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Sep 13, 2022

Do you love to watch movies?  Have you ever wondered how movies actually get made?  

Yes, there's the casting and the filming and the editing, but where does the money come from to allow a film to be distributed?

My guest this week is Joanne Butcher, who runs 

Joanne focuses on helping filmmakers understand and navigate the process of getting funding for their movie projects. 

In short, she helps filmmakers with the money issues.  Joanne shows her clients how to tap their own networks to get funding for their projects, and ultimately, how to get butts in the seats.

We cover the following areas:

  • Why filmmakers are so focused on writing, directing, and editing, but are oftentimes clueless on how to get distribution for their films;
  • Why filmmakers are often horrified at the idea of monetizing their projects;
  • The mysterious and opaque nature of the finances of the filmmaking industry, and why Joanne is writing a book about this topic;
  • Why filmmakers must learn to make a killer pitch, and how Joanne helps them learn that art; and
  • Why film festivals are never a good place to get distribution, and why filmmakers mention the words "film festivals" to investors are their peril.

Tune in for this and much more.  Check out this week's episode!