Tag: Financing

copyright mortgages

Copyright Mortgages

Leveraging Your IP to Secure Film Production Financing Copyright mortgages fall under the umbrella of debt financing, which involves borrowing money to finance the production of a film. Essentially, a copyright mortgage is a financial arrangement where the owner of a copyright uses the copyright itself as collateral to secure a loan. This means that the […]
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How to protect your screenplay and ideas when pitching to investors

Protecting Your Ideas and Screenplay When Pitching to Investors

Legal Strategies from an Entertainment Attorney for Screenwriters Pitching to Investors Pitching your concepts and scripts to potential investors is an exciting but nerve-wracking process, but the unfortunate aspect of this process is that not everyone you meet can be fully trusted with the work you’ve put your heart and soul into. That’s why it […]
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Different types of film financing

Types of Financing in Films

Strategies and Considerations of Film Financing From An Entertainment Attorney Welcome to the Film Financing Series! While financing your film is a marvelous venture, it is essential to understand the risks and uncertainties that can arise in the process. From the initial stages of securing funding to the ultimate release and distribution of the film, […]
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A Guide to States and Film Tax Credits

A Guide to States and Film Tax Credits

Exploring the Top States for Filmmakers and Their Lucrative Tax Credit Programs In the world of entertainment, one of the key considerations for filmmakers is often where to shoot their next project. It's not just about finding the perfect location or the ideal setting; it's also about the financial incentives that states offer through film […]
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film finance and production legal

The Essential Guide to Financing Your Independent Film

Navigating Regulation D If you're an independent filmmaker seeking investment funds for your next project, congratulations! You’ve reached a significant milestone! The prospect of film financing may seem daunting, but the starting place should be understanding the regulatory landscape surrounding private offerings. This will be crucial for securing film financing while staying compliant with federal […]
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Maximizing Your Film's Earnings

A Guide to Film Bonuses for Producers, Actors, Writers, and Directors The best part about making a film is the creative expression and collaborative experience that happens along the way. The second-best part? Getting paid for it. Whether you are a producer, actor, writer, or director, there are three major categories of payment: Guaranteed Compensation, […]
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