This is the latest edition of a book that has sold over 75,000 copies since its first printing in 1984 by producer/publisher Michael Wiese. An indispensible tool for any producer, this “industry bible” has been updated with the latest digital technologies for production and post-production — the standard for most films today. Downloadable budget templates are free and easily accessible at www.mwp.com. They can be adapted for any production and can save you tons of time and money. The templates include different budget levels for narrative features, non-fiction features, and short films. The book goes through a 14-page Master Budget template line-by-line with an explanation for every line item in any budget. As it guides you through each step, you can use this book to put together budgets for proposals, treatments, and productions. Maureen Ryan, Co-Producer, Academy Award™-winning film, MAN ON WIRE
Have you ever found money hidden in the pages of a book?
Here’s your chance.
In this new and updated edition of The Art of Film Funding, veteran fundraiser and filmmaker Carole Lee Dean tells you everything you need to know to get your film project off the ground. This book should be the centerpiece of every filmmaker’s research library and financing strategy.
Learn winning techniques from a woman who writes checks to independent filmmakers. This book will show you the inside track to funds from corporations and individuals to produce your films. It is the ultimate reference guide for creating the perfect pitch, inspiring your winning application, finding and connecting with funding organizations, making a successful “ask”, and landing the money to make your film.
The first step-by-step “How To” guide to film festivals, offering filmmakers a bird’s eye view of what it takes to have a successful festival experience. Practical, hands-on information with examples and exercises to help the filmmaker include:
Targeting the right festivals;
Creating a press kit;
Promoting and branding your film;
Promoting and branding yourself;
Filling out entry forms;
Creating a logline;
And much more.
The Script-Selling Game is like having a mentor in the business who answers your questions and provides you with not only valuable information, but real-life examples on how to maneuver your way through the Hollywood labyrinth. While the first edition focused mostly on film and television movies, the second edition includes a new chapter on animation and another on utilizing the Internet to market yourself and find new opportunities, plus an expansive section on submitting for television and cable.
The Art of Getting Grants and Donations for Film and Video Projects.
Shaking the Money Tree became an instant classic when its first edition appeared in 1994. Now considered the “bible” on fundraising for independent noncommercial film and video, this new expanded 3rd edition takes media makers — and anyone interested in the art of fundraising — into the 21st century, and includes sidebars with practical advice from seasoned professionals in the field.
Warshawski completely demystifies the art of fundraising for independent film and video projects for student, emerging, and seasoned media makers. Shaking the Money Tree covers all the bases: private foundation and government grants, individuals, houseparties, and new alternative methods involving the Internet and social networking.
Whether on the telephone or at writers’ conferences, film festivals and pitch festivals, writers repeatedly face the challenge of having only a minute or two to convince the people in power to read their work.