Crowducers is the innovative financing platform dedicated to cinema. If you love stories on the small and big screen, or if you want to invest your savings in an innovative way, please take a seat.
How to become a movie co-producer and finance a Hollywood movie in 5 steps
BECOME A CROWDUCER
Subscribe now to Crowducers. Subscription is free and it is the first step towards investing in your first movie project. You will receive a confirmation email and you will then be able to move on to the next steps.
CHOOSE THE MOVIE
If we share a passion for cinema, we both like stories! Tell us your story, we look forward to a special phone call with Crowducers’ founding partners. Together, we will find the perfect movie for you, you’ll be eager to join in.
SIGN THE CONTRACT
Once you have evaluated the project, the director, actors and story, all there is left to do is to select the movie for your investment. At Crowducers, we make the connection between yourself and the production company, we guarantee the successful outcome of the investment, and we take care of the paperwork that will allow you to become a movie co-producer!
VISIT THE MOVIE SET
After signing the contract with your movie production, you are in every respect a member of the team; you can visit the movie set, get to know the cast and the crew, and monitor the performance. There will be many exciting and shared moments, if you wish!
ENJOY THE CLOSING CREDITS AND RECEIVE YOUR PROFIT
Now, we have gotten to the point where the movie gets released in movie theatres or on the main streaming platforms. Your name will be on the closing credits and your investment will have accumulated interests. Check your bank account and celebrate your success. We recommend some bubbly!
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What is the state of the film market?
Spectators in European cinemas increased by 4.5% in 2019, with more than 1.34 billion tickets sold, a figure that had not been reached since the early ‘90s.
In the graph below, you can see the trend in the European cinema industry in 2019, data published by the International Union of Cinemas. Total box office gross in Europe in 2018 was more than 8.5 billion euros, compared to 8 billion in 2018.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Crowducers?
Crowducers is the first innovative financing platform built for the movie industry, which allows you to invest with confidence in major international productions and in cinematographic works. It only takes a few clicks and the process is completely secure.
Why should I become a movie co-producer via Crowducers?
Because investing in a movie yields profits in a short amount of time, within 24 months. As soon as the movie is ready, the production has a guaranteed revenue from the sale of distribution rights, both to movie theatres and streaming platforms. The revenue quickly turns into dividends for those who invested in production.
Which is the minimum investment to become a Crowducers?
In order to participate in a cinematographic project, you are required to invest a minimum of 5’000.00 euros. Speak with one of our experts for more details.
What kind of a relationship is there between Crowducers and movie productions?
Crowducers provides strategic consulting services to movie productions interested in securing public and private funding, and it assists throughout the various steps of the film production process to facilitate distribution and to internationalize movies; additionally, Crowducers offers marketing and communications management services.
Who receives the money I invest?
The money you invest goes directly to the production company, which will be able to access the funds once the budget for the movie is completely financed, and the pre-production process has started. You will not be required to deposit any funds if the raising of capital is not completed and the movie production does not start.
The full amount is credited under your name on the account of the production company that manages the making of the movie. Crowducers does not retain any amount from your money transfer.
Can I withdraw my investment when I want, or is it tied to the completion of the movie?
The investment is tied down until the completion of the movie, unless the letter of intents or the contract with the production establish otherwise . As mentioned above, you will not be required to deposit any funds if the raising of capital is not completed and the movie production does not start.
The contract between the investors and production must be stipulated by the date when the request for Censor Rating is submitted, along with the related capital contribution. This to allow the movie to be financed during the production process, or when the making of the movie has just been completed.
What kind of return can I expect?
The expected return depends on the kind of process you decide to finance. In the meeting with the founding partners, you will be promptly informed of the expected return for each kind of investment opportunity. Please consider that, generally speaking, the returns on cinematographic investments are higher than those generated by other low-risk financial products. In addition, the tax credit considerably reduces the risk of the investment.
Which documents do I have to provide, which will I sign and receive?
You are asked to provide a personal or company document which shows your financial information, in order for us to verify guarantees on your investment.
You will sign a letter of intents for the investment. Then, prior to transferring the investment, you will sign the agreement with the movie production company. You will receive all the financial documents, as well as documentation concerning the movie production.
Can I have an analysis of the investment to submit to my consultant?
Certainly, the analysis is carried out directly by the production companies or by experts in the field like us. Therefore, our goal is to provide you with the methods of analysis and the best solutions to invest in the world of movies.
As a movie co-producer, can I attend filming sessions or other?
Once you have signed the contract for your movie with Crowducers, you are in every respect a member of the production team and you can visit the movie set, get to know the cast and the crew that works behind the cameras, as well as keep track of the progress in production and of the various phases in the making of the movie.
What is the tax credit for outside investors?
A tax credit is guaranteed to those who are completely external to the film industry. Specifically, the tax credit is intended for investors other than the traditional producer, who make a capital contribution for the realization of a movie through an agreement between the movie producer and the external party. In Italy, the fiscal benefit is 40% of the amount invested, up to a maximum of 1 million euros of credit per tax period. It is available immediately and it can be monetized easily with offset credit on the F24 form for IRES, IRAP, IRPEF, IVA, social security and insurance contributions.
Do I have to pay taxes on the returns I earn on my investment?
Taxation on returns is only 5% according to current Italian tax legislation.