This chapter reviews the primary processes of motion picture financing. It explores the many sources most-often participating in this funding process. Further, it demonstrates how balanced producers use their bank relationships to provide capital through financing collateral instruments that include production incentive programs, licenses, and presales, as well as to provide gap financing.

Beginning with the end in mind is a life practice of many successful people. Creating each picture’s unique financing architecture from today’s broad variety of financing sources, and using a bank as a financing participant with a strong entertainment department ...

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