Month: September 2020

Investment Strategy – film

Is film a good investment strategy? Investing in film is often overlooked as an investment strategy. When investors think of ways to invest their money the film industry is not the first thing that springs to mind. However, the returns from investing in film can be much higher than investing in more mainstream forms of…
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How to Choose a Film Finance Company

The film industry is currently undergoing a period of unprecedented change. Gender equality, greater diversity, the #MeToo movement and the impact of COVID-19 have all had a big part to play in reshaping one of the world’s most popular entertainment medium. For businesses looking to invest in movies, it is business as usual. But as…
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Film Investor Perks

Investing in film can be a rewarding and exciting field to invest in. Becoming a film investor brings a set of perks very different from other forms of investment. From film credits to possible 200% returns, the perks are wide ranging and different for each film.  As discussed in our earlier article there are both…
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UK Film Financing Explained

Are you looking at financing a film but not sure how the process works? Investing in film can be a rewarding and profitable investment. Although there are risks, the payout can be much higher than other forms of investment. The UK film industry is booming at the moment. In 2018, UK cinema admissions rose to…
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SEIS vs EIS: What’s the difference?

Any business owner or CEO knows that securing investments is crucial for small and medium companies if they want to develop and grow. However, from an investor’s point of view, a company in its early stages can be a risky investment choice if they want to ensure a good return on investment.  Potential risk with…
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How to measure investment risk

It’s always important to make informed decisions, but it’s particularly important when you’re investing. Before you invest it is important to engage in risk management – the process through which you can identify, analyse, and mitigate (or decide to act on) an investment risk. There are a few different ways to measure investment risk, as…
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EIS legislation – Is your company EIS eligible?

Many small and medium companies need to raise a significant amount of money in their early stages of development to continue to grow, but this capital needs to come from somewhere! The UK government has recognised that investors hoping for a strong return on investment may see these companies as risky, and to make these…
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How to find good film investment opportunities

The film industry is a dynamic growing industry, with multiple investment opportunities. The growth of streaming platforms such as Netfllix and BBC iPlayer, alongside the already booming British film scene, makes film and television a great place to invest. The advent of new technologies and ways to view films have made films more accessible and…
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A step-by-step guide to claiming your tax relief

EIS investors can claim back up to 30% income tax relief, but how do you put your claim in practice? What you will need to claim your tax relief: When completing your tax form, this is when you would normally claim EIS tax relief. You will be asked some information which is included in your EIS3…
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Lighting Manager

Lighting Manager Job Ref: 2009423 Salary: Vary depending upon the type of production and your level of experience Contact: careers@films-4u.co.uk Job Type: Lighting Manager About the role Lighting technicians work across all types of programmes and may cover productions inside studios or outside on location. The lighting team’s work is crucial, as lighting creates the…
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