Film Financing

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.

5 Tips On Independent Film Financing

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Finding money to make your movie is challenging. In this filmmaking article, we explore 5 Tips On Independent Film Financing.

Crowdfunding Kentucky Rivalry: Red V. Blue

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For many filmmakers, running a crowdfunding campaign has become an essential phase of the film financing process. A few days ago, Filmmaker Rory Delaney reached out about his second feature documentary, Kentucky Rivalry: Red V. Blue. Jason Brubaker Tell us about your latest project and yourself. Rory Delaney Kentucky Rivalry: Red V. Blue is my […]

Should Filmmakers Move To Hollywood?

The other day, one of the Filmmaking Stuff readers names Jake asked the following question: “My filmmaking friend in LA told me NOT to make anything in my small town because I would just be wasting my time. He told me no one in the industry will take me seriously if I make my 1st feature outside of Hollywood. So instead of making what I CAN make right now, I’ve been working to move to LA to start doing something… My question is this: is he right?” Check out the response…

Make Filmmaking Your Next Small Business

“If you want to make a living making movies, you need to realize that your library and the subsequent audience you source (over your career) are your major assets. And, as a result, your most important filmmaking focus (aside from doing good work) is to acquire and keep a customer,” he emphasizes.

Conference Call Recap: Film Finance

Hello From Los Angeles! For those of you who tuned into the filmmaking conference call over the weekend - it was great to meet you. For those of you who missed it, no worries. The call will be available for download soon. (So if you’re on the filmmaking stuff mailing list, you’ll get it for free.) For […]

Filmmaking Training From a Mentor

As a filmmaker, establishing a mentor is invaluable. Without my mentor, I would have never gone to NYC, would have never made a movie and would have never fell on my financial face—and recovered. Consequently, I would have never made the move to California, produced features or written these words.

Filmmaking Interview with Carole Lee Dean

If you were making movies 20 years ago it would cost you 10 times more to make a film. So ask yourself, “why was I given so much talent and born during the third most important time in the history of mankind.” Here you are with a great opportunity and all that talent. Do you really believe the universe would put you here at this time and not finance you? Of course not.

Film Scheduling

For those of you considering producing your first feature, Film Scheduling is an invaluable part of the process. Your 1st AD is in charge of taking your screenplay, breaking it down and providing the initial schedule. That information is later used to budget your movie.

Sell Your Movie

If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to finance and sell your movie… Then your guess is as good as the studio’s guess. Micro-budget movies are changing the landscape. In this article Jason Brubaker discusses some things filmmakers can expect when it comes time to sell your movie…