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BrickTop Productions Investor Presentation September 2013

  1. 1. 1 BRICK TOP PRODUCTIONS, INC. CONNECTING FILM AND CAPITAL Investor Presentation September 2013 ~ OTC: BTOP
  2. 2. Forward Looking Statements Certain statements in this presentation are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Any forward-looking statements included in this presentation are based on information available to management on the date of this presentation. Brick Top undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Actual results may differ materially from those included in these statements due to a variety of factors. More information about these factors is contained in Brick Top’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 2
  3. 3. Mission Statement 3 To create and build an exciting, exclusive community of film enthusiasts and financiers with complete end-to-end film production and distribution capabilities. To produce and continue producing high quality, engaging films capable of achieving a high return on investment for our investors and members. To ultimately pursue the production of one or more feature films utilizing prominent actors.
  4. 4. Company Overview Brick Top Productions Inc (OTC: BTOP), founded in 2009, is an emerging publicly traded production company and studio focused on financing, producing and distributing film and television shows, mostly independent, and/or their rights to third parties. Growth is expected to come via exploitation of those rights in domestic and international theatrical, television, cable, home video and pay per view markets. Strategy is to pre-sell exclusive distribution rights to overseas territories, thereby hedging part of the total project cost. The Company is based in Boca Raton, Florida. Project Portfolio/Pipeline Current: Completed television pilot “Nick The Doorman," an urban comedy starring Nicholas Turturro, Vincent Pastore (2012). Rights are for sale. Other: Technology design and deployment of a smart phone app to stream and promote content, mostly shorts & 30 minute episodes. App will work to drive advertising revenue. 4
  5. 5. Key Information 5 State of Incorporation Florida Year End 12/31 Symbol BTOP Recent Price $5.00 Market Capitalization ~$148.8 million Shares Outstanding ~29.75 million Shares Authorized 100 million Transfer Agent Island Stock Transfer CEO, CFO & Chairman of the Board Alexander Bafer VP Gary Alexander
  6. 6. Corporate Structure 6
  8. 8. Industry Showing Shift Towards Indie and Low-Budget • Growth in lower-budget, independent films and television shows seen in the past few decades • Domestic Indie box office sales hit $3.4 Billion in 2011, up 3% from 2010 and representing 34% of total sales • Major shift in household & big name actors moving to indie and TV industry for larger revenues, larger paychecks • Notable shift toward viewing movies and television shows on multiple browser-based devices • Expansion in media, technology and internet-use helping to fuel connectivity among film makers and enthusiasts Source: Baseline Intelligence 8
  9. 9. Potential for High Return on Investment (ROI) 9 Budget Box Office* ROI Blair Witch Project (1999) $60,000 $248 million 413,223% Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (2000) $17 million $213 million 1,153% My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) $5 million $368 million 7,260% Juno (2007) $6.5 million $231 million 3,454% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) $15 million $377 million 2,413% Sources: Box Office Mojo, *Estimated worldwide box office sales
  10. 10. List of Independent Film Retailers is Growing 10
  11. 11. Television Shows in Syndication – High ROI 11 Syndication Profit $ Re-runs on TV since 1998 2.3 billion Cable 380 million Total 2.7 billion Source: Economic Policy Journal 2010 This is quite impressive when compared to Amazon which began trading in 1997. Since then it has generated 4.7 billion in total net income. Ex: Seinfeld (on air 1989 – 1998) With 180 episodes in total, each 30 minute episode made more than $14 million!
  12. 12. OUR BUSINESS
  13. 13. Business Model • Create a high standard for filmmaking by uniting a community of qualified independent film enthusiasts with an independent film studio supported by film investors/financiers. • Provide a public investment platform where financiers and investors can invest directly in the financing of certain projects and have an exit strategy. • Utilize proven experience and strategic relationships in every phase of television and filmmaking: development, production, marketing and distribution. • Actively bring unique, compelling stories to the screen in a cost effective, strategic manner. • Pre-sell exclusive distribution rights to overseas territories, thereby hedging part of the total project cost. • Create an exciting, engaging mobile app platform to stream and promote film and television shorts including 30 min episodes. 13
  14. 14. Investor Appeal  Potential for a high return-on-investment  Pre-sell distribution rights acts as a hedge to lessen risk  Ability to get in early at a low valuation given recent trends with competitors: ⁺ DreamWorks Animation: Open: $30 range & traded to over $43; $2.7 billion market cap. ⁺ Lions Gate Entertainment: Open: $1.50 & traded to over $12; $1.1 billion market cap. ⁺ Regal Entertainment Group: Open: approx. $17 & traded to over $25; $2 billion market cap.  Exclusive perks and benefits including access to industry events, premieres, writers, directors, on-screen talent 14
  15. 15. Current Project Financing, development and production of the television pilot titled “Nick The Doorman,” an urban dramatic comedy, was completed in 2012 on a budget of $85,000. The pilot was written and directed by Nicholas Turturro (pictured below), who also starred in the project. 15
  16. 16. Summary “Nick The Doorman” is an urban dramatic comedy set in New York City. It is centered on the life experiences of Nick, a funny, light-hearted doorman, at a historic and upscale Central Park South hotel. Nick and his colorful cast of friends, through interactions with one another and the hotel’s upper class celebrity and high society guests, provide a unique, comedic perspective of everyday life in the big city, and similarities and distinctions between the classes filtering in and out of the posh hotel. 16 “The project for me is seen as an urban, modern mix between Diner and Swingers.” - Nicholas Turturro
  17. 17. Nicholas Turturro as “Nick The Doorman” Nicholas is an American film, television and prolific on-stage character actor, writer and director perhaps best known for his role as Dennis Franz's and Gordon Clapps’ rookie plainclothes partner, Sgt. James Martinez, on NYPD Blue (a role he played from 1993 to 2000). Garnered an Emmy nomination for playing Officer/Det./Sgt. James Martinez on the TV program NYPD Blue List of credits include portraying Al Capone in The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and playing the role of "Brucie" in the 2005 remake of The Longest Yard as well as "Renaldo" in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. “Nick The Doorman” is loosely centered on his early career experience working as a doorman in NYC. 17
  18. 18. Vincent Pastore as “Armando” Born July 14, 1946 in Bronx, New York, Vincent is an American actor and a former bar owner from New Rochelle, New York, Vincent discovered acting late in life (at the insistence of Matt Dillon and his brother Kevin). A versatile actor, he has appeared on Broadway in the smash hit, "Chicago" as Amos Hart. Having appeared in Film credits include "Revolver", "Gotti", "This Thing of Ours", "Mickey Blue Eyes", "Mafia", "The Jerky Boys", "Made", "Two Family House“, "Hurricane" Other notable credits include "The Sopranos", VNBC's "Ed", VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club", "The Practice", "Witness to the Mob", "Law & Order", "One Life to Live", "Americas Most Wanted“, "Vegas" and more recently Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice". 18
  19. 19. Michael Badalucco as “Lou” Born on December 20, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York Cit,y Michael is an American-born actor who attended the State University of New York at New Paltz and spent two decades of his career working as a prop master on New York-based movies. He was discovered by Michelle Pfeiffer on the set of One Fine Day (1996) whom touted him to her husband, David E. Kelley for "The Practice" (1997) television series. Michael scored a permanent role as "Jimmy". Other credits include an appearance in Jungle Fever, O Brother Where Art Thou (insert year) among others. 19
  20. 20. Anthony DeSando as “Harry” Born December 4, 1965 in Jersey City, New Jersey, also known as Anthony Joseph De Santis, is an American actor of Italian descent. De Sando is often being displayed as a dappered villain in mob films such as New Jack City. He has appeared in such television series as L.A. Law, Crossing Jordan, NYPD Blue, Without a Trace and Sex and the City.  Additional credits include The Sopranos, A Day In Black And White, Cement, Beer League and The Whole Shebang. Other credits include the voice of Reggie in The Sopranos: Road to Respect video game, and appeared as a character in Dito Montiel's films A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Fighting. 20
  21. 21. Danny Hoch as “Jimmy” Born in November 23, 1970 in Brooklyn and grew up in NYC, Danny is an actor, playwright and director whose plays have garnered many awards. He is also a Senior Fellow at the New School’s Vera List Center For Art & Politics and founder of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival. His writings on hip- hop, race and class have appeared in The Village Voice, New York Times, Harper's, The Nation, American Theatre, and various books: Out Of Character, Extreme Exposure, Creating Your Own Monologue and Total Chaos. His book Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop is in its second printing by Villard Books/Random House. Writing and acting film credits include Bamboozled, Washington Heights, Prison Song, Some People, Subway Stories, Thin Red Line, Whiteboys, Blackhawk Down, American Splendor, War Of The Worlds, Lucky You, We Own The Night, HBO Def Poetry and the film version of Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop. 21
  22. 22. Bobby Cannavale as “Pomerantz” Bobby Cannavale is an American actor born on May 3, 1970 in Union City, NJ. He began his acting career in the theater and gained early film roles in Night Falls on Manhattan (1997) and The Bone Collector (1999), Cannavale became well-known when he starred as Bobby Caffey for two seasons on Third Watch. Other television credits include Ally McBeal, in the miniseries Kingpin, Oz, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Oz, Law & Order - and its spin-off series Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Will & Grace where he won his first Emmy Award as "Outstanding Guest Star in a Comedy Series" in 2005 for his role as Vince D'Angelo Film credits include Snakes on a Plane, The Guru (2002), Shall We Dance? (2004), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), The Take (2007) In addition to The Doorman, recent appearances in 2012 have included Boardwalk Empire, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie22
  23. 23. On Location 23
  24. 24. “Short” Smart Phone App 1. Analysis and design: $6,000 2. Development (coding): $30,000. 3. Quality control: $10,000 4. Deployment: $4,000 The entire process is expected to take 6 to 8 months from start to finish at which time we expect it to begin generating revenue. 24 Estimated Cost The smart phone app capable of streaming all types of shorts. We will create our Brick Top content as well as acquire it from other sources. Goal is to advertise our link through various social networking sites which will drive traffic to our site (and our projects) and thus create desirable advertising revenue.
  25. 25. GROWTH PLAN
  26. 26. Integrated Strategy  Increase brand awareness and online presence via Social media & communication initiatives  Seek strategic film partners and investors to help build Brick Top’s exclusive film community and finance future acquisitions  Build platform such as the “short” smart phone app that will help to market the company and its projects  Drive revenue via advertising initiatives (smart phone app) and other film projects  Utilize management and cast member’s key industry contacts to grow the company 26
  27. 27. Investment Considerations  Pre-revenue Growing, Public Player (BTOP) in an Expanding Market  Potential for a High Return on Investment  Expanding Community of Film Enthusiasts and Financiers with Exclusive Industry Perks  Quality Films, Low Overhead  Defined Business Model and Path to Growth  Forthcoming Innovative, “Short” Smart Phone App  Industry Connected, Strong and Able Management Team, Strategic Partners 27
  28. 28. 28 ANY QUESTIONS? 433 Plaza Real, Suite 275 Boca Raton, Florida 33432 (561) 962-4175
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