film investors

Y’all, what should I look for in someone’s chart in terms of financial fraud and, like, stealing people’s money (a.k.a. being manipulative) but also being really good at it lol 

delta-can-tri  asked:

Why do you think 2D animation still has an audience in Japan and Europe (particularly the French+Belgian productions)? Do you believe it is because they tend to have more of a variety in both story and style or is it just a cultural difference? I feel like American studios tend to go either family-friendly or adult comedy full of snappy dialogue. Is there no middle-ground here, or has it just stayed underground and away from mainstream media? Have your experiences proved otherwise?

Although it’s true that Americans have a limited view of what animation should be, I don’t think that’s a factor in the lack of 2D. The European production and funding processes are different than in the US (more like an independent film, with multiple investors and little to no in house work, or per project contracts, whereas in the US it’s much more expensive to produce an animated film and therefore the profit margins have to be higher). I do believe that in Japan the popularity of Manga and its influence on Anime helps keep 2D culturally relevant. 

I personally would like to see animation approach other forms of storytelling that would speak to different audiences. (I think “The Incredibles” was a step in that direction.) But it will take some time (and maybe a new generation) to get there with American audiences. 

I would like to see hand drawn animation progress and evolve. I don’t necessarily think it should always look like it has for the past 100 years. I like to think that if we did a 2D film that didn’t look like it was painted on cells, but had an illustrative, or painterly quality that was completely new, we might begin to show the potential of the medium. Maybe then we could win back an audience for hand drawn.

Now that Indivisible is back on track, there’s one more honest campaign that needs a lot of help.

Dragon’s Lair the Animated film by Don Bluth, which will potentially be the first 2D animated feature film in awhile. It’s based around the Hall of famed Arcade hit ‘Dragons lair’ from about 30 years ago.

They have 11 days left.  181,492$ out of 550,000$ has been made so far.

The 550,000$ will be used to make a film pitch so they can convince investors and banks to fund the millions required to make it.

“ Animated motion pictures cost loads of money and time. If you have followed the latest publicity on animated films or checked out you would know that these films, traditional hand-drawn or computer generated can cost anywhere from $55 million to $240 Million, some even more - just on the production. Promoting an animated film could cost an additional $100 Million to market the film worldwide. In order to finance the production, promotion and distribution, independent companies like Don Bluth Films must approach major film studios, private investors, or investment banks for loans and/or equity investment to finance their films.” 

Throw them some love! Dragons Lair would be an amazing film.