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  • Company Summary

    Our business model is different from that of most independent filmmakers. We only plan to produce films and television programs when we have done a complete business analysis of who will buy them and have good forecast of revenue. We plan to focus much of our efforts on high margin video-on-demand and internet delivered content.

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    The Team

    Kristanna Loken



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    Jimmy Palmiotti



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    Jonathan Bates



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    Philip Fier



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    Nik Palchikoff



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  • Management Team

    Trio Entertainment features an award-winning team that has what it takes to build a successful brand in the entertainment industry.

    Kristanna Loken, Chief Executive Officer, has starred in wildly successful films and television series, ranging from the Terminator franchise to the Showtime hit The L Word. In addition to her acting prowess, Loken has produced the Sy-Fy series Painkiller Jane and the independent film Attack on Darfur. Loken’s experience and in-depth understanding of the entertainment industry will allow Trio to remain nimble and approach a vast array of opportunities.

    Jimmy Palmiotti, Chief Creative Officer, is an multi-award-winning character creator who has worked with major brands such as Nike, Nickelodeon, Disney, Marvel, and Warner Brothers, just to name a few. Palmiotti’s experience in character creation will aid Trio by providing the creative backbone for production endeavors.

    Jonathan Bates, Chairman, is a 25-year veteran of investment management, currently serving as an Managing Director and Financial Advisor for a Wall Street investment bank. His knowledge of structured financing is an asset to Trio and its investors risk mitigation strategy to help support the company's profitability goals.

    Philip Fier, Chief Financial Officer, has experience serving global firms in executive roles, such as Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development, 20th Century Fox, as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Credit Lyonnais, where he oversaw the restructuring of a $1 billion loan portfolio. His financial expertise specific to the entertainment industry is a major asset to the future and potential of Trio Entertainment.

    Nik Palchikoff, Vice President of Production, prior to joining Trio Entertainment was a Financial Advisor at a Wall Street Investment Bank where he concentrated mostly on lending, leading a hundred million dollar a year business. However, before a career change into the wealth management business Nik was building his career in entertainment. In joining Trio, Nik comes home to what he is most passionate about, the entertainment business. Nik graduated UCLA in 2009, with a BA in History and a Minor in Film, Television, & Digital Media. He began his career at New Line Cinema working in the Development Department concentrating mostly on script development. From New Line, Nik moved on to Lionsgate Entertainment where he worked in the Acquisitions Department. At Lionsgate Nik continued to concentrate on development. He also worked with the Acquisitions Team to provide feedback and attend screenings for various spec scripts and projects in consideration for acquisition by Lionsgate.

    After Lionsgate, Nik moved on to International Creative Management, now ICM Partners. He worked under the head of the Motion Picture Production Department, Paul Hook who is the Executive Vice President of ICM. It was at ICM where Nik developed an extensive knowledge of the physical production side of motion pictures, and became familiar with all key players involved while having daily interactions with a large number of clients as well as every major studio and production company.

    Our Mission

    Our core business will be to become an Independent Film and Television Studio. Initially we intend to write our own scripts, and therefore own all intellectual property rights for potential future use, licensing or sale. Our ultimate goal is to own a large and valuable library of content and franchises from which we earn ongoing fees and profits from sources such as streaming, licensing and sequels. As the company matures, we intend to partner with other producers to increase our volume of productions, and hope to utilize innovative financing techniques based on our collective experience.

    Industry Challenges

    Many of the most critically acclaimed films recently have been independent films not sponsored or paid for by large studios. Moonlight won best picture with a budget of $1.5 million (IMDb). It’s our experience that many independent filmmakers are very good creatively, but aren’t quite as good at running a business. Very often they make movies but have a limited understanding of who will likely buy them, or at what price.

    Our Approach

    Our business model is different from that of most independent filmmakers. We only plan to produce films and television programs when we have done a complete business analysis of who will buy them and have good forecast of revenue. We plan to focus much of our efforts on high margin video-on-demand and internet delivered content.

    Target Market

    Our studio intends to produce content from several genres, but have a specialty in action/suspense/thriller. These productions will generally be high in story quality with a secondary, but important, emphasis on special effects. We expect our target audience to feel underserved in being delivered both by the large studios.

    Business Model

    Our core business model is very straightforward- we raise money from outside investors to produce quality films. We earn a production fee that is a percentage of the budget, typically about 20%. We also earn a performance fee of 50% of film profits after investor minimums, providing Trio with significant upside if any film is a big hit. On television productions, we hope to pitch concepts and scripts to distributors and networks and have their investment in place before we begin production. While we may need to contribute firm capital from time to time, we generally plan to use other people’s money. Therefore we will seek to produce as much in budgets as possible, as long as the quality is up to our standards.

    Customer Segments

    We will sell our films and television programs to distributors both domestically and internationally, as well as networks and streaming sources. We hope to have presales in place before we start a production, significantly lowering the risk.

    Competitive Landscape

    Trio Entertainment fits into a unique niche in the entertainment industry. We bring the expertise of the $100 million+ superhero films and combine it with the creativity of the indie productions, which are often scrapping funds for one project at a time. The result is a mid-size production firm that can run multiple productions simultaneously.

    Competitive Advantage

    In addition to being in a class of our own, one unique advantage is our financing approach. We have several innovative ways to source financing for our films that aren’t currently in wide use. We hope to bring a Wall Street financing perspective into producing slates of our films.

    Revenue Model

    We will generate revenue from each film by collecting up-front fixed fees of up to 25% of the full budget in addition to 50% of all future profits.

    To generate passive incomes we will build a library of content that we can retain 100% ownership of and intellectual property rights to.

    Distribution partners generally pay all promotion costs. For this, they are paid a 15-35% commission of revenues from theater owners, DVD sales, and VOD (video on demand) streaming services. These partnerships will remove major costs and risks from Trio.

    In our television productions, we anticipate partnerships with networks that would pay for most of the production costs. Trio would simply earn fees while risking very little firm capital.

    Partnerships with other producers will allow us to finance a large volume of films and scale our business.

  • Financials

    Current Funding Round (USD)

    Seeking $3,000,000
    Round Series A
    Security Type Common Shares + Warrants
    Post-Money Valuation $15,487,000

    Funding History (USD)

    Round Seed
    Capital Raised $83,500
    Closing Date 11/01/2017

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