Louis Levison- Filmmakers and Financing, 4th edition
I just got through reading about 3/4ths of Louise Levison's Filmamakers and Financing, a throughly inspiring and depressing read about the whys and hows of raising funds for films. Like Dov SS Simens' Two Day Film School(tm), she through demystifies the mechanisms of film funding, writing a film business plan, proposals, how to choose a lawyer and forecasting, plus information of different distribution outlets. There is great information on the technolypse that was covered in "What is Film" earlier this year that Levison was able to foretell in her book. It's depressing in that all the research you think you have done would be sufficient, is not nearly enough. It's completely inspiring in that you realize that yes, despite the hardship, making a film and finding funding is entirely possible!