If you’re going to make get money for your movie, make your project more valuable and less risky.
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 […]
If you want to make a movie, you need to establish a production company. In this filmmaking article, producer Jason Brubaker explains why.
Assuming you have met with a lawyer and figured out a way to protect yourself legally – If you aren’t afraid to hear the word “NO,” then what is stopping you from setting up a meeting and presenting your ideas to prospective investors? It doesn’t always mean you’ll get the money (if it were easy, everybody would be doing it.) – but it does mean that every NO is one no closer to YES!
Because distribution was once discriminatory, many first time independent feature filmmakers had to hold their breath in hopes their movies would get into a film festival, buil buzz, and (hopefully) garner a great distribution deal, complete with a cash advance. But that is an outdated model.
Most independent filmmakers want to save money but feel too strapped to take action. This is because each month is filled with bills and other unexpected expenses. For this reason, most people put off saving until the end of the month. The problem is, by that time, there is nothing left to save. Despite the expenses of living, there are ways to save money. Here is how I was able to pay myself first.