Entertainment Finance Today

By Jeanette B. Milio

A Comprehensive Guide on Financing and Producing Content For Film and Television Today

Jeanette B. Milio

Executive Producer for Film and Television

Jeanette Milio is a producer and financier of film and television content. She has been involved in projects exceeding a production volume of $250 million to date, that have been distributed worldwide by studios like Paramount, Sony, and Lionsgate, networks like HBO, ABC, TLC, and Discovery, and streamers like Netflix and Amazon.

Over twenty-five years and working across three continents, Jeanette has been involved in the production of over 500 hours of film and television programs, including Academy Award® winning talent in front of and behind the camera. 

Jeanette received the prestigious UCLAx Distinguished Instructor Award for her Entertainment Finance course, and has recently released her first book , ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE TODAY,  a practical guide on how to finance content for today's marketplace.

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My Book:

"Entertainment Finance Today"

How To Successfully Finance, Produce and Distribute Film and Television Projects Today



written by Jeanette B. Milio

Hollywood can be a jungle if you don't know how to navigate it. This book covers the actual financial aspects of the Hollywood industry today. It lays out each step of the motion picture and television project value chain, from development through profit participation, and illustrates the implications and risks of financial choices.


Filmmakers and investors alike gain a thorough understanding of how to maneuver safely through a complex industry in a way that reduces risks and optimizes profits.

This book s designed is for anyone who wants to obtain a solid understanding of the current industry, its risks, and its opportunities.

  • How to secure financing for film and television projects today

  • How to establish risk mitigating and profit optimizing financial models

  • How to finance and develop a project that is green-lit

  • How to structure a feasible production budget

  • How to avoid budget overages and delivery delays

  • How to find worldwide distribution and what deals make sense today

  • How to secure rights & talent (cast, director)

  • What agreements are essential and what terms impact the bottom line

  • What are the pitfalls and how to avoid them

Get answers to these questions from the perspective of a financier and producer.

“Classic Book! A detailed and easy to understand manual for film"

- Gordy S.

"Such a Great Book. This is a wonderful book for anybody interested in the movies and television business"

- Rebecca M.

“Amazing book. There is nothing like this in the market. Compressive and super helpful information on how to get film and TV projects financed and green-lit today"

- Olivia G.

You Want to Learn About the Entertainment Industry Today?
Courses - Seminars - Workshops - Consultation

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Film Finance Summit, moderated by Jeanette B. Milio

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Stage32/Netflix  Webinar

instructed by Jeanette B. Milio


From First $ To Profit Distribution

UCLAx Online

by Jeanette B. Milio


How To Finance 1 $1MM-$3MM Film,

instructed by Jeanette B. Milio

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Step-By-Step Guide To Financing Content For Television, instructed by Jeanette B. Milio

From Jeanette's Productions...


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