Chapter 10

Development Financing

This chapter discusses the purposes of development financing and the methods and resources from which to secure this financing.

The Essential Power of Funded Development

Producers often share a common understanding about the schedule and resources it takes for the average motion picture to fulfill production; however, the schedule and resources for a motion picture to complete development often garner more questions than answers. For example, does a picture’s development time include, and should related overhead expenses be charged to, each “go” project for reading scripts and listening to pitches that lead to the discovery of that project’s story? And are not most of a motion picture’s final development activities ...

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