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The Producer's Business Handbook, 4th Edition by Anne Marie Gillen, John J. Lee Jr.

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Chapter 12Development Financing

Introduction

This chapter discusses the purposes of development financing, the methods and resources to secure it.

The Essential Power of Funded Development

Most producers have a solid understanding about the activities, schedules, and resources required to produce a motion picture. However, the activities, schedules, and resources necessary to complete a project’s development often raise more questions than answers. For example, is each “go” project charged a portion of the overhead to story-search that include reading scripts and listening to pitches that led to the discovery of that project’s story? And what of a project’s final development activities and expenses that are clearly major production expenses? ...

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