Opportunites exist for investment into The Darkness of the Moor and the production budget will be raised via private / corporate equity and funding schemes / grants including the BFI / Creative England Emerging Talent scheme. Upon completion of the film, the producers will target the top film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Venice, Cannes and Toronto in order to create maximum publicity and to garner the most competitive distribution deals. Generally circa 80% of a film's revenues is expected in the first three years and is made up via a combination of international distribution markets including theatrical; pay cable; home video/DVD; basic cable; video on demand; broadcast television; and miscellaneous smaller markets.
Any revenues that flow back to the producers (minus minor operating and delivery expenses) will be distributed to the investors on a quarterly basis as follows:
The first profits return to OBM will go entirely to the investors parri passu to their original investment. When the investors have received a cumulative 100% of their original investment then the profit distribution reaches the second phase.
All ’deferments’ will be paid. This ’deferred compensation’ is given to actors, key crew, post-production facilities etc to entice top caliber people to work below their normal rate, keeping up-front costs low whilst maintaining the highest possible production value. The deferments will be capped.
From here on, all profit participants will receive ’points’ in the film. There will be 100 points in total, and investors will receive 50 of these points on a pari passu basis. For example, an investor of a quarter of the budget would receive 12.5 points in the film. The other 50 points will be allocated by the producers to actors, writer / director, producers, and other key contributors.
Investors will also:
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