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The Art of Film Funding

The Art of Film Funding


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The Art of Film Funding Podcast is to educate and inform filmmakers. Author/Grantor Carole Dean interviews top professionals from the film industry for up-to-date information on film funding, production, marketing, and hybrid distribution. You will learn how to crowdfund, make an ask for funding, save money on your budgets, hear top attorneys discuss new US and state tax funding and stay abreast of current trends in the industry. Carole is President and Founder of From the Heart Productions, the non-profit dedicated to providing independent filmmakers the information and help they need to get their films funded. Carole started and runs the three yearly Roy Dean Film Grants giving $25,000.00 each in cash and goods and services. She is author of The Art of Film Funding, Alternative Financing Concepts, second edition.

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Introducing Mark Mori: Renowned Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and Emmy Award-winning TV producer, Mark Mori is at the forefront of social justice storytelling. As the former chair of the Non-Fiction... more

Chris White: Exploring the Rich Legacy of American Documentary To learn more about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit www.FromtheHeartProductions.com.

Kelly Galindo has a passion for filmmaking and she has done some extraordinary work. She has been in war torn countries documenting sex trafficking with the help of service men to protect her. She has used some wonderful new ways of... more

Our special guests today are Sara Newens and Mina T. Son. Sara is an award-winning filmmaker and editor who received Primetime Emmy nominations for her work on Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields and Allen v. Farrow. She... more

Learn the benefits of working with the Film Festival Doctor. Dr. Rebekah Smith will tell us how she finds good fits for films and has a high acceptance rate for the filmmakers. In both domestic and foreign festivals. To learn more about Carole... more

Ben Steinbauer and Joe Pickett discuss their documentary, Chop & Steele. Ben Steinbauer directed the film, which premiered at Tribeca. Joe Pickett is featured in Chop & Steele, along fellow comedian, Nick Prueher. Joe and Nick pranked... more

Join Jenny Waldo as she teaches us how she successfully made her first feature and got it distributed. She shares some great ideas she learned and pitfalls to watch out for. She also became an expert at crowdfunding and now... more

Join Karen Everett from New Doc Editing who shares her 30 years of experience in editing. She explains how to solve a multitude of common editorial problems and discusses her accelerated documentary editing at an excellent... more

Join Trudi Angell for insights in making money on documentaries. For more information about Carole Dean and From the Heart Productions please visit FromtheHeartProductions.com.

Jonathon Smith shares his journey using Largo AI reports as back up for his investor pitch. He shares the essentials for funding, creating your pitch and your deck. He also explains how an AI program helped him with marketing... more
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