Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents

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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents

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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

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Pick up a camera. Shoot something. No matter how small, no matter how cheesy, no matter whether your friends and your sister star in it. Put your name on it as director. Now you’re a director. Everything after that you’re just negotiating your budget and your fee.

James Cameron

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