I was in Manhattan's Four Seasons Hotel, sitting across from a Wall Street guy who had already rejected me twice about investing in my latest independent film, "Em." I wondered how I would afford yet another round of $20 drinks when he stared at me, smiled, then raised his glass and said, "I'm in." I couldn't believe it. My film was financed.
Yes, film equity investors still do exist and can be found, but the competition is fierce. However, if I can do it, so can you. It's just a question of numbers. Estimate how many investors you think you need to meet to find one that actually invests; then, multiply by 10.