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.
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!
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 … Read more
In the past, filmmakers made a movie, got lucky and ended up with a BIG paycheck with incremental increases on the back end. These days filmmakers need to think about their movies in ways akin to how traditional investors think about dividends from bonds – once you make the investment, it’s a long term game!
If you’re wondering how to raise money for a film, you’re not alone. Just as making a film takes a certain measure of experience and patience, film funding will also require you venture outside your comfort zone and learn new skills. When it comes to investors, you’ll usually find two types. Those who enjoy the … Read more