Financing / Crowdfunding : Value vs Actual budget for tv bible by Sandrene Mathews

Sandrene Mathews

Value vs Actual budget for tv bible

I am producing a web series for the first time and have decided to go about it by self funding the pilot then doing crowdfunding and approaching advertisers and investors. I've been very fortunate to have a team who believes in me and is willing to work unpaid. Of our cast and crew, the only inexperienced person we have is my friend who is doing crafty. However, my only expenses have been for the location for auditions and for food. When I put together my tv bible should I list the pilot for the budget as what it would have cost without favors or how much I actually spent. I'm worried about putting in actual costs and some people may wonder why I need as much as I'm asking for.

Regina Lee

I admit that I don't totally understand the question. That said, you shouldn't have to list any budget in the bible.

Douglas Eugene Mayfield

Like Regina, assuming I got your question right, I'd say... No budget is necessary. What will attract crowdfunding is how much time, effort, and money, you've put in on your own. So you'll post the completed pilot and indicate what you'll do with donated money, in particular, how many more episodes you'll shoot, a short synopsis of those episodes, the actors who'll be in them, who's on your crew, etc. Good luck.

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