Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films (2nd Edition)

Bankroll: A New Approach to Financing Feature Films (2nd Edition)

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When the first edition of this lively and exuberant book was released it instantly became the “gold standard” for indie film finance. This second edition has been completely updated and revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of film financing. With a strong emphasis on international financing, new distribution methods, and the power of pitching, the energetic Tom Malloy once again shares every secret to further your success.

In this remarkably clear and straightforward new resource, Malloy reveals his secrets for pitching, film financing, and raising money from a variety of sources.  Malloy’s fresh approach to financing demonstrates that there is money all around you that you can start tapping into right now. His clearheaded strategy gives you the tools and confidence you need to put dreams into action.

Bankroll is the book that all filmmakers have been waiting for. It deviates from the traditional business-oriented film books that tell you how to get grants and explain how studio deals work but leave you at square one. It gives you the precise and practical details of how the author has raised over $20 million for a number of independent feature films. Now – there are no excuses. Go bankroll your film!

What People Say

“This may be the only book you’ll ever need to read about independent filmmaking. Malloy’s energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge leap off the page. If this doesn’t motivate and inspire you, nothing will!”
— Stephanie Austin, producer, Terminator 2, True Lies, Behind Enemy Lines

“The simplest, most straightforward instructions I’ve ever read about how to finance your own film. This isn’t an exposé of how bigwig studio moguls do it; it’s a step-by-step guide to how the scrappy, savvy, do-it-yourselfers do it.”
— Chad Gervich, TV writer/producer and author, Small Screen, Big Picture: A Writer’s Guide to the TV Business

“A superb approach to independent financing... an excelling roadmap for the first-time filmmaker.”
—Dov S-S Simens, author, From Reel to Deal; Dean, 

“Tom Malloy’s approach is the real deal and combines pragmatism with a bit of motivational pep talk and spirituality. The book isn’t written by a lawyer or ex-agent or trust-fund-gilded producer who happens to be blessed with personal wealth and endless family contacts in high places. Since Tom is a writer, actor, producer, and filmmaker his advice comes from a unique perspective and should be mandatory reading for aspiring film producers.”
— Michael Roban, Executive Producer, Secretary, Penelope, Love in the Time of Cholera

Tom Malloy wrote, produced, and starred in Love N’ Dancing, a West Coast Swing dance film directed by Rob Iscove (She’s All That). Starring opposite Tom are Amy Smart, Billy Zane, and Betty White. He is also a nationally known motivational speaker for high school students (


Vital statistics

ISBN-10: 1615930892
ISBN-13: 9781615930890
Publication date: May 1, 2012
Language: English
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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