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The Producer's Business Handbook, 2nd Edition by Rob Holt, John J. Lee Jr.

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Chapter 9

Development, Production, and Producing Company Structures

This chapter presents the basic business structures of and the relationships between the companies used by producers to operate their motion picture development and production operations.

The Power of Company Structure

The purpose of each company’s structure is to:

•  Provide the business entity with a legal identity recognized by governmental bodies (city, county, state, and federal governments), tax authorities, and other businesses and individuals

•  Establish an independent, tangible, tradable business presence with the capacity to increase in value

•  Deliver company owners increased business/trading capacities, legal protection, and expanded taxation options

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