Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

In this new and updated ultimate filmmaker’s guide, Louise Levison gives you easy-to-use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a feature film, including: A comprehensive explanations for each of the eight sections of a plan Full financial section with text and tables A sample business plan A companion website with additional information for various chapters and detailed financial instructions ― advanced math not needed An explanation on how feature documentary, animated and large-format films differ A guide to pitching to investors: who they are, what they want and what to tell them Words of advice: Filmmakers share their experiences raising money from equity investors

  • Brand: Focal Press
  • ASIN: 113894744X

The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide: Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films

The Independent Filmmaker's Law and Business Guide: Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films

Today’s explosion of independent and digital filmmaking demands a brass-tacks guide to the business and legal aspects of the process. What fundraising options are available to a filmmaker? When should a filmmaker establish a corporation or limited liability company? How do screenwriters protect their work? What are a director’s legal obligations to the producer, cast, and crew--and what are their obligations in return? And why must the filmmaker pay special attention to products and artwork that might appear in the background of a shot? This indispensable resource addresses the legal, financial, and organizational questions that an independent or guerrilla filmmaker must face, and the problems that will doom a project if left unanswered. It demystifies issues such as founding a film company, obtaining financing, preparing a budget, securing locations, shooting, granting screen credits, and distributing, exhibiting, and marketing a film. Newly updated and expanded, this second edition explores concepts such as executing a digital distribution strategy through the use of YouTube and “webisodes,” the importance of international distribution, and legal issues particular to documentaries. Six handy appendixes provide sample contracts, copyright circulars, Documentary Filmmake...

  • ASIN: 1556528337

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

In this new and updated ultimate filmmaker’s guide , Louise Levison gives you easy- to-use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a feature film including: • Comprehensive explanations for each of the eight sections of a plan • Full financial section with text and tables • Sample business plan• Companion website with additional information for various chapters and detailed financial instructions ― advanced math not neededNew! • Breaking the rules: how feature documentary, animated, and large format films differNew! • Communicating with investors: who they are, pitching to them and the experiences of other indie filmmakers

  • ASIN: 0240820991

Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films (Second Edition)

Risky Business: Financing & Distributing Independent Films (Second Edition)

Risky Business (Second Edition) is the comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide to setting up an independent production project. Starting with the basic organization of the company and the preparation of production, collaboration, and screenplay agreements, it covers in detail everything from raising money via loans, presales, and investors through finding, contracting with, and policing the finished project's distributors. A companion to Litwak's popular books on entertainment industry dealmaking and contracts, Risky Business (Second Edition) is an authoritative blueprint for successfully producing any independent film or video. Included among its many topics: partnerships; corporations; limited liability companies; equity investments; attracting investors; evaluating a film's economic value; working the film festivals; distribution territories; distributors' accounting practices; and much more. In addition to its primary text, it includes many essential contracts, sample statements and certificates, checklists, and extensive lists of useful resources.

  • Brand: Mark Litwak
  • ASIN: 0615296505

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for "The Blair Witch Project," show you how. Whether you're planning a feature, short, documentary, or large format film, this unique guide teaches you how to create a business plan that can be presented to a potential investor. In jargon-free terms, the author leads you through every step. Each chapter concentrates on a different section of the business plan, including the industry, marketing, financing, distribution. There are supplementary exercises and spreadsheets on the CD workbook so you get comfortable crunching the numbers--no math degree required!The fifth edition contains completely revised and updated industry data, updated information on the market for short films, as well as a new chapter on nontraditional films such as documentaries.

  • ASIN: 0240808282

Independent Film Producing : The Outsider's Guide to Producing A First Low Budget Feature Film

Independent Film Producing : The Outsider's Guide to Producing A First Low Budget Feature Film

You don't need a big studio to get on the big screen. For low-budget filmmakers, nothing is quite so terrifying as the elements of legal concerns that must be considered before the film can actually be made-at least if you want to have the ability to distribute it in any way. While Paul Battista's well-composed and necessary book won't alleviate all your fears, it does a good job of waking you up and helping you to think of things in a realistic manner, rather than in an idealistic manner that will sabotage your filmmaking efforts. While this book is specifically designed for producers, it fully realizes that, all too often, low-budget directors will find themselves as their own producers. If that's you, then you need to pick up this book. If you already have a good producer, you should definitely get them a copy! While Paul Battista is an entertainment lawyer, he's a little bit of a different beast because he's also a filmmaker that has written, produced and directed 2002's Crooks, which was released by Warner Home Video. As such, the filmmaker inside him allows him to speak more naturally to other filmmakers and does a good job of keeping the lawyer tendencies toward "legalese" in check-most of the time. Battista does a really great job with making really complicated concepts u...

  • Brand: Brand: Lucrifacio Books
  • ASIN: 0615343562

The Flow Charts to Financing and Making Your First Feature Film

The Flow Charts to Financing and Making Your First Feature Film

HOLLYWOOD WANTS YOU... to join the next generation of producers, directors and scriptwriters. Contrary to popular belief, this does not require spending thousands of dollars at a 4-year film school. This approach is too costly, time consuming, and there are no jobs in Hollywood that require a film school degree. Film schools and online courses expound on techniques that “veteran” filmmakers use. In essence, people on the student level waste time and money learning how to make big budget blockbuster movies. When in reality, Hollywood never hires film school graduates! At least not to work on movies! But they do hire people to get coffee and run errands. Some of them might have a film school degree. The only guaranteed way for YOU to join the next generation of Hollywood producers, directors, and scriptwriters is to make your first feature film with a $1-million budget and get it into movie theaters. Once you do this, Hollywood will practically beg you to work on their bigger budget projects! But before you start, you need to learn… THE BIGGEST HOLLYWOOD SECRET! The rules for making your first feature film are “different (and a lot easier)” than the rules veteran filmmakers use to make big budget movies. LIGHTS, CAMERA, TAKE ACTION (The Flow Charts to Financing and Making...

  • ASIN: 1539340058

Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films

Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films

There is one golden rule in Hollywood: He who has the gold makes the rules. At the end of the day, your film can have every other element in place, yet if it lacks financing, its never going to happen. This book tells you how to get the gold.

  • Brand: Brand: Michael Wiese Productions
  • ASIN: 1932907572

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents)

The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for "The Blair Witch Project," show you how. This unique guide teaches you not only how to create a business plan, but also how to avoid common business plan mistakes, so that you can attract and secure an investor. In jargon-free terms, the author leads you through every step. Each chapter concentrates on a different section of the business plan, including the industry, marketing, financing, and distribution. Large format films, new media and shorts are also discussed. The included companion web site features supplementary exercises and spreadsheets so that you get comfortable crunching the numbers--no math degree required! The sixth edition contains completely revised and updated industry data along with updated information on distribution including online and foreign markets. Plus, new interviews and case studies with filmmakers will show you real-world examples of equity investors and markets.

  • ASIN: 0240812522

The Film Biz Bible - Film Financing

The Film Biz Bible - Film Financing

Topics include : equity/LLC/pre-sales/soft money/crowd funding/business plans/film examples.

  • Brand: John Rodsett
  • ASIN: 1453876790
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