In this interview, Tom shares...
- Insights on increased opportunity for financing your films
- How to use the finders-fee method to find potential investors for your film
- How to use the vested-interest approach to acquire ideal financiers
- How to entice a financier to make the initial investment and get the first money into the project
- How to vet your potential investor and “Find out if your rich guy is real”
- The 3 rules of pitching investors
- The perfect pitch package to make your presentation
- Tips on implementing an effective follow-up system to close the deal
In 1998, Tom Malloy was one of the lead actors in the film Gravesend, produced by Oliver Stone. The film became an indie-cult favorite. When this film failed to make him into a household name, Tom decided to learn as many facets of the movie business as he could.
He quickly realized that the single most important aspect to learn is raising the money necessary to shoot a film. The problem was, no person or book was available to show Tom how to do it. So, over the course of 8 years, he created his own method, and authored the book Bankroll: A New Approach To Financing Films, which features precise and practical details of how he raised more than $15 million in four years for a number of independent feature films.
Tom has written and produced the thriller films The Attic and The Alphabet Killer and the documentary High Roller: The Bob Perry Story. He has appeared in principal roles on Law & Order, Third Watch, Kidnapped, The Siege (with Denzel Washington), and Anger Management.
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