You’ve got your script locked, and if you’re really lucky, you even have some exciting attachments (besides yourself of course). Now you’re thinking, “What do I have to do to get financiers to show me the money?!”
One of the most important things you need to do is ask. But first, make sure you’re ready to answer a flood of questions from any potential financier. In this course, award-winning financier Noor Ahmed takes you step-by-step through the different stages of the financing process at all different levels of indie films.
From understanding your genre to negotiating contracts to the changing landscape of film, it’s your perfect primer on how to think about your project like the business person you need to be as an independent filmmaker.
Topics include: Waterfalls and payouts, acquiring rights, aggregators versus distributors, building teams, pitching financiers, managing expectations, best-selling genres, negotiating deals, making contracts with collaborators and post-pandemic filmmaking.