Low Budget 3-D: Panasonic Brings 3-D to the Indie Market

Low Budget 3-D: Panasonic Brings 3-D to the Indie Market

For the indie film producer, the cost of hardware, the skills required of operators, and the extra shooting time it takes are all barriers to using 3-D. Panasonic’s AG-3DA1 solves these problems. For about $30,000, you get the fully HD 3D camera, a monitor, and two pairs of stylish glasses.

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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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Behind the scenes video at “The Hurt Locker” Oscar viewing party

Behind the scenes video at “The Hurt Locker” Oscar viewing party

Note: If you are looking for the video featuring Jenn Lee discussing the financing of “The Hurt Locker” it is no longer available. That was a 48 hour special. VIDEO  (BELOW): An Amazing Moment for Both of Them. Nadine De

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Top Independent Filmmakers, Take Finance Plans Seriously

Top Independent Filmmakers, Take Finance Plans Seriously

The following is what you’ll need to calculate: (a) What your films budget is and (b) What type of capital you’ll be using. 1. Budget information 2. Foreign pre-sales and estimates 3. Tax credits 4. Sources of equity
5. Gap calculation 6. Financing costs 7. Credit discounting (presales and unsold territories) 8. Bridge details
9. Worldwide costs of sales (sales agents, etc.)

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