Right to Work is Right to Picket

Right to Work is Right to Picket

The topic of Right to Work has resurfaced with IL Gov. Bruce Rauner proposing Right to Work zones throughout the state. What does this mean for Producers?

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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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Indie Producers Don’t Understand Tax Credits

Indie Producers Don’t Understand Tax Credits

Indie producers are on a relentless quest to find the elusive “final 20%” of their budgets. They’ve raised the equity, made the presales, maxed the gap, and still they come up 20% short. Even with a whopping 40% cash rebate! So why then are they still stumbling around trying to fill that final 20% of their budgets?! Because producers can’t get out of their own way.

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Pay-or-Play: Is There No Other Way?!

Pay-or-Play: Is There No Other Way?!

Indie producers seem to get very agitated around the topic of pay-or-play, a guarantee which they feel is forced upon them by agents (for the benefit of the actor or director), that the talent will be paid their fee, should the talent not be used in the production.

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The Road to Hell is Paved with Hugh Jackman’s Letter of Intent

The Road to Hell is Paved with Hugh Jackman’s Letter of Intent

There is a smoke-and-mirrors dance producers have to perform to bring all sides to the middle, but when it comes to key talent attachments, if it’s not verifiable, it doesn’t exist.

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