43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive by John W. Cones

By John W. Cones

John W. Cones has up to date his now vintage forty three how you can Finance Your function movie: A accomplished research of movie Finance with a considerably reorganized and multiplied 3rd edition.An crucial reference consultant for movie execs on each part of movie financing, forty three methods solutions the query that each filmmaker and manufacturer finally faces, the problem that may make or holiday any enterprise into the movie industry:  How do I finance my characteristic film?  The 3rd variation contains up-to-date info and insurance of latest recommendations for financing.In his transparent and concise kind and with services collected over his approximately two decades of expertise within the movie finance undefined, Cones breaks financing concepts down into six major areas:  presents and can provide, investor financing, family executive subsidies and tax incentive courses, lender financing, foreign finance techniques, and studio or financing. starting with the types of financing probably to be available to self sustaining function movie manufacturers, Cones proceeds to different kinds that turn into more and more to be had because the producer’s occupation matures.As an aim adviser, Cones offers particular, concise information about the numerous attainable financing techniques and lists the detailed professionals and cons of every strategy.  This consultant covers the choices for movie financing in wealthy element in order that even first-time manufacturers and filmmakers might be in a position to make trained and educated judgements concerning the top methods to financing their motion pictures. an in depth bibliography comprises more information approximately each one kind of movie finance. Cones additionally counters a lot of the undesirable suggestion being supplied by means of pseudoprofessional movie finance experts and issues out scams which can separate unwary movie manufacturers from their money.Although the e-book makes a speciality of financing function motion pictures, a lot of its info is correct to the financing of alternative different types of tasks, corresponding to brief movies, documentaries, movies, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors. someone contemplating making or making an investment in a characteristic movie may be good served by way of this useful and priceless consultant.

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In effect, taxpayers are being asked to subsidize the film industry’s irresponsible conduct, while adding millions of dollars more to the bank accounts of some of Hollywood’s richest residents. Social services squeeze. Tax subsidies for the film industry are difficult to justify when state-provided social services are being cut because of a fiscal squeeze. Independent films should get the support. If government-sponsored subsidies are to be made available, their application should be limited to low-budget, independently produced films.

It may even become necessary to embark on a campaign to persuade the organization that the proposed film would be a good way to advance the organization’s mission statement. That sometimes means getting involved with people in the organization. That is where the filmmaker’s social skills and politics sometimes come in to play. This type of research and personal involvement is all designed to help the film producer develop a tailor-made application for an available grant. Using the shotgun approach of sending out generic proposals to many possible grant sources is not generally recommended.

If government-sponsored subsidies are to be made available, their application should be limited to low-budget, independently produced films. Hollywood does not deserve subsidies. , a $90 million severance package for a studio executive only working at the studio for a little over a year), agents, managers, entertainment attorneys, advertising media, actors, directors, producers and screenwriters. Recent studies show that the average cost of making a motion picture released by the major studio/distributors reportedly doubled from $26 million to $52 million in less than a decade.

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