Finding Funds for Your Film or TV Project

Finding Funds for Your Film or TV Project

by Gini Graham Scott

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It’s no secret that it takes money to create a film, but it may not be obvious to beginning filmmakers what each of the fundraising phases is and what opportunities they have available to them.

In Finding Funds for Your Film or TV Project (Limelight Editions, Oct. 2013, $14.99), Gini Graham Scott gives a complete overview of each phase—from creating promotional material to preparing documentation to the banking details of what to do when funds are received—and walks the reader through different methods of fundraising, such as crowd-funding and getting the attention of investors. This includes designing a business plan, editing trailers and sizzle reels, creating private placement memorandums, and writing the crowd-funding pitch. She makes clear certain legal requirements filmmakers should adhere to, such as Securities and Exchange Commission requirements.

Finding Funds for Your Film or TV Project also covers:

  • The overall workings of the film industry and trends in film production
  • Deciding what to produce, preparing a script or treatment, determining your needed cast and crew, and coming up with a rough estimate of budget
  • Closing the deal and getting the money

No beginning filmmaker should be without this Quick Guide!

Limelight Editions’ Quick Guide series are handy pocket-sized handbooks for career paths in the performing arts. Each book tackles one specific field from the perspective of one of the most authoritative authors. Limelight released A Quick Guide to Screenwriting by Ray Morton this past spring, The Independent Filmmaker’s Guide by Glenn Berggoetz in 2012, and Getting Past Me: A Writer’s Guide to Production Company Readers by Mindi White in 2011. Watch for A Quick Guide to Television Writing by Ray Morton this November.

Gini ScottGini Graham Scott
is the successful author of more than 50 books, including two on films: The Complete Guide to Writing, Producing, and Directing a Low-Budget Short Film (Limelight Editions) and Marketing Films to Millennials and Baby Boomers. She is also an indie film producer, and has written, produced, and sometimes directed more than 60 short films, and is a regular Huffington Post blogger. She raised funds from three executive producers for her latest short and sizzle reel, which are being used to pitch a full-length feature. She lives in San Francisco and is available for interviews.

Oct. 1, 2013
5.1″ x 7.5″
144 pages
Limelight Editions, an imprint of Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group




Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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