How to Start a Movie Company

Did you ever find yourself in a situation when you had a terrific script but nobody got ready to transform it into a movie? I am sure the next moment you would have thought to start your own production house or movie company. What stopped you from doing that? Is it the lack of experience and self confidence or fear of the unknown?

Well, there is no doubt in that starting your own movie company is an uphill task but you can do it with little bit of research and lots of conviction and determination. All you need to do is keep a couple of important tricks of the trade in your mind.


  • 1

    What type of movie you want to make:

    First and the foremost thing you should do is to determine what type of movies you want to make. Though, it’s not necessary to confine yourself to a specific genre but this really helps you to stay focused. You can expand your operations later on but you need to make your place first.

  • 2

    Think of a name:

    The next thing you will do is to come up with a unique name for your company. You can name it after you but it’s really an old trend. You can register your name by producing some really good movies so it is better to think something new. Make sure that the name of your company is easy to remember. Contact the relevant authority and apply for a business license against your company’s name.

  • 3

    Define your role:

    You should determine your role and input. You cannot be everywhere at the same time. It is better to confine yourself to managerial level and monitor the activities. However, if you think that you can handle the work load then there is no harm in offering services in your desired area.

  • 4

    Hire a team of professionals:

    You need a team of professionals to execute your plans. Do some field work and make a list of the people who are famous for command over their craft. Offer them a competitive salary package and get them in your team. If you are starting from scratch, then you need a director, producer, production manager, writer and other below-the-line crew members.

  • 5

    Find an investor:

    If you do not have enough amount of money to run the company then write a business plan and present it to a potential investor. Once you have got the funds, you are good to call the shots.

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