Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents / Edition 2

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"Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents, Third Edition provides completely updated financial and industry data as well as the addition of a new chapter focusing on creating a business plan for an entertainment-based dot-com. Investors want fact, not fiction. This filmmaker's classic, with its easy-to-follow format and step-by-step approach, offers a unique guide to writing an investor-winning plan. Whether you are seeking financing for one film or multiple films, or starting an Internet-based project, read this book before you start." "Each chapter concentrates on a specific section of the business plan, such as the executive summary, industry, markets, distribution, and financial planning. A sample film business plan provides you with a helpful reference for writing your own."--BOOK JACKET.

Audience: Independent filmmakers, producers.

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Editorial Reviews

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A step-by-step approach to creating a complete film company business plan to present to potential investors. Discusses projects outlines, industry overview, marketing, distribution, financial planning, loans, and partnerships. Includes a complete sample business plan. Requires no previous financial experience. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
From the Publisher
"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

"...if you're a filmmaker whose vision requires a multi-million dollar shoot or multiple movies, time spent getting your financing in order is essential." "...the bottom line is that Filmmakers and Financing, provides a great deal of hard-to-come-by information that will make it worthwhile to many a filmmaker." - Making the Movie, http://makingthemovie.info/

"A book like this, in my opinion, is an investment in your future as a serious filmmaker. It will be a mainstay on my bookshelf and will be referenced over and over again with each film that I write a business plan for. Worth every penny."—MicroFilmmaker Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240803005
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/19/1998
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Louise Levison is president and founder of Business Strategies, a ten-year old business plan/venture capital financing consulting firm.
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Table of Contents

CD Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Executive Summary 17
2 The Company 25
3 The Films 43
4 The Industry 61
5 The Markets and Marketing 85
6 Distribution 105
7 Risk Factors 129
8 Financing 131
9 The Financial Plan 153
10 Sample Business Plan for a Fictional Company 169
11 Short Film Distribution 199
Index 215
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