Crowdfunding To Source An Audience for Your Filmmaking

Your filmmaking crowdfunding campaign will allow you to raise money – but as an important ancillary benefit, your campaign will also allow you test your movie concept with a built in, responsive focus group. Assuming you reach your funding goal, you will not only generate your initial buzz…

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 … Read More

Independent Film Financing

As you may or may not know, independent film funding can be a little overwhelming. If you’ve ever dabbled in the business side of making a movie, you know what I mean. The first time I heard people talk about writing a business plan or offering a private placement memorandum, I suddenly felt like I was on another planet. And if you’re like most filmmakers, you would much rather focus on actually getting your movie made, instead of cold calling rich and successful people to set up random pitch meetings…

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Independent Film Funding: What Filmmakers Need To Know

If you want to be successful as a filmmaker, you need to learn business. And I’m not just talking the movie business, but business in general. Depending where you go for money, you may have to pitch your movie idea to a soap manufacturer. Are you prepared to explain your movie business with general business terms like: cash flow, rate of return, asset, income and expense, revenue, profit and loss?

SEC, IPO, Filmmaking and Movie Investors

Have you heard of people going out to the stock exchange and buying shares of stock? Have you heard about an IPO, which is an Initial Public Offering? Both examples revolve around the public side of investing. You can go public if you’re a well-established company and meet the stock exchange requirements. Guess what? Most … Read More