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AFM Currency Update

Great news for the first day of the American Film Market: the GBP and the Euro are both trading high against the USD, which is elevating the AUS as well. This should stimulate early film buying.

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...

Report from Film Finance Summit, NYC

A report from the Film Finance Summit in New York, where the Intro & Overview of a TV & Film Transaction covered the basics of film finance: Tax Credits, Presales, Gap Lending, Equity Investors, Essential Elements, Security Interests, and more.

Czech Republic now has 20% Film Incentive

The Czech Republic now has a 20% production incentive for films that spend more than CZK15mm (apx. USD $700,000) in the country.
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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.

Currency Can Kill Your Movie

Hedging currency for a film production is one of the toughest decisions a producer makes. It’s the practice of managing losses, as opposed to capturing gains...

Divergent and the Illinois Film Tax Credit

A big studio film every few years is not sustainable. It's time for Illinois to acknowledge the resources it lacks and modify the credit to be inclusive, not exclusive, to the global industry.

URGENT: 2 weeks to Grandfather Your Section-181-Benefit

We are fast approaching the end of the year and that means you have two weeks left to grandfather your Section-181 benefit.

Power to the People: The Democratization of Film

For indie filmmakers, Production is the first of the three barriers-to-entry to crumble under the weight of the masses. Finance and Distribution are next.

Union Busting 101

The 3 biggest obstacles to getting a movie made are unions, agents and producers. They're self-serving, only say "no", and care most about their credit.

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