Can the Independent Filmmaker Still Make Money?
The independent film business has changed. Radically. And Producers are asking some tough questions about their business model. Two of the big questions that industry professionals are asking; “Can you still make money as an independent filmmaker? Is it true that the market for independent film is way down?” Louise Levison, President and Founder of Business Strategies, a consulting firm that writes business plans for film and entertainment companies, stated in her December 2008 newsletter that, “the box office for independent films in 2008 was .5Billion, up 3% over last year”.
So… if sales are up, then why is it so difficult to make money in the current marketplace? Why is it so hard to find financing or find a distributor? There are a number of factors influencing the current market for independent films, such as,
A glut of films. Too