Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents (American Film Market Presents) (Paperback)

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In this new and updated ultimate filmmaker's guide, Louise Levison gives you easy-to-use steps for writing an investor-winning business plan for a feature film, including:

A comprehensive explanations for each of the eight sections of a plan

Full financial section with text and tables

A sample business plan

A companion website with additional information for various chapters and detailed financial instructions ― advanced math not needed

An explanation on how feature documentary, animated and large-format films differ

A guide to pitching to investors: who they are, what they want and what to tell them

Words of advice: Filmmakers share their experiences raising money from equity investors

About the Author

Louise Levison ( has a 28-year track record creating business plans for films (both single and slates) and other entertainment companies. She teaches in the Extension Program at UCLA and is publisher and editor of The Film Entrepreneur: A Newsletter for the Independent Filmmaker and Investor. Her clients have raised money for individual films with budgets from $100,000 to $30 million and slates with budgets totalling up to $300 million. She regularly conducts workshops on financing for organizations and at film festivals. Levison holds an MA in Asian Area Studies and an MBA in finance.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781138947443
ISBN-10: 113894744X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: November 28th, 2016
Pages: 290
Language: English
Series: American Film Market Presents