October 03, 2015 at RCTV, Rochester’s Community Media Center in Rochester.
~ Most important question: Can you ‘afford’ to make a movie? Considering how many films are made every year, worldwide, is this the best investment of your time, energy, and money?
~ If the answer above is YES, what sources will you use to finance your film? If you are not asking family and friends for money, you’ll never make budget (especially if it’s your first film).
~ Grants, Loans, & ‘Angel’ investors: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
~ What investors will require and be looking for in return for their investment (i.e., gross points, etc.)
~ Overall film budget: Figure 10-20% more than you imagined.
~ Now your film is complete: How to apply to film festivals and secure a distributor.
Chris Wilmot has worked in the political arena as well as the film arena as an Actor, Producer and Executive Producer. His works have aired on Encore Action Network, Showtime, The Movie Channel, Netflix, been and distributed by Sony/Columbia Pictures and won awards at worldwide film fests.
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