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The New ABC of California Corporations

There are two brand new corporations that could be kind of cool for socially-conscious filmmakers: They are the “B Corp.” and the “Flexible Purpose Corp.”

Grandfather Your Section-181 Benefit Now

Section §181 expires at the end of 2011. If you grandfather it correctly, then your film or series (up to 44 episodes!) will remain eligible for the benefits indefinitely.

Online Piracy Has a Silver Lining

BitTorrent sites cost studios and filmmakers billions of dollars a year in illegal downloads, but they also provide marketing intel that is invaluable...

I LOST MY INVESTOR!

As a finance person, I spend a lot of time cleaning up after producers, which makes it easy to opine on their shortcomings and how they can better themselves. But I also spend just as much time cleaning up after investors who’ve jumped ship.

Film Funds: It’s Not You, It’s Them

A lack of funding options is creating opportunities for new funds to enter the indie market; understanding their funding criteria is Job #1 for producers...

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum concluded this week and has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind. One thing that sets this forum apart is...

The Kids Are Alright, But What About The Producers

With 20 producers credited, The Kids Are Alright is poised to be this year's annual Academy Award controversy over who gets the Oscar.

New Tax Bill Extends Section 181 Federal Film Tax Credit

The new tax bill that President Obama recently signed into law will extend the Section 181 film tax credit to the end of 2011. In addition, it can be applied retroactively to all qualifying films produced in 2011 AND 2010!

2010 Toronto Film Festival: Part 2

The Toronto Dutch Auction has picked up some steam, but it's going to take at least another AFM to clear out the supergap glut...

UPDATE: Tribe-Funding, SEC Change?

Just got the following message from Paul Spinrad about a "crowd-funding campaign to change crowd-funding law." This is a perfect opportunity for the indie film tribe to support its best interests:

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