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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents with CDROM

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents with CDROM Cover

ISBN13: 9780240808284
ISBN10: 0240808282
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The first, most crucial step in making a film is finding the funds to do it. Let Louise Levison, who wrote the innovative business plan for The Blair Witch Project, show you how. Whether you're planning a feature, short, documentary, or large format film, this unique guide teaches you how to create a business plan that can be presented to a potential investor. In jargon-free terms, the author leads you through every step. Each chapter concentrates on a different section of the business plan, including the industry, marketing, financing, distribution. There are supplementary exercises and spreadsheets on the CD workbook so you get comfortable crunching the numbers--no math degree required! The fifth edition contains completely revised and updated industry data, updated information on the market for short films, as well as a new chapter on nontraditional films such as documentaries.

About the Author

Levison is President of Business Strategies (, a consulting firm in Sherman Oaks, California, specializing in business plan packaging and venture capital financing. Ms. Levison is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Entertainment Studies of the Extension Program at UCLA and is publisher and editor of The Film Entrepreneur newsletter. She regularly conducts workshops on financing for organizations and at film festivals. Levison holds an M.B.A. in finance.

Table of Contents

Executive Summary; The Company; The Films; The Industry; The Markets and Marketing; The Markets Part 2: The Nontraditional Film; Distribution; Risk Factors; Financing; The Financial Plan; Sample Business Plan; Short Film Distribution

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Captmac, July 2, 2009 (view all comments by Captmac)
This book has been the single most significant influence on my success at securing investors! By following the instructions and insights in this book my fundraising efforts instantly turned from futile to fruitful! An absolute must for anyone wishing to be a film producer!
- Alexander MacKenzie,
President & CEO Highland Light Productions Inc.
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Product Details

Business Plans for Independents [With CDROM]
Focal Press
Levison, Louise
Motion pictures
Motion picture industry
Industries - Media & Communications Industries
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Film - Direction & Production
Motion pictures -- Production and direction.
Motion picture industry -- Finance.
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December 2006
9 x 6 in

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