I've been absent from Stage32 for a significant amount of time, building a rather huge franchise & orbiting the various financing options. Getting your film off the ground can be gruesome & you'll encounter quite a few traps. So, be prepared to become some sort of "Yoda" on the legal and business documents.
Anyhow, I've been going after a lot of different procedures on financing my project, which is not a small one, but it is an independent nonetheless, which means similar rules apply - especially when we keep big studios out on purpose. Returning here and having a small look as to what is going on around, I decided to relay my team's and my own experience on the subject.
There might be those who think that I am coming here to "charge for consulting" (I heard that one before), I am merely offering information and tips. Nothing more. They come from the grind and the pits of financing hell!
I'll be posting the second and more hard-core part of the financing post & if you wish for the "overview", you can then visit the first part.
I hope this helps out!