What You Need to Know About the New Crowd-Funding Bill 1 year ago
The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed its first significant crowd-funding legislation, in the form of H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneur Access...
By Jeff Steele
You do not need to have investors to be grandfathered; you just need to memorialize a few things before year’s end
Operators of online piracy sites should take note -- you could be sitting on the next media gold rush
Hollyblog: Film financier Jeff Steele's tips for negotiating with SAG, WGA, DGA, IATSE and the Teamsters. Teaser: Get to know Eastern Europe!
If producers can look past their lost hypothetical revenue, then they can use sites like Pirate Bay to harness thousands of people commenting on their film
In this volatile world market, currency losses create sinkholes in your budget that are large enough to kill the project. That's why you need to stabilize your currency from the get-go
All these delayed or problematic indie film projects spread across the world have received their 20% deposits while the buyers wait forever for their notice of delivery. This can't last
Most producers are too mired in the daily demands of physical production, post-production and delivery to have the time and clarity to contemplate all the facets of a film's marketing campaign
Even if the state is able to rescue its film credit, it’s not going to make a difference to studios, premium independents or primetime networks
Highlights from the Film Finance Forum: Part Deux
With a standing-room audience of mainstream financiers, producers, executives, attorneys and more, this annual event has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind
Does winning an Oscar make you an A-list star? Whoopi Goldberg might beg to differ, but it also depends on how you define A-list.
If you have a compelling project that organically checks all the boxes, then take a shot at some Chinese dough ... but thoroughly understand that there are many strings attached
I suggest we avoid this whole "produced by" quagmire with a simple clarification of the credits: creative producers, production producers and financing producers.
Film Closings will handle packaging and closing of motion-picture finance deals
The new tax bill, extending Section 181 Federal Film Tax Credit, is great news for independent filmmakers
Why can't Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow slam-dunk their next project?
If your film is intended for an audience under 10 years old, I wouldn’t rush out to make it in 3D
If you want to get your movie made, be prepared to pack your bags
Good news: $250K is the new $2.5 million, thanks to technology
Europe's money troubles are going to have ripple effect as buyers close their euro-stuffed wallets
Stick to the letter of the law, not just the spirit, or you'll end up repaying incentive cash
A star may intend to participate in your project, but don't rely on a letter of intent to prove it
Anyone who can cobble together financing like Chartier did for 'Locker' deserves an Oscar
All makers of loud, stupid action movies only wish their films delivered as much sheer sensation as this latest installment in the vroom-vroom saga