We make every attempt to ensure any equity from our investors is as high up the waterfall as possible, that the investors and their families will have a chance to be involved, come to the set, be in the film and attend special private screenings.
ESSENTIAL CRITERIA when considering an investment in a film or television project
There should be at least one established or recognised actor attached.
There should be an experienced director.
There should be an accomplished cinematographer.
The project should have a strong script.
A reputable sales agent should be attached to the project who should prepare the sales estimates.
The budget should be adequate to successfully transfer the script to screen to a professional and commercial standard, whilst being commercially competitive enough to enable investors to recoup their monies.
A skilled producer should be attached to the project capable of bringing the film (or TV production) in on budget.
Presales to at least one major territory should be confirmed to pressure test the accuracy of the sales estimates.
A comprehensive plan should be in place for the distribution and subsequent exploitation of the film. For TV projects, a commission should be in place with an established broadcaster.
To protect your investment, the capital sum and premium should be repaid as high a position as possible in the recoupment waterfall.
You should try to get the best deal you can at the back end. If you are putting in all of the equity investment you should seek 50% of the net profits otherwise a pro rata share of 50% of the profits based on your percentage of the equity investment. The remaining 50% is usually retained by the producer who may have to share part with the stars.
An established bond company should be in place to protect the financial position of investors.
Only invest what you can reasonably afford to risk.
Neither Peacock Film Finance, Prosper Capital or their associates provide financial or tax advice. Before making the investment you should obtain advice from a lawyer and an accountant who should also review the finance plan and any available tax benefits such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
Peacock likes to encourage new filmmakers and we are impressed with the script of the short film “Black Money” which has a crowdfunding campaign
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