Archive for February, 2009

Nuts & Bolts of Film Finance: Seminar with Real-World Financier on 2/21 in L.A

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

IIFF/LA Film Financing Workshop with Tricia van Klaveren *** Review all details at *** The Los Angeles chapter of the Institute for Int’l Film Financing (IIFF) continues its successful Film Financing Workshops with a powerful seminar about GETTING MOVIES FUNDED.  Don’t miss this intensive learning experience at the junction of filmmaking and finance! Act […]

The Stranger | Slog | Lies, Damn Lies, and the Religious Right’s Statistics

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Dan Savage writes abuot politicizing of film financials in the Wall Street Journal and elsewhere: Lies, Damn Lies, and the Religious Right’s Statistics. I hadn’t heard of City of Ember or Fly Me to the Moon until I read about their amazing box office returns in “Houses of Worship.” It’s weird for films that pull […]

Sat, 2/14: “Pitching Your Movie to Investors” in SF.

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Learn from ANGEL INVESTOR how to raise money! The Institute for Int’l Film Financing (IIFF) continues its acclaimed Film Financing Workshops with a hands-on seminar about SUCCESSFULLY PITCHING TO INVESTORS. Join us on Saturday in San Francisco for this special occasion! *** For all details, go to *** Our expert instructor, Dr. Patrick O’Heffernan, […]

Pay TV providers fret over penny-pinching viewers

Monday, February 9th, 2009

“This time there is a real, viable alternative” to cable. But pay TV providers are right to be alarmed. Not only has a flood of TV shows and movies become available online, but the video quality has gotten better. Netflix is expanding its service that lets subscribers stream movies and shows from the Internet at […]

Top Ten Low Budget Films Under 600K (Adjusted for inflation)

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Daily Film Dose lists  top indie film budgets adjusted for inflation. Inspiration or rude awakening for filmmakers everywhere.