Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition Alternative Financing Concepts

ISBN-10: 1615930914

ISBN-13: 9781615930913

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Carole Lee Dean

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List price: $26.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 7/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 262
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Commit or be Committed
Secrets to Success
The Journey
The Power of Sound and Words
Tips on Production with Xackery Irving
The Perfect Pitch
Visually Describe Your Film
A Sticky Story Pitch
The Winning Pitch by John McKeel
Know Who's Who
Become the Film
The Wind-up and Delivery
Perfecting Your Pitch
The Proposal
More Information to Include
Understanding Proposal Writing: A Conversation with Writer/Filmmaker JanEva Hombaker McKeel
Proposal Outline
Log Line and Title
Log Line Examples
Log Line Construction by Rodney Vance
Introduction/Synopsis
Background and Need
Approach, Structure, and Style
Theme
Audience, Marketing, and Distribution
Budget
Filmmaker's Statement and Biography
Tips from a Grantor
The Plan: From an Idea to a Trailer
Building the Foundation for Fundraising Trailers
A Conversation with Story Consultant Fernanda Rossi
Creating Your Trailer
By Bill Woolery, Editor of E.T. and the Usual Suspects
Tricks to Trailer Editing
Fundraising Trailers
Fundraising Trailers-Things to Consider
Different Types of Trailers
Feature Trailers
Three-Act Structure
Music for Trailers
Loading the Bases
Rules of the Games
Scouting the Majors: Researching Funders
Organizing Your Search
Winning the Mind Game
Attracting Success
Releasing a Potential
First Law in Manifesting
How Do You Do This?
Daydreaming Is In!
The Feature Film Game
By Tom Malloy, Actor/Producer/Writer
Finding Vested Investors
Closing the Deal
The Script
Make Films
Synopsis for Feature Films The Alphabet Killer
The Roar of Crowdfunding
Interview with Danea Ringlemann, co-founder of IndieGoGo
Crowdfunding for Cash
Tips for Success
Average Contributions
Crowdfunding for Features
Creating a Successful Campaign, Outlined by Carole Dean
Networking for Crowdfunding
Money
Crowdfunding Trailer
Are You Ready to Receive?
Create a Team and Get Moving
Launch Date Check List
Internet Marketing
Interview with Peter Broderick of Paradigm Consulting
Creating a Distribution Strategy
Theatrical Distribution
Digital Revenue
Internet Distribution
Distribution Pitfalls
Raising Funds From Individuals and Businesses
Raising Funds from Individuals
Popping the Big Question
Funding Parties, Instant Cash
Funding Extravaganza Outline
Your Fundraising Toolbox
Archival Footage
A Conversation with Rosemary Rotondi
Betty Blankenbaker's Experience
Archival Footage for Low Budgets
Foundations and Grants
Fiscal Sponsorship
Making a Movie That Matters
Finding the Grantor to Match Your Film
Contacting Your Potential Grantor
Listening Is an Art
Tenacity Pays Off
Interview with Jilann Spitzmiller of Philomath Films
Winning Sundance Grants
BBC License Fees
ITVS-Winning Documentary Proposal
Transmedia Proposal
Music Clearances and Licenses
By Maureen Ryan, author of Producer to Producer
Plan for Success
Creating a Music Soundtrack
What Rights Do You Need?
Putting in the License Request
Music Rights Request Letter Format
Negotiating the Music Rights
Most Favored Nation
Financing Independent Films
A Conversation with Entertainment Attorney
Financing Features
Releases & Copyright
Private Placement Memorandums (PPM)
Gap Financing
Benefits of an LLC
Independent Film Financing
Distribution-What Distributions Want
Interview with
When to Contact a Distributor
Electronic Film Marketing
The Value of a Trailer
Documentary Distribution
Karen McCann on Self Distribution
The Money Maze of Public Funding
Working with ITVS & PBS
Producing for Public Broadcasting (PBS)
American Public Television (APT)
ITVS
Independent Lens
WNET and Wide Angle
Arthur Dong
Mission, Vision, and Values
A Conversation with Morrie Warshawski
Five-Year Projections
Creating a Mission Statement
Proposal for a Documentary
Testing Your Film Idea
Grant Proposal Writers
Donations from Small Businesses
Raising Money from Corporations
Budgets: Production Glue
By Norman C. Berns
The Problem
The Crux of It All
You're in Charge of Your Film
Stars. Props. Locations. Action. Talent. Schedules
The Cost of Things
Budgeting Programs Are Financial Management Tools
Legal Considerations
Film Financing
Conditional Pay or Play
Funding Sources
Chain of Title
Legal Basics of Filmmaking by Paige Gold
Business Entity Formation
Insurance
Contract Basics
Optioning Life Rights
Co-Production Deals
Negotiating a Good Contract
Miscellaneous Advice
Stretching Production Dollars Through Fair Use
By Michael C. Donaldson
Fair Use Can Save Production Dollars
Fair Use Doctrine in the U.S. Copyright Act
One Plaintiff, Three Cases, Same Result-The AIP Cases
The Grateful Dead Can Still Break New Ground
Safe Harbor
Insurance to the Rescue
Motion Picture Insurance
By Kent Hamilton
Overview
General Liability
Workers' Compensation
Errors and Omissions
Production Package
Lights, Camera, Action!
Studio and Lighting: An Interview with Britt Penrod, Vice President of Business Development, Raleigh Film and Television Studios
Economic Incentives for Productions
Negotiating with a Studio for Stage and Lights
Saving Money on Stage and Lighting Rentals
Camera Equipment: An Interview with Mala Kaufman
Camera Trends
Economical Cameras
Savings on Rental Costs
Student Discounts and Training
Appendix
Production Resources for Public Television
Internet Search Tools
Databases & Resources
Print Resources
Funders
Production List
About the Author
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