How to design a movie poster – top ten tips to grab the eye of a sales agent, distributor or audience member

From http://www.ChrisJonesBlog.com Given poster pop art is all around us and everyone has access to photo / graphics software, I am often amazed how some filmmakers turn in polished films, will also deliver terrible posters and key artwork. So bad that often sales agents and distributors will throw it away and start from scratch. And … More How to design a movie poster – top ten tips to grab the eye of a sales agent, distributor or audience member

The Film Investors Check List – Answers to tough questions your investors will ask

Why would anyone invest in your film? A producer and entrepreneur I know (who I won’t name) recently shared with me her views on film investment at the lower budget end, with specific regard to private investment. What’s interesting about this person is that she has had an extremely successful career in business before changing … More The Film Investors Check List – Answers to tough questions your investors will ask

Three Film Festival Tips for New and Emerging Filmmakers

Every year, filmmakers flock to international film festivals like Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Venice, and SXSW in search for distribution deals that will take their work to screens around the world. For many independent creators, the combined cost of travel, accommodation, meals and festival fees may eat up a large part of your marketing budget or … More Three Film Festival Tips for New and Emerging Filmmakers

5 Legal Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting Your Crowdfunding Project

From IndieFilmLaw.Wordpress.com I recently had the opportunity to share the stage at a Chicago VentureShot Community panel presentation on crowdfunding an independent film project. My client successfully raised enough funds to produce his film through the Crowdfunding site KickStarter.com. Due to the unpredictable life with three small children I was not able to physically attend … More 5 Legal Questions to Ask BEFORE Starting Your Crowdfunding Project