Reel Money: The Art of Indie Film Financing

Mar 9, 2024

2:30pm – 3:30pm CT

With the changes in audience consumption and streamer spending, financing an indie film is more difficult than ever. Filmmakers must strike a balance between creative vision and commercial viability based on distributor demands. How will this affect the diversity of films being made (and the diversity within such projects)? This panel will cover the pre-sale model, tax credits, loans, and equity and gap financing, as well as the ways financing has impacted creative decision-making throughout the industry.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Carissa Knol

Knol Law PC

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Caddy Vanasirikul

Plan B Entertainment

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Sophia Yen

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

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