HOW THE HELL... Do I Get My Film Financed?

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"HOW THE HELL... Do I Get My Film Financed?" is a series of easy-to-read books introducing some of the key concepts of entertainment financing, helping you to understand how to get your next film or TV show financed and produced!

This series is aimed at screenwriters, directors, producers, and investors. Whether you are new to the entertainment industry or already have a few projects under your belt, these books will give you the knowledge and power that you need to take control of your career and achieve success.

Book One deals with TAX INCENTIVES!

Have you ever wondered why some of your favorite films or TV shows are shot in places like New Mexico, Louisiana, New Zealand or Hungary?

Aside from stunning locations and world-class crews, the answer is clear: tax incentives!

Nearly every major country, state, city, or region now offers some kind of tax incentive in an effort to attract filmmakers just like YOU to come and shoot there! Whatever your role in the entertainment industry, whether a writer, director, producer or investor, you need to understand how you can use tax incentives to your advantage to help get your next project financed and produced.

In this book, we’ll discuss:

  • How to choose the best location for your next film or TV series
  • What to look for in a tax incentive program
  • How to choose between different locations and tax incentives to suit your script, both creatively and financially
  • How to avoid some of the pitfalls and look beyond the impressive headline numbers of a tax incentive
  • How you can use tax incentives to raise the funding that you need for your next production
  • Other location-based advantages, even when there is no tax incentive available
  • And much more…

Understanding how a project (whether it's a film, TV show, web series, or anything else) can take advantage of location-based incentives could be the thing that gets your next project greenlit! This book will explain how.

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Ricky Margolis has over twenty years’ experience in the entertainment industry. During that time, he has worked in a variety of positions at both large studios and boutique production companies.

He has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in a number of aspects of the industry, including production, finance, development, literary management, sales, distribution, and marketing.

Over the course of his career, Ricky has been involved in the production, finance, sales and/or distribution of over thirty titles, including films, TV shows, and web series.

Ricky also has experience in the financial services industry, with several years’ experience in venture capital, business development, and startup funding.

Binding / Paperback: 172 pages

Publish Date: June 23, 2020