Film Financing: What's Hot and What's Not

Monday, June 3, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Pacific via ZOOM

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Meet the Speaker

Schuyler (Sky) M. Moore


Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP

Author of the book The Biz: The Basic Business, Legal and Financial Aspects of the Film Industry (Silman-James Press) and the treatise Taxation of the Entertainment Industry (Panel Publishers). He writes a blog for Forbes on the entertainment business and has a series of courses on YouTube.

About the Program

Film financing is constantly changing and it is important to understand the current state and future direction of the industry. Schuyler Moore, a leading expert on the legal and financial aspects of the Motion Picture industry, will discuss the following topics:

  • Equity from Advertisers
  • Private Offerings and the ability to advertise
  • Crowdfunding
  • Financing from "retailers" (e.g. Netflix and Amazon)
  • State tax credits
  • Foreign subsidies
  • Pre-sales
  • Gap financing
  • The impact of virtual reality.
  • Section 181
  • Dreamers and schemer

This program is presented by the Entertainment Law section, chaired by Jeff Monahan and vice-chaired by Matthew Hobbs. The section is sponsored by Lawyers' Mutual Insurance Company. Find out more at

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