85.2 F
Chicago
Saturday, July 4, 2020

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.”

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...

Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

The mantra for surviving 2011 and 2012 will be to swing for singles and doubles, not for fences. If you really know what your doing, then it's a great time to enter the film market. But if you don't...

The IL Film Tax Incentive: Don’t Kid Yourself, Studios Aren’t Moved By It

It may surprise Chicagoans to hear, but Movie Studios don’t care about the Illinois tax incentive. In general, the only studio films that come to Illinois are those that have already established themselves with the "Cheaper than New York to film" Chicago look, like 'The Dark Knight', or those films that actually need Chicago, ‘Public Enemies’...

US House Passes Important Crowdfunding Legislation

The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed its first significant crowdfunding legislation, allowing entrepreneurs to crowdsource up to $2 million per year.

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.
section181

Section 181 is Back! Again! and Again!

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

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.

I Know Your Financial IQ

A finance plan is the best indicator of a producer’s financial I.Q. -- it helps you see the forest through the trees. If you're financing your project with something other than friends' and family's money, or for less than a million bucks, then you can probably go without one. For anything beyond that, you're going to need one, and if it doesn't look like this......then you don't have a finance plan.

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.

Stay connected

0FansLike
1,110FollowersFollow
14,700SubscribersSubscribe

Latest article

video

Confessions of an Ex-Distributor Turned Filmmaker with Jeff Deverett // Indie Film Hustle Podcast

Access IFH Academy's Film Distribution: Confidential Course (BETA) http://www.indiefilmhustle.com/letmeinListen to more at http://www.indiefilmhustle.comI'm so excited to bring this episode to the IFH Tribe I can barely...
video

DVD is NOT Dead! Making MAJOR Money with DVD Distribution with Jeff Santo //...

Listen to more at http://www.indiefilmhustle.comDVD is dead! Not so fast. Today's guest is filmmaker Jeff Santo who has been making major money selling DVDs of his...
video

Using Filmmaking for Change in the World with Jon Fitzgerald // Indie Film Hustle

Listen to more at http://www.indiefilmhustle.comToday on the show we have filmmaker and author Jon Fitzgerald. Jon has twenty-five years of experience in the independent film, internet,...