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AFM Currency Update

AFM Currency Update

Great news for the first day of the American Film Market: the GBP and the Euro are both trading high against the USD, which is elevating the AUS as well. This should stimulate early film buying.

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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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Grandfather Your Section-181 Benefit Now

Grandfather Your Section-181 Benefit Now

Section §181 expires at the end of 2011. If you grandfather it correctly, then your film or series (up to 44 episodes!) will remain eligible for the benefits indefinitely.

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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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Online Piracy Has a Silver Lining

Online Piracy Has a Silver Lining

BitTorrent sites cost studios and filmmakers billions of dollars a year in illegal downloads, but they also provide marketing intel that is invaluable…

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Currency Can Kill Your Movie

Currency Can Kill Your Movie

Hedging currency for a film production is one of the toughest decisions a producer makes. It’s the practice of managing losses, as opposed to capturing gains…

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