I love books that don’t beat around the bush and jump right into the heart of a subject. “The Art of Film Funding” by Carole Lee Dean is one of those great books that gives you a lot of information, and leaves it up to you to get the job done. The book is informative, witty, and was written by someone who really knows what they are talking about. Read on for more details.

“The Art of Film Funding” looks into alternative financing concepts. The chapters are a mix of straight information and detailed interviews with people who have obtained funding in wide variety of ways. Different chapters include; financing independent films, product placement and branding, public funding, foundations and grants, pitching, writing proposals, tax laws, and state incentives, to name a few.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who is trying to raise funds for their first feature film. But before you try to raise funds, don’t forget to put together a detailed budget.