film financing services

Film finance is extremely guarded and is a slightly understood aspect of film production. It is a division of project finance, intended that the cash flows to repay investors are generated from the film project, and normally not from external sources. One of the primary obstacles of film finance is that of the ability to forecast with any precision the revenues that a film will produce.

The aspects that decide the commercial success of a film include public taste, artistic merit, competition from other films released at the same time, quality of the script, quality of the cast, quality of the director and other parties. Although a film may read “on paper” as a box office success, there is still no precise method to decide how much revenue that the project will produce. OLA Pictures film finance services are listed below.

Typical methods of raising finance

Atypical methods of raising finance

Government grants

Tax schemes (German tax shelters, British tax shelters)

Debt finance

Equity finance


Television pre-sales

Negative pickup deal

Gap/Super Gap financing