Want to know more about “How to Work the AFM?” Watch the recording of our recent online orientation to get greater insight into how to prepare, who should attend, as well as helpful tools and practical information. This discussion will help producers/ filmmakers, writers and others within the industry better understand how the market works and where to focus your time for the greatest success.
Schuyler Moore, Entertainment Attorney & Partner at Greenberg Glusker LLP, talks Film Financing in a VOD World. Offering expert insight into all the currently available options for film financing, he covers equity, debt, pre-sales, tax subsidies, funding from advertisers, Section 181, digital tokens, NFTs and more.
Those looking to create films in the Family genre need to focus on how their audience will perceive their work. Not just with lack of negative content but with the inclusion of family themes such as roles models, religious messages and, of course, dogs.
We crunched the numbers on horror films budgeted between $500,000 and $5 million that were released in North America between 2000 and 2016. Our data, statistics and modelling resulted in five important takeaways on the horror genre.
The first step in understanding what a film or project is worth is knowing its “relative” value. That is, how does its genre perform in each territory relative to the global average? See our full analysis of six key genres across the top 11 territories.
To find out the answer, we looked at 3,715 feature films released in US cinemas from 2000 to 2015 and analyzed the correlation between profitability and the views of film critics. The results were enlightening.
Grab a cup of tea – this is a long one. It’s rare for filmmakers to get a candid look at the books of someone else’s film but, thanks to the generosity of Marcus Markou, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
There are several categories of laws that impose important limits on what you can include in a film, and it is important to be aware of these categories, the differences among them, and the limits for each one. This article by renowned entertainment attorney Schuyler Moore provides a very simplified summary of these issues to help you best understand how to approach your film.
Most producers focus on producing content for full-length films or television series, which creates a glut of producers (supply) compared to potential distributors of that content (demand). Given the bourgeoning means of distribution in this digital age, producers today would gain an advantage if they focused on creating content for alternative platforms (YouTube and TikTok, to 2D games, 3D virtual reality, the metaverse, and NFTs) as well as have more leverage in later creating film and TV content if that is their desire.
It happens more often than you might think—a writer with a promising project makes a mistake in the room and “ breaks the deal”. Although you may already avoid most of these mistakes, one or two might be a wake-up call. Is it possible that you sabotaged yourself and broke a deal in any of these ways?
When agents read scripts, they think “How am I going to sell this?” The way they answer that question may influence your choices when writing your screenplay. So if you want to know how to get a screenwriting agent, consider these seven factors.