43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

by John W. Cones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809319683

ISBN-13: 9780809319688

Pub. Date: 04/01/1995

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

This reorganized and expanded third edition of 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film answers the question that every filmmaker and producer ultimately faces, the issue that can make or break any venture into the film industry: How do I finance my film?

This guide covers the options for film financing in rich detail so that even first-time producers and filmmakers

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Overview

This reorganized and expanded third edition of 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film answers the question that every filmmaker and producer ultimately faces, the issue that can make or break any venture into the film industry: How do I finance my film?

This guide covers the options for film financing in rich detail so that even first-time producers and filmmakers will be able to make informed decisions about the best approaches to financing their films. An extensive bibliography refers readers to additional information about each form of film finance. In addition, author John W. Cones counters much of the bad advice of pseudoprofessional film finance consultants and points out scams that may separate unwary film producers from their money.

Although 43 Ways focuses on financing feature films, much of its information is relevant to the financing of other kinds of projects, such as short films, documentaries, videos, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors. Anyone considering making or investing in a feature film will be well served by this practical and helpful guide.

About the Author:
John W. Cones, a securities and entertainment attorney based in California

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809319688
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Studio Development and In-House Production Deals3
2The Studio Production-Financing/Distribution Deal9
3Studio-based Independent Production Company Financing17
4Independent-Distributor Financing22
5Domestic Studio Facilities Deals27
6Film Laboratory Deals30
7Talent Agency Financing32
8End-User Financing35
9Completion Funds37
10Lender Financing Without Distributor Contracts41
11Negative Pickups46
12Artificial Pickups56
13Presale Financing59
14The Self-funded Sole Proprietorship75
15Business Plans78
16The Investor-Financing Agreement82
17Joint-Venture Financing85
18The Initial Incorporation90
19The Investment Contract94
20Limited Partnerships97
21Limited Liability Companies102
22Corporate Financing105
23The Out-of-State Corporation110
24S Corporations113
25Small Corporate Offering Registration118
26Regulation A Offerings121
27Regulation S-B Public Offerings124
28S-1 Public (Registered) Offerings127
29Over-the-Counter Companies131
30A NASDAQ Company133
31Stock Exchange Companies136
32Convertible or Participatory Debt Instruments140
33Regulation D, Rule 504 Offerings143
34Regulation D, Rule 505 Offerings148
35Regulation D, Rule 506 Offerings152
36Blocked Currency or Blocked Funds Deals159
37Foreign Currency Deals163
38Foreign Below-the-Line or Facilities Deals165
39International Coproductions167
40Foreign Tax Shelters and Incentives171
41Foreign Government Grants or Subsidies174
42Foreign Debt Capitalization Programs176
43Foreign-Equity Financing178
Index183

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