Without an established studio system or production
infrastructure, it can be frustratingly difficult for Colorado media-makers
to connect meaningfully with investors. It can also make the pathway
to distribution seem daunting, if not impossible. And without distribution,
there is no audience and no return on investment.
But media-making in Colorado doesn't have to
be impossible. Artists and businesspeople across the nation achieve
success in this difficult field all the time.
It's time to demystify the process and bring
this knowledge to Colorado. It's time we made movies that are competitive
in the marketplace.
Demystifying the Process
Colorado's media industry may be nascent, but
the established methods for attracting significant financing can still
be applied to your production. CoSFIC offers classes across Colorado
taught by professional film/TV/media producers who will break down
the process of designing a production that will:
It's about working backward -- knowing how you
will connect to your audience. This plan of action helps assure investors
that you know your business and how to capitalize on their investment.
How's Colorado's Media Industry?
There's plenty of talk about the burgeoning
Colorado film industry, but not a lot of metrics to prove it true.
The current Colorado media-making community are the dreamers and doers
who'll make a thriving media industry a reality--but only if we can
The CoSFIC Coalition is convinced Colorado's
independent media-making community is ready to make the leap to a
more competitive level, and that the way to do it is to address the
industry standards required to be successful.
And what is success? Finding your audience.
How do you do that? Increasingly, distributors
are the gatekeepers in the independent media world, and addressing
the criteria of what makes for a desirable property should be part
of the development process. Before you've even picked up a camera.
This applies to film, TV shows, and even web
series. The growth in these areas is absolutely radical. New teleplay
writers and TV producers are invited to play in what was once a closed
medium, and the internet is the Wild West--anyone with a vision can
How do you get there?
With all the astonishing talent in Colorado,
it's time for our community to more consistently work at this level.
If we want more media in our great state, we need to connect our stories
with the needs and expectations of audiences, and thus investors and
The business of independent film, TV, and web
series is not difficult to understand, and the artful, thoughtful
application of business methodology can make all the difference in
securing financing, maximizing on that budget, delivering a successful
project, and building a brighter media future for us all.
Want to come play? Check out our Classes