Filmmakers and financing business plans for independents

filmmakers and financing pdf

There are many books about writing business plans and they are available at online bookstores; they all use the same general strategy. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for the most profitable independent film in history, The Blair Witch Project, show you how.

Add to a new shopping list About the Book: The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it.

In chapter 9, the author discusses this in a great detail stressing the importance of a business plan; a clear vision and avoiding mistakes is the key to secure an investor.

No one tackles the dilemma of screenwriters who design to turn their script into independent features as succinctly and logically as Levison does. Whether you're planning a feature, short, documentary, or large format film, this unique guide teaches you how to write a business plan that can be presented to a potential investor.

Filmmakers and financing: business plans for independents pdf

I did not compare this book with them; however, I very much enjoyed reading this book. Freedman for Script Magazine "Need money for a movie? She needs to provide a little more detail as how she came up with these numbers, and the reader is expected to have some basic knowledge of preparing and reading financial statements. What people say: "An excellent, insightful guide to attracting financing for indie films. In this example the author uses the income statement and cash flow statement for 14 independent films with varied genres, developed by three different companies between and The author's business plan does not have a balance sheet; the investors would be interested to know the liabilities and potential liabilities that this business plan may incur. In chapter 9, the author discusses this in a great detail stressing the importance of a business plan; a clear vision and avoiding mistakes is the key to secure an investor. An important tool for filmmakers and producers seeking innovative financing models. The key A business plan for an independent movie maker This is a very interesting book by an author whose business plan for the independent movie "Blair witch Project" was a huge success. Project outlines, industry overview, marketing, sample business plans, distribution, financial planning, loans and partnerships are all included. Selling your idea to a potential investor is essential for any type of business. Now in its eighth edition, Filmmakers and Financing is devoted exclusively to business plans for filmmakers. Then you need to focus on the distribution of the movie to domestic and international markets. In jargon-free terms, it explains in a step-by-step format how to write a business plan and includes access to a password-protected site that offers a downloadable course for writing your plan and other proven tips for attracting financing. Here's the road map every indie filmmaker needs to find it.

Project outlines, industry overview, marketing, sample business plans, distribution, financial planning, loans and partnerships are all included. An important tool for filmmakers and producers seeking innovative financing models.

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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents