Investors approaching me. What to do when someone wants to invest in my film
Posted 05 January 2016 - 09:31 AM
Posted 05 January 2016 - 12:33 PM
Then, you need to read about producing and line producing.
You will need to learn about contracts and legal documents. Of course, to accept any investment you need to protect yourself, so having a business (LLC) and insurance is critical.
Finally, I highly suggest finding a seasoned producer to help guide you through this process. Books are great and they will help, but there are many steps to doing this right and if you miss one of them, you could be screwed down the road.
Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:36 PM
If they want to be involved in short films, it's probably better to call them a "patron" than investor. The number of short films that were made at a profit could probably be counted on one hand.
Posted 18 January 2016 - 05:46 PM
This time around, I am not the one looking for them, they are the one looking for me. I need cogent information about this before I jump blindly into this offer.....
That's wise. Vigilance is definitely called for. May I ask how they heard about your films (festivals, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)?...