I Know Your Financial IQ
Film Closings came to this planet to demystify the process of financing films. By disseminating this obscure trove of information we hope to democratize the knowledge, to elevate the discourse of filmmakers, and to provide the tools and insights necessary to raise the financial I.Q. of producers everywhere.
The most common email we receive at Film Closings is, “Can you find financing for my movie?” The most common response to that question is,
“I need to see your foreign sales estimates and finance plan.” The most common response in turn being, “I don’t have one” or some variation of “What’s a finance plan?”
At the risk of repeating myself:
It’s the map that helps you see the forest through the trees. If you’re financing your project with something other than friends’ and family’s money, or for less than a million bucks, then you can probably go without one. For anything beyond that, you’re going to need a finance plan, and if it doesn’t look like this...
…then you don’t have a finance plan. Go to the Finance Page.
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