Film Investors

Prepare, Attract, Find and Get Investors

The more you learn about the film business and the more you know about film investors and film financing, the more likely you are to find film funding.

Film InvestorsThe most important thing to know about film investors is that you must offer them something. If your opening is "here is what I need," then you are not serious about film financing. You must demonstrate you take film investors seriously before investors will be serious about you.

Never open a conversation with what you want, but rather, start with what you are offering - WHAT THEY WILL GET!

The best way to do this is with a solid understanding of your film FROM a film investor's perspective. Want to learn more about film financing and how investors think? Read all our Film Investor articles.

Prepare for Film Investors

Preparing for Film Investors

Preparing for film investors is the single most important step in finding them. Too often, filmmakers think they are ready for film investors and the first thing they do is an online search for "movie investors" and email a potential investor blindly with something like, "I want to make a film and need $XX."

Maybe that's even what got you to this page. If so, we're here to turn the ASK upside down into what you OFFER. Learn exactly how to tell your financing story by preparing for film investors.

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Attract Investors with Your Plan

Film Business Plan Tips

These film business plan tips will help you to attract investors and present the offer that gets their attention. The research process inherent to preparing a business plan forces you to look at the financing of other films and refine your precise film investor offer. This process will lead you straight to finding and securing the right investors for your movie.

Whether you use a business plan, private placement memorandum, or other fundraising vehicle, we want you to stand out from the crowd and pitch your project in a way that compels investors to write you a check now.

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How to Find Film Investors

How to Find Film Investors

If you're convinced you can take the lazy approach to finding film investors by searching the internet and emailing people with something like, "I have a great project, email or call me," then skip these posts, because they will not help you.

When you are ready to make an offer, meaning you have done your research, prepared your plan and offering, and are really ready to speak to investors, then please check out our insider tips on How to Find Film Investors.

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Pitching Film Investors

Pitching Film Investors

Our tips and techniques on pitching to film investors will teach you practical tips, proven fundraising language, how to instill confidence in your investors, even if you've never made a film before, and exactly which industry sources to use to make an impact on film investors and have them want to write you a check on the spot. Don't waste your hard work by not being prepared for your meetings and calls.

Read more: Pitching to Film Investors

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How to Work with Film Investors

Working with Film Investors

Working with film investors is a crucial step in moving your film project forward and vital to finishing a quality indie film. Many filmmakers think the hurdle is finding investors, but learning with whom and how to work, to protect both the investor and producer(s) is equally important and might make all the difference between a film that gets completed vs. one that ends up on the shelf.

Learn more: Working With Film Investors

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Communicate Better With Film Investors

Impress Film Investors

Independent film investors want to see your passion, know you have "skin in the game" (you've contributed your own money or put serious thought to the finances) and you understand the entire production and distribution process. If you want a business person to part with their money, you MUST be able to successfully demonstrate their investment and ROI. Want to save yourself the mistakes so many others have made?

Read More: Impress Film Investors - Learn Their Lingo

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Film Investing Advice for Investors

Find Film Investor Tips

"As with any business investment, you want to see a well-conceived marketing and distribution plan that makes sense..."

Read the same advice the Wall Street Journal, NY Times and other top finance publications provide to those interested in film investing: Film Investing Advice for Film Investors

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Film Investor Database

Sorry, filmmakers! There is NO "list of film investors" or 'database of film investors' for sale or free on the internet. Stop wasting your time now.

For those willing to do the work, there are names out there. Here is a whole bunch of film investor names. If you're prepared, have experience and connections, then these names can be very helpful.

But for those with little to no experience, who want to take the lazy approach to finding investors, even if such a thing existed yesterday, by the time 5 film makers started contacting them, the investors would pull their names. Did you know there are roughly over 10,000 films looking for funding for every 1 potential investor? Can you imagine being a high net worth individual or company and having your contact information circulated?

Want proof? As always, anyone claiming to have a database of private Film Investors is a scam. Here are all the websites we've seen come and go over the years:

  • (alleged database of global film investors for $.10 per record)

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Film Investors and Tips

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Film Investor Interested In Finding Projects in need of finishing funds  Hi, say I am capable of becoming fully accredited as an investor. Where would be my best shot at finding a pool of films that are in need of finishing ...

French Speaking Film Investor - I am investisseur you seek financement   hello you seeks a financing to carry out your film that can be done my for that it is necessary contact me with a person who speaks French has soon - guten ...

Film Investor Looking to Invest in 7 Independent Films If you have a legitimate high quality film project ready to go with a small amount of pledged funding in place, please be in touch. We now have financing ...

Private Equity Film Investor Seeking Films I am working with a Private Equity Investor who has a $500 million investment pool for movie projects and thus I am able to get quick financing (2-4 weeks)...

F.A.I.T.H Productions Seeks Investing Partner and ScreenPlays

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Movie Investor Toolkit

Speed through the learning curve and fast-track your way to film financing. Download our tools immediately to help you ace your business plan, easily crunch your numbers, find and pitch film investors and fund your film.

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Film Investor Guide

Are you really ready for film investors? You must demonstrate you take film investors seriously before investors will be serious about you. Learn the key steps you need to prepare for, attract, find and secure investors.

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