Hollywood's major studios are making fewer movies and focusing more and more on big-ticket tentpole franchises, giving the independent sector the clear-cut opportunity to expand. With the 38th…
Indie Film Finance
"Rush," the high-octane car racing film about the public rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1970s, has all the markings of Tinseltown's latest flashy…
Expanding its indie financing arm before next month’s Toronto Intl. Film Festival, United Talent Agency has hired veteran international sales-distribution exec Yale Chasin. Chasin is joining UTA’s…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
The first Film Finance Forum in Latin America, slated Aug. 21 in Rio, will showcase panels that feature a Who’s Who in Latin America, Hollywood and Europe. Latin American panelists include Mundial…
PARIS — Movie Chainer, a cloud-based app that allows right-holders of films to model and track the legal and financial structure of their film projects, is joining forces with Cannes Film Market's…
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…
Cutting Edge Group has signed financing deals for "Don Jon's Addiction" and "Dead Man Down" in exchange for providing music services to the films.
Money's there for projects that match content, creatives and market
Independent financing is emerging from its darkest days.
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.
British investment manager Nicola Horlick has unveiled Derby Street Films, aimed at filling a void in indie financing by providing development funds for films.