Filmmaking - Financing


Is Section 181, Film Federal Tax Incentive, “Dead” in a New Trump Administration?

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Section 181, the Federal tax incentive spurring the production of film and television in the United States is about to suffer, reports David Robb at Deadline, “a quiet death” — at least for the time being. Filmmaker has covered Section…  Read more

By Dec 30, 2016

Ten Tips for Securing “Out of the Box” Funding from DOC NYC

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At a DOC NYC panel titled “Out of the Box Funding,” moderator Julia Labassiere (Chief Executive of BAFTA NY) defined the prhase as “anything besides getting a commission (for example, from HBO or National Geographic, etc.).” Marilyn Ness, producer of…  Read more

By Nov 22, 2016

Show Me the Money! At DOC NYC, Making Your Skills Pay as an Independent Filmmaker

Esther Robinson at DOC NYC (Photo: DOC NYC)

You’re a filmmaker. You’ve made one or two films, maybe even more. Or maybe you’re working on your first one and trying to figure out how to build a sustainable career. For now, you’re struggling: struggling to make ends meet,…  Read more

By Nov 22, 2016

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers Aims to Showcase the Golden Age of Women Directors

In early 2015, Kino Lorber mounted a successful crowd-funding campaign for Pioneers of African-American Cinema. The campaign raised over $53,000, far surpassing its original $35,000 goal. Now Kino Lorber is hoping to repeat that success with its new Kickstarter campaign for their upcoming…  Read more

By Oct 24, 2016

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