Ruscsak Films and Publishing

Location,City : United States / Mansfield

Max Target : $ 500000

Equity on offer : 3 %

Min Target : $ 100000

Equity on offer : 1 %

Industry :
Entertainment & leisure

Investment Round :
Pre-seed

Stage :
Development

Website : Visit

Summary

Merging the World of Books and Film, and having fun while doing it.
We overcome and we will achieve!
Most of our films are based on books, making the marketing easier and doubling the effort without doubling the work.
The report on the global agricultural films market provides qualitative and quantitative analysis for the period from 2017 to 2025. The report predicts the global agricultural films market to grow with a CAGR of 9.45% over the forecast period from 2019-2025. The study on agricultural films market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2017 to 2025.

Notable Achievements

  • Raising an additional 20K for the same film for the legal end
  • Location of the film has changed to Louisiana for better tax incentives
  • LOI/ Deal Memos are being put in place for the first film
  • Raising 15K for the attachment of key talent for our first film
  • We are in tentative talka for A list talent for the Fallen

Pitch Video

https://youtu.be/tZCfkCY-XxQ

The Business

We are in the process of finalizing LOI/ Deal Memos with top talent. These are mostly cameo appearances with one being a lead. All other LOI/Deal Memos are on hand for SAG actors. This if for our film heading into production. Not the one mentioned in this pitch deck. More information for slate or single film investing. ROI- Per 20K investment. Specific Use of Funds (estimated): Amount to retain Producer's services: $ 15,000, Miscellaneous development costs $ 3,000, Attorney fees $ 2,000, Total $ 20,000. Return: $50,000 with tax rebates plus 1 point on the back end per film. We would need a call to discuss larger investments with myself and my line producer who is more versed in the subject. The rest is for permits, attaching key crew, and in some cases deposits on the shooting locations

The Market

Most of our films are based on books, making the marketing easier and doubling the effort without doubling the work.
The report on the global agricultural films market provides qualitative and quantitative analysis for the period from 2017 to 2025. The report predicts the global agricultural films market to grow with a CAGR of 9.45% over the forecast period from 2019-2025. The study on agricultural films market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW for the period of 2017 to 2025.

Objective/Future (Use of funds)

I'll break this down into simple terms. I do films and know the industry well enough to know what I can offer for each film. TERMS:
1. The Investor hereby agrees to invest five hundred thousand dollars ($500K USD) (“investment”) to The Producer. The Producer hereby acknowledges receipt of $500K as an investment for three films, allocated as follows:
·         $170K toward “The Fallen of Lite and Darke”
·         $165K toward “Call sigh Ghost”
·         $165K toward “Captive Heart”
2. The purpose of the investment is solely to contribute finance to the Development for the Films.
3. In consideration of the Investor making the investment available to the Producer subject to the terms and conditions of this agreement, the Investor shall be paid: 50% of their investment from the tax rebates then 1% of Net Gross profits after distribution as stated in the return of investment. 
4. The Investor will receive the credit of Financial Advisor on the Film.

This is what $100k does
DEVELOPMENT TO DISTRIBUTION SCHEDUAL - ESTIMATES.

DEVELOPMENT STAGE 1 / Appox. 1-2 Months

Finalization of mutual development agreement and basic retainer.

A.) DEVELOPMENT - SCRIPT BREAK DOWN AND BUDGET TOP SHEET

1.) Begin prioritizing and condensing both perspective talent. Research all agents and/or managers for talent choices in order to form a contact list of all preferred talent (For future use).

2.) Finalize talent spread sheet. Write pitch/invitation paragraphs for 1st round, talent choices. Finalize.

DEVELOPMENT STAGE 2 / Approx. 2 Months

1.) Completion of estimated development to distribution schedule. Version TBD. (This will be a continuously evolving document from development through pre-production, production and distribution.

2.) Completion of talent spread sheet, prioritization and timing. Version TBD. (This will be a continuously evolving document from development through pre-production, production and distribution.

3.) Completion of Top Sheet Budget draft Version 1. (This will be a continuously evolving document from development through pre-production, production and distribution.

4.) Begin creation of “pitch” packaging document (Power Point to Pdf.), of which, will eventually incorporate all of the above information in a condensed form for the purposes of future talent outreach, crew, vendor, studio stage and/or locations negotiations/bids, investment and distribution outreach and acquisitions negotiation.

DEVELOPMENT STAGE 3 / Approx. 1-2 Months

1.) Begin talent/guest outreach/ technical availability and negotiation. (Upon finalization of development pitch packaging).

2.) Continued talent/guest outreach/contact and contractual negotiations. Representative outreach, meetings and negotiation(s).

3.) Begin financial/investment/equity outreach and negotiation(s). (Only upon garnering interest and/or letters of intent or contractual term sheets from both Talent and Crew.

DEVELOPMENT STAGE 4 / Approx. 1-2 Months


1.) Continued talent/guest outreach/contact and contractual negotiations. Representative outreach, meetings and negotiation(s) and finalization of term agreements.
2.) Begin financial/investment/equity outreach and negotiation(s). (Only upon garnering interest and/or letters of intent or contractual terms from marketable talent attached.

3.) Begin distribution, acquisitions outreach (Following substantiated letter(s) of intent and/or terms for participation/agreement(s).

PRE-PRODUCTION STAGE 1 / Approx. 2 Months

1.) To commence following equity investment equal to 25% or more of the total production budget and/or proof of distribution intent by theatrical, network and or other platform(s) distributor(s).

2.) Finalization of all cast, crew, vendors and locations talent/guest outreach, crew, vendor and studio stage and/or locations negotiations/bids, investment and distribution outreach and acquisitions negotiation.

3.) Initiation and finalization of all studio/stage/locations production agreements and fees.

4.) Stage and locations tech scout and/or pre-rigging.

5.) Finalization of post production facilities schedule terms and agreements.

PRODUCTION PHASE 1 / 45 Days Est.

1.) Principal Photography production, estimated at 14 days prep, 30 days of shooting with possible “pick-ups” 2-5 days and principal photography wrap and return travel.

2.) Comprehensive wrap and audit for potential tax rebates and incentives.

POST PRODUCTION PHASE 1 / 2-4 Months

1.) Editing begins.

2.) Finalization of editing and rough cuts sent to prospective and or intended distributor(s).

3.) Comprehensive wrap and audit for potential tax rebates and incentives.

DITRIBUTION PHASE 1

1.) Full distribution of pilot(s). via network and/or other distribution platforms.

2.) ROI/Requisition for primary investors and distributors (On a first in first out basis).
This also attaches a sought after director and pay for permits.

The Team

Melisa Ruscsak - Founder  View Profile

The words "give up" and "can't" are not in my vocabulary. I was told in 2011 after a debilitating medical incident that I would never live a normal life and be able to care for myself. I now own my own company, host my own radio show and pod cast, as well as work out five nights a week. I have overcome being on the brink of death because I refuse to give up. I also refuse to waste a second not following my passion. People call me tenacious. I call it determination. I work hard for myself but I push harder when other people are relying on me.

Tina Maurine - Financial Adviser

A U.S Navy veteran. Tina holds both a Masters degree and Bachelor of Science. She has founded and exited two successful companies. Tina is currently working her third right now. Not only is she advising me on finance issues, but she is also an early investor.

Exit Strategy

Return of Investment: (timing to be determined in contract)
· At such time as “The Production” receives their production tax rebate from the government, Investors will receive 50% of their original investment from the rebate. Estimated two months after post production.
· If for any reason the Investors do not receive a full return on Invested capital plus the specified interest return at the time of the tax rebate, investors will be paid these amounts before any other investors receive any funds out of Gross Net Proceeds.
· The payments to investors of back end percentage resulting from the first round of Development funds is 1% of Net Gross proceeds after distribution, and will have Preferred repayment status.
· The payments to investors of back end percentage resulting from the second round of Development funds is 0.75% of Gross Net proceeds, and will have Preferred repayment status.
Future or reinvestment in these or future productions of these funds is an option, at Investors sole discretion. Back end percentage of net sales for the total of reinvestment funds will be agreed upon by both parties in investment contracts. This is open for consideration.
We are looking at the winter of 2020 or the spring of 2021 for principle photography depending on weather conditions. All films are based on location for the best tax rebates and incentives. }

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Looking For : Fund Raiser
Equity : 3%

I'm honest. I am a creative person and I need help with the fundraising side. I would love to have someone come in take care of acquiring the funds; this would earn you 5% and the rest would go to the budgets. Investors you bring in would have a percent of the film with producer credits. Adding a percent for you in the film is negotiable as well.}

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