The Film Finance Handbook

The Film Finance Handbook

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From low budget short film schemes to multi-million dollar international co-productions, this is a vital reference guide for producers, filmmakers, financiers, and their advisors, now fully updated by 40 experts from across the globe. The practice of raising finance is addressed from the basic details to broader concepts and approaches, and information on the incentives and tax breaks offered by 50 countries is included. This resource is packed with invaluable information including details on more than 1, 000 funding awards, a glossary of 400 entry film business terms, and a table of co-production treaties. Dozens of original case studies are provided as examples of successful fundraising approaches, as are interviews with such noted film personnel as Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas, Paul Haggis--writer for Crash and Million Dollar Baby--and Jim Gilliam, who raised $300, 000 via the web. Packed with valuable contacts, helpful ideas, and decades of experience, this is the complete guide to funding your next big hit.Note that the licensing of internet rights is a fundamental legal requirement for the purchase of films to be made online. ... how are you going to fund your $10m film in the first place, or repay any financiers who were mad enough to give you the cash? ... even more significantly, the initial download of a movie is likely to be via the internet rather than straight to mobile. ... price of mainstream albums has continued to fall towards these levels, and it appears that an equilibrium is not far off.

Title:The Film Finance Handbook
Author:Adam P. Davies, Nicol Wistreich
Publisher:Netribution - 2007


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