The Mentoring Room - Ask the Working Pros

Mentoring Room

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This is a Public Topic geared towards first-time filmmakers. Professional members of The D-Word will come by and answer your questions about documentary filmmaking.

Chad Perdue
Fan
I have a question. where can someone get stockfootage of
Pagan/religious rituals.
John Philp
Fan
hi everyone,
massive questions, i know, but can anyone point me toward a good website
or someting that discusses documentary financing methods and the
differences between them. i'm a little confused abour presales versus co-
production financing versus corporate funding, etc. and what's the best for my
film.
Robert Goodman
Pro
Lots of good books available.
Pre-sales: Broadcaster signs an agreement to pay a fee before doc is
finished. Money paid when doc is finished. Guarantees them input and
right to air.
Co-production - Broadcaster, production company - supply money and
help guide production.
Foundations - provide grants to fund all or part of a doc.
Corporations - provide money to fund all or part of a doc.
Corporations pay you to make a doc.
Doug Block
Host
with a pre-sale, part of the license fee is paid on signing a
contract. in fact, could be up to half.
Robert Goodman
Pro
thanks - doug - meant to include word "most" Still recovering from
Reykjavik.
Doug Block
Host
heh heh ;-) (inside joke - you had to be there)
Dana Flor
Fan
I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what exactly is the role of the executive
producer in a documentary? What are his/her responsibilities?
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