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PUBLISHED : Monday, 30 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 30 April, 2012, 12:00am


Best sites for film investment

Film financiers are turning to Asian investors. If you're interested in film investment, there are opportunities on sites like this one. It is operated by a group of movie experts and financiers who identify independent productions and offer them to investors. They are not affiliated with any particular producers or studios. Their aim is to find credible producers and put them in direct contact with interested investors. They also update investments with detailed information about the progress of each project, dates to visit the set, distribution deals and royalty payments. film-investing.htm

This site doles out hard-won advice about the pitfalls of investing in film production. It shows readers how to avoid typical problems and how to structure and manage film deals. Useful lessons include due diligence - for example, how to check out producers and directors and how to structure the distribution of profits. There is also an extensive section on box office and distribution data. and

These two sites are essential for understanding movie, cable and television deals. Boxofficemojo tells you everything about film release schedules and box office results for independent and studio films. Acclaimed Hollywood deal reporter Nikki Finke edits, a leading source of news and commentary on the film business. Industry insiders read her blog widely. The business of show business is laid bare in all its gore and glory.