Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents / Edition 6

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents / Edition 6

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by Louise Levison
     
 

The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for "The Blair Witch Project," show you how. This unique guide teaches you not only how to create a business plan, but also how to avoid common business plan mistakes, so that you can attract and secure an investor. In jargon-free

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The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for "The Blair Witch Project," show you how. This unique guide teaches you not only how to create a business plan, but also how to avoid common business plan mistakes, so that you can attract and secure an investor. In jargon-free terms, the author leads you through every step. Each chapter concentrates on a different section of the business plan, including the industry, marketing, financing, and distribution. Large format films, new media and shorts are also discussed. The included companion web site features supplementary exercises and spreadsheets so that you get comfortable crunching the numbers—no math degree required!

The sixth edition contains completely revised and updated industry data along with updated information on distribution including online and foreign markets. Plus, new interviews and case studies with filmmakers will show you real-world examples of equity investors and markets.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240812526
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/21/2009
Series:
American Film Market Presents Series
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

CD Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Executive Summary17
2The Company25
3The Films43
4The Industry61
5The Markets and Marketing85
6Distribution105
7Risk Factors129
8Financing131
9The Financial Plan153
10Sample Business Plan for a Fictional Company169
11Short Film Distribution199
Index215

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