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:
"How to raise funds for independent films was the best-kept secret in Hollywood until Levison’s book was published."
—Rick Pamplin, Producer/Director, The Pamplin Film Company
"An excellent, insightful guide to attracting financing for indie films.”
?Danny Glover, actor/Director/Producer
"Filmmakers and Financing is an indispensable navigational guide to successful financing, production and release of independent films. Louise Levison has synthesized her years of professional experience into an invaluable roadmap for the filmmaking community."
—William Nix, Executive Producer, Kahlil Gibran’s "The Prophet"
"Thank you so much for all your help from the business plan to the emails and introductions. You have helped this film become what it is today."
—Rob Cowie, Producer, The Blair Witch Project
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The Executive Summary: A Short Version of Everything
Chapter 2 - The Company: Who, What, When, Where and Why
Chapter 3 - The Film: The Investor Needs to Know the Whole Story
Chapter 4 - The Industry: The Facts and Nothing But
Chapter 5 - The Markets: The Spin
Chapter 6 - Distribution: Theatrical and the Changing Landscape
Chapter 7 - Distribution: Nontheatrical and the Wild West
Chapter 8 - Risk Factors: Truth in Advertising
Chapter 9 - The Financial Plan: How it Works
Chapter 10 - The Financials: Forecasting Without Fear
Chapter 11 - Sample Business Plan
Chapter 12 - Breaking the Rules: Documentary, Animation and Large Format
Chapter 13 - Other People’s Money: Them That Has the Gold Makes Some of the Rules