For example, if your movie audience is faith-based, religious, LGBT, or a college campus, traditional theater exhibitors may not be able to promote within those communities as well as the filmmaker who has created a work geared toward that particular audience.
Using a private investor to cash flow pre-sales versus a bank loan will dictate if you need a completion bond or not. Pre-production — Building a team and planning the shoot. To counteract this problem, VIZ expanded into the general publishing business and began publishing various art related books in Into these titles, Horibuchi began publishing manga, calling them graphic novels so they would be carried by mainstream bookstores.
I say, have you heard about this short film? You need some starting definitions of your plan and your needs so you can communicate them. On the other hand, a film that takes place on a spaceship as it approaches an alien planet might target the sci-fi market not a demographic group, but an interest group.
Filmproposals has fine-tuned this section with dozens of known film investors. It is the one page overview of everything that follows. So you may have a lot of costs coming at you early just to get started.
Some questions to ask yourself: Why do you want this business in the first place? More of an LGBT-themed film?