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Financiers at SXSW 2018: Don't Make Big-Budget Indie Films & Other Film Financing Tips

But what do financiers consider too big of a budget for an indie film? And how do you find financing for your film in the first place? You can't use monopoly money to pay for a crew, cast, locations, and more that may be needed to pull of your dream film! According to finance experts on a SXSW panel titled Bitch Better Have My Money: Financing Indie Films, their recent experiences suggest that films over $15 million are risky propositions because they haven't been seeing those films do as well. "We're seeing that under $10 million or under $5 million has potential for success because of the market. Really, that's because it's a wild west with streaming," said panelist Sophia Dilley of Concord Music. "$3-15 million is a safe zone," concurred panelist Jasmin Morrison of The Fyzz Facility. Phew! If you think that sounds like a lot of money, you're not alone. However, this is a standard for low-budget indie productions. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Tuesday, 13 March

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