Today we have two professionals in the world of filmmaking to give expert information on 1) the role of “producer” and 2) how to finance a film.
Last week we got a voicemail from a listener of the show wanting to know more information about how you go about financing a film. While in Los Angeles to film our new “women in film” upcoming documentary series, I took advantage of the opportunity to interview show regular Yolanda Cochran. Based on her experience as EVP of Alcon Entertainment, then a consultant to Netflix, Yolanda is a wealth of knowledge with regards to both of these topics. We also hear from Mara Tasker in this episode. Mara is the head of original content production a Seed&Spark, a crowdsourcing site for filmmakers by filmmakers. In this episode you’ll learn: what is it exactly that all those different types of producers do (e.g. Producer, Co-produce, Executive Producer, etc.); different strategies for financing a film; tips for using crowdfunding sites like Seed&Spark and Kickstarter.
Music in this Episode
Music was curated from FreeMusicArchive.org. In order of appearance, the music in this episode:
- Boulevard St. Germaine by Jahzzar (CC BY-SA)
- Outer Orbit by Revolution Void (CC BY)
- Acid Jazz by Kevin MacLeod (CC BY)
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