Funding

Pitching for Entertainment Funds With A PPM

A Private Placement Memorandum, or PPM, is one way to make sure you are giving investors accurate information about the film you are producing.  It is a legal document (that you can prepare with...

Pre-sale Financing

Before or during production, a producer may go to various distributors for commitments to distribute the film after it is made. To work effectively, such commitments must include advances or minimum guarantees which may...

Film Production Loans

Since most distribution agreements do not immediately result in up-front cash to the filmmaker to pay for the costs of principal photography and post-production, the production company must use the distribution agreement as collateral...

What is a Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement?

The Production-Financing-Distribution Agreement is used by a studio or mini-major to finance production of a film. In return for the financing, the studio acquires the distribution rights and substantial equity in the project. The...

Funding Tip: Form a Project LLC

We can’t stress enough that you are going to need real legal representation to help you through the process of garnering investors for your entertainment project.  This post will offer an overview, but the...

The 12 Slides you Need in Your Film Investment Pitch

There’s a certain formula for creating a successful slideshow for investors. These presentations (Generally referred to as “Decks” in Silicon Valley) have been honed to tell the story of your company. Investors are used...

10 Tips to Get Financing for a Film Project

For entrepreneurs with not much experience under their belts, the most obvious place to obtain a business loan might not be the place to go.  1. Bootstrapping With bootstrapping, entrepreneurs launch their businesses using...