Invest In Movies (UK)

The Motion Picture Industry

The UK motion picture industry is a thriving business with an impressive history; even during the financial crisis the industry remained strong and continued to make grow, while many other industries struggled.

A recent report by the British Film Institute (BFI) showed that the British motion picture industry is an integral and valuable part of the United Kingdom’s creative industries, with a turnover of £7.3 billion – which equates to a direct contribution to Gross Domestic Product of £2.9 billion. The report also showed that, for the third year in a row, the 2013 UK motion picture box office revenues exceeded £1 billion.

Investing in Movies

Many Independent movie companies now offer Film Investment opportunities; allowing the Independent companies to remain independent with total control of the movie, as well as offering an investment opportunity with a return that can last a lifetime.

Investing in an independent movie with a smaller production budget offers the chance to make more profit with less risk than a movie with a large budget, where overheads need to be recouped before investors will see a return. A movie doesn’t need to be a large success at the box offer in order for an investor to receive a return on their investment, that’s the benefit of investing in independent movie.

Investing in Movies is one of the best investments you can make, the benefits stretch far beyond the sales of box office tickets. DVD/Blu-Ray sales, television airings, Video on Demand (VOD) subscriptions and the sale of merchandise all count towards the profit a movie makes and in certain cases can continue to generate profits for a lifetime.

In 2013, the total video entertainment market grew 0.5% to an estimated £2.2 billion in consumer spending; 143 million DVDs were sold in the UK in 2013 and UK consumers made 56 million digital rentals in 2013, proving that the video market is strong and movies can continue to generate a healthy income long after theatrical releases take place. As well as making a return on your investment, there are number of extra benefits which are attached to investing in movies such as:

  • The investor can have their name in the credits at the end of the movie
  • The chance to be involved with the production of the movie
  • The chance to meet the cast and crew backstage
  • An invitation to attend red carpet events including the movie premier
  • VIP opportunities to attend special events such as The Cannes International Film Festival
  • Sample merchandise
  • Tax relief benefits

It is important to note that the above benefits are subject to the particular movie and the level of investment in a particular project

The Risk

As with any financial investment, there is always an element of risk and it is very important that you do not invest what you cannot afford to lose. While it is not possible to guarantee the commercial success of any movie project, we are very selective in the investment opportunities that we offer ensuring that essential elements are already in place, such as insurance, completion guarantee etc are in place.



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