Ask Programming: Recent Questions from Filmmakers

Posted on September 29, 2009

ITVS programming staff answer questions from filmmakers about the funding process: 

Q. Does the amount of funding a project has already received influence its chances? 
A. We ask our readers and panelists to evaluate the capacity of the applicant to complete their project on time and on budget. So, some look to see what you've been able to accomplish with the money you've received. 

Q. Are there any circumstances under which you would approve a project but at a lower budget than requested? 
A. Panelists only recommend projects for funding; they don't recommend the amount of funding. After projects are recommended for funding, our production team vets the budget of each project. Based on their analysis, ITVS then makes an offer to the producer; sometimes it's less, sometimes it's more. This is then negotiated in the contracting phase. 

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