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Now Legal: Use the Power and Reach of the Internet to find Investors. Free Report explains how.

SEC Report Newcover 06Up until earlier this week, it was illegal to promote sales of securities through so-called “general solicitation” if relying on the private offering exemptions of Regulation D. Then, last year, President Obama signed the JOBS Act into law, and the SEC has finally issued the regulations to implement the act. Among the provisions that have now gone into effect, is the new Rule 506(c), which permits a seller of securities to use general solicitation (such as advertising in print or on the internet), to find buyers. The new rule is rather restricted, so it's important to know the rules.

Fortunately, my friend and colleague, Zachary Strebeck has written a free report detailing the new rules. You can get a copy by subscribing to our e-newsletter, using the form below.

And, when the time comes for you for you to raise funds for your next film, theatre or video game project, or to launch any new business, please contact us!

Seeking investors for your film project?  Things just got a little easier (almost).

Seeking investors for your film project? Things just got a little easier (almost).

SEC Adopts Rules implementing [some] provisions of the JOBS Act of 2012 If you’re planning to finance your film, play, musical or other project by seeking investors, things may have just gotten a little bit easier for you. A few days ago, on July 10th, the Securities Exchange Commission finally took a long-awaited step toward… Continue Reading

What is an “Accredited Investor”? Why you should care.

Background  If you’re setting up financing for your next film, theatre, or new media production, and you’re planning to talk to potential investors, you need to know the rules.  Whenever a company sells investment opportunities, in which the investors will be ‘passive’, not taking any meaningful role in the management of the business, the transaction… Continue Reading

Why people invest in entertainment

Every week, I speak with producers developing their film or theatrical projects who struggle with the big challenge: finding the financing. In many cases, they’ve come to me as an entertainment lawyer, thinking I have the magic solution. Sadly, I don’t. In fact, most film and theatrical attorneys steer clear of helping clients find the… Continue Reading

Crowdfunding: How to do it right

Crowdfunding: How to do it right Earlier this year, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law, the JOBS Act, which among other things, legalizes both debt and equity based crowdfunding. Later this year, the SEC is required to promulgate new rules which will allow companies seeking investment capital to use portals similar to IndieGoGo… Continue Reading

What you absolutely must know before you approach investors for your film / play / musical.

I am often consulted by film and stage producers who tell me they’re ready to start work on raising the financing for their films/ plays/ musicals, or what-have-you, but often as not,  as we get to work, it becomes clear that they’re not as ready as they think. Before going out to investors, it’s important to… Continue Reading

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