Are you a filmmaker who wants to create great work, that is truly appreciated, and actually makes money? If so, I would like to help you achieve those goals.
My name is Joanne Butcher. I work with independent filmmakers to create critically successful films that change the world AND make money! My inspiration comes from the desire to help those who want to bring their voices into the world, no matter what the commitment or sacrifice that is required. Especially in these most disorienting times, it's essential that those of you who have worked hard on yourselves to get your voices out into the world, actually get heard. And there is nothing as powerful in our 21st century as the power of film to get your voice heard.
What I find is that filmmakers struggle with selecting projects that work in the marketplace, mastering basic business practices that would allow them to make money on the extremely hard work they do, and understanding the business path to success. What they really want is to create films they are proud of, get the visibility those films deserve, and make money doing what they love - filmmaking. It is my opinion that if you are an independent filmmaker, you need to become an expert fundraiser. And I can help you with that! I have conducted dozens of fundraising campaigns from a few thousand dollars to millions!
You can find me speaking every month in San Francisco, Miami and at International Film Festivals. I also work one-on-one as an Executive Coach to Independent Filmmakers and specialize in helping filmmakers raise the funds to complete their first feature film with the specific goal of selling that film in the marketplace. While making that first film, we work towards being ready to make the second film. But - and this may seem obvious - you can't make the second film before you complete the first!
If you are interested in working with me one on one, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a complementary "Filmmaker Success Breakthrough Session" (Value $500). This call will change your life! We will take about 45 minutes on the phone to discuss your vision of your work as a filmmaker and look at how you can create a sustainable filmmaking career whatever obstacles you may face. Select a time on my calendar here: https://filmmakersuccess.agilecrm.com/calendar/joanne
For more advanced documentary filmmakers: I also work with - at most two - filmmakers who are transitioning to larger levels of fundraising and need help managing the systems and teams necessary to raising more than $200,000 - $4,000,000 a year. As of June 12, 2020, I have one open slot for one more client in this arena, where I serve as a Virtual Development Department. Make an appointment on the same calendar for a Filmmaker Success Breakthrough Session and let's talk!
I look forward to speaking with you and working with you for the success of your next film. Joanne
Joanne Butcher is an international speaker and Filmmaker Success Mentor, with 20 years of training in film finance, fundraising, scriptwriting, distribution, and exhibition.
Joanne has personally mentored filmmakers from the U.S., Brazil, the Caribbean, and Latin America on the topics of creative excellence, scriptwriting, goal setting, marketing, fundraising, and basic business principles, and how to apply these to succeed in the business of filmmaking.
Joanne served as the global marketing curator for YouTube’s UK Movie Channel and has raised millions of dollars from companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo, Cisco, individual foundations including the Kresge Foundation, the San Francisco Foundation and many more, as well as individuals.
She served as Executive Director of the Alliance Cinema on Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, IFP/Miami and as a founder of IFP/National (www.ifp.org). She collaborates with the Brazilian Film Festival and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. She created and spearheaded the Florida Statewide Film Competition that provided a prize of $200,000 in cash, goods and services to a feature film. Her clients currently have 35 feature films - both narrative and documentary - in a range of stages of development from pre-production to delivery, as well as several shorts and 2 new series for PBS.