Filmmaking - Financing


Section 181, Film Production Tax Incentive, Reinstated (and Retroactive!) in 2016 Spending Bill


Great news for independent film producers: the omnibus spending bill passed by Congress this week and signed by President Obama contains a reinstatement of Section 181, the tax provision that incentivizes film and television production by allowing for immediate deduction…  Read more

By Dec 19, 2015

Nine Tips for Pitching Your TV Series

IFP Screen Forward Labs

With the arrival of the Golden Age of Television, many indie-slanting stories are finding a home in episodic series. And if you’re one of these independent filmmakers with a hot series concept, you might find yourself in the least “indie”…  Read more

By Dec 16, 2015

Kickstarter Announces Sundance-Bound Projects

Maya Angelou and Still I RiseMaya Angelou and Still I Rise

The countdown to Sundance 2016 has begun with a slew of recent announcements of film selections for the festival, which runs from January 21-31. Earlier this week, the crowdfunding platform unveiled the list of Kickstarter-funded works which made the cut for this…  Read more

By Dec 15, 2015

Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grant Winners for 2015 Announced

The Strange Ones

Rooftop Films, which is heading into its 20th season, has awarded 13 cash and service grants to alumni filmmakers. The GarboNYC Feature Film Grants were awarded to directors Kitty Green and Sebastian Silva. Green will receive a monetary grant of $15,000 to…  Read more

By Dec 10, 2015

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