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

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

by Gabriel Campisi

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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 Hollywood productions, and tips on spotting unscrupulous financiers. Interviews with key Hollywood producers offer real-world insight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786490219
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 280
File size: 15 MB
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Age Range: 18 Years

About 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. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Disclaimer viii
Acknowledgments ix
Foreword by Morris Ruskin 1
Introduction 5

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

11. Interviews 135

Appendix A: A Sample Business Plan 209
Appendix B: Resources 263
Index 269

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