If you want to find people who invest in movies, look for giant billboards in your home town. That probably sounds goofy. But it works. I grew up in a small farming community in Pennsylvania. Nobody around me made movies. Starting out, I didn't … [Read more...]
Film financing and financing movies for independent filmmakers is one of the most challenging aspects of the movie making process. You can have the greatest screenplay, the most talented cast and stellar movie locations – but without movie money, you are just another would-be filmmaker with a dream and a passion. The film finance articles at Filmmaking Stuff provide tips on how to view independent filmmaking as a business.
As a filmmaker, one of the biggest challenges is raising money to make your movie. The problem is, you may have no idea how to present your movie project to prospective investors in a way that is both honest and exciting. Most prospective … [Read more...]
What is your movie competition? Do you know? Well one of the Filmmaking Stuff readers sent the following question about this topic: Jason - I'm trying to put together a business plan for my prospective investors. I need to figure out who my … [Read more...]
If you want to to raise money to make your movie, you need to first build rapport. This one lesson alone can accelerate your filmmaking success faster than most anything else you can do. This is especially important when you meet with prospective … [Read more...]
A filmmaker is also a leader. Your film will succeed or fail based on the strength of your team. And while it is great to know a little bit about a lot, it is impossible that you will be good in everything. Your goal as a filmmaker is to gain clarity … [Read more...]
Finding independent film investors and getting them to invest in your film is one of the biggest challenges you'll face. With that said, you can save yourself a lot of headaches by prepping your project in a way that proves working with you will be … [Read more...]