There are seven key principles and practices consistently employed by the most successful independent motion picture producers for all screens. It is assumed that you have solid story sense, deep producing craft and a nose for the audience. These seven are in addition, they are all business related and are substantially easier to implement as a part of your life and your production empire than the creative talent you have already hard won. Engaging these seven principles and practices will dramatically increase your creative freedom, packaging power, and profits share.
This book is a global orientation to the business relationships that the most successful entertainment producers have with the various participants in the industry. This includes how these producers direct their relationships with domestic and international distributors and sales agents, talent agencies, attorneys, talent, completion guarantors, banks, and private investors.
Motion picture investors typically finance distribution, production and/or development. There are massive differences between these opportunities in risk, return of investment timing, and historical performance. The next few paragraphs reveal some of the differences between development and production funding, explain their performance dynamics and offer pragmatic counsel that can help investors qualify viable investment opportunities and optimize returns.