Film Funding: Development Funds Checklist
Top 5 items to have in your Film Funding Package
Film Funding is an intense journey and the development stage is probably the most important phase of your independent film. It is the fuel that gives your film energy, focus, and validation. By signing up to our newsletter you can get a free PDF copy of our Development Fund Checklist. Film Funding is strategic and you need […]
Film Budget: How much money does your film really need?
What are the 5 essential items you must have in your film funding package? Presentation is everything when pitching to investors. Whether it’s getting development funds, investments, or pitching to a studio! You have to have material that you can create in stages to start raising funds. Pre-Development, Development, and then Production funds. Here is […]
Product Placement Breakdown
When making a film budget 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 […]
Validate Your Film!
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 […]
What are the 4 Film Investor Personality Types?
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 […]
What genre film are you producing?
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 – […]
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 […]
Product Placement Hacks For Film Producers
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 […]
Film Funding Pillars
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 […]
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 […]