Carole Lee Dean
Carole Lee Dean runs one of the largest independent film grants in the US, where she reads hundreds of applications a year. Carole created an industry with film short ends and was the world’s largest tape recycling supplier in NYC, LA, and Chicago. She is the entrepreneurial producer of over 100 programs.
Articles by Carole Lee Dean
Henry Ford said, "If you think you can, or if you think you can't, you're right." He knew that the mind is a key component to success. Are you using your mind to fund your film?
My job is to read hundreds of film proposals for the Roy W. Dean film grants. I stay in touch with many applicants, even those who don't win, to follow their progress. Some projects are so heart... (read more)
I read thousands of proposals a year for my Roy W. Dean film grants. I know what wins grants and what turns judges off quickly. Getting it right can be a piece of cake.
Documentary film funding starts with a well-written, organized proposal. It outlines your film's story, background, and need. It also outlines the approach, structure and style in four to eight pages of dynamite pass... (read more)