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Are you an independent filmmaker with a film that needs to get made?  

 

Are you frustrated from struggling to raise funds, or want to improve your strategy?

 

    

How to Fund Your Film by Carole Dean is a fun, easy-to-follow, in-depth power-point class that gives filmmakers tools and knowledge they need to fund their film.

 

By the end of this class, you will be INSPIRED, MOTIVATED, and CONFIDENT.

 

The Class Includes:

  • Secrets for creating successful crowdfunding campaigns
  • Hosting successful fundraising ZOOM and house parties
  • How to find and close high net worth investors and donors
  • Making one-on-one asks that work
  • How to manage and find the time you need to fund raise
  • Creating successful pitches for donors and investors
  • How to build your audience, and get them to fund and purchase your film
  • How to win grants
  • and Much More! 

 

How to Fund Your Film contains almost 3 hours of content.   

The class contains the wisdom that Carole Dean has accumulated over several decades

that she has used to help filmmakers raise over $30,000,000 for their films. 

 

It includes new methods, technologies, and philosophy needed to successfully raise funds in 2020.

 

This is one of the most comprehensive and complete guides to film funding available today!

 

About Carole Dean

Carole Dean is the author of the best selling “The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts” and winner of the 2012 WIFTS (The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase) Lifetime Achievement Award.  She created the short-end film business in 1970 which helped spawn the independent film revolution by giving filmmakers affordable film stock.

Carole Dean is the founder and President of From the Heart Productions, and has helped thousands of filmmakers get funding for their films through Fiscal Sponsorship, Mentorship, Education, Crowdfunding, and Free Resources.

After seeing how difficult it was for filmmakers to raise money for important works, she created the Roy W. Dean film grants in 1992 in honor of her father. The grant has given over two million dollars in donations to date.  It has helped many excellent films that, without the grant, may have never been made.  Learn More about Carole Dean.

 

How to Fund Your Film takes you step-by-step through everything you need to know to successfully fund your film.

 

From crafting your proposal and budget to pitching investors, winning grants, and running a crowdfunding campaign, Carole teaches you the industry professional secrets you need to get the funding you need.

 

Take a look at what’s included!

 

Class Outline

 
 Part 1: In The Beginning

Introduction

The Importance of Creativity

The Power of Believing in Yourself           

 

Part 3: The Killer Script and Proposal

Writing and Rewriting

Crafting the Proposal

Marketing and Outreach

 

Part 5: The Perfect Pitch

Components of a “Sticky Story”

Most Common Mistakes for Pitching

The Importance of Silence

 

Part 7: Show Me the Money!

Networking for High Net-Worth Individuals

Where to Find Them

Public Relations and Vested Interest People

 

Part 9: Fundraising House Parties

Zoom or Remote Fundraising Parties

Keys to the Fundraising House Party

Successful Party Tips

 

Part 11: Trailers for Grants and Film Funding

Trailer Editing is Unique

The Importance of a Trailer for Film Funding

Music is the Lifeblood of the Trailer

 

Part 13: Crowdfunding – Part 1

Myths About Crowdfunding

Building and Engaging Your Audience

Strategic Partners

Part 2: The Basics

Where to Find the Money

How to Find the Time to Get It

The Importance of Passion for Your Project

 

Part 4: Creating the Believable Budget

Getting Accurate Quotes

Creating Your Budget

Defending Your Budget 

 

Part 6: The Power of the Pitch

Physical Actions and Appearance

How You Sound

The Words You Use

 

Part 8: Using the Tax Law to Close Investors

Understanding the New Tax Law

Taking Advantage of the New Law

Benefits for International Co-Productions

 

Part 10: Winning Grants

Finding the Right Grant

Keys to the Successful Grant Application

Grant Search Tips

 

Part 12: Understanding Fiscal Sponsorship

Understanding “Tax-Deductible” Status

Shopping for a Non-Profit

Benefits of Fiscal Sponsorship

 

Part 14: Crowdfunding – Part 2

Expanding Your Database

Leveraging Social Media and Building Your Community

The Keys to Audience Engagement

 

 

Testimonials

 

See what others are saying about Carole Dean and How to Fund Your Film:

 

“In this tight, concise class, Carole lays out the EXACT steps you need to take to get your film funded.  This is a “must-have” resource for filmmakers, whether you’re new to the business or a seasoned veteran, this is something you’re gonna want to read.” – Tom Malloy, Actor/Writer/Producer (Lansky, Love N’ Dancing)

 

“You can tell from the very beginning that Carole Dean loves to teach film funding!  Class is excellent. She is extremely knowledgeable and gives clear information on finding money for your film.  By the end of the class, filmmakers will be entertained and have an action plan to get their films funded” – Richard Kaufman, Senior Account Executive, Filmtools 

 

My experience working with Carole Dean and From The Heart Productions, has greatly exceeded my expectations.  In seeking film financing education, I found a true mentor.  Since following her guidance through her workshops, podcasts, and books, I’ve been moved to new paradigm shifts. Opportunities present themselves out of nowhere and it seems as though higher forces are doing the “heavy lifting”.   Her heart-felt energy is contagious. She provides the resources to bring forth the true essence of every creative project. Because of Carole and her staff, I now work with a new ease and freedom that produces profound and effective outcomes in all my endeavors. Audra Kelly, Cowboy’s Sweetheart Films

 

On “The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Concepts in Financing”

 

“Dean has years of experience both as a producer and a funder and her new second edition is full of nuts-and-bolts information from both sides of the fence, told in a conversational and heart-felt manner. A great new addition to the filmmaker’s lexicon.” Morrie Warshawski, consultant and author of “Shaking the Money Tree”

 

“Packed full of information, juxtaposed with kind words and wisdom from a woman who has spent her life nurturing filmmakers.” Barbara Trent, Academy Award-Winner, “The Panama Deception”

 

“I attended a seminar with you in Amsterdam. Which made me go on and buy your book and read it intensively. After which I went on and produced a feature documentary, with many of your funding ideas in mind, and managed to get the film fully funded. Released at TIFF, had a theatrical release in the US, UK and Israel, it won many awards including an Emmy, and is now available on Netflix.  Thank you so very much for all of your inspiration.” Geoffrey Arbourne, Producer, Inside Out Films

 

No Risk – 60 Day Money Back Guarantee

 

“I have worked hard to ensure that this course will include the most important and relevant information and tools you need to successfully fund your film. I believe you will feel like you are getting an excellent value for the quality of the content, but if you are dissatisfied for any reason, please email me at CaroleLeeDean@gmail.com within 60 days of purchase and I’ll be happy to issue a refund.” Carole Dean “How to Fund Your Film”