AFM Sees Currency Gains

AFM Sees Currency Gains

Good news for AFM! Foreign buyers are coming to the market with increased buying-power thanks to major rebounding from Euro, Yen, Canadian & Australian dollars.

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Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they’re sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.

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Union Busting 101

Union Busting 101

The 3 biggest obstacles to getting a movie made are unions, agents and producers. They’re self-serving, only say “no”, and care most about their credit.

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Currency Woes – Why the Weak Dollar Is Helping and Hurting Hollywood

Currency Woes – Why the Weak Dollar Is Helping and Hurting Hollywood

A week dollar is great for US producers looking to secure foreign pre-sale contracts, but it can also work against US producers looking to shoot abroad.

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Film Funds: It’s Not You, It’s Them

Film Funds: It’s Not You, It’s Them

A lack of funding options is creating opportunities for new funds to enter the indie market; understanding their funding criteria is Job #1 for producers…

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First Republic Bank Creates New Entertainment Division

First Republic Bank Creates New Entertainment Division

Heading up the new division are Bank Leumi veterans Melanie Kinsky, Mandie Rush, and Wendy Moore. Melanie will head-up the Film & Media Finance division, with support from Rush and Moore.

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Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum concluded this week and has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind. One thing that sets this forum apart is…

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I Know Your Financial IQ

I Know Your Financial IQ

A finance plan is the best indicator of a producer’s financial I.Q. — it helps you see the forest through the trees. If you’re financing your project with something other than friends’ and family’s money, or for less than a million bucks, then you can probably go without one. For anything beyond that, you’re going to need one, and if it doesn’t look like this…

…then you don’t have a finance plan.

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The Kids Are Alright, But What About The Producers

The Kids Are Alright, But What About The Producers

With 20 producers credited, The Kids Are Alright is poised to be this year’s annual Academy Award controversy over who gets the Oscar.

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Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

The mantra for surviving 2011 and 2012 will be to swing for singles and doubles, not for fences. If you really know what your doing, then it’s a great time to enter the film market. But if you don’t…

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