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About Us | Impact Partners Film
Invests in and supports #cause-focused #documentaries [and features] #FiveMillionFilm ^cr
investor  producer  firm  documentary  cause  film  executive  reference  19eyz  filmmaker  social  impact  international  activism 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Documentary Film Guide | Women + Film
[Cause focused] #Documentary #film guide includes helpful lists of must-see films, #fundraising sources, top #women #filmmakers ^cr
documentary  film  women  guide  list  directory  cause  social  impact  investor  director  filmmaker  fundraising  history  story  19eyz  reference 
april 2019 by csrollyson
How to Find a Producer for Your Film, TV, or Theater Project
Basic but nice detail of the process of planning for and doing a search for your #executive #producer #film
19eyz  producer  howto  investor  film  bullsi  journey  process  guide  reference 
april 2019 by csrollyson
TFC Blog | Documentary DIY fundraising distribution
Bull's eye: DIY #distribution for cause-focused #documentary #films - examples run w #alternative #revenue streams & self-creating audiences w #socialmedia #email #website education sales ^cr
cause  nonprofit  social  media  email  education  sales  kit  DVD  festival  university  conference  website  bullsi  DIY  documentary  independent  film  distribution  finance  investor  production  example  19eyz  howto 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Distribution Equation - Cultural Weekly
Useful contrast b/t traditional and DIY #distribution reveals sobering truth; of the 10% of #indie #films that get distributed the vast majority lost money. How to DIY w pros ^cr
independent  film  distribution  Statistics  example  revenue  deal  traditional  alternative  DIY  marketing  theater  VOD  rights  TV  festival  investor  19eyz  settlement  rate 
april 2019 by csrollyson
DEALMAKING DONE RIGHT: A Back-to-Basics Approach to the Byzantine World of Waterfalls, Hurdle Rates and Preferred Returns - Producers Guild of America
Superbly useful discussion of common film deals, #producer cuts with #investors, senior #talent #distributors, nice graphic #kudos #waterfall #hurdlerate
producer  filmmaker  director  investor  contract  model  statistics  bullsi  exceptional  2015  hollywood  independent  film  19eyz  deal  split 
april 2019 by csrollyson
The Full Costs and Income of a £1million Indie Film - American Film Market
Superb: dissecting the costs and revenue of a real #indie feature #film #investor #kudos @stephenfollows
finance  investment  ROI  example  casestudy  UK  independent  film  19eyz  bullsi  investor  cost  income  germany  greece  usa  VOD  theater  Business 
april 2019 by csrollyson
Case Studies from The Film Collaborative | TFC Blog
Superb trove of #independent #flim [mostly] #distribution case studies: A gold mine of experience and learnings #kudos @filmcollab
film  release  reference  bullsi  casestudy  marketing  DIY  VOD  finance  crowdsourcing  19eyz  distribution  filmmaker  producer  investor  festival  lessons  learned  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Who will finance your film and why? Proven strategies to get your film funded and produced. | Chris Jones Filmmaker Blog
How to think about and talk with various #film #investors successfully: investor types, psychology & why each invests + tactics for #filmmakers
investor  filmmaker  producer  finance  investment  model  interaction  exceptional  bullsi  19eyz  friend  family  angel  crowdfunding  cast  crew  value  proposition  risk  humility  tax  strategy  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Top 18 Strategies and Tactics To Get stuff Free or Massive Discounts | Chris Jones Filmmaker Blog
Must-read for #filmmaker #directors: How to ask people for things as a list focuses on practical ways to show your consideration of #investors #vendors #cast - specific advice for communication and interaction #kudos
exceptional  film  movie  producer  filmmaker  howto  relationship  investor  vendor  communication  ego  humility  empathy  interaction  email  consideration  list  bullsi  19eyz  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Independent Film System is Broken (and Some Advice on How to Succeed Anyway)
Questions #film gatekeeper systems like schools, money and celebrity: Suggests going your own way by building reputation and #relationships
filmmaker  howto  example  finance  story  producer  investor  feature  movie  19eyz  advice  bootstrap  reputation  relationship  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How the New 'Atari' Movie Could Revolutionize Film Finance by Tokenization on the Blockchain
Alt #film #financing: How to use #blockchain to tokenize and finance various parts of your #independent film #producer #investor
blockchain  film  investing  video  toronto  festival  2018  19eyz  pioneer  alternative  investor  filmmaker  producer  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Doc Film Money Map 2.0: A guide to tax incentives (USA)
Depending on your #indie #film project, tax incentives can finance a huge chunk of your budget; here's how... #investor #producer
19eyz  documentary  indie  film  tax  incentive  howto  program  ohio  illinois  california  newyork  state  investor  producer  finance  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The 7 Dirty Secrets of Film Financing | IndieWire
Gritty + tongue in cheek secrets of #indie #film budgeting and financing from producer POV; some good examples
howto  indie  film  finance  humor  advice  budget  investor  producer  filmmaker  19eyz  example  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
We Spoke to Dozens of Distributors; This is What They Want in a Film | Sundance Institute
Useful: Insights from surveying #distributors of #indie #films: How they evaluate and structure #distribution deals #investor ^cr
indie  film  distribution  lessons  learned  producer  investor  19eyz  bullsi  insight  festival  social  media  model  investment  finance  market  digital  theater  legal  release  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Lessons Learned from the 15 Story Beats of My CENTS Kickstarter
SUPERB: In-depth analysis of #kickstarter campaign to finance #indie #film - and the roles of social media and email networks #investor #kudos ^cr
bullsi  investor  kickstarter  howto  lessons  learned  bullsi2  crowdfunding  email  social  media  story  journey  19eyz  finance  example  tactics  strategy  plan  twitter  facebook  hack  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Independent Film Investing - Beware!
Published in 2009, so outdated in terms of distribution, but replete with great detail on risks of #indie #film #investing
howto  film  indie  investor  debunk  producer  accounting  finance  control  risk  2009  19eyz  reference  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How to Write a 4-Part Film Business Plan That Gets You Funding
Informal narrative style talks through how to write a #film #business #plan
business  plan  howto  film  documentary  short  reference  investor  finance  19eyz 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Independent Film Funding for Movies and Documentaries
Useful: donor v. investor model for documentary financing includes typical finance vehicles
film  finance  investor  documentary  model  reference  19eyz  grant  crowdfunding  sponsorship  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Anatomy of a Film Business Plan - Rodriques Law
Excellent explanation of a film business plan, section by section #kudos @rodriqueslaw #indie #film #investor
investor  business  plan  example  explanation  bullsi  reference  19eyz  finance  model  producer 
march 2019 by csrollyson
JESSIE CREEL: The Producer/Financier Relationship From Both Perspectives | Dear Producer
Enlightening: Jessie Creel is a #film #producer turned #investor: She talks about her approach to financing #indie films + #relationships w #filmmakers
filmmaker  producer  executive  investor  19eyz  bullsi  psychology  trust  relationship  interview  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Filmmaking 2.0: Nonprofit Film Financing
How #nonprofits and cause-focused #filmmakers can collaborate on #documentary #film projects #investor #legal
indie  film  documentary  financing  nonprofit  investor  filmmaker  reference  howto  obligation  regulation  fundraising  value  proposition  sponsor  legal  accounting  tax  19eyz  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Economics of Film Festivals - SmartAsset
Helpful background to a major part of the "film economy": Summarizes #film #festivals' value propositions for #filmmakers, #investors, directors, distributors
film  festival  economics  business  distribution  history  ROI  filmmaker  investor  value  proposition  town  local  economy  directory  19eyz  reference 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Doc10 | Chicago Documentary Film Festival
Annual Chicago #documentary #film #festival unites filmmakers, talent and #investors
documentary  film  festival  chicago  19eyz  bullsi  indie  investor  producer  director  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Film Investors
Useful #indie #film scenario in which producer presents proposal to audience of #investors in Q&A format
producer  investor  indie  film  howto  example  scenario  finance  ROI  distribution  profit  investment  return  bullsi  19eyz  psychology  empathy  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
How to Make Money Investing in Independent Film Makers | Finance - Zacks
Tips for first-time #indie #film #investors: How to find talent & derisk your investment
indie  film  investor  howto  producer  19eyz  risk  mitigation  festival  tax  incentive  loan  distribution  school  talent  bullsi  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Nine Answers for Anxious Film Investors | Filmmaker Magazine
Empathic list of #indie #film #investor concerns, and how #filmmakers can respond
indie  film  investor  question  list  psychology  empathy  filmmaker  producer  19eyz  reference  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The 13 Tough Questions Film Investors Ask - Raindance
Helpful list of #indie #film #investor concerns and how #filmmakers can answer them #social #media
indie  film  investor  pointofview  question  19eyz  list  insight  commercial  roi  psychology  empathy  tactic  distribution  perk  trust  social  media  product  placement  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
6 Top Crowdfunding Websites: Which One Is Right For Your Project?
Compares #indiegogo #kickstarter #rockethub #fundrazr #gogetfunding #crowdfunder #startsomegood for independent projects startups
crowdfunding  comparison  indiegogo  kickstarter  list  19eyz  investor  investment  finance  vehicle  community  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
The Age of Stupid - Wikipedia
Intensely cause-focused #documentary #case #study reveals innovation in #investment and #distribution #climate #change #crowdfunding
Indie  film  example  casestudy  climate  change  uk  distribution  investor  investment  model  crowdfunding  story  2009  awareness  strategy  innovation  global  release  19eyz  bullsi  director  producer  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Is the Traditional Investment Model Right for Indie Films? - Rodriques Law
Provides a glimpse into how #investors regard #indie #films as part of their portfolios + How #crowdfunding has changed the game
indie  film  investment  investor  model  category  19eyz  crowdfunding  alternative  portfolio  bullsi  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
Big View Counts - Rodriques Law
Argues that even more than generating money, #crowdfunding shows viewer demand before your film is made and #investors like it #value proposition
value  proposition  crowdfunding  indie  film  pointofview  investor  demand  indiegogo  kickstarter  view  metric  market  viewer  supporter  19eyz  bullsi  finance  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
5 Lessons Learned from my Profitable Indie Documentary—2017 Update
Superb #lessons #learned from filmmaker's first documentary, highlighting distribution plan + financial returns
producer  release  indie  documentary  film  financial  model  return  usa  culture  sriracha  distribution  video  vod  demand  itunes  amazon  hulu  crowdfunding  licensing  dvd  distributor  19eyz  bullsi  revenue  investor  Business 
march 2019 by csrollyson
2112 Chicago | Music, Film, Tech Incubator | Chicago
Coworking space, studios and equipment rental for filmmakers, musicians and game/virtual reality companies and their investors
incubator  creative  film  movie  music  investor  cowork  19plx  seminar  education  gaming  VCs.angels  19eyz 
february 2019 by csrollyson
(13) Independent Film Financing | LinkedIn
Not a doc, but a nice rundown on how he financed his $1.2MM film
example  indie  film  finance  production  tax  incentive  michigan  usa  investor  casestudy  19plx  19eyz  Business 
february 2019 by csrollyson
About FilmProposals | Film Investors, Business Plan, Financing
Yes, the site is a pitch, but it rings true to me (drawing from startup experience) + good blog
film  investor  proposal  pitch  advice  professional  services  reference  19plx  howto  seminiar  book  19eyz  Business 
february 2019 by csrollyson
HARDCORE INDIE (DOCUMENTARY) by David Paul Baker — Kickstarter
Successful kickstarter campaign that funded two feature films; great example of funding levels/benefits
crowdfunding  indie  film  kickstarter  example  investor  19plx  bullsi  19eyz  Business 
february 2019 by csrollyson
SVP Chicago » Our Partners
Great list of social impact investors in chicago
nonprofit  social  impact  investor  group  chicago  VCs.angels  directory  driveto 
june 2018 by csrollyson
Our Approach | A Better Chicago
Investor group funds #chicago #edtech #education #startups whose programs empower underprivileged children
chicago  nonprofit  social  impact  cause  VCs.angels  mentor  analysis  fund  investor  education  startup  business  empowerment  drivetotrust 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Our History – Impact 100 Chicago
$1,000 membership X 100 = $100,000 pool to invest in social/impact startups/nonprofits
fund  investor  nonprofit  chicago  women  empower 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Social Impact Investing Is Attracting New Funds As Well As New Startup Ideas
Momentum building: @theimpactengine movement & 2018 showcase for #social #impact #startups
2018  q1  impact  investor  impactengine  event  VCs.angels  social  startup  adoption  profit  chicago 
february 2018 by csrollyson
Chicago | Enterprise Community Partners
National org with Chicago office: promotes various development projects in underprivileged neighborhoods
chicago  community  economy  development  underprivileged  realestate  transit  sustainability  housing  health  elderly  loan  investor  organization 
january 2018 by csrollyson
Indiegogo Is Getting Ready for Equity Crowdfunding | Fast Company
The JOBS Act enables crowdfunding for "the rest of us" (i.e. non-accredited investors)
crowd  funding  indiegogo  startup  JOBSact  usa  government  kickstarter  model  milestone  investor 
march 2017 by csrollyson
How Far Will You Go to Be Loved? | Inc.com
Polemic admonishes #entrepreneurs to commit to #truth telling w #investors #employees #customers #trust #relationship
exceptional  startup  entrepreneur  truth  trust  relationship  pointofview  q2  2016  investor  employee  customer  2csra  sochap  cco 
june 2016 by csrollyson
Customer Success = Company Success | Bessemer Venture Partners
Renowned VC firm epitomizes The Valley's push for #customer #success in #SaaS businesses
customer  success  news  pointofview  VCs.angels  q4  2014  investor  gainsight  siliconvalley  2sochap 
december 2015 by csrollyson
Whither Twitter? A question of strategy | Philip Lay
Neither writer fully grasps Twitter nor its problems; the core issue is being public & managing it as private
twitter  strategy  ceo  management  stock  market  investor  q2  2015  pointofview 
june 2015 by csrollyson
Can a Book Be a Startup? — Galleys — Medium
Using a #kickstarter campaign to validate or kill your MVP book idea
agile  q1  2015  startup  book  author  entrepreneur  crowdsourcing  kickstarter  investor 
march 2015 by csrollyson
Unicorns vs. Horses — Medium
Base-hit startups: Develop a solid business by focusing on employees/customers; contrast to all/nothing VC model #kudos
startup  entrepreneur  pointofview  comparison  fastfood  employee  customer  investor  VCs.angels  autonomy  money  model  market  debunk 
february 2015 by csrollyson
Who is Really Big Data? Analyzing 347 VC-Backed Companies Using Hadoop
#Hadoop as indicator: Learn what sectors & firms are using #BigData the most (stats, graphs)
big  data  statistics  q2  2014  VCs.angels  siliconvalley  adoption  investor  hadoop  pinterest  etsy  digital  cdo  Platform 
june 2014 by csrollyson
OurCrowd > Home Page
Another model for fueling startups: technology and people platform tries to de-risk investing for entrepreneur, investor
crowd  fund  platform  israel  startup  investor  early  stage  entrepreneur  VCs.angels  hightech 
april 2014 by csrollyson
Page not found | BLACKLINE REVIEW
Blog and analysis aim to facilitate connections between hightech startups, investors #fb
chicago  startup  VCs.angels  blog  rank  rating  analysis  news  Incubator  accelerator  entrepreneur  hightech  investor  2csra 
april 2014 by csrollyson
On the menu: universal lessons about the restaurant business - The Globe and Mail
Restaurant entrepreneur/founder of Honk Kong chain reflects on his business, lessons learnt
restaurant  hongkong  chain  investor  chinese  fast  casual  niche  canada  wait  list  gourmet  chef  foodie  backlash  operation  lesson  learned  post  mortem  china  14cdc 
march 2014 by csrollyson
Short-term Profit Taking vs. Long-term Value Creation: The Future of PayPal | LinkedIn
[comment] KUDOS: Reid Hoffman contrasts WallStreet short-term v. SiliconValley long-term investments while debunking Icahn's #paypal gambit
siliconvalley  Wallstreet  contrast  comparison  payment  mobile  ebay  paypal  debunk  csrblogcomment  q1  2014  activism  investor  stock  spinoff  innovation  platform  2csra 
march 2014 by csrollyson
Business Insider
Behind the scenes reportage of Klout's growing pains
klout  social  media  startup  Q3  2013  executive  investor  analysis  rank  rating  metrics  siliconvalley 
september 2013 by csrollyson
Cyprus closes in on EU bailout, U-turn on levy | Article | Top News | Reuters.com
Like Greece et al, Cyprus pols had to politick to voters; that done, they move to secure the Euro bailout deal #austerity #partyover
cyprus  bank  crisis  q1  2013  bailout  eurozone  investor  deposit  2ghcj 
march 2013 by csrollyson
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