAMA PresentsEvening Intensive FREEFILM FINANCING ...
03/30/2016
Indie Film Financing Forum

NEED FILM FINANCING?
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRANCO SAMA

Presents
Evening Intensive
FREE
FILM FINANCING FORUM

This class is for anyone who is serious about creating a realistic pathway to acquiring financing and/or distribution for a current and/or future script or film project.
Topics Include:
Finding Investors, Raising the Money, Equity vs. Debt, Mitigating Risk, Understanding Tax Incentives, Credits & Rebates, Distribution, Minimum Guarantees, Pre-Sales, Completion Bonds, Foreign Sales Estimates, Domestic Box-office, Securing Above the Line Talent, LOI’s, Development Funding, Product Placement, Product Integration, Proof of Funds, Protecting Investors, Escrow, Deferments & Points, Drop Down Schedules, Revenue Streams, Post Production Deals, Slate Funding, Credits as Currency, Credit Placement, First Time Directors and Writers, Appropriate Producers’ Fees, Platform Releasing, AFM, Markets & Festivals
R.S.V.P.
Reserve your spot here:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/indie-film-financing-forum-tickets-24267385403

General Admission - FREE
V.I.P. Admission - $50.00

(V.I.P. Includes One-on-One Private Project Evaluation and/or Consultation)

Film Financing Forum
Monday, April 25th 2016
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Open Space Cafe
457 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90036

This FREE class is for anyone who is serious about creating a realistic pathway to acquiring financing and/or distribution for a current and/or future script or film project. Who Should Attend: Screenwriters who have written or want to write a script/screenplay Producers with a project in developmen…

For anyone who missed my Stage 32 Webinar on Film Financing, here is another chance to watch it!https://www.stage32.com/...
03/23/2016
Stage 32 Next Level Education: How to Finance & Produce a Film in the $250K-$2M Range

For anyone who missed my Stage 32 Webinar on Film Financing, here is another chance to watch it!

https://www.stage32.com/webinars/How-to-Finance-and-Produce-a-Film-in-the-250K-2M-Range

Learn directly from Franco Sama, 15-year expert of film financing and distribution, specifically in the $250K-$2M range, with 25+ successful independent feature films to his name, including Guns, Girls and Gambling (Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Dane Cook) and Petunia (Thora Birch, Brittany Snow…

Timeline Photos
12/04/2015

Timeline Photos

11/07/2015

GREAT First days at AFM!

11/03/2015

Gearing up for AFM

09/28/2015

Now is the time to focus on the "Development Phase" of your film project. As we all know the entire Hollywood Machine (and investor groups as well) essentially SHUTS DOWN at the mere hint of Thanksgiving approaching and does not come back until mid-January!!! If you want to hit the ground running when everyone returns in January then let's get to work during the down time to prepare for the "pitch" Anyone interested in more information about our Development Services is welcome to contact me directly at [email protected].

08/17/2015

TWO more likes to hit 500!!

07/28/2015

I just need 7 more likes to hit 500! Please like my page. Thanks

07/08/2015

Almost there! 491!

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+13109279355

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Ivo Rakitin Evgeniya Rakitina-Qureshi Taraq Qureshi Jp Gates
Looking forward to the Film Finance Forum today!
Possible Film Financing Available. To all Screenwriters, Directors, Producers and investors this is an event that you do not want to miss.