Most people new to raising money from investors don't know that it's illegal to show people a a business plan and ask them for money. Soliciting investment this way can result in prosecution via the SEC and civil lawsuits months or years after the deal is done. Whenever you ask people for money in return for a share of the profits your company or project produces, you are subject to the laws that govern investment in this country.
Disclaimer: The information in this resources should not be relied upon as legal advice. It as meant as a very practical lay man's primer. And it is designed to help you understand when, why, and how to work with attorneys and tax advisors to create the documents you must use to pitch and close funding for your film or media startup. It helps you learn how to find and approach investors, know what they want to see in a pitch, and how to do the due diligence required to ensure you aren't scammed.
Immediately after purchase you receive access to:
- A solid video and workbook on raising money through a standard Regulation D Private Placement which is how most people raise money to fund media projects. It also covers Regulation-CF which is a new way for filmmakers to raise up to $1M a year from everyday people rather than accredited investors.
- A video and workbook on how to develop a business or media project investors will want to invest in because it has a strong business model.
- A video primer and workbook on how to raise money with convertible debt.
- An expert interview with Jason Scoggins from Slated.com which discusses how to raise money from investors using the equity investment platform for film investors.
- A video primer and workbook on doing due diligence and not getting scammed by investors, people who call themselves executive producers, producers, partners, and others.
- An expert video on Film Analytics and how they can persuade investors believe your film project can make money.
- A video and primer on doing back end deals how to make sure investors and others get paid after a film gets done.
You'll find this information easy to follow and pragmatic, and you'll find links to reference materials online you can check out at the SEC etc. If you have questions about these resources, please do reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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