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How Guild Residuals are Calculated and Paid: the Roles of the CAM and the Payroll House

This is the next article of series of blog posts presented to you by Stage 32 and Fintage House. David Zannoni is an expert in Collection Account Management for Independent Film & Television Productions, and has written and recorded several blogs and vlogs exclusively for the Stage 32 community. Additionally, David has taught several Stage 32 webinars sharing his vast knowledge of film finance and distribution. In this article, David explains how Guild Residuals are calculated and…

The International Landscape for Indie Film Distribution

Long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni has series of exclusive Stage 32 blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. In this vlog article, David is covers the international landscape for Indie Film Distribution. Take it away David!

The Importance of Sales Projections for Your Film

Long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni has series of exclusive Stage 32 blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. In this vlog article, David is covers the importance of sales projections for your film. Take it away David!

Understanding Agreements in Film Production, Financing, & Distribution

An average independent film project deals with a multitude of contracts. Agreements are entered into by the production during all the stages of film’s “life cycle”. In this article we will mention a couple of the most important agreements that the producer should take into consideration during development, production, and distribution. Also, we will look at financing, residual obligations, and agreements which are fundamental to make sure that the film is completed s…

Navigating Business and Legal Affairs for Independent Film Projects

Independent film projects deal with business and legal aspects all the time. Bigger production companies generally have an in-house or external business and legal affairs manager. This is however less common for small production companies. In this article we will discuss the role of business and legal affairs in independent film, and explore the areas covered by a business and legal affairs department or manager.     Business and Legal Affairs in Independent Film Busin…

Collection Account Management for Animation

This is the next article of series of blog posts presented to you by Stage 32 and Fintage House. David Zannoni is an expert in Collection Account Management for Independent Film & Television Productions, and has written and recorded several blogs and vlogs exclusively for the Stage 32 community. Additionally, David has taught several Stage 32 webinars sharing his vast knowledge of film finance and distribution. In this article, David covers how to put together a recoupment schedule…

How to Manage Revenue Sharing on Independent Television Productions

This is the next article of series of blog posts presented to you by Stage 32 and Fintage House. David Zannoni is an expert in Collection Account Management for Independent Film & Television Productions, and has written and recorded several blogs and vlogs exclusively for the Stage 32 community. Additionally, David has taught several Stage 32 webinars sharing his vast knowledge of film finance and distribution. In this article, David is covers how to put together a recoupment sche…

Navigating Film Festivals & Networking Opportunities in 2021

Long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni has series of exclusive Stage 32 blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. Today, David gives an update on virtual film markets and networking opportunities in 2021. You will learn about: Navigating virtual festival platforms What the virtual + physical festival landscape looks like in 2021 How to network at virtual…

How to Put Together a Recoupment Schedule for Audiovisual Projects

This is the next article of series of blog posts presented to you by Stage 32 and Fintage House. David Zannoni is an expert in Collection Account Management for Independent Film & Television Productions, and has written and recorded several blogs and vlogs exclusively for the Stage 32 community. Additionally, David has taught several Stage 32 webinars sharing his vast knowledge of film finance and distribution.  In this article, David is covers how to put together a recoupment…

How To Protect the Financier’s Position on Independent Film Projects

The financier has a prominent position in independently produced and distributed films. It may be safe to say that the majority of independent films would not get made, if there was no involved of an external film financier investing equity or providing a production loan. However, despite of its essential role, generally the film financier’s control on the film’s production, distribution and receipt and disbursement of revenues is limited. The producer controls the produ…

The Spanish Film Industry for Foreign Producers

Spain has been a popular country for film production for decades. The country is known for its talented cast and crew and variety of specular locations. Also, it was one of the countries were international co-productions started to thrive. Most recently, the attractive tax incentives and the presence of especially Netflix and HBO have boosted film production and have put Spain back on the map as an international film production hub. How should we position Spain’s film industry o…

How to Manage Revenues on International Co-Productions

In a previous article we discussed the international co-production as a format for producers to collaborate and join forces. The international co-production is common ground in the film industry and has been gaining popularity as well in production of television series and animation projects. As by definition, an international co-production consists of an independent production and financing structure, the revenues generated by exploitation of the project do not belong to just one prod…

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