Everything You Wanted to Know About Film Funding

A Series of Webinars Hosted by Carole Dean Designed to Answer All Questions About Film Funding…That You Were Afraid to Ask!

Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions as well as author of The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing, has launched a series of webinars to answer any questions filmmakers have about film funding…but were afraid to ask! 

Each film funding webinar, will revolve around a specific topic on film funding.  It could be house and zoom parties, crowdfunding, grants, whatever will help filmmakers raise money for their films.  On each webinar, she will be joined by a special guest.

During the webinar, Carole and her guest answer questions from filmmakers on the webinar.  Each filmmaker attending receives a recording and an invitation to the next one.  Plus you will be able to find them here on this page as well.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About...House and Zoom Parties

In the inaugural webinar, Carole Dean and her special guest Breanne Pryse, offered advice and took questions on how to create an effective fund raising party to bring in money for your film.

Everything You Wanted to Know About... Film Funding Trailers - Part One

In Everything You Wanted to Know About Film Funding Trailers – Part One, Carole Dean, president of From the Heart Productions, and her special guests Breianne Pryse show you how you can create a trailer to attract donors and investors.

Everything You Wanted to Know About...Film Funding Trailers - Part Two

In Everything Your Wanted to Know About Film Funding Trailers – Part Two, Carole Dean, president of From the Heart Productions, is joined by composer/producer David Raiklen and her special guests Breianne Pryse who discuss the importance of choosing the right music for your trailer.

Everything You Wanted to Know About...Film Funding Trailers - Part Three

Enjoy this free webinar that will offer you expert advice on how to craft a trailer for your film that will win over potential donors and investors.

Carole Dean, president of From the Heart Productions, is joined by Karen Everett of New Doc Editing and special guest Breianne Pryse.

They will show you how to create a fantastic trailer that will bring in money for your film!

Everything You Wanted to Know About...Raising Money and Financing for You Independent Film

Carole Dean, president of From the Heart Productions, is joined by Actor/Director/Producer Tom Malloy to discuss winning film funding strategies, with special guest Breianne Pryse sharing about manifesting and mindsets for success.

Everything You Wanted to Know about ... Goal Setting - How to Create Financial Abundance for Your Film

Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions and author of “The Art of Film Funding, 2nd Edition: Alternative Financing Concepts”, and guest Brieanne Pryse share successful strategies for goal setting and how to use your mind to achieve your goals, fund your film, and create your future! Moderated by Naheed Ismail

Everything You Wanted to Know About Film Funding: How to Crowdfund
Your Film

Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, is joined by Stephen Follows, author of “How to Crowd Fund” for a discussion of tips and advice on how best to run a crowdfunding campaign for your film.

Everything You Wanted to Know About..How and Where to Sell Documentaries and Features

Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, and entertainment attorney, Robert Seigel, offer great advice and answers on how to make the right choice and best deal for your film.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: The Benefits of Making Short Films

Carole Dean, President of From The Heart Production and writer/producer/director and Roy W. Dean Short Film Grant Winner Lorenzo DeStefano offer guidance on writing/producing and directing short films.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Film Funding: Finding Film
Funding and Distribution Webinar

Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, and Writer/Producer/Director Tom Malloy show you how to find and land high net worth individuals to invest or donate in your film as well as how to connect with film distributors

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Documentary filmmaking from an African perspective

Carole Dean, President of From The Heart Production and writer/producer/director Salim Amin is the Chairman of Camerapix, and Founder/Chairman of The Mohamed Amin Foundation discuss Documentary filmmaking in Africa.

 

Everything You Wanted to Know about FilmFunding- How to Find and Land Investors for your Film

Carole Dean, President of From The Heart Productions and writer/producer/director/actor Tom Malloy discuss Tom’s new film Ask to Dance that is opening this week.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Creating Intentions: How to Reach Your Goals and Fund Your Film

Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions and special guest Breianne Pryse will show you that by using the power of your thoughts, words, and dreams, you can create intentions that will help you achieve your goals and create for yourself a fantastic future.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Film Funding -
Legal Advice: Film Distribution Contracts

Entertainment Attorney Robert Seigel and Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, discuss and show how filmmakers can make the best distribution deal for their film

 

 

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Creating and Achieving Goals

In our free webinar Creating and Achieving Goals, Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, and Health and Wellness Expert Breianne Pryse will show you how to set yourself on a path for success.

Because creating goals is not just about completing tasks on a list. Its about creating a future for yourself and your projects.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Saving Money Editing your FIlm

Editor Karen Everett, New Doc Editing, and Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, discuss how indie filmmakers can save up to 76% on the cost of editing their film.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: How AI Will Impact Indie Filmmaking

Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a game-changer in the film industry. From scriptwriting and casting to special effects and distribution, AI is transforming the way movies are made and seen. How AI Will Impact Indie Filmmaking with Carole Dean, president of From the Heart Productions and her special guest Jonathon M. Smith, discuss the benefits of AI for indie filmmakers as well as how to survive and thrive in the film industry with the introduction of this new technology.

Everything You Wanted to know about FilmFunding: Using Mind Power to Fund Your Film

In the video “Using Mind Power to Fund Your Film”, Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, and life coach Breianne Pryse show you how you can increase your creativity to reach your goals and unlimited potential as well as how to outline steps to create the future you want (including getting your film funded!).

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: How to Get the Most Out of Film Festival

Host Carol Dean of “From the Heart Productions” introduces the topic of film festivals and how to get the most out of them. She and Annabelle Monroe, the director of the Ethos Film Awards International Film Festival, shares her experience and knowledge of film festivals. Annabelle looks for a meaningful message in the films that apply to her festival, and any type of genre is welcome. The festival accepts short and long films, documentaries, and even PSAs. A fun film trivia game with prizes, and an opportunity to join one of Carol Dean’s classes on funding your film. There are opportunities for viewers to ask questions via the chat bar. The video is a useful guide for independent filmmakers on how to fund their films and get the most out of film festivals.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Empowering Creativity:AI Tools and Future Tech Trends

Jonathon M. Smith, a SAG actor and filmmaker who also works with large technology companies, and host Carole Dean, President of From the Heart Productions, discuss and offer insight into how filmmakers can thrive using AI and how to survive as AI impacts their jobs.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Effective Marketing Strategies for Indie Films

Take your indie films to new heights of recognition and profitability by improving your marketing knowledge and skills. Carole Dean and Media Consultant and Film Marketing Expert, Tony Panaccio, show you how to ensure your film gets the attention it deserves. Discover strategies to make your indie feature or documentary film stand out in a crowded marketplace. They cover: Understanding the media landscape. What is earned and unearned media, and how can you get them to work together. When should marketing begin for your project? How to make best use of free media for your film.

 

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Mastering Film Funding with WeFunder

Angel investors are individuals or groups of individuals who provide financial backing and support to startups or small businesses, including #indiefilms in exchange for equity ownership or convertible debt. Would you like to know how to find some of these angels to improve #filmfinancing for your next project? In our webinar, Mastering Film Funding with WeFunder: The Potential of Online Investors, you will learn how you can find and attract high net-worth Angel Investors for your documentary, narrative feature, or web series.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: The Art of Crafting an Impactful Film Campaign

Crafting a campaign for a social impact film requires a thoughtful and strategic approach to not only promote the movie but also drive meaningful change or raise awareness about the social issue it addresses. In her presentation on The Art of Crafting an Impactful Film Campaign, multi-award winning documentary filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle shares her insights about how to design and implement a sustainable international impact campaign for your film.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Largo.ai Script Analysis and Success Forecasting

Discover how the Largo.ai platform using artificial intelligence can not only help in crafting scripts that resonate with audiences but can help improve chances of your film’s success. With examples of real success, learn how Largo.ai can provide personalized feedback and recommendations based on the unique qualities of your project, helping you fine-tune your storytelling for maximum impact.

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: Navigating Documentary Production: Facing Challenges Winning Awards

Do you dream of creating impactful documentaries that captivate audiences and provoke thought? In our webinar, “Navigating Documentary Production: Facing Challenges, Winning Awards,” we delve into the dynamic world of documentary production. With our special guest, award-winning documentary filmmaker Andrew Gonzales, we explore the challenges, sharing strategies to overcome struggles, and celebrate the triumphs that come with bringing powerful stories to life on screen!

Everything You Wanted to Know About FilmFunding: From Script to Screen: Keys to Indie Film Financing with Tom Malloy

Indie filmmaker Tom Malloy knows film funding and film financing. He has raised over $25 million to create his own indie films. In this informative webinar filled with film funding tips, the co-founder of filmmakingstuff and Glass House Distribution, Tom Malloy guides you how to use the essential pillars of script, genre, and cast to revolutionize your approach to securing funding for your documentary or narrative feature film.

The Power of a Compelling Script: Learn the key elements that make a script investor-friendly and techniques to elevate your script to a level that demands attention and sets the stage for successful funding.

Strategic Genre Selection: Tom will guide you through a strategic analysis of genres and how they can impact your project’s marketability. Explore how to align your creative vision with audience expectations, making your film more appealing to both investors and viewers.

Casting for Impact and Investment: Learn practical strategies for casting on a budget, negotiating with talent, and leveraging the star power of your actors to generate interest from financiers.

The Art of Film Funding Podcast

Carole Dean hosts The Art of Film Funding Podcast with interviews with experts on film funding, film finance, film marketing, and film distribution offering advice indie filmmakers.