What’s your biggest indie filmmaking challenge? In this filmmaking article, we explore your biggest challenges and what you can do to overcome them.
In this week’s filmmaking question, a reader asks the following about investing in a webseries. Question: I’m doing a webseries and I am distributing to YouTube and iTunes so far. I’m not launching till at least Feb when everything is done. I am doing this out of pocket and need funding. I don’t have wealthy […]
When I got started in filmmaking, one of the biggest mysteries was how filmmakers found investors. I spent countless weeks and months seeking answers to the age old questions all indie filmmakers have: “How do I raise money to make my movie?” That one question sent me on a quest that involved dentists, doctors, car […]
It is easy to dream about becoming the next Hollywood hotshot. When I first moved to Los Angeles, I met these people a lot. We went to fancy dinners and cocktail parties, all of us posing as if we already had an awesome career in entertainment. I naturally assumed that these people went home each […]
If you are working to get your movie made, keep in mind that the toughest part of the process is getting started. Many would-be filmmakers sit around all year waiting for everything to be perfect. Not you. The sooner you realize your movie will never be perfect the better. This frees you up to get […]
Crowdfunding is a great way to get word out about your project, test your marketing concept and hone your skills as an entrepreneurial filmmaker. But what most filmmakers don’t realize is, a successful crowdfunding campaing takes work. And you should view your campaign as a full time job. With that said, there are many things […]
Travel to Europe and you will find many independent filmmakers are feeling the pinch brought on by the lack of public funds, subsidies and traditional ways to finance movies. As a result, producers that relied on these funds must now find different ways to finance movies. I personally know various EU producers who believe that […]
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…