Film Financing Tip: Never Use a Template or Cheap Website for Your Investors Money

A misleading and seductive lure in the online ease of use filmmaking that is extremely disturbing is the promises and offerings of cheap templates, sample budgets and other such websites offering users a film budget for “$99 Dollars!”.

In 25 years of filmmaking I have never had a financier say to me “Just get me a cheap template for your movie budget.  I don’t need real numbers”.  It doesn’t happen.

The stupid money left the business in 2008.  Todays film finance executives and financial analysts realize that the integrity of your numbers are critical.  Movie investment is returning, that is undeniable.  However the new funding is smarter, wiser and undertaking much more scrutiny of the film budget presented to them.

The financiers are savvy.  They can tell real film budget numbers from made up ones, those using a cheap online sample film budget website or template number generator.

A line producer with extensive experience and a long track record of major film production credits is what they are looking for when it comes to investment.  They want to know their money is well placed in an accurate film production budget plan.

Twenty-five year veteran film producer Jack Binder created Filmbudget.com for this very reason, to provide fellow filmmakers with a finance and camera ready film budget and schedule package for investors.   As the Producer of ‘Reign Over Me’ for Columbia Pictures starring Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle and Liv Tyler and ‘The Upside of Anger’ starring Kevin Costner for New Line Cinema, he knows the ropes of indie and studio filmmaking and what a budget truly entails.

Your film budget is a reflection of you and your team.  Get a veteran producer on yours.

Contact Jack today for an instant quote on your film budget for your movie.

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