Chapter 5

Entertainment Banking

This chapter is a review of the entire process of production funding, including how producers prepare for, borrow, and strengthen their banking relationships for initial and continuing production financing. Beginning with the end in mind is a life practice of many successful people. Production bank financing is the end of the development process and should be part of the development plan from its beginning. Assurance of production financing affects the producer’s perception of and ability to develop each motion picture. Development financing most often is raised from private sources. This process is reviewed in Chapters 9 and 10.

With the exception of public offerings, producers should receive most, if not all ...

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