Film/TV finance eligibility checklist expected by any entertainment banker

(found on the left side of our homepage)

The percentage of questions below you answer will equate to the percentage chance of being approved. Approval is entirely contingent upon having all supporting docs at time of contractual client submission request. The amount of time it will take to close differs dramatically on the type of capital sought. Typical timelines previously listed are;


Full Name:

Your email address:

Confirm email address:

Your complete street address (No POB’s)

Amount of capital desired from $250,000 (sweet spot for most institutional film funds is from $5M to $20M):

Type of capital desired (type and amount are not the same thing):

Specify Pre/Post production amounts:

Production company name:

Production company street address:

Production company phone:

Production company contact name

Title of movie:

Owner of underlying rights:

Contract being submitted by mail or email?



Individual producers:

Principal cast:


Finance model/Exit strategy:

Production financier (Bank):

Bank letter of commitment sent via mail or email:

Loan officer:


Status of production financing:

Securities equity investors & name of exchange the securities are listed on(*):

Tax credits / product placement / P&A / or financial instruments ($10M+)

Completion guarantor(**):


Sales agent:


Sales estimates (provide documentation):




(*) There are at least 24 types of equity. Equity = securities. PPM’s have no tradeable value to bulk stock buyers. DPO’s are tradeable and cost nearly the same as PPM’s. Also, DPO’s do not require investors to be accredited. Attracting equity is both time and labor consuming. Minimum ROI for equity is typically 25% without deferred or participating clauses in term sheet. If these clauses are triggered the ROI expectation may jump to 70%. Ownership requirement for equity is typically from 51%. Equity typically consists of only 35% of film budget if at all.

(**) Without a completion bond you cannot attract equity or institutional investors. Minimum film budget to even qualify for a completion bond is $2M. You must buy a bond to get one. Bonds are 1 of >many< operational costs in finance.

GOOGLE “Short list of specific types of film finance” to determine which of 30 type(s) are ideal for your goals.

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GLOBALCROSSROADSCAPITAL.COM is a US Vet-owned IR media communications firm listed on and is not a lender, funder, investor, buyer, seller, free advisor/analyst or broker-dealer. If you wish to be a contractual client proceed to the CONTACT page at the top of the blogfeed.  Or click on the orange company name above.

NOTE:  This blogfeed is not a public bulletin board for non-clients and all spamming will be eliminated asap.  If you have a current need to be a contractual IR client all requests are accepted via our initial submission INTAKE FORM found on the left side of our homepage.  Also, do not make requests for mythical ‘faith’ based funding or ask for tens of millions of dollars of cash in a brown paper bag to be ‘given’ to you when you have nothing to qualify.


10 thoughts on “Film/TV finance eligibility checklist expected by any entertainment banker

  1. Thank you very much for sharing such valuable information about film financing eligibility..
    Have a Great Day
    Huge Hugs
    Debbie Starr Jackson
    CEO/producer: The Cinema Allstarrs, Disabled Enabled Entertainment Productions, Lisstarr Productions
    Co-Owner/Founding Investor Legion M Entertainment Inc. ( the 1st fan based owned entertainment company in the world)


  2. I have not read all of your information because I am not certain I understand it all. I would like to know if the company can act as a representative.This will be a major undertaking. Great site and I look forward to speaking with you.


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