I think Robert is correct in assuming that contributors to non-profit organizations do so for a variety of reasons. Most of the times, contributors are touched by a certain subject or issue and decide to open their wallets to support awareness, the search for a cure, or simply to provide relieve.
The film business isn’t any different. Let’s assume that your movie is a documentary about orphans living in the slums of Calcutta, or child brothels in Thailand, your film would be an excellent fit for a number of charitable contributors.
If your film doesn’t focus on a social theme or agenda, you might be better off pursuing the for-profit route. That doesn’t mean that from now on you can only pursue for-profit projects. You can simply create a single purpose corporation that raises funds for an individual project or film.
Our firm has done this years ago for an award-winning director, whose short film subsequently garnered three Emmy Awards. Since the single purpose corporation would only handle a single film, this would neither affect your status as an artist or other charitable projects.
If you’re interested, you can download a sample private placement memorandum for such a single purpose corporation – the purpose being to develop, produce, and market an independent motion picture/short film – from our website at: http://insights.fastventures.com/premium/samples/ppm07082008/index.php
If you require further insights into how to communicate with potential investors in such a private placement or Regulation D Offering, you can download our free white paper at:http://insights.fastventures.com/is-bin/guides/htg10302208/index.php
I hope this helps.
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