Reports s.TV stations and sell them on the movie rental
Frage von Sufisticated: März 2011
We are currently in the initial phase of a small film production company, and we have many unanswered questions, so I will pierce you in the future hopefully more often ;-) I think the forum great, because there can be for us as newcomers valuable tips for contacts, we have only a few. But now our most pressing questions:
- We first want to produce a TV report (about 30-45 minutes long.) To show potential clients a sample movie can and of course, that he is synonymous shown on television. There is a current topic of public interest, which is probably not as quickly lose s.Bedeutung synonymous. We reckon with about three months of production. In the time we would already take care of the marketing. But how to sell the report s.Fernsehsender then (and I do not mean the public access channel)? Simply send to completion (in which format?), or inquire in advance and send the picture? Which department is in contact stations, or do you always ask through? Which channels beginners have a good chance? And what format should we choose which one is the most common? What can you give us nor otherwise relating to TV reports s.Tips s.die hand? For all other TV reports after the sample movie probably a different approach would make more sense: First send in concepts, then turn. Or as running normally?
- In future we want and less TV coverage, but rather turn movies. With the rotation of our first movie we want to start in the summer. Application to film funding runs if he can not get through, we try it anyway, then stop with sponsors. Either way, it is low budget, but with a great idea, of which we believe that it might arouse some synonymous expression of interest. But here again synonymous: How and when does one approaches s.die rental companies? Only with the finished product? What do we need before any shooting begins, already, so it is behind not to legal difficulties (Permits / consents etc. is understood of itself, but what are the pitfalls it might else)?
- For a documentary, with which we want to start in spring 2012, shooting in different countries are needed. Is there a central office where you can apply for shooting permits for other countries, or do you do it individually for each country in each message? And as long as the permits are usually (for us it would have several months, maybe even be years)? Are all accessible free of charge? Could synonymous go the opposite way and only afterwards to obtain the necessary permits (because it is difficult to say in advance what country we turn next. Or to apply for the then s.besten site and how long it usually takes until you have the authorization - from experience)?
So the first two questions (complex) are important for the first time. Thank you already for your answers and help!
Antwort von NEEL:
that's pretty much exactly s.Fragen the amount that will be answered during a production study. My suggestion: Do it only once a placement at various production companies. You will quickly notice that each time slot has different requirements and uses of other editors is what will therefore result in the other approaches. In addition, you will see that their needs first and foremost contacts that you can actually get only about the cooperation in their respective companies. If you have a contact and references, you can pitch a purpose to the office and the slot-developed concept. Otherwise it makes no sense.
It is pointless here to speak on the individual components of a feature film production. A few examples: You have to at least bound to prove a 15% equity share s.der calculated total production can, and co-production financing and distribution partners have asked her a contract BEFORE Funding. You need a clean calculation, a cash flow plan, proof of insurance, completion bond, a good book, a good package, channel and distribution already s.Bord and last but not least, the appropriate Standing.
You want to be active, the hard hitting of industry professionals who are masters in a shark tank. Unprepared, you will lose with certainty through legal and technical production ignorance a lot of money ... Your sole question of a "single point of contact for permission to shoot in different countries," reveals to say the least your little knowledge.
If you want in the field of cinema movie, really makes first several Setpraktika and after a couple of internships with movie production companies. This is my honest intentioned advice
Alternative: If you have 3-5 million euro cash available, then grab a production manager, the organizing yourselves in the rotation. But goes'd like to think that you will sell a free film produced virtually no cost recovery ...