#1 Posted by catthebig (18 posts) -

hey all, me and a couple friends want to start a film and tv site in london, england. probably a crazy question, but is there any way we can approach small media companies that would hope to invest and fund us?

#2 Posted by doobie (605 posts) -

what would be your USP

#3 Posted by LimpBishop (220 posts) -

Well - unless you have something no one else offers within that area - then no, you will not be likely to find anyone wanting to invest in, not in these days.

The best thing to do, is to start out yourself - say in blog form. This way you - might - be able to attract eyes from someone, and who knows, maybe they want to offer you money for what you do.

But be aware. Starting a site, especially in a field that is covered by hundreds/thousands other - you will have to work immensely hard to stand out from the rest.

#4 Edited by PenguinDust (12455 posts) -

Kickstarter! Isn't that the way all projects start these days?

#5 Posted by catthebig (18 posts) -

Yeah i'm aware of that stuff, I'm just not sure what companies there are who would even entertain the idea.

#6 Posted by Dagbiker (6939 posts) -

@catthebig said:

Yeah i'm aware of that stuff, I'm just not sure what companies there are who would even entertain the idea.

How do you plan to make money?

#7 Posted by JasonR86 (9611 posts) -

@catthebig:

Try looking at screwattack.com and see what they did. They were in a similar position 5-6 years ago and have created a fairly successful site without a ton of support. Maybe you could contact the site's creator and ask for suggestions.

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#8 Posted by Fallen189 (4944 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

Kickstarter! Isn't that they way all projects start these days?

They're UK based and kickstarter is USA only

#9 Posted by Whampire (58 posts) -

I really think that the only way to get something like this off of the ground is to put in the groundwork through blogging and social media. Start to build an audience. When you can prove that people want to follow your take on things, you may be able to make the jump to finding ad revenue.

I think that creating the content because you love the media that you're covering and you have something to say should be the baseline goal. Not sponsorship.

#10 Posted by LimpBishop (220 posts) -

@Whampire said:

I really think that the only way to get something like this off of the ground is to put in the groundwork through blogging and social media. Start to build an audience. When you can prove that people want to follow your take on things, you may be able to make the jump to finding ad revenue.

I think that creating the content because you love the media that you're covering and you have something to say should be the baseline goal. Not sponsorship.

QFT ^^

#11 Posted by catthebig (18 posts) -

are there any grants you can get?