"I had been shopping around a script for a while when a producer took interest. After reading the latest draft, I was invited to a meeting at his Pittsburgh office. He told me that he loved the project for me, a first time director, because it was a genuinely emotional yet commercial story that could be filmed fairly cheaply.
He told me, that while he loved the project he wasn't going to go out on a limb if I wasn't and that the proposal package to investors would cost roughly $3500, but his company would take care of some of the cost, leaving my company to pay $2500 before they begin the package. The money would then be later recouped in the line budget under Developement, where I would get my money back.
I'm not sure if it ought to work this way, and as this is my first attempt at working with a producer to find funding, im a bit apprehensive."