How To Ask People For Money (Funding Your Film)

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    How To Ask People For Money (Funding Your Film)

    Raising money is one of the most daunting aspects of filmmaking. Fortunately, it’s a learnable skill. Not only do you get better at it the more you do it, but you actually become a better filmmaker as well. Learning how to communicate clearly, enthusiastically, and unapologetically about the value of a film, and thinking realistically about distribution well in advance, can turn the need to raise money into a blessing in disguise.

    In this workshop, we’ll go over the most common mistakes that filmmakers make when raising money online. Avoid these pitfalls and you can consistently reach your fundraising goals. We will then talk about what you need to know about how to approach potentially large donors and/or investors, and create an effective ask. Lastly, we’ll go over the (surprisingly small!) but significant difference between crowdfunding and private equity investments, and review the 4 most important components of an effective business plan.