Financing / Crowdfunding

From all facets of a traditional raise to soft money to crowdfunding strategies, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice regarding raising funds for a project.

Nick Eff
Money

Hello.

Other than crowdfunding, what are some alternative ways to raise money for a film?

Deborah Hodgson

Fiscal sponsorship. Find a nonprofit that is into your topic or genre and ask if you can use their nonprofit status for donations and crowd funding. You can also use it for other stuff.

Nick Eff

Thank you Deborah.

Tasha Lewis

To add to the Fiscal Sponsorship, visit Grantspace.org .

Nick Eff

Thank you Tasha.

Deborah Hodgson

A video that tells you how to do it https://youtu.be/mGfxyXI6Ub0

Tasha Lewis
Mentor

I'm looking for counsel or mentoring in this area to help me stay focused. I want to prepare my pitch and presentation for my projects on my profile page. So when I present to executives, I'm prepared and address the needs learned in my class "What Producers want." Thank you in advance.

Deborah Hodgson

Get friends in the industry to read it first and pick it to pieces. I mean really shoot it down. then use that for your fixes.

Tasha Lewis

Thank you for the sound advice. When I published and edited a online newsletter that was collaborated globally by myself and clients, travel writers and columnist, each person edited it until it was perfected. Feel free to visit my project page and rate my current projects.

Deborah Hodgson

You are most welcome, I will:)

Lauren McKean
Ranked Importance

What are the top three things a crowdfunding campaign should address? Would love to hear feedback both from campaign creators and backers.

Tasha Lewis

See Stage 32 resources. Libraries have crowdfunding books. You can also search "Crowdfunding Checkllist on the internet or Checklist.com..

Deborah Hodgson

Look through the eyes of your market, what top three things do they want?

John Ellis

Hey, Lauren McKean and Christopher Phillips, our IG is live! Would love to know what everybody thinks!...

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Tasha Lewis
John Ellis
Crowdfunding managers - worth it?

Since we're thinking of crowdfunding Season 1 of No Tomorrow, I've been researching companies/individuals who tout themselves as successful crowdfunding experts. Anyone here know of any that are truly legit - with a verifiable successful track record? And how much does it cost? Note - I'm not all th...

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John Ellis

Cool, thanks Dan. :)

John Ellis

Lorenzo L. Johnson, Jr Thanks, we've got two marketing people on board - on of whom is experienced at crowdfunding. And both are reasonably priced, because they love our project.

John Ellis

Lorenzo L. Johnson, Jr Too soon to tell - still creating and approving post topics, timelines, etc. I'll know more in 7-10 days.

Tasha Lewis

The libraries have publications with fact checked organizations. I included a section in my book entitled "Funding for Internship and Scholarship Programs which added several of them.

Deborah Hodgson

No, for the simple reason their job is to say whatever to make them look good. They can never describe it like you can. Gather a team of like minds who want to do it for the art and the money. Their enthusiasm in sharing it will sell it.

Joe Zaffuto
Help!!! I currently have a Patreaon Account and I'm having trouble raising money...

I currently have a number of ways on raising funds for my gaming entertainment company. My background is 3D post production for video games and television/film. I started this venture a while ago to provide gaming centric podcasts on YouTube but it has now expanding to e-sports, game streaming, and...

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Tasha Lewis

Stage 32 resources, filmdaily.tv and pitchinvestorslive.com

Deborah Hodgson

I've tried Patreon, it sucks. A little research found others with the same experience. There is too much competition due to Patreon's over popularity. Like trying to get your youtube channel noticed....

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Theophilus Lamar
Start Up Cost/Budget for Audio Drama Production Company

Anyone have realistic numbers or a sample budget for start-up cost relating to starting an audio drama production company. Math and numbers have never been a great skill of mine. I created one back in school but can't remember my password so I have to start from scratch again. Specifically, I'm look...

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Tasha Lewis

Stage 32 Resources.

Deborah Hodgson

Contact a few audio recording studios for advice. They can give you quotes and tips to get you started.

Jimmy Olsson
Need to get in touch with financers

Hey there. Im a filmmaker from sweden and Im about to shoot my first feature. its based on an award winning short called 2nd class which I made two years ago and now I have a feature script and im looking for financers and co producers. my email is jimmy@regissor.com if someone know anything =)...

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Catarina S. César

Hi Jimmy, is the project swedish? (Swedish actors, film there... and are you based in Sweden right now?) If so, I can put you in contact with a very nice lady, who is there (Karlstad, I think), she is...

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Jimmy Olsson

Hi there Catarina. Yes the project is swedish but its also a project that "easily" can be made to an american film as an adaptation but its swedish first hand. We are in the process of financing in sweden now but I want to keep all options open. I would love some help from you =) Thank you

Tasha Lewis

Here are some resources. (Stage 32, Filmdaily.tv, pitchinvestorslive.com, documentary.org and itvs.org)

Deborah Hodgson

Sweden has great community services. Have you asked around grantmakers there?

Amanda Jiang
Looking for a company to finance and produce a crime show

Hello everyone,

Duty's Veil is a crime-thriller type production that’s based in Cardiff, UK. It has a fully shot and edited pilot episode as well as an outline for six future episodes to make a short first season. "Duty's Veil" has won numerous awards in international film festivals like “Indie Shor...

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Bo. R. R. Tolkien

the cinematography and camera work is good especially the digital film quality. but I couldn't get into the story and didn't like the acting. The acting turned me off. I found it amateurish and dispassionate.

Amanda Jiang

Too bad it’s not to your taste Bo.

Amanda Jiang

Charles, I totally agree! I’ve only recently joined Stage 32 but it seems like a great community :)

Maria Johnsen

Hi Amanda, try Mandy.com ( UK ) and Bectu if you haven't already. you may get response from some producers. Just hang in there. I am sure you got this:-)

Deborah Hodgson

Ask a film school to do it. There are some good ones in the UK.

Ali Ashoori
Looking for a co-partner for a Feature documentary

Dear friends, Hope you all doing well. Is anyone interested in a feature documentary to financing or co-producing. The story is about a trans person who was a woman and was married, she became a man and is still with the husband together and they both are not gay. The story is interesting and the th...

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Jacob Siciliano
Film composer rate

What would be a decent rate people have paid a film composer?

Mike Heff

I paid my composer 400 for the score for a 15 minute short film. Seemed reasonable to me since he was using real instruments and had some good credits. He did a fabulous job!

Lori Sandman Lyle

Can you PM me who it was?

Jacob Siciliano

Thank you Mike, that is really useful.

AFM Panel on Crowdsourcing

Had a great time listening to Richard speak on Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing at AFM.

Gary McClurg

I wish I could have see this online so all could see. I wasn’t able to go to the market. So I don’t have access like those who purchased a ticket.

Joe Howell

I agree AFM was great. Lots of good info.

Daniel Latteo

It sure is!! I have been attending the 2017 and 2018 editions, and I have found them to be two of the best and most informative experiences of my filmmaking journey.

Gary McClurg

A room is probably around 10k and now to even get into the lobby you have to have a pass too. So not sure how many passes you get per room.

Barak Shavit
Get your web series funded\sold to a network

Hi guys:)

I'm now finishing writing my web series. As I'm also a partner in a production company (Blue-monkeys.com) I have the ability to produce it. Now i'm seeking to fund the pilot and after that to sell the series to a network.

Where do I begin? :)

Thanks! (Missed you guys, haven't been here for too long..)

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