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Film Short: Section 181 News Update

November 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

I received an email from Entertainment Attorney, Corky Kessler regarding the status of Section 181, the Federal Tax Incentive that’s part of the Jobs Creation Act.   Passed in 2004, Section 181 was set up to curb the number...

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Earlier I posted tips for screenwriters that I learned at the Section 181 Seminar given by Corky Kessler.  Now, here’s some suggestions he offered for producers. First of all, when negotiating contracts, know what your...

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Filmmakers -Take The Law Into Your Own Hands!

August 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

This week I read on Twitter that at the Topanga Film Festival, Producer Hawk Koch advised aspiring screenwriters and filmakers to get an agent or a lawyer because that’s the only way to get your material checked...

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Film Production Incentives Update

August 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

You may remember The Incentives Office  from my previous article about state film tax credits.  They provide estimates and vetting of anticipated tax credits or rebates for filmmakers and lenders.  In addition, they can handle...

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One of the best ways for a producer to help finance an indie project is through the use of state film tax credits.  Although not all states are created equal in this area, the ones...

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