Film Finance Terms G – M

Gap Financing A specialty lending arrangement whereby a bank will lend the difference between production finance raised and the minimum expected from sales by a reputable sales agent. Usually does not exceed fifteen percent of the budget of a film. Gearing The...
Film Finance Terms D – F

Film Finance Terms D – F

Debenture Technically a legal document evidencing indebtedness, but commonly used to mean a fixed and floating charge over the assets Aand undertaking of acompany. Deferment A sum payable to a writer, performer, director, produceror someone else connected with a film...
Film Finance Terms A – C

Film Finance Terms A – C

Above The Line Costs The top sheet of a film budget is divided into various sections. The first of these sections summarises what are known as above the line costs. These are the creative elements – story rights and screenplay, executive producer and producer,...