Financing production with US pre-sales is becoming more and more rare, if not non-existent. As US indie distribution faces a crisis, filmmakers must look to other sources of investment. International pre-sales are a good start.
11 October, 2009 | By Jeremy Kay
Independent international film-makers who come to the US in search of financing are making “a wasted trip”, the Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas said over the weekend.
Speaking at the launch of the FIND Filmmaker Forum in Los Angeles, Thomas told an audience that the stricken economy and the demise of numerous US distributors had left the US independent sector “screwed up”, although he fully expected the market to bounce back. Continue reading →