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Motives of Film Investors

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. Don't Make Them Look Dumb.
  2. Know What They Want
  3. Always Put In Your Own Money

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SUMMARY

  • Respect your investor and their money. Making them look dumb is an unforgivable sin.
  • It might be a guessing game at times but you have to figure out what their motivation is for participating in your project and give that to them.
  • If you won't risk your own money, how can you convince anyone else to do it? Don't back projects that aren't going to be winners and you won't have anything to worry about.
LESSON
Myths of Film Investing
Four commonly held myths about film investing, dispelled.
The Two Types of Film Investors
A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of the sophisticated and unsophisticated film investor.
Motives of Film Investors
The psychology of the independent film investor and examples of individual motivations.
Finding an Investor
A detailed discussion of who will participate in your film and how to find them.