Best tip on financing I ever received...Set your dates! When you sit down with an investor, and they say "when are you filming?" and you say "when we get the money," you've just failed! I can't tell you how many filmmakers have this approach. So instead, SET YOUR DATES! That way you can answer by stating "April 2016!" That's when you get a check because your project now seems real! Just sayin... I'm passionate about helping filmmakers with Financing. If you're in NYC this Saturday, I'm hosting a workshop on that very topic: Come join Film Interchange! Reach out to me on Stage32 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.