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The International Film Finance Forum

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On the 18th of May Cannes will host its third annual "Film Finance Forum."  But what exactly is "The Film Finance Forum" exactly? The Film Finance Forum was born when the financial market collapsed for the first time. The forum was then created, bringing together the world’s highest level of entertainment and financial authorities to discuss the impact of the film industry on the global economy. The emphasis of the forum is mainly on the...

Film Finance & Camera Ready Film Budget & Schedule by Major Studio - Indie Producer

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Film finance today requires a meticulous film budget custom crafted by a professional with extensive experience.  Financiers and investors are savvy today more than ever.  Sample film budget templates are a dead give away that you have not invested in yourself enough to have a professional cost out the movie for your investor's money.   Contact FllmBudget.com for an instant quote on a proven film budget for your movie.  http://filmbudget.com   FilmBudget.com    ...

Indie Film Budget Line Producer Production Services

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Indie film budget and schedule line producer production services are so important to move a screenplay from the page to the silver screen.  The second most critical document to the script is the filmbudget and corresponding shooting schedule.   Studio film budget and production costs are mounting and climbing further and higher.   Hollywood tentpole's are the order of the day as studios seek to limit their risk and ramp up their upside.   The indie film is not dead,...

Film Budget | Filmbudget.com | Line Producer Production Services

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Film finance requires a quality film budget and schedule from an experienced line producer.   In order to determine where and how to shoot a movie production, a film producer needs to consult with and hire a line producer to provide film production services.  Armed with extensive knowledge of worldwide film crew availability, film tax incentives, foreign exchange rates and the plot and story element needed to convey the screenplay and director's vision, a veteran line producer creates an accur...

AFM 2010 panels

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Executives from Lionsgate, Summit, Mandalay, Lifetime, SyFy, DreamWorks, Disney, Fox, Sony, The Weinstein Company and WME among ParticipantsThe 2010 American Film Market today released a seminar and conference schedule encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players who are converging for the Nov. 3-10 market. Now in its 31st year, the AFM will showcase panels examining film financing, social media, piracy, distribution and marketing. The sessions will include prominent fi...

The Appeal of Investing in Films

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Are films a good investment opportunity.  I think they are for the right kind of investor.  Here’s why.  I have written this in a Q&A style to answer the major questions that prospective investors ask about whether to invest or not.   1.   Why is film investment an attractive investment opportunity?  Is it because of the high return or because of the nature of business?               For many investors, the high return is a bi...

Hollywood Heavyhitters Announced for Film

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Hollywood Heavyhitters Announced for Film Finance & Distribution Summit   Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Summit Features Leading Film Finance & Distribution Executives          BEVERLY HILLS, CA - October 7, 2009 - Roy Salter of The Salter Group, Maya Entertainment's COO/CFO Jeff Gonzalez, and Peter Graham, Managing Partner, 120dB Films Tax Finance will be among the panellists at the Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Film Finance...

Hollywood Heavyhitters Announced for Film Finance & Distribution Summit at Hollywood Black Film Festival Summit

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Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Summit Features Leading Film Finance & Distribution Executives Roy Salter of The Salter Group, Maya Entertainment's COO/CFO Jeff Gonzalez, and Peter Graham, Managing Partner, 120dB Films Tax Finance will be among the panellists at the Hollywood Black Film Festival's 3rd Annual Film Finance & Distribution Summit. The event takes place at the Writers Boot Camp in Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 10 and wi...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie's US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year.  Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films.  In times of ...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie's US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year. Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films. In times of du...

US Independent Film Blues

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The top 20 independent productions grossed about $50 million during first half of 2009 compared to the July 19 weekend gross of $80 million for the latest Harry Potter sequel. Indie’s US revenues for the first half of 2009 are estimated to be about half of what it was scored last year. Whereas in all of 2008 20 studio films netted more than $100 million, it took only seven month into 2009 to reach that number, thus leading to a significant increase of high grossing studio films. In times of...

AFM conferences

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     AFM Conferences and Seminars provide a forum where attendees can interact with and learn from prominent filmmakers, financiers, industry executives and talent. Belo...

London Festival Boasts Biggest Ever Industry Slate of Events

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London’s first ever Production Finance Market, launched by Film London in association with The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival, will take place 22-23 October, focusing on new private forms of investment, film finance and new distribution avenues; one of the many events in the Festival’s expanded industry calendar. 120 international and UK financiers and established producers will participate in more than 400 face-to-face matched meetings, including 11 emerging producers who have been sel...

Film Financing Circle central program in the first annual Middle East Film Fest – Abu Dhabi

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A central program in the first annual Middle East International Film Festival – Abu Dhabi (October 14-19, 2007) is the Film Financing Circle (FFC), taking place October 15-17, 2007. Located at the luxurious Emirates Palace, the event is comprised of several extraordinary elements guaranteed to optimize networking connections for industry insiders and power players attending from around the world.“Since the conception of the festival, I have wanted to offer an arena where global financiers, e...

Global Film Finance 10 Workshops series in Cannes: 19-22 May 2007

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New ways of financing and effective distribution for the film industry: 19-22 May 2007International filmmakers can benefit from a growing range of tax incentives and public funds as well as from newly established private equity funds. By integrating brands into their film they can create valuable cross promotion effects, relieving their budget, while Video on Demand platforms enable them to distribute their films worldwide to targeted audiences.International experts will help you to stay on top ...

Global Film Financing adresses new situation in the UK

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GLOBAL FILM FINANCE 7 - BERLIN 2006 FEBRUARY 9th 20060900 – 1800Financing Conference during the 56th Berlin International Film Festival Business Centre, 3rd floor, Sony Style Store, Potsdamer StrasseFrom V for Vendetta to Match Point, the UK’s capital can always be relied on to deliver on screen. London hosted over 50 major features last year, but with new UK tax regulations due to come in to operation from April, the city is poised to become an even more popular destination.Find out what Lo...
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