Archive for August, 2010

The Basics of Film Financing

August 28, 2010
The Basics of Film Financing

Financing of film projects often requires an elaborate patchwork of investors, banks, soft money tax credits and in-kind services, and some companies specialize in financing specific stages of production. One of the overall themes of the industry that can at times make obtaining financing hard is the risks involved in making films, many of...
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“Economic Damage Claims In The Entertainment Industry — Speculative or Beyond a Reasonable Certainty”

August 28, 2010
“Economic Damage Claims In The Entertainment Industry — Speculative or Beyond a Reasonable Certainty”

The large majority of lawsuits that involve individuals in the entertainment industry revolve around lost wages or fees. These claims often allege millions of dollars in lost earnings depending on the role the person plays within the industry. Given the exorbitant amount that some actors, writers, directors and producers earn, it’s easy to understand...
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The Entertainment Industry – Points to Evaluate When Considering a Case

August 25, 2010
The Entertainment Industry – Points to Evaluate When Considering a Case

Of the thousands of screenplays written every year, only 450 to 500 of these are "lucky" enough to be made into motion pictures. Of those produced, less than half are released in theatres and of those remaining, only a portion are released directly to DVD. Those released directly to DVD and other media do not...
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