How much money does your film really need?

How much money does your film really need? Is it more than you think or less? Where are you really spending your money and is it justified? Most filmmakers are not line producers or unit production managers (UPM). To cut cost on hiring an experienced line producer, most first time producers make their own to film […]

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Product Placement Breakdown

I just got hired to do a product placement breakdown on a cool kinetic action film. It is an assessment of every possible item, prop, wardrobe, vehicle, location, set dressing, you can think of in the script so we can approach companies, brands, and entrepreneurs for integrated product placement. With integrated product placement you can […]

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Validate Your Film!

At some point you have to validate your film! You have to test your screenplay, business plan, and your vision. You will be embarking on a 2-5 year journey from script to distribution without question. Minimum! Before you mortgage your home (yes I’ve seen this happen before), get into a divorce, or put yourself and your […]

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What are the 4 Film Investor Personality Types?

What are the 4 Film Investor Personality Types? Your investors like the characters in your film have archetypes. Like a character in a film they tend to have a dominating traits about their persona. I can across this ingenious acronym from Tai Lopez, called P.A.S.E., which stands for Practical – Logisics Action – Physical Social – […]

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What genre film are you producing?

What genre film are you producing? Genre gives a great indication on what your film funding strategy should be. Each genre tends to gravitate towards one main funding option. No matter what kind of film you are producing you have to diversify your funding efforts and genre gives you a clear picture on where you should put […]

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Pitching Pyramid
Pitching Pyramid

The Art of Pitching has three points: The Pitch, Material and You. It is the foundation for an elegant and engaging presentation. THE PITCH The most compelling pitches I’ve heard are the ones that start with a compelling question. A question automatically engages someone. It sets the stage to be invited into the world you […]

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Product Placement Hacks For Film Producers

What does every business, service, product or company crave? Attention! Exposure! Brand loyalty! Since cinema’s inception producers have been plugging products and services into their films for a price or free products. As an indie film producer you have to find product placement hacks that you can implement immediately. So how does an independent film producer […]

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Film Funding Pillars

There are four major pillars in film funding. Investors, Product Placement, Crowdfunding, and Soft Money . Each one has its own systematic approach and execution. The key to film funding is diversification. Your script will give you an inclination on where you should be putting your efforts in. Regardless, you should incorporate all four film funding […]

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