You may have all the creative talent in the world, a team ready to help you make your film and an idea that’s sure to be a major blockbuster… But if you lack the funds needed to fund your movie, the whole process is gonna be tough. It is at this point when most filmmakers start wondering […]
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.
Creating an independent film budget requires that you get very creative. Unlike studio productions, as an independent filmmaker, you have limited resources. After you break the screenplay into a schedule and a budget, you’ll quickly find the gap between the money you have and the money you need. If this is you, here are some […]
Pitching film projects, in itself, an art form. I have taught entire seminars on pitching and there is always room for improvement. The pitch may be the only chance you get to talk to your HNI (High Net worth Individual) and try to get your prospective investor excited about your film project. While I can’t […]
If you’re looking to raise money for your film, you’re probably heard some other filmmaker (who never raised money) tell you that, “Dentists are an excellent source for film investment money.” I’m not sure where this idea came from. I know it was mentioned in some very popular filmmaking books in the nineties, and somehow […]
Those who know me know that I’ve devoted much of my career on how to find investors who fund movies. And those who’ve listened to me speak or watched the Bankroll Your Movie video series, have heard me rant about the fact that most people telling you how to find investors have no idea how […]
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.