Zach Braff’s Kickstarter campaign for indie drama "Wish I Was Here" has closed after raising $3.1 million in 30 days, including over $400,000 in the final four days. The campaign raised the funds…
Paris-based Backup Media, a film consultancy and investor, has unveiled the first financing deals put through on three titles by B Media Global. Launched last year by Backup, B Media Global is a film…
IM Global topper Stuart Ford knows how to make a splash with Martin Scorsese: Put him on a boat. The director mingled at one end of Emmett/Furla's yacht party on Thursday to promote “Silence,”…
Veteran indie producers Cassian Elwes and Robert Ogden Barnum have announced new financing shingle e2b Capital. Duo will serve as co-heads of the Los Angeles-based company, which is already at work…
Worldview Entertainment is closing in on a four-year, $30 million credit facility with Comerica Bank, and has received a new $40 million equity infusion from its existing investors. Deal nearly…
Though Berlin is barely in the rearview mirror, and Cannes doesn't kick off until May 15, the rousing recent success of such indie films as "Looper" ($166 million in worldwide box office) and "Hunger…
It is neither the best of times nor the worst, as the climate for indie film financing steadily improves after abruptly drying up in the 2008 global financial meltdown.
When it comes to financing movies, the tables have turned.
New lenders boost indie production as vets expand business.
Indie film lending cratered with the 2008 global credit freeze, but has regained balance at a downsized volume that seems sustainable and steady, say film finance executives.
Bank gap finance used to be a key element of indie film finance, but today it's the exception rather than the rule.
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
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