Build high value film business relationships

Stop Complaining And Build High Value Film Relationships!

  Most of the film industry works on high value based high quality relationships and it works well and has for decades…no point protesting it! Protesting and complaining seem like better options for many filmmakers and producers – rather than facing reality, doing what it takes. I have found that its their own low-level thinking Read more about Stop Complaining And Build High Value Film Relationships![…]
Filmmaking hoops

Demonstrate High Value And Stop Jumping A Million Filmmaking Hoops

  Several filmmakers and indie producers I have spoken to recently protested and complained that they just want to make movies and not have to stroke someone’s ego or jump a million filmmaking hoops to get through the door. Protesting and complaining for a fairer system is a waste of time for you individually in Read more about Demonstrate High Value And Stop Jumping A Million Filmmaking Hoops[…]
Film Development Passion Score

‘Passion Score’ For Films In Development

  If you have an independent film that you’re currently developing from the script stage up or you’re in development hell – then you need to validate the film project by figuring out their Passion Score (PSS). PSS is a scoring system that I created & use exclusively to assess indie film projects that come to Read more about ‘Passion Score’ For Films In Development[…]
Indie Film Market Share Capturing

Why Market Capture Matters For Your Low-Budget Indie Film

  Dropping costs have made it reasonably effortless for a decently put together £100K+ Indie film to enter the marketplace quickly & inexpensively. Now, that is the easy part. What’s matters most though is – MARKET CAPTURE. Why is Film Market Capture Important? Market capturing is crucial because the market share of your film’s target Read more about Why Market Capture Matters For Your Low-Budget Indie Film[…]
How To Become Indie Film Investor Friendly

How to Become Indie Film Investor-Friendly Series – Part 1

  In this becoming Indie film-investor friendly article series, I’ll be documenting how a motivated film investor or financier views your film project, why & why don’t they choose to invest and finance a project and what you can do to maximise your chances of getting financed by them. Through out the series of article, Read more about How to Become Indie Film Investor-Friendly Series – Part 1[…]
validating a indie film project

What do I mean by VALIDATING a £100K+ film project?

    I always enquire with my consulting clients whether they have had their £100K+ indie film projects VALIDATED by atleast 500 of it’s target audiences – even before the project has been properly packaged and the development phase has begun! This helps me and the film’s team & any potential financial backers to quickly evaluate whether the film Read more about What do I mean by VALIDATING a £100K+ film project?[…]
film investor cold call response rates

What’s a Decent Response Rate When Initiating Cold Contact With Film Investors?

Giving exact numbers is difficult because a “decent” response rate depends on many factors, including: 1) How risky your £100K+ film project is 2) The projected ROI 3) Your film’s anticipated budget 4) Who is in your film & background of everyone on the film’s team 5) Your track record- both financial & reputation 6) How good Read more about What’s a Decent Response Rate When Initiating Cold Contact With Film Investors?[…]
indie film tough sell

Why Your £100K+ Indie Film Project Is A Tough Sell

  Reputable indie film investors & financiers see and hear from 100’s of filmmakers & producers every week, desperate to get their films financed by them. Yours isn’t the only project of it’s kind in the world in front of them. That is type of unkind environment you are looking to sell to…And the odds are stacked Read more about Why Your £100K+ Indie Film Project Is A Tough Sell[…]
Get Confident In The Business Side Of Films

Get Confident in the Business Side of Films – Part 1

  This is going to be a series of posts that goes in-depth into the business side of films or the financial/money aspects of the film business. A lack of this in-depth knowledge & clear understanding of business/investing principles is what I have seen over and over again as the most common pitfall among filmmakers Read more about Get Confident in the Business Side of Films – Part 1[…]
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