Investing in a Movie: Budget and financial questions

Thinking about investing in a Movie? It can be a big decision, so make sure you do your due diligence. Sometimes, being human, we can forget to ask the right questions. We have compiled a list of 10 Budget and financial questions for you to ask before investing in a Movie


Budget and financials questions


  • Does the production have a detailed budget?
  • How have each line in the budget been calculated?
  • What elements of the budget are most likely to be exceeded?
  • Who developed the budget, and what is their experience in making such budgets?
  • What is Plan B if the movie runs out of money?
  • How much is the movie expected to make during its lifetime?
  • Will the company behind the movie have annual audited accounts, showing any income from sales and royalties?
  • What elements of the budget can be reduced if other elements get exceeded?
  • Is there money set aside the budget for various unexpected expenses?
  • Is it expected that the budget will be updated and modified later in the process?

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Investing in a Movie: Budget and financial questions