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Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents

Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents
Author: Louise Levison
ISBN 13: 9780240812526
ISBN 10: 240812522
Edition: 6
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication Date: 2009-10-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 302
List Price: $29.95

  • The only book devoted exclusively to a specialized business plan for filmmakers.
  • Includes a sample business plan as well as examples in each chapter.
  • Presents a step-by-step approach to create a compelling business plan to attract investor financing for a project.
The Second Edition of Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents contains completely revised and updated financial and industry data. The book will teach the reader how to create a business plan to present to a potential investor. With its easy-to-follow format and its step-by-step approach, this unique guide will bridge the gap between the filmmaker and business, whether you are looking to create a plan for one film or multiple films.

Each chapter concentrates on a specific section of the business plan, such as the executive summary, industry, market, distribution financial planning, etc. There is also a sample business plan for reference as you write your own. Ms. Levision provides you with the information you need to approach potential investors, including: defining your goals and objectives; describing your proposed films; researching your markets and distribution systems; developing complete financial projections; applying the plan to the management of your company. Even if you have no previous financial experience, the book will give you the tools necessary to write a direct, dynamic business plan that will attract investors to your projects.


A step-by-step approach to creating a complete film company business plan to present to potential investors. Discusses projects outlines, industry overview, marketing, distribution, financial planning, loans, and partnerships. Includes a complete sample business plan. Requires no previous financial experience. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)