The Independent Filmmaker's Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors (Second Edition)
Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. Finding willing investors can be the most difficult step in an aspiring filmmaker's pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors, lists of various financial sources available to Hollywood productions, and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world insight.
Foreword by Morris Ruskin, CEO of Shoreline Entertainment.
Part One: Funding The Film
"With money, you can call the very gods to help.
Without it, not a single man."
-- Chinese Proverb
Taking The Next Step
Understanding your position in the grand scheme of things.
Finding the various types and dealing with them.
Due diligence isn't just for investors--it's also for filmmakers at every step of the production process.
Your Executive Summary
You can't judge a book by it's cover--or can you?
Your Production Company
Time to gather your production team, your allies and an extensive support network.
The Movie Projects
This is what all the fuss is about--making your movie(s)!
The Movie Industry
The bottom line: making movies is a business.
The Movie Market
It's as easy to understand as selling apples, oranges and bananas.
A constantly changing landscape in today's digital world of content delivery.
The Investor's Plan
Now let's get the money back with a profit!