February 1, 2016 at 7:33PM, Edited February 1, 7:37PM
Where is a good place online to learn film budgeting A-Z?
I do not live in Hollywood. In fact, I'm on the opposite end of the country. I need to learn it all without going to an expensive film school. Where I can learn the business side of filmmaking? The art side is pretty easy to find, but I can't find any real in-depth tutorials on budgeting and raising financing. I want to make a legit film and I'm not scared to raise the money. I just need to know how much I need and that I'm spending the money wisely.
a. -How do I get the money?
b. -How do I know how much money I need?
c. -Who do I pay and where do I find them?
d. -How do I present a Budget to investors (Software, format)?
e. -How do I get the money for a screenplay if I don't have a budget? (because I don't have a movie to budget without a screenplay)
f. -How do I get the movie seen once its done? In other words, How do I get it into theaters and Netflix? Is this possible without distributors?
g. -How do I set up meetings with distributors?
h. -How do I get distributors to help finance my film?
i. -Why is filmmaking so complicated? lol
Any book or website suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I prefer video lectures to reading.