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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Report from Film Finance Summit, NYC

Report from Film Finance Summit, NYC

A report from the Film Finance Summit in New York, where the Intro & Overview of a TV & Film Transaction covered the basics of film finance: Tax Credits, Presales, Gap Lending, Equity Investors, Essential Elements, Security Interests, and more.

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Enough with the NDAs

Enough with the NDAs

In my experience, when it comes to film finance discussions, non-disclosure agreements create more liability than they prevent. There are just too many similar projects with similar players for NDAs to make sense. Plus, NDAs are the mark of a novice producer.

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All Lawyers are Not Created Equal

All Lawyers are Not Created Equal

You can find good lawyers at all size firms and you may even know some (or be related to some, I know I am). However, even within the entertainment business not all lawyers are created equal.

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