Picture this: Investing in film

For money or glamour, there are many reasons to back a film û but consider yourself a patron of the arts, not an investor, that way youÆll be pleasantly surprised if you make a profit.

The film industry is a lot like the aviation business -- it absorbs money and more often than not, it gives very little in return. But people still flock to both because they possess a degree of glamour that is lacking in many more reliable money making options, such as real estate and mutual funds.

Independent films are a high-risk investment the odds are against the investor. For every commercially viable film, there are dozens that barely cover the cost...

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