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Film Financing Explained: Soft Money Financing

Vivian Hua joins our panel of financing and incentive experts to discuss funding film and television projects
September 2, 2021

Join us for episode #2 of our film financing series, led by EP's production and finance expert John Hadity, EVP, Incentives Group, featuring Alexis Alexanian, VP, Business Development; Melissa Wiseman, Tax Credit Placement & Incentives Director; and Vivian Hua, Executive Director of the Northwest Film Forum.

Together they will examine what "soft money" really means, the various forms that are available, and how to secure them for your next project. Additional topics will include proper corporate structure; legal, tax, and financial reporting obligations; caveats around this type of fundraising; and more! (Run time: 55 minutes)

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