Friday, November 5, 2010
A sprint and a Marathon
Hey Guys, Jeff here. The one thing about getting a movie made is that a lot of things need to happen first before you even hit the record button and/or roll a frame of film. Preparing (and raising money) for a film is a marathon not a sprint. But before we even take a penny there are a few things that need to take place. First off an Entertainment lawyer. This is done to protect the film and the filmmakers from a variety of things legally. Then the project needs to become an LLC (Limited Liability Company). This keeps everything in house from generating income from the film as well as creating any type of merchandise and payroll. However an LLC needs to be done to protect the filmmaker(s) in the event that someone decides to sue the movie. These are just a few of the things that Josh Steve and I are discussing.
On the Marketing end we are using our Midsummer Facebook page to keep people up to date on things as well as creating an audience for our much anticipated film. We are looking to raise between $1 to $2 million for this film which is by no means a big budget but a feat unto itself. The Facebook page I think is great way to reach your audience directly to tell them what you're up to. We are also going to create new avenues to market the film as well as talk about filmmaking so check back with us in a few weeks.
Okay that's about it. Time to take the Mrs. to the BART station. Later