What Are The 8 Big Reasons To Fund Your Film

What Are The 8 Big Reasons To Fund Your Film

What Are The 8 Big Reasons To Fund Your Film

I read many long articles dedicated to this very important topic. In nowadays no-one likes to read long articles. I decided to make it as short as possible and straight to the point. If you think I missed something, please let me know in comments.

1. You must prove your creditability. You have done it before.

2. You have impressive testimonials from your previous sponsors.

3. All of your previous projects were completed on time and a budget.

4. You have a strong story that will sell your film. The most important factor in the success of a low budget film is the script and the story.

5. You have distributors that will distribute your film.

6. You have a quality team members that worked with you on your previous projects.

7. Your previous projects met your sponsors/investors objective.

8. You have an exceptional communication skills and ability to build long-term relationships.


What you achieve in the film business is in direct proportion of how well you negotiate.

How To Find Producer’s Rep That Is Best For Your Film? Part III

What you achieve in the film business is in direct proportion of how well you negotiate. This statement you can apply to any business and to your life as well.

Most producerʼs reps will work on a percentage-based fee of the sales of your film. These percentages may range from 10% to 25%. The lower end is rare, and often reflects a previous relationship or history between the agent and talent of the film or the stature of the filmmaker and cast, which can make it an easier sale. Publicity agencies may charge anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000 for a festival run, depending on the scope of the work. It’s important when you approach them you have already know your priorities,  your expectations and ready to negotiate the best fee for the services that you want to receive. And remember that negotiation skills are one of life’s most valuable skills.


If a producer’s rep or sales agent asks for a flat fee paid up front for their services, that doesnʼt show much confidence in your film or their ability to represent it in the best possible way.

How To Find Producer’s Rep That Is Best For Your Film? Part II

How To Find Producer’s Rep That Is Best For Your Film?

If a producer’s rep or sales agent asks for a flat fee paid up front for their services, that doesnʼt show much confidence in your film or their ability to represent it in the best possible way.

Instead, a producer’s rep who gets your film and trusts it will have an audience that is motivated and equipped to sell the movie to others. The same applies for a publicist.

 


Subscription VOD Distribution (SVOD)

Film Distribution. Subscription VOD Distribution (SVOD)

Film Distribution. Subscription VOD Distribution (SVOD)

Subscription Video On Demand allows subscribers to sign up for a service, pay a monthly fee and in exchange, have access to unlimited programming. This model is great for consumers because, well, they can watch anything. Getting your title onto an SVOD platform could be great for discovery.

Netflix: How to Distribute You Movie on Netflix

Netflix will not make an offer for your movie unless they are interested in your movie. Think of Netflix the same way you think about HBO or Showtime. And like all premium subscription channels, they want movies with a strong “name” cast, social media stars and stuff that won major festival awards.

If your movie meets these criteria, your best bet for Netflix (assuming you are in their database) is working with an aggregator with a track record for negotiating great deals with them. As a possible downside, unless you strike a great licensing deal you may be a little disheartened if your title gets a million views and you have not seen a dime.

Amazon Prime: How to Distribute You Movie on Amazon Prime

Going beyond their TVOD service, Amazon has expanded their product offering to include an SVOD service called Amazon Prime. Through Amazon Prime, filmmakers can make their movies available for discovery. And Unlike Netflix, Amazon Prime actually pays you every time your movie is streamed!

While this is equal to pennies on the dollar (you net roughly 5 cents per stream), having your movie available to millions of subscribers could potentially add up.

by Jason Brubaker


When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

When a Film Sales Agent is Usually Needed

“At some point in your journey, a Film Sales Agent is generally necessary to get your movie sold to the international territories. Can you get some overseas markets sold on your own? Yes, it’s possible but not the easiest thing to do. Overseas buyers tend to rely on the relationships they have with the Sales Agents they know and are not inclined to make one-time deals with unknown filmmakers. (This dynamic is only true with international buyers; it is NOT true for domestic buyers/distributors.)
On the other hand, is a Producer Rep necessary to get your movie sold domestically? Absolutely not, and in fact, they often do more harm than good by shotgunning your movie along with 20 others to everyone they know. Frequently there’s no care or personal attention given that many movies require, to be successfully sold in the U.S.
Also, relationships mean less here. Domestic sales are more about the product — the movie you’ve made — and less about who’s selling it.”

by Jerome Courson