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

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Fuck-Up #15

“I Don’t Need a Business Plan”

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

—Woody Allen

 

 

The Fuck-Up…

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 ...

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