Film Financing

Financing a film is no easy task if you can’t get a studio with deep pockets attached. Without resources, writers often turn to crowdfunding to raise the money to produce a film. The first step of financing is creating a film budget, which includes everything from cast, crew, lighting, food, and more. The first step to reducing your film’s budget starts with the script. Write tight and consider the budget when you create your stories.

Writers on the Web: Crowdfunding Advice from Award-Winning Filmmaker and founder of POTA, Cindy Baer

Befuddled by financing? Confounded by crowdfunding? Perplexed by… okay, I’m going to quit while I’m ahead. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to interview Cindy Baer, a critically-acclaimed filmmaker and co-founder of Patron of the Arts (POTA), a non-profit organization that believes that art and film are vital parts of a healthy...

Legally Speaking, It Depends – Which Hollywood?

“I want to sell my script to Hollywood,” a statement I often hear from screenwriters. My response is usually, “Which Hollywood?” Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. Hollywood is no exception. There are many levels of “Hollywood”, each legitimately the big time, but as different from one another as...

Writers on the Web: Crowdfunding Your Web Series

Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! It’s time to get down to brass tacks, the nitty gritty, the bottom line. How are you going to fund your web series? As I suggested in my last article on Reverse Budgeting, you may be funding it yourself out of...

Writers On The Web: Ringleading Your Circus in Pre-Production

If you’ve never produced before, the process can become daunting and overwhelming quickly. One thing leads to another and costs and responsibilities can snowball into infinity before you know it. As the Producer of your web series, you are the Ringleader, the Big Kahuna, the Top Dog–the Buck Stops With You....