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28 Winning Deposition Strategies

January 13, 2015

FROM THE EXPERT INSTITUTE by Joe Oneil: Following the success of our last article 20 Tips for Writing a Better Expert Report, we took to LinkedIn again to ask the experts about the second keystone of expert witness work: deposition. While an expert report can be written in the comfort of home, on the...
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Ask The Experts – The Economics of Oscar Season

February 27, 2014
Ask The Experts – The Economics of Oscar Season

by John S Kiernan, WalletHub on February 26, 2014 Movie-goers are usually in for a treat when winter rolls around. It’s Oscar Season, after all, and big studios are busy lobbying for the inclusion of their films in the discussion for an Academy Award. Prestige obviously is a driving factor in all of the...
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Can ‘Wolverine’ Claw Back Big-budget Hollywood Losses?

August 5, 2013

An article by Agence France Presse for which I was interviewed, AFP – “The Wolverine,” the latest “X Men’ spin-off, is hoping to claw back some Hollywood pride after a string of big-budget flops have left major Tinseltown studios licking their wounds.  Starring Hugh Jackman, the film is forecast to make over $70 million...
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Indie Film Financing: A Banker’s Perspective on Banks, Hedgefunds and New Distribution Platforms

June 26, 2013
Indie Film Financing: A Banker’s Perspective on Banks, Hedgefunds and New Distribution Platforms

The first question burgeoning and experienced film producers ask is: What are investors and the banks looking for in order to finance a movie?  That model is ever changing, and yet has some basic tenants that must be met in order for the money to flow into a project. Adrian Ward is a smart,...
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“Marketplace” Interview – South Park Creators “Grow Up” by David Weinberg

January 14, 2013

The creators of “South Park,” Trey Parker and Matt Stone, are taking some of the$200 million in profits from their Broadway musical, “Book of Mormon,” and along with a little help from investors are starting their own production studio. They’re calling it Important Studios. In 1993, while they were stidemts at the University of...
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California’s Film And TV Tax Credit Program Paying Off Economically

June 28, 2011
California’s Film And TV Tax Credit Program Paying Off Economically

California has been a little behind the times when it comes to tax credits and incentives. Many states across the country, including New Mexico, N. Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana among others offer up to 25% or more in tax rebates, credits and incentives. This can offset production and labor costs and save a production budget...
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Renewal of California Tax Credits for Production

June 20, 2011
Renewal of California Tax Credits for Production

California needs all the tools it can get in order to keep film, TV and commercial production in state. Many states throughout the US and countries abroad have active tax credit programs that lure producers, eager to cut costs, to their locale.
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