How To Finance Movies With VOD Sales Projections

VOD Sales Projections

Do you know the most popular question filmmakers ask me? I’ll give you a hint. It has to do with video on demand. Ready. . . Without too much variation, the most popular question is: “Can you provide some VOD sales projections?” I understand the motive behind this question. Believe me, I do. You’re a filmmaker. You either made an awesome movie and you’re … [Read more...]

No-Budget Filmmaking: Rise of The Backyard Indie

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Like it or lump it, there are a lot of backyard indies being made each year. Thanks to inexpensive production technology, no-budget filmmaking is not only possible, but has become the norm for many first time feature filmmakers, web series producers, YouTube artists and short filmmakers. These days any filmmaker with passion and a story can make a movie. And unlike years … [Read more...]

Film Finance: 5 Tips to Find Out if Your “Rich Guy” is Real

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5 Tips to Find Out if Your “Rich Guy” is Real By filmmaker, author and film finance expert Tom Malloy 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 film. Real investors are … [Read more...]

How To Overcome Your Indie Filmmaking Challenges

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Over the past year, we have seen a lot of developments in the indie filmmaking space. New technology coupled with non-discriminatory distribution has enabled many would-be filmmakers to finally get a feature made and distributed. While most of us in the indie filmmaking community welcome these changes - The downside to these innovations is the market is now saturated with … [Read more...]

What Is Your Movie Competition

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One of the Filmmaking Stuff readers sent the following question: Jason - I'm trying to put together a business plan for my prospective investors. I need to figure out who my competition is, and I am having difficulty. Do you have any ideas what my movie competition is? - A Confused Filmmaker Hi Confused, Good question. Since the kernel of all industry is an idea, … [Read more...]