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Lao
05-06-2006, 01:11 PM
Do anyone have any experience in getting funding for film projects. Because I can't approach people with my investment memorandum. I have to know that person I'm approaching or know somebody who know that person.

-Lao

BusinessMan
05-06-2006, 03:18 PM
Because I can't approach people with my investment memorandum. I have to know that person I'm approaching or know somebody who know that person.
-Lao

What exactly is this supposed to mean? If you want commercial funding you will need to create a commercial justification, whoever you appraoch.

Otherwise, on what basis do you want the funding?

Maybe it's ideas for your justification you are seeking?

Orion
05-16-2006, 10:21 AM
The State of Illinois funds film projects, but in Illinois only and you must use an Illinois bank. Private investors will sometimes fund film projects just for status. Also, since films are considered risky, some accountants look for these kind of projects for their clients so their wealthy clients can use the project as a tax write-off. There are ways to get your deal funded, but would need more details to comment effectively.

Lao
05-16-2006, 10:33 AM
SO it can be a tax write-off...

What do you need to know...

BusinessMan, the reason why I can't just approach anybody because the feds will classify it as "solicitation.

Orion
05-16-2006, 11:10 AM
For starters:

How much money is needed for the project?
Do you have any collateral?
Do you have a business plan?
Where are the principals located?
Do the principals have any of their own money invested?
What is the film's classification? (family, action, etc.)

Lao
05-16-2006, 11:24 AM
The one on here I was talking about is already been look at by a investor now.

My next project: The Farm

How much money is needed for the project?
25 million - 30 million if I have the stars I want

Do you have any collateral?
Me... no, but if the investor invest in my other project I will invest some of my money from that film.

Do you have a business plan?
Yes. Also in talks with some stars...

Where are the principals located?
Memphis

Do the principals have any of their own money invested?
Not yet

What is the film's classification? (family, action, etc.)
Horror

and it has a finish script and treatment.

I have more... a 3 million dollar one and a 2 million dollar one

Orion
05-16-2006, 11:58 AM
Visit my website and email me your contact details so we can speak more in depth.

jfab
01-15-2014, 10:52 PM
You will need an angel investor for this type of project. It's very rare that you can find a loan for this although you can always try banks. Why not try some crowd funding site like Kickstarter. Most filmmakers go there to fund their projects.

oregano
01-23-2014, 04:45 AM
Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding sites are indeed good places to get funding for film projects, but with your projects in the millions of dollars you would only be able to fund part of any film you made a campaign for in this way. I normally see documentaries and other relatively low-budget film funding campaigns on these sites.

Having said that, you could launch a campaign to pay for a specific aspect of a movie project. For example, a friend of mine recently completed a documentary and put up a crowdfunding campaign to pay for his participation in a big international film festival, including the entrance fee, travel and accommodation for a small team including himself, his editor and the three stars, and various associated costs. The film ended up winning a prize and is being launched right now!

crimsonghost747
01-23-2014, 05:15 AM
Ok sorry for pointing out the obvious but.
You're aiming for a $30 million budget. Now, if you plan on a movie like this then you probably should have quite a few movies already in your pocket. As in done, released, probably made a profit with them too. Or are you really trying to get $30 million for your first serious film? If you have the experience required then I don't see how this internet forum is going to work out better than the professional contacts you've built over the years. (funders of previous films, people you've worked with etc.)

I was going to suggest crowdfunding too but for a budget of $30 million that is not going to happen. It could be useful for those smaller film projects you have.

oxpaulo
01-23-2014, 03:33 PM
I'd say reaching for 30 million is a little outrageous. You can make a good indie movie for a little less than a million. I would lower your budget if I were you and either find some good unknown actors or blow away the actors you want with an amazing script.

ap4aaron
01-23-2014, 07:13 PM
$30 million is probably high if you are just starting. If you want to make a cheaper movie, crowd-funding would be your best bet. Come up with a great idea and make it in less than that amount.

canon_fan
01-23-2014, 07:54 PM
$30 million is extremely high. If you've estimated it at this amount, where are the expenses coming from?

This might be low for a Hollywood movie, but unless you have some pretty popular indie movies already under your belt and an insane amount of well-off connections, I don't think you're going to hit this for your first try. But I am curious on how you arrived at this figure.

cpefley
01-23-2014, 08:27 PM
I don't have experience in this particular field of investments, but Kickstarter.com is a great place for people who are seeking funding for their projects. It is an alternative funding source where you seek funding from many different people. The investments per person would be smaller, but they add up!

techman1945
01-24-2014, 12:51 AM
What type of "film project" are you asking about? Is it porn? Is it for a hobby? Are you looking to direct a feature film? Are you trying to sell a script to a major production company, ie Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Disney? Please give us a bit more details about your film project.

crimsonghost747
01-24-2014, 03:14 AM
What type of "film project" are you asking about? Is it porn? Is it for a hobby? Are you looking to direct a feature film? Are you trying to sell a script to a major production company, ie Lucas Films, 20th Century Fox, Dreamworks, Disney? Please give us a bit more details about your film project.

A porn film with a $30 budget. Then again, you didn't even read the thread because he does explain a bit more in a later post.

delusional
01-24-2014, 03:26 AM
I would go with IndiGogo or Kickstarter. I don't know what the terms on those 2 platforms are for movies. I only know the terms for technological stuff and they require you to have a working prototype so I would assume you can't just register and make a claim without having anything on paper.

Whatever you do, don't give out the script. Even if companies look like they are thinking about giving you money, don't give them the script. Maybe small passages but never the entire script.

novasparker
02-07-2014, 10:53 AM
If you can't sell it to a major motion picture production studio, you're going to have to get creative and look to crowdfunding, private investments, etc. Maybe you can start a social media campaign that will net you the cash you need. How about peer to peer lending like Prosper? I don't know if lending is the right thing for you,since there is always a possibility that the film won't do well, but it's a thought.

delusional
02-07-2014, 12:13 PM
Although I always encourage people to follow their dreams, I really think you should start small. If you don't have any credibility, I don't think anyone would sponsor your film. I say sponsor because that is what it is. Your investors will never see their money again.

themusicchamber
02-08-2014, 01:51 AM
Getting funding for film is very difficult and I have never seen anyone getting funding for film as this is very uncertain project. You can get this by some some after showing your some property as mortgage or anything like that.
According to me it is very difficult to get funding without any reputation even with a great story because great stories can also be told in a bad way, which people do not like. What is the guarantee that you will make a good movie with good story???

Rainman
02-08-2014, 04:12 AM
To be honest, unless you can convince the major studios that your project will make them money, no one will help fund your project if you have no track record making movies or if, the premise is not unique or [have some commercial value] by appealing to a large audience. Unfortunately that's how things work in the film industry. Alternatively you could post your script on http://studios.amazon.com/ and if it's good enough you may get the film made.

owesem75
02-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Do anyone have any experience in getting funding for film projects. Because I can't approach people with my investment memorandum. I have to know that person I'm approaching or know somebody who know that person.

-Lao

Hello Lao,

You can try to get your funding through crowd sourcing like indiegogo or kickstarter. You just have to properly describe your project and follow the site's instructions and you are off to get the right funding for your project from people around the world who think that your ideas are worthy to be funded.

delusional
02-08-2014, 03:01 PM
To be honest, unless you can convince the major studios that your project will make them money, no one will help fund your project if you have no track record making movies or if, the premise is not unique or [have some commercial value] by appealing to a large audience. Unfortunately that's how things work in the film industry. Alternatively you could post your script on http://studios.amazon.com/ and if it's good enough you may get the film made.

Unfortunately, this isn't something that is easy. Unless you know someone on the inside, the chance to get a script read is fairly small. There are so many scripts being written that directors mostly choose which writer they work with.

DomDom
02-08-2014, 04:45 PM
Unfortunately, this isn't something that is easy. Unless you know someone on the inside, the chance to get a script read is fairly small. There are so many scripts being written that directors mostly choose which writer they work with.

Yes unfortunately good scripts are a dime a dozen these days. Another thing you can try if you are so sure of your movie idea is to make a book or a comic of it and see how people perceive it. It can lead to a movie if its good enough.

mikka254
02-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Do anyone have any experience in getting funding for film projects. Because I can't approach people with my investment memorandum. I have to know that person I'm approaching or know somebody who know that person.

-Lao

Film projects are also business investments. Whomever is going to invest in your film project has to know whether or not they will get a profit from investing in your film project. My advice to you is to fine tune your script, get the best actors and equipment and that's when to look for funding for your film project.

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