Film Financing 101
IVA recently did a panel for Stonestreet Studios, where students asked, “How do I get my film financed?” The truth is simple; there is no one size fits all answer to this question. Gone are the days of the mid-size budget. You either have the micro-budget, think the $3-5 million Blumhouse formula, or you have the $200-370 million studio tentpoles, which are your superhero movies.
When you’re putting together the indie financing for a film, you should first consider the following:
1) In what shape is my script?
2) What is my budget?
3) What is my target cast list and do they have international value?
4) Who would likely want to buy this in the long run?
5) Who would likely want to finance this?
(Remember, the financier will absolutely care about number 1, 2, 3 and 4)
These are just some preliminary steps to getting your script off the ground. There is so much more that goes into it, including comparing box office numbers and running those numbers on the actors, director and similar genres. TeamIVA will make sure that your film is not only ready to be taken out into the marketplace, but that it’s also ready to be seen by the right decision makers in the industry. Remember, it’s not about blasting your script to every single financier out there. It’s about blasting it to the right financiers, and this is where we come in with our extensive expertise and knowledge.
Prior to IVA, our CEO Ina Petersen specialized in Film Finance & Sales at Creative Artists Agency (CAA), where she helped put together and sell Academy Award winning and nominated films including, Moonlight, Brooklyn, I-Tonya, and many more. Reach out to Team IVA today to learn more about our custom designed Film Financing and Strategy Package. We will read your script, offer honest and specific industry notes, and then create a customized list of financing companies that we recommend you should be targeting for your particular script.
Remember, every script and every genre will be different from person to person. This package is designed by Ina, and specially aimed at getting your script off the ground and finally made. So don't wait any longer, take the first step towards turning your dream into reality!
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