How To Find Investors For Your Film

At the moment, I’m working with a handful of clients all at the same stages – they need to find financing for their films. (sound familiar??) What’s interesting is that when a producer first comes to me they want to know “where can I find investors to give me $1/$5/$10 (insert amount) million for my film”. And my answer is always the same…

What are you offering in return for the $1/$5/$10 million you’re asking for?

Of course there’s usually silence after that, or some mangled explanation of how they are going to pay the investor back through ‘big box office receipts’ (without even realizing of course that producers don’t see any money from box office receipts so that’s totally irrelevant!)

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