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    Learning from the Tech World: Convincing Investors to Fund a Film Is All About Assembling a Winning Team

    Writing on Slated.com's Filmonomics blog, Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown sees a pattern in technology investing that is worth noting when it comes to assembling a filmmaking team that investors will be eager to fund. Read the post on Slated.com and find more Filmonomics articles here.

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    Can Web Series Creators Turn Their Work Into a Career?

    When Netflix is a leading Emmy contender it looks like TV has been completely disrupted.

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    After SEC JOBS Act Ruling, How Can You Approach Film Investors?

    After over a year figuring out the regulatory rules to implement the JOBS Act, the SEC has lifted its band on so-called 506 exemptions. What does this mean for filmmakers? Slated Editorial Director Colin Brown has the answers on his Filmonomics blog. See the original post here, and see the entire...

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    Why Are People Frustrated with Film Financing? Maybe They Aren't Going After the Right Investors

    The following article, from Colin Brown, Editorial Director of the film financing and dealmaking website Slated.com, explains why all of the people predicting the end of the film industry may just be protective of Hollywood (and film financing) as it has been for several decades. To read more from ...

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    Do Documentary Filmmakers Actually Get Paid in the US and Europe?

    One of the most interesting filmmaking panels at the Sheffield Doc/Fest this past weekend asked a very popular question amongst filmmakers, aspiring and new: "How Do Filmmakers Get Paid?"

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    Filmmakers: Why Bother With a Business Plan?

    Check out this excerpt from Louise Levison's "Filmmakers & Financing: Business Plans for Independents," available now from the Focal Press. Levison's clients have raised money for low-budget films such as "The Blair Witch Project," the most profitable independent film in history, and for companies r...

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    Want to Do Research on the Future in Film Financing, Distribution or Marketing? Apply for NYU's Cinema Research Fellowships

    NYU's Cinema Research Institute has just announced that they are now accepting applications for their 2014 calendar year fellowships.

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    Why Zach Braff's Film Going to Cannes Shows the Future of Film Financing

    They may not have realized this but more than forty-six thousand individuals – many of them ordinary Americans with no prior film industry knowledge – had a direct bearing on what has been happening this past week thousands of miles away at the Cannes Film Festival. Not so much on the rain-sodden re...

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    Should You Be Using Algorithms to Find Your Next Producer?

    For the longest time the hottest stars in California were actors. These days they are software engineers. Such is the feeding frenzy for developer talent that top coders are now going all Hollywood themselves and engaging specialist agencies to guide their career development and negotiate with emplo...

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    O California, Where Art Thou: Why Is the Tax Incentives Program Driving Away Indie Film?

    There were many reasons we chose Los Angeles, despite the fact that other states have a more accessible and robust tax credit.

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