Well, not really. But if you want to be truly independent in your art and craft, you need to establish a business model that works for you and your company. Even in a world where audiences spend more time online than watching TV, financing digital and cross-media content is still a challenge.
The entertainment industry is still organised in a silo structure and new, experimental and creative projects struggle to get the necessary funding. To succeed producing cross-media you need to understand the limitations and the opportunities available, from searching for available funding at the right places, to combining traditional and new sources of financing and working with brands and advertisers, without ever forgetting the potential international market. In the last decade, Nuno Bernardo was able to finance and produce iconic cross-media projects, from Sofia’s Diary to Beat Girl, that got awards and recognition but also generated the important revenues.