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- Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; Second Edition, Revised edition (April 29, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 29, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0087GZ28Y
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Bankroll, 2nd edition: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films Second Edition, Revised, Kindle Edition
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About the Author
In 1998, Tom Malloy was one of the lead actors in the film Gravesend, produced by Oliver Stone. The film became an indie-cult favorite. When this film failed to make him a household name, Tom decided to learn as many facets of the movie business as he could. Over the course of eight years, he created his own method to ?nance films. Tom first wrote and produced The Attic, a thriller directed by Mary Lambert (director of Pet Sematary and Pet Sematary II), and starring John Savage, Jason Lewis, Elisabeth Moss, and Tom. Tom then wrote and produced The Alphabet Killer, a psychological thriller directed by Rob Schmidt (director of Wrong Turn). The ?lm stars Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton, Michael Ironside, and Tom in one of the lead roles. Tom wrote and produced Love N’ Dancing, a dance ?lm/romantic comedy directed by Rob Iscove (director of She’s All That). The ?lm stars Amy Smart and Tom, along with Billy Zane, Betty White, and Rachel Dratch. As a direct result of contacts made through the techniques of Bankroll, Tom recently partnered with the Han Shi group of China to produce a slate of U.S. films over the next three years.
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Raising money for your movie is not easy, and Tom's book isn't the only one you should read on the subject (there are many laws, plans, and techniques you should familiarize yourself with), but his is the only one I've read that comes with a big dose of positive energy and mental preparedness, which you will absolutely need to take with you into these ventures. Hollywood is the only place in the world where you can drown in encouragement, but Tom does it with an even hand of realism and a go get 'em spirit. Attitude is everything, and Tom's writing will help you dodge some of the land mines you can step on with investors that will turn them off to you.
If you're feeling stuck in a rut with your project, grab this book; it's a great late night motivator to get you back out there shaking hands and making deals.
Most of us read books about film-making and we learn something from all of them but you don't really know what it's all about until you actually make a movie. Tom makes movies, he doesn't have a "day job" like most of us, movie making is his life. The great thing about the way Tom writes is that you are there with him as he goes through the trials and tribulations of getting the MONEY to make his films. It is real and it is on point.
Bankroll is the best book I have read on film financing and in the top 5 of the over 150 books I have read on all aspects of film-making. As you go on this journey with Tom you will learn much more then film financing.
I have made a full length movie "Equal Strength" which I financed myself for under $15,000. We won 3 awards in film festivals, including the jury and audience awards for best feature film. We also made a short film that cost about the same that has won awards for best short film, best director, best actress, and best actor. Does that mean anything, not really, we know nothing, but we have been in the trenches and that is a far cry from talking about it.
I just finished a full length script that has a budget of $1,400,000 and I am going to use what I learned in Bankroll to get the MONEY, thank you Tom.
P.S. I don't know Tom, I call everyone by their first name, even the Presidents of the United States when I was a photojournalist, no one complained during my life, except for one person.
This is the best book hands down on where and how to get the money. Do yourself an enormous favor and buy this book and save yourself at least a year or several trying to learn this the hard way.
His advice on lawyers is spot on. That was not news to me as I have many attorneys in my family. Just fyi.
The sample business plan is so incredible I'm surprised more people don't adopt his method. His business plan chapter was eye opening for me. I ran it by a family member who is wildly successful and he said it was exactly the way it should be presented.
A dynamite find. But what makes this version essential (& I use both) is that it specifically addresses what investors need to see to invest in this post 2008 market. The rules have changed. This puts the reader at an incredible advantage over would be producers who haven't considered it.
Also the spirit of the book is very uplifting as Tom details how he overcame obstacles and how incredibly rewarding it is to achieve a successful film.
Among the obstacles he addresses providing real solutions:
What if my presentation is too successful?
What if I'm afraid to approach investors?
What if I don't know any rich people?
What are my legal requirements to approach an investor?
Who must I sell first on my movie?
How can I Produce myself into an acting, writing or other creative job?
How can I hire a famous actor?
How do I find a foreign sales agent?
Hands down the best book I read all year. I would put it up there with Sidney Lumet's "Making Movies."