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.
Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they're sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.
Film Closings was featured this week in a Chicago Tribune article as well as in Screen juxtaposing what others in the state were saying and rallying for when it came to the IL film incentive. This post gives a broader understanding to our view on the credit climate overall. As well as a Pop Quiz.
Something that bigger-budget producers unknowingly take for granted is the availability of different types of financing. But any ultra low budget producer (under $2m) can tell you with frustrating familiarity that they can fit their financing structure on a postage stamp.
Last week I moderated Variety's panel on “How to Make Crowd-Funding Work for Filmmakers” and it marks a seminal moment in the convergence of filmmaking and technology. Hear me out...
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.
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.
Somebody in Springfield must follow my blog, because it appears they're going to update the film incentive to include non-resident cast.
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