O'Reilly logo

First-Time Filmmaker F*ck-ups by Daryl Goldberg

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Fuck-Up #14

“There’s No Harm in Getting Creative with My Financing”

The reality of credit cards, pre-sales, negative pick-ups, and gap financing

 

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”10

—Milton Friedman

 

 

The Fuck-Up…

In the desperation to make a movie, many filmmakers will take any road, no matter how treacherous, that whispers promises of leading them toward their goal. Although getting a movie financed is always a tremendous destination to reach, certain paths have cautionary signs to be wary of.

How to Do It Right…

Credit Cards

Kevin Smith famously funded most of his debut film Clerks by maxing out several credit cards. That daring effort paid off, and Kevin went on to have an impressive career. This story is often told by filmmakers ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required