Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents, 7th Edition



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...
Louise Levison, President, Business Strategies, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA. Market: Independent filmmakers in need of funding to make their movie Key Features: * Includes a companion web site with sample business plans, forms, spreadsheets, and hands-on exercises * Learn from real-world examples with new interviews and case studies. * Rock-solid guidance on how to develop a successful business plans for features, shorts, documentaries and more Registration is required to access the companion web site. The pass code may be found inside the book. 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 needed New! • Breaking the rules: how feature documentary, animated, and large format films differ New! • Communicating with investors: who they are, pitching to them and the experiences of other indie filmmakers PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: Levison's book helped me create a straightforward and thorough business plan that ultimately raised $2 million for my new project. -Stu Pollard, Producer/Director, Keep Your Distance Buying this book is the first step to becoming a successful, independent filmmaker. It helped me launch my company. -Rick Pamplin, The Pamplin Film Company If Louise Levison's Filmmakers & Financing were only about business plans, it would be worth more than its cover price. In addition, Levison gives sage, savvy, and clear introductions to every important aspect of film business-marketing, distribution, varieties of investors, financing options-it's all here, including a sample business plan. This book is a "must have" for any filmmaker's bookshelf. -Morrie Warshawski, Consultant, and author of Shaking the Money Tree: How to Get Grants and Donations for Film and Video, 2nd Edition A must-have educational and reference tool to help you conquer current industry practices regarding finance, production and distribution. Louise has consistently delivered a plethora of information that is easy for a beginning filmmaker to understand, while at the same time very useful to the entertainment veteran. No filmmaker's library would be complete without it. -J. David Williams, Distributor, Shiloh and The Omega Code Need money for a movie? Here's the road map every indie filmmaker needs to find it. It worked for me! -Paul Sirmons, Director/Producer, The First of May and Forevermore Films Contents: Executive Summary; The Company; The Films; The Industry; The Markets and Marketing; The Markets Part 2: The Nontraditional Film; Distribution; Risk Factors; Financing; The Financial Plan; Sample Business Plan; Short Film Distribution

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