Film Investors Network: Jumping Over the Hedge

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Hollywood Independents Organize to Court Growing Group of Willing Investors

Faced with a real estate downturn and gut-wrenching stock performance, hedge funds and investors are flocking to Hollywood in search of investment opportunities in film. True to form, independent filmmakers are jumping the "hedge" in an effort to court investors. The newly created Film Investors Network (FIN) provides an efficient vehicle to connect accredited investors with independent film investment opportunities.

There is a large audience of high-net-worth individuals who have the desire and the means to invest in films, but who have no industry contacts and, therefore, no access to quality film investment opportunities. That's where the Film Investors Network comes in. Film Investors Network is not a film investment company. Rather, the organization provides a conduit to connect potential investors directly with a network of premiere film investment companies. By streamlining the process, Film Investors Network saves investors time, reduces research, and, most important of all, takes the guesswork out of finding the best film investment opportunity.

The bravest investors have long regarded film investment as the financial equivalent of space travel--just too risky a proposition. Lately, however, investors have woken up to fundamental changes in the film market, noticing huge returns from successful independent films. Over the past three years, more than $4 billion has flowed from Wall Street to Hollywood through a small but growing group of hedge funds. It's a relatively modest amount, but it indicates a growing trend.

According to media analyst William Kidd, changes in the market have helped smaller films realize huge returns: "Film economics totally changed with the DVD, going from a risky proposition to something a lot less risky, because DVDs have dramatically improved profitability. If there is an area that most studios overlook, it tends to be smaller pictures. The volatility of actual returns on smaller movies tends to be greater but more favorable than larger movies."

To capitalize on this lucrative return potential, Film Investors Network provides investors with two vital services: expert guidance from seasoned industry veterans; and access to a professionally vetted network of creative minds making the hit movies of tomorrow. Through Film Investors Network, investors now have the opportunity to evaluate films under development, play a role in the filmmaking process, and enjoy the perks of being in film production. These include visiting movie sets during shooting, and attending wrap-up parties and other industry-only events.

According to Film Investors Network, many successful films share three key ingredients: a professional development team, a bankable cast, and an established channel for theatrical distribution. When it comes to film investments, FIN advises investors to steer clear of projects that come from less-than-professional roots.

Cracking Hollywood's tight circles is incredibly difficult, so putting investors in the company of experienced industry professionals and known Hollywood talent is perhaps Film Investors Network's most important service. In this game, everybody wins. Deserving filmmakers receive funding to make their films. Investors have the opportunity to contribute to art, rub elbows with stars, and take huge returns from the red carpet. Best of all, moviegoers everywhere benefit from this very auspicious meeting of creative minds and big bucks.

Founded in 2006, the Film Investors Network (FIN) is a group of film industry professionals whose mission is to advise and inform accredited investors about film investment opportunity by connecting them with top industry professionals to ensure the best potential for success.

For more information, please email FIN at: contact @


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