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Movies are one of the most expensive art forms in the world, and with the cost of equipment rental, location fees, cast and crew fees, insurance, post-production costs, and marketing, the costs can be tremendous.  In this module, we’re going to look at how movies are financed – from low-budget indies to blockbuster studio films, and how you can raise money for your project.


  • 39:30 video that reveals how the film industry raises money for it's projects
  • Illustrated companion guide


  • What investors are looking for and how to work with them
  • The various stages of investment
  • How equity financing deals are structured
  • The problems with using credit cards to fund a movie
  • How debt financing deals work
  • The viability of bank loans as a funding source
  • How pre-sales works
  • What is gap financing is
"Absolutely the most in-depth, informative and entertaining site out there. Filmskills takes you through everything you need to know, demystifies the process and shows you exactly how to make a movie, even if you do not have a huge budget."
   - Kevin Cooper, Executive Producer, Secondhand Lions