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The Film Finance Handbook: How to Fund Your Film

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ISBN13: 9780955014321
Previous Edition ISBN: 0955014301
Published: May 2007
Publisher: Netribution
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



Out of Print - The publishers intend to make a Digital version available at some point. Goto:- http://www.fundyourfilm.info/

With information on funding and tax incentives in over 50 countries, details of more than 1000 funds around the world, a new chapter on the Internet, 400 entry glossary and significantly expanded information about low and microbudget production, production finance, the new UK, German and US tax incentives, and approaching the industry, it runs at a whopping 480 pages and hopefully covers everything you could need to know.

Part I - Chapter 1: Getting Started gives an overview of the film industry, with essential background information, legal know-how, and commercial advice on how to prepare yourself and your project in the best way to attract finance. This is followed by case studies and interviews with some leading producers and directors.

Chapter 2: Low and Microbudget Production looks at ways to reduce budgets while putting maximum value on screen, through tips, interviews and case studies with independent filmmakers.

Chapter 3: Production Financing describes in depth all the various aspects of independent production financ- ing, including Soft Money, Equity, Deferments, Pre-Sales, Gap, Sales Advances, Negative Pick-ups, EIS and Venture Capital, Sponsorship and Product Placement. It also illustrates the roles of the various other companies who are integral to the financing process, including Sales Companies, Distributors, Discounting Banks, and Completion Guarantors.

Chapter 4: The Internet explores how tools, networks and services on the web collectively offer the independent filmmaker great power for financing, marketing and distributing their films, and some of the ideology which underpins these developments.

Part II: International Incentives provides detailed information on financial incentives for 50 countries, in many cases written together with local specialists.

Part III: Funding Directory gives a full breakdown of 1,000 public funds available from over 300 organisations around the globe.

Reference Section includes a 400-entry financing glossary, sample recoupment and delivery schedules and contacts.

Case studies & Interviews include:-

  • Jeremey Thomas (The Last Emperor, Naked Lunch, Fast Food Nation),
  • Nik Powell (The Crying Game, TwentyFour Seven),
  • Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby),
  • David Thompson (Billy Elliot, Iris, My Summer of Love),
  • Jim Gilliam (Outfoxed, Iraq for Sale),
  • Susan Buice & Arm Crumley (Four Eyed Monsters),
  • Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton),
  • Jan Dunn (Gypo),
  • Matt Hanson (A Swarm of Angels),
  • Nicole Kassell (The Woodsman),
  • Ashvin Kumar (The Little Terrorist),
  • Patty Jenkins (Monster),
  • Chris Kentis & Laura Lau (Open Water),
  • Mira Nair (Vanity Fair),
  • Gus Van Sant (Elephant),
  • Roy Disney (Walt Disney co.)