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...]
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.
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...]
My name is Gordon Firemark. I'm an entertainment attorney based in Los Angeles. Over the past few months, I have had several conversations with clients about whether the folks they hire to work on their films and theatre projects are properly … [Read more...]
Are you baffled by the documentary funding process? Are you uncomfortable asking people for money? Are you confused by the whole fundraising process? If you are, don't worry! You are not alone. Sometimes just knowing a few simple rules and avoiding … [Read more...]
Film finance is all about trying to land an HNI (High Net Worth Individual) for your film. And one of the main obstacles film makers face is qualifying if an investor is “Real.” In other words, REAL means that he or she CAN actually fund your … [Read more...]