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SHOWBIZ CONSULTANTS Your trusted advisor in Show and Business

Showbiz Consultants is a consulting firm based in Los Angeles, CA that provides consulting in all areas of the entertainment and media industry. Our speciality is business affairs, worldwide film distribution, script development and independent film strategy. Our consultants also have experience in the music industry, TV and general business deals. We consult for independent filmmakers and major companies all over the world. We are fully committed to the representation of diversity in-front-of and behind the camera.

WALTER WILL BE TEACHING AT A CONFERENCE SEPT. 13-15 IN MANILA!
  • 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • The Filmmakers’ Guide to Contracts and Legal Documents
  • Speaker: Walter BOHOLST | Producer and Director

The business and legal side of filmmaking is as important as the production side. But most times, this process is rushed and sometimes overlooked. With this workshop, learn more about the types of contracts and agreements involved in producing a film not only for protection but also for establishing clear goals and plans for your film’s future.

Register here: http://fdcp.ph/fic

WHAT DO WE DO?

You need help. You call us. We figure out how we can help. It's that simple.

Many people embarking in the entertainment industry don't know where to turn, what they're doing or need advice in an area they're unfamiliar with. Showbiz Consultants helps you figure out your path and what needs to be done to accomplish your goals.

Examples of consulting may be:

- You have extra work in your business affairs department and need someone to handle overflow.

- You need someone to conduct high-end legal delivery review for your film distribution company/sales agency. Not just handing over documents. High-end paralegal-level detailed review of chain of title, music documents or E&O insurance. Showbiz Consultants has handled delivery of at least 100 titles at any given time to many major companies.

- You are writing a feature film script and need someone with development experience to provide notes and craft the script

- You need to understand the landscape of the film industry

- You have a finished movie. Now what?

- You need to visualize your script and want to understand how to translate your script into blocking, movement and frame composition via storyboards

Disclaimer: Showbiz Consultants is not a law firm.

FEES

Fees depend on what you need, when you need it by and how much you need. Our consultants have done work on a flat-fee basis, hourly basis and per-project basis. The more simple the consulting the less the fee tends to be. The more complex the task which requires more experience or training, the higher the fee will be.

FOUNDER

Showbiz Consultants' founder is Walter Boholst. Walter Boholst is an experienced writer/director/producer and president of production company Waltertainment. He is a licensed FL entertainment attorney based in Los Angeles but often travels to Florida and the Philippines. He has supervised legal delivery for over 900 films and worked on the business end of over 200 recorded music projects released by major record labels. His business experience includes stints at The Walt Disney Company, Universal Music Group, Rhino Entertainment/Warner Music Group, and as VP and Head of Business Affairs for film distributor Arc Entertainment. He cut his teeth creatively providing notes on scripts for John Davis' company (Behind Enemy Lines, Predator), Graham Kings' former company, Initial Entertainment Group (Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, Michael Mann's Ali), as Assistant Story Editor at MGM (Brothers Grimm, James Bond) while writing/directing/producing two feature films and countless other short form projects playing in dozens of film festivals.

Showbiz Consultants founder Walter Boholst

Walter has experience shepherding projects in all facets from script development, legal, production & marketing/distribution. He provides business affairs strategy and services in addition to creative consulting on all levels. He has the rare combination of first-hand business and creative experience. His business affairs consulting specialty is acquisitions, distribution, licensing, chain of title and production agreements. Waltertainment provides services, in-house or with select partners, as a one-stop shop for filmmakers, distributors and sales agents from start to finish.

His work experience runs the gamut from major studios, producers and record labels to independent distributors, filmmakers and community organizations. As experienced in-house counsel in CA-based entertainment companies, he's worked on deals with every major film studio, network and record label.

Walter oversees hand-picked industry gurus to consult on your business, project, event or program.

SELECT FILMS WE'VE WORKED ON

Projects Showbiz Consultants have provided services on.

SELECT CURRENT/PAST CLIENTS

XYZ Films- Film producer, sales agency. Credits: The Raid, The Raid 2, On The Job, Bushwick (David Bautista), Brawl In Cell Block 99 (Vince Vaughn)
RLJ Entertainment- Publicly traded film/TV distributor owned by AMC. Credits: I Kill Giants (Zoe Saldana), Bone Tomahawk(Kurt Russell), Mandy(Nicolas Cage)
Epic Pictures Group is an independent film and television studio engaged in the development, financing, production and distribution of film and television. Epic has launched a new horror label called Dread Central Presents. Credits: The Man Who Killed Hitler and then the Bigfoot.
Electric Entertainment- Production/distribution/sales agent company headed by A-list filmmaker Dean Devlin. Credits: Bad Samaritan(David Tennant), Geostorm(Gerard Butler), The Librarians TV series, Leverage TV series, The Outpost TV series.
Bentonville Film Festival- Large film festival in Bentonville, ARK focusing on women and diversity co-headed by Geena Davis and in major partnership with Walmart. Panelists and performers Showbiz Consultants have provided services with include Jewel, Joe Walsh and Terry Crews.
American Cinema International is an independent entertainment company that creates, produces, and distributes filmed entertainment throughout the world. Credits: Runaway Romance, Miss Arizona
ABS-CBN- The largest media company in the Philippines
UMC is an urban-focused subscription streaming service in North America and features quality urban content that showcases feature films, documentaries, original series, stand-up comedy, and other exclusive content for African American and urban audiences.
Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
Founded in 2012 by Miranda Bailey, Jason Beck and Andy Bohn, The Film Arcade is an independent production and distribution company which recently released Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice starring Keegan-Michael Key and Gillian Jacobs as well as Josh Mond’s James White starring Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi. The Film Arcade has a multiyear home video distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Shudder is an American over-the-top subscription video on demand service featuring horror, thriller and supernatural fiction titles owned and operated by AMC Networks.
Dread Central is an American website founded in 2006 that is dedicated to horror news, interviews, and reviews. It covers horror films, comics, novels, and toys. Dread Central has won the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Website four times and was selected as AMC's Site of the Week in 2008.

SELECT COMPANIES WE'VE MADE LEGAL DELIVERY TO

SELECT PERFORMER DEALS

Showbiz Consultants has negotiated artist deals with the largest agencies and management companies (CAA, WME, UTA, ICM etc.) on behalf of clients including deals for these performers:

  • Jewel
  • Darius Rucker
  • Joe Walsh
  • Terry Crews
  • Danny Trejo

SELECT SPONSORSHIP DEALS

Showbiz Consultants has negotiated deals with these sponsors and more on behalf of clients.

HOW CAN WE HELP MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE AND YOUR BUSINESS A SUCCESS?

Feel free to reach out to the boss and let us know how we can help you accomplish your showbusiness dreams at walter@showbizconsultants.com

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