43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance

ISBN-10: 0809326930
ISBN-13: 9780809326938
Edition: 3rd 2007
Authors: John W. Cones
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 3/6/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

John W. Cones has updated his now classic "43 Ways to" "Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance "with a substantially reorganized and expanded third edition. An essential reference guide for film professionals on every side of film financing, "43 Ways" answers the question that every filmmaker and producer ultimately faces, the issue that can make or break any venture into the film industry: How do I finance my feature film? The third edition includes updated information and coverage of new options for financing. In his clear and concise style and with expertise amassed over his nearly twenty years of experience in the film finance industry, Cones breaks financing options down into six main areas: gifts and grants, investor financing, domestic government subsidies and tax incentive programs, lender financing, international finance options, and studio or industry financing. Beginning with the forms of financing most likely to be accessible to independent feature film producers, Cones proceeds to other forms that become increasingly available as the producer's career matures. As an objective adviser, Cones provides specific, concise information regarding the many possible financing strategies and lists the distinct pros and cons of each strategy. This guide covers the options for film financing in rich detail so that even first-time producers and filmmakers will be able to make educated and informed decisions about the best approaches to financing their films. An extensive bibliography contains additional information about each form of film finance. Cones also counters much of the bad advice being provided by pseudoprofessional film financeconsultants and points out scams that may separate unwary film producers from their money. Although the book focuses on financing feature films, much of its information is relevant to the financing of other kinds of projects, such as short films, documentaries, videos, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors. Anyone considering making or investing in a feature film will be well served by this practical and helpful guide.

Preface
Introduction: No Single Best Way
Subsidies
Gifts and Grants
Domestic Government Subsidies and Tax Incentives
Investor Financing
Active Investor Vehicles
The Investor-Financing Agreement
General Partnerships and Joint Ventures
The Initial Incorporation
The Member-Managed LLC
Passive Investor Vehicles
The Manager-Managed LLC
Limited Partnerships
Corporate Finance
Securities Compliance
Private (exempt) Offerings
Statutory Exemptions of the 1933 Securities Act, Section 4
Intrastate Offering Exemption
Regulation D
Public/Private (Hybrid) Exemptions
Public/Private (Hybrid) Exemptions
Public (Registered) Offerings
Small Corporate Offering Registration
Regulation A
Regulation S-B
S-1 Public Offerings
Over-the-Counter, NASDAQ and Stock Exchanges
Lender Financing
Lender Financing without Distributor Contracts
Negative Pickups and the Artificial Version
Presale Financing
Gap and Supergap Financing
Insurance-Backed Schemes
Securitization
Studio/Industry Financing
Studio Development and In-House Production
Studio Production-Financing/Distribution Agreements
Studio-Based Production Companies
Independent Distributors
Domestic Studio Facilities
Film Laboratories
Talent Agencies
Actor Financing
Product Placements
End Users
Completion Funds
International Finance Options
Foreign Equity
International Coproductions
Foreign Tax Shelters and Tax Incentives
Blocked Currency or Blocked Funds
Foreign Currency
Foreign Below-the-Line or Facilities Deals
Foreign Government Subsidies
Foreign Debt Capitalization Programs
Conclusion: The Broader Film Finance Environment
Finding Investors
Limited-Use Business Plans
Financial Projections
Securities Marketing Considerations
Sources and Further Reading
Index

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