Welcome to Going Bionic #179. Today we’re answering five questions that have found their way to my inbox lately. Motion picture financing, loan structures, film festival strategies, IMDB listings and deferred post-production deals are all on the menu, so I hope you’re hungry. While these topics are quite varied, our mission here is the same, to provide you with key insights to either enhance your career, your film, or both.
Before we begin today, I’d like to say “Happy Birthday” to my dad, who turns 75 today. I love you dad, and thank you for everything you’ve done for me, and I beg you to stay healthy for at least 20 more years, in order to give me enough time to create at least one massive motion picture hit that you can brag to your friends about! Okay, then, without further ado, here are the answers to a handful of your recent questions.
What kind of return on investment should I offer potential investors who invest in my film?
The standard split between filmmakers and investors is 120/50/50. What this means is investors will earn 120% of their investment first, and then they’ll split the remaining profits 50/50 with the filmmakers.
Example: Investors who fund a $1 million dollar film, will recoup the first $1.2 million, before remaining earnings are split 50/50 with the film’s “producers unit.”…
Check out the rest of GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – ANOTHER READER Q&A!, originally found on Film Threat.