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Film and Video Financing

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ISBN-10: 0941188116

ISBN-13: 9780941188111

Edition: 1991

Authors: Michael Wiese

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Film & Video Financing offers the independent producer a plethora of approaches to the complex and arduous task of financing the low-budget ($10 million or less) feature. Contents include information on current attitudes and approaches to finding investment through limited partnerships, equity investments, banking issues, split-rights deals, debt equity deals, blocked funds, foreign pre-sales, and much more. plus insider's tips from independent producers and money raisers for such films as sex, lies, and videotape, Dirty Dancing, and Kiss of the Spider Woman.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 1/25/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
Film Production Overview
Attitude and Approach
Attitude
Experience
Strong Package
Resources and Network
Integrity
Personal Power
Resources
Development Ability--"Packaging"
Script Development
Script Development Deals
Packaging
Support Team
Sales Person
Lawyer
Accountant
Production Company
Rights Package--Letters of Intent
Financial Package
Budget
Money-Saving Tips
Deferred Payment
Income Projections
Completion Bonds
Lab Deals
Advertising Deals
Distribution
The Role of Banks
Banker
Bank Loans
The Banks
Banking Strategy
Summary
Risk Capital
What is it?
Greg Johnson Interview
Limited Partnerships
Letters of Credit
Equity Investments
Equity Capital
How International "Pre-Buy Equities" Work
Co-Productions
Below-the-Line Deals
Television Joint Ventures
Print and Ad Financing
Laboratories as Partners
Tax-Driven Deals
Summary
Getting Investors
Critical Mass
Right and Left Brain Pitches
About Investing
End Users as Financiers
Private Investors
What Investors Want
Pre-Sales
Introduction to Pre-Sales
Street Gossip
The Value of Genre
Foreign Pre-Sales: Richard Lorber Interview
Upside/Downside
Strategies for Foreign Sales
Negative Pickups
Value of Domestic Distribution
Distributors and Distribution
Foreign Financing
The Financing Issue: Chicken or the Egg?
A Pre-Sale Strategy
Blocked Currency
Introduction
Debt Equity: Steve Cunningham Interview
Tom Rautenberg Interview
"sex, lies and videotape": Financing Case Study
Financing High Quality Independent Films
The Art and Business of Low-Budget Films
Success in Home Video
The Home Video Deal
Splits Rights
The Deal
Basic Contract Terms
Video Sponsorship
Sponsor Deals
How to Figure Impressions
Premiums
Who Are Prospective Sponsors?
Manufacturer's Point of View
What is Sponsorable?
The Exchange
National Organizations
"The Astronomers": Sponsorship and Marketing
A Manufacturer as Financier
Agents for Sponsorship
So Many Questions, So Little Time
Questions for Financial Success
Appendix
Film Distribution Companies
Video Distribution Companies
Foreign Sales Companies
Grant Sources
Bibliography
Books and Audio Order Forms