The reality of getting a distributor to pay for anything
“If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.”4
New filmmakers often dream that if they can get their movie to a certain point, some deep-pocketed distributor will open their checkbook to get the movie finished. Although this has occurred in some very rare occasions, the odds of it happening are phenomenally poor. More often distributors simply flee from incomplete movies, and the filmmaker is left with an unfinished film that will never find an audience.
In 2008 IFC Films bought director Steven Soderbergh’s dual movies Che: Part One and Che: Part Two for ...