Trends in Financing Independant Films
The financial environment of independent film production is changing because there are many new technologies that have altered the filmmaking process. Investing in Indie films used to mean private placement memorandums, and 900+ film financing distribution and production partners. Today it could be any willing investor.
Several areas have been influenced: 1) Filmmakers now have online schools where they can get training, learn about filmmaking, and locate a mentor in the industry to work with. 2) Many of the traditional fundraising methods to secure film distribution are becomming outdated, while new funding opportunities for independent filmmakers are emerging.
Financeers favor big productions internationally. Many of the large studios have used German tax shelters, New Zealand subsidies, and pre-sales to fund big blockbuster film projects in