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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

AFM Sees Currency Gains

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Good news for AFM! Foreign buyers are coming to the market with increased buying-power thanks to major rebounding from Euro, Yen, Canadian & Australian dollars.

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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Pirated Blu-Ray/DVD’s for Captain America: The First Avenger, Cars 2, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Crazy Stupid Love all entered the illicit Top 10 this week — as did...

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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Transformers 3 continues to top the chart for the second consecutive week, while Mr. Popper's Penguins and Screwed both make their debuts.

Currency Woes – Why the Weak Dollar Is Helping and Hurting Hollywood

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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.

Film Funds: It’s Not You, It’s Them

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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

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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...

Power to the People: The Democratization of Film

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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.

I Know Your Financial IQ

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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.

Be Warned – What 2011 Means for Filmmakers

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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...

Note: Oscars Don’t Finance Films

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Why are Kathryn Bigelow & Mark Boal, the Oscar wining director & writer of The Hurt Locker, having to leak their pitch to the press to drum up financial support?