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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 ...

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