Movie Cents | February 2011

Movie Cents - February 2011

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Great new articles added to our Film Investor section:

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Specials This Month

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Top New Independent Film Pitches

The Tengu Independent Film Pitch   starstarstarstarstar
Once every century the Gods of the Bird People return to the Holy Land to walk among their children. As the clans struggle for dominance, KEZAR of the ...

Broken Promises Independent Film Pitch  starstarstarstarstar
Broken Promises is a family-drama about a father who struggles to keep food on the table and a roof over his families head. He makes a promise to his daughter ...

Honkbal: Baseball in the Netherlands   starstarstarstarstar
HONKBAL: BASEBALL IN THE NETHERLANDS takes us on the journey of a top-level baseball, excuse me, “honkbal” team, and it’s players through a Dutch summer....

Blood in my Mouth Independent Film Pitch  starstarstarstarstar
This story is about a former southern street hustler (Rashid), who is also an aspiring book author. Rashid gives up the street life in order to pursue ...

Yoof Projekt Independent Film Pitch  starstarstarstarstar
Yoof Projekt is a black comedy about the inner workings of youth work, the kids and the council. Shot as a mockumentary, the film centres around a youth ...

The Warrior Level -The Rise of Rene Level Martinez  starstarstarstarstar
Filmed behind the scenes of Miami’s “street” life, the documentary 'The Warrior Level' follows the rise of Rene Martinez, a Cuban American fighter known ...

Film Maker Tip of the Month

"... over the last week in an atmosphere reminiscent of independent movies' go-go years in the 1990s and mid-2000s....Attendees at Sundance had numerous explanations for the rebound in the market after more than two years in the dumps, from a groundswell of well-regarded debut filmmakers, to emboldened buyers...."

Find out why the Indie Film Market is on the rebound and performing better than in a decade at Independent Film Market Rebounds at Sundance Film Festival.

FilmProposals Quote of the Month

"I can truly say that the support with any technical question or concern was addressed in a timely manner. I really appreciate Melissa taking the time to work with me because I am not computer savvy. The Film Template did all the work for the Budget I had to submit in my Business Plan. It's Great!!"

---Sherry (More about our Film Finance Package)

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