filmmaker financial planning

The Minimalist Guide to Filmmaker financial well being

  A filmmaking career is not easy neither is it financially stable. Many filmmakers have to do other work to supplement their incomes. All too often, filmmakers get into debt or rely on family and friends for financial support and bailouts. It’s not a very good place to be! Being a ‘starving artist’ sounds great, Read more about The Minimalist Guide to Filmmaker financial well being[…]
linkedin for filmmakers

How to Use LinkedIn For Filmmakers Part 1

  LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. Establishing filmmakers need it to market themselves, connect with peers and to network. If you are not on there, join now. If you are already on there, make it work for you. Just being on it isn’t good enough. Understand how LinkedIn works and how to maximise what Read more about How to Use LinkedIn For Filmmakers Part 1[…]
film revenue

5 Little-Known Factors That Affect Your Film’s revenue

  Imagine this; you’ve made your film, had a grand premiere for it and the film is now available in the marketplace for your fans and new audiences to enjoy. But, hardly anyone seems to be paying to watch it. Do you wonder why that is? In my opinion, there are many reasons for the Read more about 5 Little-Known Factors That Affect Your Film’s revenue[…]
finding film investors online

How to Use the internet to Attract Your film’s backers

  Most of the time, it will be interested film investors who find you on the internet. Not the other way round. Think attracting investors, not approaching them. That’s how it’s likely to work for you. So get their attention by selling yourself and your film projects as best as possible. That’s why it makes sense Read more about How to Use the internet to Attract Your film’s backers[…]
film networking

filmmaker networking dos and don’ts – Part 1

  As a BAFTA member and a film producer, I’ve attended many film networking events over the years. It always amazes me how unprepared many filmmakers are when I proactively approach them. Some get intimidated; some are shy to talk about themselves and their projects, while most are just clueless at what networking is and Read more about filmmaker networking dos and don’ts – Part 1[…]
film crowdfunding mistakes

Don’t make these film crowdfunding mistakes

  Today, a lot of filmmakers use film crowdfunding campaigns to either partly or fully fund their projects. A lot of the times, the filmmakers have good intentions when they launch their campaigns.  Where they usually fail is when they don’t completely understand what they are doing and offering? If you’re planning one or are midway Read more about Don’t make these film crowdfunding mistakes[…]
film contingency planning

How to take charge with contingency planning to secure reserves

    Have you got your contingency plans in place for your film project? Do you have reserve funds if the unimaginable happens and it threatens to slow down or halt your dream film venture? If you don’t have them in place, you are taking a very big risk. On top of that, you will Read more about How to take charge with contingency planning to secure reserves[…]
film marketing like a pro

5 ways to market your film like a pro

  I have found that a film’s marketing mojo comes from the filmmaker.  So if you are currently working on a film project or planning on starting one, know clearly how you’re going to market it. If you can’t figure out how you’re going to market the film, don’t start the film. Get some marketing advice! Why Read more about 5 ways to market your film like a pro[…]
end filmmaking hibernation

How to call “Cut!” on your filmmaking hibernation

Are you on a filmmaking hibernation? I have been there myself and let me tell you, it’s not a good place to be in. The loss of confidence in your filmmaking abilities and watching your peers get ahead is not easy to take. Call “Cut!” Why do filmmakers hibernate? I have found that the reasons Read more about How to call “Cut!” on your filmmaking hibernation[…]
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