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John W. Cones has updated his now classic 43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film: A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance with a substantially reorganized and expanded third edition.

An essential reference guide for film professionals on every side of film financing, 43 Ways answers the question that every filmmaker and producer ultimately faces, the issue that can make or break any venture into the film industry:  How do I finance my feature film?  The third edition includes updated information and coverage of new options for financing.

In his clear and concise style and with expertise amassed over his nearly twenty years of experience in the film finance industry, Cones breaks financing options down into six main areas:  gifts and grants, investor financing, domestic government subsidies and tax incentive programs, lender financing, international finance options, and studio or industry financing. Beginning with the forms of financing most likely to be accessible to independent feature film producers, Cones proceeds to other forms that become increasingly available as the producer’ s career matures.

As an objective adviser, Cones provides specific, concise information regarding the many possible financing strategies and lists the distinct pros and cons of each strategy.  This guide covers the options for film financing in rich detail so that even first-time producers and filmmakers will be able to make educated and informed decisions about the best approaches to financing their films. An extensive bibliography contains additional information about each form of film finance. Cones also counters much of the bad advice being provided by pseudoprofessional film finance consultants and points out scams that may separate unwary film producers from their money.

Although the book focuses on financing feature films, much of its information is relevant to the financing of other kinds of projects, such as short films, documentaries, videos, and multimedia and theatrical endeavors. Anyone considering making or investing in a feature film will be well served by this practical and helpful guide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. 2-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-11
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction: No Single Best Way
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. Part One: Subsidies
  2. pp. 9-10
  1. 1. Gifts and Grants
  2. pp. 11-20
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  1. 2. Domestic Government Subsidies and Tax Incentives
  2. pp. 21-38
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  1. Part Two: Investor Financing
  2. pp. 39-46
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  1. Active Investor Vehicles
  2. pp. 47-48
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  1. 3. The Investor-Financing Agreement
  2. pp. 49-51
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  1. 4. General Partnerships and Joint Ventures
  2. pp. 52-58
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  1. 5. The Initial Incorporation
  2. pp. 59-63
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  1. 6. The Member-Managed LLC
  2. pp. 64-66
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  1. Passive Investor Vehicles
  2. pp. 67-70
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  1. 7. The Manager-Managed LLC
  2. pp. 71-73
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  1. 8. Limited Partnerships
  2. pp. 74-79
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  1. 9. Corporate Finance
  2. pp. 80-94
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  1. Securities Compliance
  2. pp. 95-95
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  1. 10. Statutory Exemptions of the 1933 Securities Act, Section 4
  2. pp. 96-102
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  1. 11. Intrastate Offering Exemption
  2. pp. 103-104
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  1. 12. Regulation D
  2. pp. 105-114
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  1. 13. Public/Private (Hybrid) Exemptions
  2. pp. 115-127
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  1. 14. Small Corporate Offering Registration
  2. pp. 128-130
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  1. 15. Regulation A
  2. pp. 131-134
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  1. 16. Regulation S-B
  2. pp. 135-137
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  1. 17. S-1 Public Offerings
  2. pp. 138-140
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  1. 18. Over-the-Counter, NASDAQ and Stock Exchanges
  2. pp. 141-146
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  1. Part Three: Lender Financing
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. 19. Lender Financing without Distributor Contracts
  2. pp. 149-156
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  1. 20. Negative Pickups and the ArtificialVersion
  2. pp. 157-165
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  1. 21. Presale Financing
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  1. 22. Gap and Supergap Financing
  2. pp. 177-183
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  1. 23. Insurance-Backed Schemes
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  1. 24. Securitization
  2. pp. 188-192
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  1. Part Four: Studio/Industry Financing
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. 25. Studio Development and In-House Production
  2. pp. 195-198
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  1. 26. Studio Production-Financing/Distribution Agreements
  2. pp. 199-203
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  1. 27. Studio-Based Production Companies
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  1. 28. Independent Distributors
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  1. 29. Domestic Studio Facilities
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  1. 30. Film Laboratories
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  1. 31. Talent Agencies
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  1. 32. Actor Financing
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  1. 33. Product Placements
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  1. 34. End Users
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  1. 35. Completion Funds
  2. pp. 227-230
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  1. Part Five: International Finance Options
  2. pp. 231-232
  1. 36. Foreign Equity
  2. pp. 233-243
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  1. 37. International Coproductions
  2. pp. 244-255
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  1. 38. Foreign Tax Shelters and Tax Incentives
  2. pp. 256-274
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  1. 39. Blocked Currency or Blocked Funds
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  1. 40. Foreign Currency
  2. pp. 279-280
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  1. 41. Foreign Below-the-Line or FacilitiesDeals
  2. pp. 281-282
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  1. 42. Foreign Government Subsidies
  2. pp. 283-288
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  1. 43. Foreign Debt Capitalization Programs
  2. pp. 289-290
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  1. Conclusion: The Broader Film Finance Environment
  2. pp. 291-296
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  1. Appendix A: Finding Investors
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  1. Appendix B: Limited-Use Business Plans
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  1. Appendix C: Financial Projections
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  1. Appendix D: Securities Marketing Considerations
  2. pp. 307-330
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  1. Sources and Further Reading
  2. pp. 331-358
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 359-369
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  1. Author Bio
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780809387397
Print ISBN
9780809326938
MARC Record
OCLC
246668570
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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