Make A Horror Movie

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Our first feature was a silly zombie movie. The production value was horrific. But the movie got a write up in Premiere Magazine, Fangoria and about one hundred horror related websites. As a result of this buzz, our crappy horror movie gained a cult following and sold very well…

Meet Prospective Film Investors

One of the toughest parts of getting business minded prospective investors to take you seriously is distribution. Like it or not, your film distribution strategy has a ripple effect on all other aspects of your movie production, including film finance…

Filmmaking Seminar Los Angeles

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For Los Angeles based fimmakers looking to take their show to business, I recommend checking out the next Norman Berns workshop. In this full-day, hands-on instruction, you will gain experience on scheduling, budgeting, business plans, ptiching, fundraising and distribution.

Crowdfunding and Independent Movie Distribution

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A few weeks back I gave a talk and was surprised that many of the filmmakers in attendance had never heard of crowdfunding. If you are one of those filmmakers, crowdfunding provides you with a “many to one” model. On the following sites, you create a campaign and then reach out to your network and ask for donations.

Modern Filmmaking Business Plan

Most filmmaking business plans are stupid. Why? Because most filmmakers have no idea (especially first time filmmakers) how to project a return on investment. Don’t feel bad. It’s not your fault.

Filmmaking or why modern moviemakers should not ask permission

While it’s safe to provide projections – any investor with any business experience will understand that each project carries it’s own risk to reward ratio. Your goal as a filmmaker is to help mitigate these risks as best you can.