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Friday, September 17, 2021

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent 03-26-12

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A Theatrical Screener (TS) copy being propelled into the Top 10 could bode well for 21 Jump Street's marketing team...

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

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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.

Indie Producers Don’t Understand Tax Credits

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Indie producers are on a relentless quest to find the elusive "final 20%" of their budgets. They've raised the equity, made the presales, maxed the gap, and still they come up 20% short. Even with a whopping 40% cash rebate! So why then are they still stumbling around trying to fill that final 20% of their budgets?! Because producers can't get out of their own way.

Nicolas Chartier and the Hidden Hands Who Financed “The Hurt Locker”

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You've all heard of the indiscretion that cost Nicholas Chartier of "The Hurt Locker" his Oscar tickets. This first hand account takes an inside financing look at Nic, "The Hurt Locker", and the risky business of indie film finance.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

AFM Currency Update

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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.