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#1 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 12:12 PM

Hey everyone.  I am considering financing a short film in the near future (not one of my own) and I had some questions. 

 

I would be the sole financier and, although I doubt there would be any proceeds that would come from this, I figure I should be prepared, contractually.  So what are some standard percentage rates that the financier vs. the filmmakers would recoup if there was some sort of monetary gain?  I know this varies from project to project and that the financier usually gets the majority of the money that comes back in since he/she is the one that initially puts it up.

 

So for those of you who have a good amount of experience in this realm (Richard?), any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.


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#2 Richard Boddington

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:15 PM

First question.....how will you monetize a short film?

 

The only way I know would be prize money from some select festivals.  If you put up all the money, you should recoup 100% in first position.  Same as a studio would if they put up an advance against future proceeds.

 

R.


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#3 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 06:57 PM

The only way I know would be prize money from some select festivals.  If you put up all the money, you should recoup 100% in first position.  Same as a studio would if they put up an advance against future proceeds.

 

 

That's what I figured.  Thanks.


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#4 JD Hartman

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Posted 12 December 2015 - 08:50 PM

Fancy an Executive Producer credit?  Or will you be actually Producing the short?


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#5 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 01:25 PM

I think EP would be the more apropos title in this case.


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