Do you know where to find investors who invest in media projects? Do you know how to accept their money?
Most people new to media making 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 profit your company or project produces, you are subject to the laws that govern investment in this country.
This set of resources provides media pros with a solid primer on raising money through a standard Regulation D Private Placement which is how most people raise money to fund media projects.
It also provides an introduction to Regulation-CF which is a new way for filmmakers to raise up to $1M a year from everyday people rather than accredited investors.
- A 27-Minute Recorded Video Presentation. This provides you with the solid grounding you need to understand the whole process of legally taking money from investors through a standard Regulation D Private Placement.
- An 10-Page Document That Reviews Standard Regulation D Private Placement Rules and Requirements, as well as new Title III Rules and Platforms. This document is formatted for easy discussion with legal and financial advisors. You can use it to review your understanding of the process with them so your entire team is staring on common ground.
- A Primer on Regulation-CF which allows you to raise money from non-accredited investors in amounts as low as $100. You can raise up to $1M per year.
- You'll also receive an overview of donation based crowdfunding and a quick-but-important primer on business models. These tools will help you explore a wide range of business funding options you can use for your projects going forward.
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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