Filmmaking - Financing


Redford Center Grants Program Backs Features with Environmental Bent


Last month, The Redford Center announced the launch of Redford Center Grants, a grant program aimed at supporting the production of films that seek to raise global awareness of environmental issues. Funded by The New York Community Trust, The Redford Center Grants…  Read more

By Jul 28, 2016

How To Talk to Your Investors about IRC Section 181


At Filmmaker we have covered Section 181, the United States’ film tax credit incentive, quite extensively, but this article by entertainment attorney Daniel J. Coplan, Esq. is both a great overview of how the incentive actually works for individual investors…  Read more

By Jul 15, 2016

Alamo Drafthouse Partners with Fan-Owned Studio Legion M

Adi Rukun in The Look of Silence (Photo courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Participant Media)Adi Rukun in The Look of Silence (Photo courtesy of Drafthouse Films and Participant Media)

A new partnership between Alamo Drafthouse, the independent theater chain and distribution company, and Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, could help pave a new way for independent films to get financed and developed. The two companies announced yesterday that…  Read more

By May 27, 2016

How We Raised $27,000 on Kickstarter for a Film About Black Teen Identity, First Love and Islam


My name is Nijla Mu’min and I’m an award-winning writer/filmmaker from the East Bay Area. In March, I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25,000 for my first feature film, Jinn. Jinn is a coming-of-age drama about a teenage black…  Read more

By May 25, 2016

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