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Film Financing

Whether you are making a documentary or an animated feature, a quirky independent flick or a potential blockbuster, you will need to find a source of substantial funds to finance the production of the film. At HRBEKKunstler we help filmmakers with the many legal documents involved in financing a movie.

Whatever the budget for your project, HRBEKKunstler will ensure that your investment agreement:

  • gets you the funds you need to see the film through to completion.
  • puts in writing what the investors have promised you.

Usually the filmmaker creates a company such as a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Investors pay funds to your company, and the company's funds are used to finance the film. With an attorney involved from the outset, filmmakers are freed to maintain a positive, creative relationship with the investors. It is the attorney who negotiates the points of the deal that will protect the filmmaker - and the filmmaker's people - in the longer term.

HRBEKKunstler.  Where Art and Business Meet.™

Client Reviews
"Deborah is smart, pragmatic and forthright" Townes, Filmmaker.
"Deborah has the unique ability to present an 'ask' in a way that is undeniably clear and justified. She has fundamentally changed the way I approach my valuation in the industry by removing the 'cringe factor' from discussions around compensation. She brings a charming touch of grace to negotiations representing my company's value and supporting its reputation while simultaneously securing fair and equitable compensation. Don, TV Producer / Showrunner.
"Deborah made a confusing and painful process understandable and linear. We could not have asked for a better lawyer." Podcast Production Team.
"Deborah makes reviewing legal documents so easy. I know she always has my best interests at heart. It's a pleasure working with her." Melissa, Executive Director of artist not-for-profit organization.
"Deborah is simply amazing. She is a master at protecting her clients. She will protect you and always have your back. I am so lucky to have found her." Warren, TV Series Writer & Creator.