Like most creative types, the world of “high finance” is like reading a Greek Tradegy in Greek to me. I have no interest or talent when it comes to any kind of finances, let alone the complex, constantly shifting, competitive marketplace of film financing. I have read about how some films have used “monetizing strategies” that use tax incentives in other countries like Germany and Great Britain to gather millions of dollars with only one or two initially put into a project. I got that phrase from higher up in the Producers Guild whom I know, when I called them “ tax schemes” and she told me that word had a negative connotation. In my way of thinking it’s a “gotta have a gimmick world” and every successful businessman is running a racket, only some “schemes” are legal and others are “borderline.” So can choosing the right locations for your screenplay give you an edge in selling your screenplay? Laws and loopholes vary greatly from country to country, and successful executive producers are savvy when it comes to digging up the best deals. This quote is from: http://entertainment.howstuffworks.com/hollywood-blockbuster-finance.htm “One good example can be found in Germany's tax code: Potential German investors looking to finagle their finances can invest in a future blockbuster and take the related tax deduction right away, thus postponing burdensome taxes for a later date. They buy the movie's copyright and instantly lease it back to the Hollywood studio at the helm. The participating studio also pays the German investors a small advance on the movie, which qualifies as profit and satisfies the other side of the tax law. Then all sorts of swapping follows. For example, the German investors will typically sign contract agreements that limit their involvement to token (and transitory) ownership, for which they pony up around 10 percent at the end of the day. Eventually the rights to the movie return to the studio in full, and the studio takes that profit right off its bottom line. Best of all, the films aren't required to be shot in Germany or employ any Germans, as is dictated by some countries' tax laws, so it still works for movies that might otherwise be inconvenienced by strict location requirements.” Then I’ve heard the some producers will do the same kind of deal in Great Britian, where at least one scene has to be shot in the movie and it must include at least on British actor. But I believe that these financial tactics were used around 2002 with movies like “Bourne Identity”, and I’m not sure if they still work. So someone who knows what the current world financial situation for movie financing currently is, please help us understand what goes on today!