Ask Adam #13: How Do I Get An Agent?

Ask Adam #13: How Do I Get An Agent?

Independent film producer, former studio exec and media expert Adam Leipzig answers Marcia’s question, “How do I get an agent?”

Adam explains in less than two minutes. He says that you don’t get an agent … they will get you. They are seeking great talent, but they have to see your film. But worry first about making a great film. Do that and getting a good agent will be easy.

Ask Adam #14: What Is An Aggregator?

Ask Adam #14: What Is An Aggregator?

Independent film producer, author, and former Disney and National Geographic exec, Adam Leipzig answers Victor’s question, “What is an aggregator?”

Adam explains the value of what an aggregator can do for you as a filmmaker. They can be your best friend and make things really easy for you as indie filmmaker. Learn more in this two minute video.

Ask Adam #15: Can I Trust A Producer To Option My Script?

Ask Adam #15: Can I Trust A Producer To Option My Script?

Independent film producer, author, and former Disney and National Geographic exec, Adam Leipzig answers Kathleen’s question, “Can I trust a producer to option my script?”

Adam explains that you should vet the producer to ensure that they are a legitimate professional with a proven track record. Always remember that once you agree to option you are married to that agreement. An attorney is a must and be sure that it is time limited. More details in this 2 minutes video.

Ask Adam #16: Should I Finance My Movie On My Credit Card

Ask Adam #16: Should I Finance My Movie On My Credit Card

Independent film producer, author, and former Disney and National Geographic exec, Adam Leipzig answers Dara’s question, “Should I finance my film on my credit card?”

Adam answers in about two minutes … yes, only if you can afford to lose that money. Most indie films will not make their money back, so you must be very careful in making that decision. It’s great to invest in yourself at the right level. Watch his complete answer now.

Ask Adam #17: Can You Make A Living From Indie Films?

Ask Adam #17: Can You Make A Living From Indie Films?

Independent film producer, author, and former Disney and National Geographic exec, Adam Leipzig answers Jake’s question, “Can I make a living from independent films?”

Tough question to tackle, but Adam does so with honesty. Making indie OR studio films is often a money losing proposition, but that doesn’t mean don’t make movies. Watch this short video to learn more.

Ask Adam #18: How Do You Make The Ask Adam Videos?

Ask Adam #18: How Do You Make The Ask Adam Videos?

Independent film producer, author, and former Disney and National Geographic exec, Adam Leipzig answers Sidney’s question: “How do you make these Ask Adam videos?”

Adam takes you step-by-step through the very basic DIY approach to how the Ask Adam videos are made.

TIFF Industry Dialogues

TIFF INDUSTRY DIALOGUES:
DISRUPTIVE WAYS TO INVEST PROFITABLY IN INDEPENDENT FILM

TIFF Industry Dialogues

Can you invest in great independent films, help get them made, AND put the scary investor horror-story odds in your favor? This panel from TIFF 2015 is not about Tax Credits! Learn a new perspective on financing opportunities, and examine how to invest in a film’s IP beyond script-development, whether or not to ‘heavy-up’ the investment, and how to act like a bank with security and downside protection. If you are an investor in independent film, a high net worth individual, or a filmmaker wishing to understand new strategic, risk-managed investment opportunities – you should watch this video.