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FAITH + FAMILY WEBINAR Starting July 31

The Hollywood Reporter dubbed 2014 the Year of the Bible.  Projects like Noah, God is Not Dead, and The Bible TV series have consistently surprised Hollywood expectations.  Why did some break the box office and others disappoint?  Learn how to … Read More

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THE FINANCE PLAN

Indie Filmmakers typically find financing a confusing and overwhelming world of terms, agreements, language and unknown third parties such as bonds and collection accounts.  For this reason, I strive to offer a concise overview and simplified analysis everyone can understand.  … Read More

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Bloomberg BNA International Film + TV Finance Summit

I’m looking forward to being a panelist on the upcoming finance summit March 19-20, 2014. Click the link below to sign up and join me there! For financiers, studio executives and producers, and the investment, legal, accounting, tax and consulting professionals … Read More

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How I Went From Being a Dancer/Choreographer in Minnesota to Financing and Executive Producing “Fried Green Tomatoes”

I was at the top of my game – a ‘big’ fish in a small pond – Minneapolis, MN.  I was acting, dancing and choreographing one show after another.  I was earning a living – what could be better.  Then … Read More

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DIY Distribution

DIY distribution is the most time consuming, expensive and risky of all the DIY windows for the indie producer to undertake; however, it still is a viable option.   For DIY Distribution, the Producer literally rents (Four Walls) each screen from … Read More

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What Do I Need to Approach Potential Investors?

  There are 3 main documents you will need when raising equity financing for your project: ·         Business Plan ·         Limited Liability Company/Agreement ·         Private Placement Memorandum (PPM or offering) The trio complement each other and all become part of … Read More

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Why You? Why Your Project?

Shakespeare once wrote that “all the world’s a stage”. Filmmaking is one such stage and it has never been so crowded! Currently, there are roughly 500,000 filmmakers worldwide, 10,000 films made annually and only 200 or so obtain a strong … Read More

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12th Annual International Film & TV Finance Summit

12 Annual International Film & TV Finance Summit The 12 Annual International Film & TV Finance Summit will be held on March 22 & 23, 2012 at the Luxe Hotel. Come and learn the process of obtaining financing and tax … Read More

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What do all those film financing terms mean?

  I am frequently asked questions regarding different financing terms and financing sources, such as what’s the difference between senior debt and mezzanine?  What exactly is gap financing?  I am still amazed to hear naïve producers’ state that a bank … Read More

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What’s on Your Mind!

What’s on Your Mind Recently read an LA Times Op-Ed about the Zuckerberg Revolution.  America’s favorite boy genius has announced a new form of messaging – a social inbox.  As Neal Gabler the author states:  “It qualifies as a revolution … Read More

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