Testimonials


“An excellent, insightful guide to attracting financing for indie films. Louise Levison takes a sane, balanced approach to research, comparables and projections, achieving honest outlooks in business plans that are accurate and convincing to equity investors. An important tool for filmmakers and producers seeking innovative financing models.”

— Danny Glover, Actor/Director/Producer

 

“Thank you so much for all your help from the business plan to the emails and introductions. You have helped this film become what it is today.”

— Rob Cowie, Producer, The Blair Witch Project

 

“How to raise funds for independent films was the best-kept secret in Hollywood until Levison’s book was published.”

— Rick Pamplin, Producer/Director, The Pamplin Film Company

 

“If you are an independent filmmaker trying to raise any private financing for your film, you absolutely must read, absorb, and understand the material and advice in Louise's book...I tell all my clients to buy a copy, because they will continually use and refer back to it...I do.”

― Harris Tulchin-- Entertainment Attorney/Producer and Co-Author: "The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide”

 

“Need money for a movie? Here’s the road map every indie filmmaker needs to find it. It worked for me!”

— Paul Sirmons, Director/Producer, The First of May, former Florida Film Commissioner

 

“A ‘must have’ educational and reference tool to help you conquer current industry practices regarding finance, production and distribution. Louise has consistently delivered a plethora of information that is easy for a beginning filmmaker to understand, wile at the same time very useful to the entertainment veteran. NO filmmaker’s library would be complete without it.”

— J. David Williams, Distributor, Shiloh and The Omega Code

 

“Levison’s book gives filmmakers an inspiring and coherent merger of plain English, film lingo, and traditional business-speak. It helped me create a straightforward and thorough business plan that ultimately raised $2 million for my new project.”

— Stu Pollard, Producer/Director Keep Your DIstance

 

“If Louise Levison’s Filmmakers and Financing were only about business plans it would be worth more than its cover price. In addition, Levison gives sage, savvy and clear introductions to every important aspect of film business—marketing, distribution, varieties of investors, financing options—it’s all here, including a sample business plan. This book is a ‘must have’ for any filmmaker’s bookshelf.”

— Morrie Warshawski, Consultant and author of Shaking the Money Tree