I was in Manhattan's Four Seasons Hotel, sitting across from a Wall Street guy who had already rejected me twice about investing in my latest independent film, "Em." I wondered how I would afford yet another round of $20 drinks when he stared at me, smiled, then raised his glass and said, "I'm in." I couldn't believe it. My film was financed.
Yes, film equity investors still do exist and can be found, but the competition is fierce. However, if I can do it, so can you. It's just a question of numbers. Estimate how many investors you think you need to meet to find one that actually invests; then, multiply by 10.
Some of these sources may seem obvious or commonplace, but film investors are not hiding on the dark side of another planet or in a subterranean city. They may reside on your block or go to your local pharmacy. It is up to you to make sure your film project is ready. It is also up to you to put the necessary hours of research into locating both past and future film investors.
Assuming you have a capable team, your script is amazing and can be done for a good price, here are a few strategies to research and locate potential film investors.
To read the full post, please go to my original Indiewire article here.