Filmmaking - Financing


Documentary Producers Alliance Fights “Credit Creep” with Proposed Industry Guidelines for Producer Credits

In the world of documentary film, where projects gestate and then are produced over the course of years, and with funding often raised in stages from a variety of different sources, the determination of producer credits can turn into something…  Read more

By Jan 16, 2019

SFFILM and Dolby Institute Launch A Fellowship, Which Will Go to Michael Tyburski and Ben Nabors’ Film Palimpsest

Michael Tyburski and Ben Nabors

Sound, sadly, is not an area of filmmaking most people think of first, if at all. A new program may change that. SFFILM and the Dolby Institute have teamed up to create a fellowship that will help filmmakers all the…  Read more

By Nov 9, 2018

Promise and The Pitch: A Bible-Themed Short Film Contest That Offers $40,000 in Production Financing

Neville Pierce on the set of Promise

Director and film critic Neville Pierce, who we interviewed several months ago around the online premiere of his shorts, has a new film, Promise, up on the interwebs, and it’s tied to the announcement of an unusual short film contest…  Read more

By Jul 23, 2018

Cash Back: How Film Tax Incentives Work

Olivia Cooke in Katie Says Goodbye, courtesy of the filmmakers

Let’s assume you got into filmmaking because you wanted nothing to do with business school. Well, tough. Movies are the most expensive art form; even ones they call “no-budget” aren’t. You need to learn about business eventually, and in today’s…  Read more

By Mar 8, 2018

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