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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.

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.”

Short Post on Hard Costs

Just to set the record straight from previous comments about one of the main reasons entertainment banks ignore film budgets under 10m.The traditional finance model (via senior banks and mezz lenders) does not willingly service films with budgets under $10m because there are numerous hard costs that (as a percentage of budget) cannot be reasonably sustained by low budgets.

Why Films Under $2m Can’t Catch a Break

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.

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...

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...

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!

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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Section 181 is Back! Again! and Again!

SECTION 181 is back! Everybody's favorite on-again, off-again federal film funding incentive is back.

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.

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