What type of investors should you get for your movie? Joe Boyd tells us about financing and distributing movies.
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JOE BOYD QUOTE
my background was in improv with second city
Did improv in Vegas, lived there in 10 years
I´m a good improviser, everything else I fake
Did the whole actor in LA thing but had producing opportunities
Ended up moving to Cincinnati where i´m from
I got production opportunities ironically after I moved from LA
I was in General Hospital for like 12 episodes, in LA you´re embarrassed of it, in Cincinnati you´re a star
Pilgrim films does feature films, television, etc.
More friendly to be a filmmaker in Cincinnati
I was becoming a pastor, but it wasn´t me.
We were watching a SNL documentary . If i were to do it all again I would do comedy
First class I felt truly at home
First five auditions I got the part
I didn´t know any better and I didn´t care (on nailing auditions)
This is a risky investment.
GETTING MOVIES TO WALMART/NETFLIX
A strange brand of happy and hope bridge
Released two years apart
two different distributors
Netflix offered $300 to be on for 3 years at that time (7 years ago)
You made it if you are on Netflix
Be careful about who invests in your movie
Three good types of investors:
1) They like you and support you.
2) Ego thing. They like going to Walmart and seeing “executive producer”
3) Message or a cause. Less concerned about the return
Not all money is equal. Sounds good in the moment but can be a headache later on
No creative input
1 will be a hit, 9 of them will fail
SONG OF THE SHOW
California by No:Carrier