14 episodes

The world of independent film financing, production and distribution is very complex. Sam & Jon break it down step by step. They answer many of the questions you may be asking yourself. The series takes you through an educational tour on getting soft money, hard money and making sure you get the money. Learn knowledge and skills that have been acquired over decades of experience in the field by masters in the industry. Enjoy, review and share!

Show me the Money! - Film Financing Sam Coppola & Jon Mechanic

    • TV & Film

The world of independent film financing, production and distribution is very complex. Sam & Jon break it down step by step. They answer many of the questions you may be asking yourself. The series takes you through an educational tour on getting soft money, hard money and making sure you get the money. Learn knowledge and skills that have been acquired over decades of experience in the field by masters in the industry. Enjoy, review and share!

    Episode 13: RePlay 9 - The World of Money!

    Episode 13: RePlay 9 - The World of Money!

    Full Video:
    https://youtu.be/209NuSHZ7aI

    Where in the world is the money to make your film. We explore from Estonia to Abu Dhabi to Canada to Europe to Asia to New Zealand all in the search for the friendliest and most generous tax credit jurisdictions. Watch the episode and then watch the series, or listen on your favorite podcast service, to find out how to access this money and put it all together.

    • 17 min
    Episode 12 - Now Heeere’ss the Money step-by-step!

    Episode 12 - Now Heeere’ss the Money step-by-step!

    Full video: https://youtu.be/HNeAn-lKdRM



    The money all comes together in this example of a $15M Canada UK coproduction. There’s soft money, equity money, hard money, magic money and missing money. The puzzles and the pieces all fit as we go through it step by step.   

    3:20 Counting the Money - Financial Structure 

    7:40 Magic Money - Deferrals 

    12:35 Missing Money - Unsold territory - the gap 

    22:00 Elusive Money - profits!    



    Connect with Sam Coppola ------------------------------------------- 

    (+) Email (+) scoppola@gascon.ca     



    Connect with Jon Mechanic ------------------------------------------- 

    (+) Email (+) jmechanic@gascon.ca

    • 25 min
    Episode 11 - Banking the Deal! Get the money, make the film.

    Episode 11 - Banking the Deal! Get the money, make the film.

    Full video: 
    https://youtu.be/KskevAPCikM

    Once you have your finance sources lined up you need the money. Sam and Job take you through the steps that most banks or lenders require to get you your money. We also look at bridge financing, gap and the checklist of items needed to close the deal.

    • 35 min
    Episode 10 - Hard Money made Easy!

    Episode 10 - Hard Money made Easy!

    Full video: 
    https://youtu.be/fAO0Tu1Tv1o

    We move from "soft" money to "hard" money.  Jon and Sam will make it easier for you to find those hard sources from shelters, public funds, private investors, pre-sales and licenses and how to access them for your production.
    5:45 Public Agency Funds
    8:30 Who are the private investors in a film?
    10:00 Crowdfunding gets serious
    16:45 Hard Dollars are sometimes better than soft money
    22:30 Risks as a producer
    24:30 Sales or licences and rights
    31:40 Canada-China coproduction to produce a Chinese film!
    36:00 Sponsorships or product placements
    40:00 Studios and streamers

    • 42 min
    Episode 9 - Co-productions, Sharing the Money & Producing Anywhere in the World!

    Episode 9 - Co-productions, Sharing the Money & Producing Anywhere in the World!

    Full video:
    https://youtu.be/XG8pMqy3dkM

    Q. Where in the world can you produce your film? A. anywhere through coproductions. Sam & Jon examine the complexities and the advantages of getting a partner to bring in and share the money. They take you through a whirlwind tour of all the jurisdictions, states and countries from Croatia, Estonia, Hungary, UK, Germany, Ireland, Puerto Rico, UAE, South Africa through to New Zealand to co-produce or produce your films.  
    3:30 Coproductions are like a marriage
    4:15 Shortest co-production agreement
    6:10 Most important part of a coproduction
    7:45 Canada & coproduction treaties
    19:25 Third party co-production and it's impact on the film
    23:20 Coventures include American companies
    30:30 International film incentives
    33:30 Where in the world can you produce your film  

    Connect with Sam Coppola
    -------------------------------------------
    (+) Email (+) scoppola@gascon.ca  

    Connect with Jon Mechanic
    -------------------------------------------
    (+) Email (+) jmechanic@gascon.ca

    • 47 min
    Episode 8 - The money is in the details!

    Episode 8 - The money is in the details!

    Full video: 
    https://youtu.be/SWLignenESU

    Tax credits are taken for granted. However, what appears simple to most film-makers is fraught with traps, requirements and hidden rules, regulations and interpretations. Sam and Jon will take you through the "points" system and help flush out some of these devilish details.

    • 27 min

Top Podcasts In TV & Film

Thai PBS Podcast
Gene Viewfinder
Thai PBS Podcast
Thai PBS Podcast
HBO
Thai PBS Podcast