How To Raise Money For Your First Movie by Filmmaker / Author Mark Freiburger

On the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction — Photo by Andrew Cooper © Paramount Pictures

As of this summer, I’ll be coming up on my 10th year working as a Director and Producer in the film business. Most folks around Hollywood know me as the guy who won the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest and shadowed Michael Bay on the most recent TRANSFORMERS movie, which yes, have been two of the more interesting pieces of my career to date, but at the end of the day the one thing I get asked about most whenever I speak at engagements or talk to other aspiring filmmakers is not what it was like to work so closely with Michael Bay or what it was like to have my commercial air during the Super Bowl… but instead, I get asked time and time again how I raised money for my indie films.……..(read more here)

On the set of Transformers: Age of Extinction — Photo by Andrew Cooper © Paramount Pictures

“You have to begin at the end and break down who you’re making your movie for, what your potential market is, how to connect and develop relationships with distributors that can access that market for you, how to develop and craft the best screenplay that will fit your distributor’s needs, how to create the perfect business plan to support that script, and how to assemble the best team of people to help you execute your vision the right way.” Mark Freiburger……..(read more here)

BIO:

Mark Freiburger is an award-winning Filmmaker who in 2013 won the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl contest with his :30 Doritos commercial titled ‘Fashionista Daddy’. That commercial went on to be named ‘The Greatest Super Bowl Commercial of All Time’ by CBS. Freiburger directed the indie features DOG DAYS OF SUMMER, and JIMMY. He shadowed Michael Bay on the set of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION and is currently writing an action/thriller that he will direct for Original Film, the producers behind the multi-billion dollar FAST & FURIOUS franchise. He is repped by the Gotham Group and United Talent Agency.