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Announcement: A New Method for Indie Financing

If nothing else, film financiers like myself need to try to incorporate new sources for film funding. This merging of crowd/tribe financing into the traditional model may indeed be possible.

Will Robert Halmi Take Out JP Morgan Ent Div, too?

First, Robert Halmi's RHI bankruptcy took out US Bank's entertainment division. Now, this wave of destruction could come crashing right through the front door at JP Morgan's entertainment division. The result for indie producers will be even fewer banks willing to bet on riskier films.

Oscars & Financing: “A-list” isn’t “Always-List”

What does A-List mean and what effect does it have on getting a film financed? Does winning an Oscar make you an A-List star? Depends on how you define A-List.

Regulation-D and Film Financing

Regardless of whether your considering an individual, a group of dentists, your at home anesthesiologist, or alternative financing models such as crowd funding, tribe funding, "donations", and pre-selling DVDs, etc., (i.e. any non-accredited investor) then you MUST consider Regulation-D of the Securities Act.The following is taken from the Securities and Exchange Commission's website:

Top 10 Most Pirated Movies on BitTorrent

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...

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.

Whitewater Films Roundtable: Indie Film & the Tech Effect

We may live in the era of connectivity, but the Internet is no substitute for real, in person discussion about changes in independent film. Here's our report on Whitewater Film's latest roundtable and their efforts to create an indie community.

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...

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

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.

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