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Domestic Distribution Part 2

by Mark Litwak on October 17, 2012

The goal for many filmmakers is nothing less than to see their film shown in a theater.   Theatrical distributors typically advance all marketing and distribution costs and, for highly desirable films, may provide the producer with an advance payment or minimum guarantee (“MG”). These payments are recoupable but not refundable. …

Update On Soliciting Investors

by Mark Litwak on September 24, 2012

The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) was enacted on April 5, 2012. It allows small businesses to enter into equity-based crowdfunding for raising up to one million dollars, without the usual burdensome requirements currently in place. These rules should be in place by early 2013.

As important as …

Domestic Distribution Guide, Part 1

by Mark Litwak on August 23, 2012

In my last article I discussed foreign sales agents and their role in the distribution of independent films. Now let’s turn to domestic deals. “Domestic” is usually defined as North America, which is comprised of the USA and Canada, as well as their possessions, territories, commonwealths, protectorates and trusteeships. For …

Distribution 101 – Foreign Sales Agents

by Mark Litwak on May 23, 2012

With the start of the Festival De Cannes and accompanying Marche Du Film, one is reminded that film is both an art form and a business. The festival will exhibit approximately 22 feature films in competition, another 20 in Un Certain Regard, 6 Out of Competition and 10 in Special …

Crowdfunding for Filmmakers: Raise a Million Dollars Over the Internet

by Mark Litwak on April 18, 2012

Although Republicans and Democrats rarely agree on anything these days, Congress has passed and President Obama signed on April 5, 2012 the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, a collection of laws that dramatically relaxes regulations on raising capital for startup companies. The law was backed by Republicans, as well …

New Law Will Help Indie Filmmakers Raise Financing

by Mark Litwak on April 18, 2012

President Obama signed last week the JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act, a collection of laws that dramatically relaxes regulations on raising capital for startup companies. The Act has provisions that for the first time will allow internet crowdfunding of small businesses, such as producing indie films. Crowdfunding is a …