Money doesn't grow on trees. But you can have your own non-literal money tree if your film is a smash hit. With the secrets I am going to disclose to you, as long as you aren't a pessimist who refuses to listen, I promise that you will walk away with many ideas you never thought of to get your films funded and your dreams made.
Rob Margolies graduated from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production. During his senior year, he was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by Oscar-Winning Director, William Friedkin. The Duffer Brothers' (creators of “STRANGER THINGS"), were Rob's classmates at Chapman and he produced their first-ever film.
In 2009, Rob was honored as the Chapman University Alumnus of the Year.
Margolies’ first movie, “LIFELINES”, stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at film festivals across the country. His second movie, “SHE WANTS ME”, received worldwide distribution by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, and Charlie Sheen, among others. Margolies’ third movie, “ROOMMATE WANTED” stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris, and was also purchased and distributed worldwide by Lionsgate.
Margolies had three feature films released worldwide in 2020 - “ALL YOU CAN EAT”, starring Randy Quaid, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Johnson, Jason Mewes, and Peter Scolari. “IMMORTAL” starring Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Mario Van Peebles, Agnes Bruckner, Vanessa Lengies, and Robin Bartlett and “YES” starring Nolan Gould, Oscar Nunez, and Siobhan Fallon.
Margolies has served as a writer, producer, and/or director on a variety of TV shows, web series, and feature films. His most recent films as a producer are “NEVER HEARD”, a faith-based gospel film with an all-star cast now on Netflix, “I’D LIKE TO BE ALONE NOW”, featuring a knockout ensemble cast which was released worldwide by Gravitas Ventures, and “LOVE AND COMMUNICATION” a wonderful true story about a family’s struggle raising an autistic son, is in post-production.
Rob is currently attached to several other feature films with all-star casts, including “BOBCAT MORETTI”, “BURNING GIRL”, A SEXUAL, “THE INTIMACY COORDINATOR” and “THE HOME”.
FINDING THE FUNDS: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO SECURING FILM FUNDING
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