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How To Finance Your Low Budget Film: A Seminar with Independent Film Financing Expert Suzanne Lyons

Low-budget indie financing expert and producer Suzanne Lyons walks us through how to finance a low-budget indie film project, the options available, what's needed, how to attract investors and more.

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About Suzanne Lyons
In the late 1990's Ms. Lyons co-founded Snowfall Films, Inc. and has produced 5 feature films with actors including Christopher Walken, Naomi Watts, James Caan, Alfred Molina, Brenda Blethyn, Jon Lovitz, Dean Cain, Winona Ryder, Peter Fonda and Adrian Paul. She has had a film in the Directors Fort Night at the Cannes Film Festival and won a BAFTA for another film.

Snowfall Films is gearing up to produce its next picture titled AKA which well be shooting in Germany this fall (www.snowfallfilms.com). In 2005 Snowfall Films created a genre division, WindChill Films, Inc. and has completed three films to date, selling one to ScreenGems and one to Lionsgate and winning Best Picture at Shockerfest. Ms. Lyons is co-founder of the Flash Forward Institute.

She has led hundreds of film industry seminars to over 15,000 participants of all levels and all facets of the industry in the US and Canada.




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