Why a business plan is crucial
“The two biggest myths about me are that I’m an intellectual, because Iwear these glasses, and that I’m an artist, because my films lose money.”11
A business plan is to film financing what a resume is to job hunting. While your resume alone will likely never get you a job, no one will likely take you seriously if you don’t have one. So, you have to have one and it has to be impressive—the same goes for a business plan.
Some people may argue that filmmaking should be art and not business, so why would you make a business plan? Their mistake is treating the two as mutually exclusive. The earlier you realize that a film is many things, including ...