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Bankroll, 2nd Edition: A New Approach for Financing Feature Films [Paperback]

Tom Malloy

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20 May 2012
"Tom Malloy s Bankroll, 2nd Edition gives filmmakers proven methods to getting their films financed. Since the first edition was released in 2009, the financial landscape has changed so much that there are completely new approaches to funding everyone in the business must know. Whether you re an actor, writer, producer, or director, you can benefit by taking the bull by the horns and making your own film. Bankroll is written for actors/producers and writer/producers to get their feature films made. It has many creative approaches and guidance by a successful Hollywood producer who has raised over $20 million dollars. This book goes into detail to explain the legal aspects and paperwork needed to create an effective pitch packet and find financing for features. "

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Bankroll, 2nd Edition: A New Approach for Financing Feature Films + Producer to Producer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Low Budget Independent Film Producing + The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide: A Business and Legal Sourcebook
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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions; 2nd Revised edition edition (20 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1615930892
  • ISBN-13: 978-1615930890
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.4 x 1.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 843,761 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Film Fundraising 14 Oct 2009
By Richard A. Rossi - Published on Amazon.com
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***** Five Stars out of Five! Best book on film fundraising yet! It really gave me a shot in the arm to raise money for my next feature. It's written from a practitioner, not a theorist perspective, in other words Tom has done it from scratch and writes in a conversational style. Artists sometimes forget the second word in "show business" is business, and Tom demystifies the business of bankrolling features in the indie world. God bless you Tom for selflessly sharing your insights, may He multiply back to you everything you have and give.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT Way To Start Your Film Prod. Career &/Or Book Collection 1 Sep 2009
By Chris Lark - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Long story short: Tom Malloy's Bankroll is a GREAT place to start your Film Production career &/or book collection! Now: for what's it worth (FWIW) 10 years ago it was REAL hard trying to find books on Film Production anywhere. Of course back then there were lots of good books on screenwriting, acting & directing. But now in 2009 the Film Prod. world finally has a solid canon of classic books that try to mentor you in the best way about the world that helps put the worlds of the 3 subjects I just mentioned together.

I still wish that most of the books now considered classics on the Film Prod. world had come out 10 years earlier. To find some of these classics just do a search for authors like Dov S-S Simens, Greg Merritt, Paul Mason & Don Gold, Eve Light Honthaner, Gunnar Erickson, Louise Levison, Sara Caldwell and Deborah S. Patz (I'm sure I've forgotten a few more authors.) I should also mention the equally great but more specific books on financing your film by Morrie Warshawski, John W. Cones & Adam P. Davies and books on film budgets & contracts by Deke Simon & Mark Litwak respectively too. But Bankroll easily becomes a new classic in the film production book genre because of 2 things.

Tom's book is 1) an uplifting, funny & a little bittersweet auto-bio on his past & current life in the film production world (no wonder he's also a motivational speaker) and 2) a handy guide on what to do & not to do if you choose to be a film producer (especially in the investor area.) But aside from his valuable advice & tips on film prod. (for ex.:Chapters 9 - 13 on approaching investors) it's his deep enthusiasm for film production that really grabs you and leaves you with the biggest impression after reading it. I certainly didn't think anybody had THAT much devotion to film production but any book that tells you to quit your dayjob and actually has chapters called "Getting It Done" and "Taking Action!" surely isn't playing around.

So again Bankroll is a fantastic place to start your film production career and/or bookshelf. I'm currently moving on with my film prod. career and his book has me more charged up to continue MORE than books by most of the authors I mentioned earlier.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Reconmend 12 Jan 2010
By J. Anthony - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is truly amazing! Anyone that I talk to about making films and raising the money, I always direct them to this book. Not only does it cover getting your films financed but it inspires you to actually go out there and get it done with the right info to do it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Independent Filmmaker's "The Little Engine that Could" 8 Jan 2010
By C. Lang - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I thoroughly enjoyed this book on a subject that I initially thought would be pretty slow going. I was very surprised that this excellent reference book was also an entertaining and personal glimpse into the passion and energy of a man completely focused on his career as an actor in films.
This book will entertain you, educate you, inspire you and motivate you to keep your focus and get the "gold" so that you can make your film. Make sure you have your highlighter, pencils, and "Post-it" as you read this book because you'll want to reference it many times as you prepare your plan to produce your dream film.

And even though this book is focused on film financing, I would recommend this book to anyone who has an idea to sell because the cause, the work, the desire and the need is the same.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Film Financing Book I've Read So Far 15 Sep 2009
By Anthony Marinelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
As an independent filmmaker embarking on the task of raising money for my first feature, I found Tom Molloy's "Bankroll" to be the most valuable of all the other books I've read on the same subject. What Mr. Molloy does is present his real-world experiences as a producer/actor, both the obstacles and the rewards, revealing the secrets to his success and demonstrating ways to accomplish your goal, and in a straightforward manner. Unlike other books in this genre, his style is conversational and, although he never shies away from the fact that trying to raise money for a film can be extremely difficult, he reminds you that with persistence, confidence and the belief in your project, you cannot fail. Highly recommended.
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