The Independent Filmmaker's Guide to Writing a Business Plan for Investors, 2d ed.

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Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. Finding willing investors can be the most difficult step in an aspiring filmmaker's pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors; lists of various financial sources available to ...

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Overview

Filmmakers need more than heart, talent and desire to realize their dreams: they need production capital. Finding willing investors can be the most difficult step in an aspiring filmmaker's pursuit of higher-budget, entertaining motion pictures. This practical guide provides detailed instructions on preparing the most important tool for recruiting investors, a persuasive business plan. Included in this new edition are suggested ways to approach potential investors; lists of various financial sources available to Hollywood productions, and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world insight.

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Editorial Reviews

Communication Booknotes Quarterly
Reviews of the first edition: well-timed
Midwest Book Review
a very fine tool
Spanix.com
Campisi breaks down the components of the almightly business plan in a simple straightforward manner. Helpful hints from actual experiences, interviews, comparisons, and a business plan sample are included to guide you even further. This book provides both a blueprint and the confidence for you to take the next step in making your film
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786462858
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/26/2012
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gabriel Campisi has dealt in the world of finance, investment assets and commercial holdings for more than 20 years. Working simultaneously in motion picture and television production, he has received numerous awards and critical acclaim for his works as an independent writer, director and producer.

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Table of Contents

Disclaimer viii

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword Morris Ruskin 1

Introduction 5

Part 1 Funding the Film

1 Taking the Next Step 13

2 Investors 18

3 Due Diligence 27

4 The Executive Summary 36

5 The Production Company 48

6 The Movie Projects 63

7 The Movie Industry 76

8 The Movie Market 91

9 Movie Distribution 106

10 The Investor's Plan 121

Part 2 Expert Advice

11 Interviews 135

Appendix A A Sample Business Plan 209

Appendix B Resources 263

Index 269

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