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Filmmaker Toolkit: Budgets

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    Watch: Jude Law Struts His Stuff (for Giancarlo Giannini) in 'A Gentleman's Wager'

    The endlessly talented Jude Law stars alongside Giancarlo Giannini in this 6-minute video sponsored by Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

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    Attention Filmmakers: You Can Get a Blackmagic Pocket Camera Half Price

    Originally on the market for just shy of $1000, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will temporarily be available for $495.

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    Attention, Content Creators: Apply to Dogfish Accelerator and Turn Your 'Dream Project Into a Reality'

    Dogfish announced today the launch of their second Accelerator cycle, "a comprehensive development financing program that offers funding, mentorship and partnership opportunities, and has expanded its applicant pool to a new generation of content creators."

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    10 Tips for Successfully Producing a Micro-Budget Feature

    Here are 10 tips for producing a low-budget feature film.

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    Filmmakers Will Connect with Investors via New Online Film Financing Company Passion First Funding Portal

    Passion First Funding Portal, a new online film financing company, was announced recently at The Sundance Film Festival. Here's how it will work.

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    The Cinematographer, Money and You: A Beginner’s Guide to Paying Our Rate

    The Cinematographer, Money and You: A Beginner’s Guide to Paying Our Rate

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    Watch: $25,000 'Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Advertising Budget Spent On Typhoon Relief

    Normally, when hired to make a promotional video for a Hollywood feature film, you focus on promoting the film.

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    Watch: 'Gravity,' '12 Years,' 'American Hustle' Producers and Mark Wahlberg Talk Highs and Lows of Moviemaking

    The Hollywood Reporter's been doing a great job with their annual Roundtable video series, posting fascinating in depth discussions with some of this year's top screenwriters, actors and directors and cinematographers. For their Producers Roundtable, THR sat down with David Heyman ("Gravity"), Charl...

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    Playing the Casting Game: Finding the Next Jennifer Lawrence or Raising the Money to Hire Her

    “More than 90% of directing a picture is the right casting,” suggests Martin Scorsese in the revelatory documentary "Casting By." Producers might well reach a similar assessment for financing a picture as well since actors remain by far the most enticing lures to potential investors. But settling on...

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    How to Create a Budget Investors Will Appreciate

    The following article, from Colin Brown, Editorial Director of the film financing and dealmaking website Slated.com, is a tough-love look at crafting a budget to show to investors. It proposes that maybe smaller budgets are sometimes better for some projects. To read more from Colin, check out h...

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