Your film development partner
“A great movie evolves when everybody has the
same vision in their heads”    Alan Parker
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Breaking News

Werner Herzog releases “Meeting Gorbachev”

European Premiere at Leipzig Festival 26 October 2018

         FWFD have teamed with multi award winning  factual production company Spring Films to develop ‘Meeting Gorbachev’ a feature length documentary directed by Werner Herzog and Andre  Singer 

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What we do

“A Story should have a beginning, a middle and an end . . .but not necessarily in that order ”   Jean-Luc Goddard

Create, source, curate, and develop innovative media content for the ever-growing television and digital market as well as for theatrical release …Our main work is to continually explore untapped works of fiction, original screenplays, early dramatic concepts, and downright good ideas and from there to partner with development finance to prepare a producer-ready package

“I always believe it’s better to have thirty imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other twenty nine what to do”    Trevor Nunn

This is Film Development – We invest in an idea until it is in a form (a package) suitable for presenting to investors and capable of attracting production financing. The investment might be used to pay a writer to complete a screenplay; acquire rights to books or plays, or pay for travel to film markets to arrange pre-sales financing – development could cover location scouting/ casting/ finding production partners and includes the costs of admin and overheads until the film is officially in pre-production

Our core team has a wealth of experience in film production, visual storytelling, marketing, finance and investment

Our aim is to become the go-to company for producers to acquire investment-ready packages of filmed entertainment concepts for the global entertainment market

 

Investment

The UK’s Film & Television industry continues to thrive, attracting and developing the world’s best creative talent.  Combined with tax-efficient investment opportunities, there has never been a better time to invest in this sector

Film development is different from film production – as the film development company FWFD sells the production-ready package to a producer, studio or network that has the money in place to make it. Although the risks at development stage are higher, the costs are lower, and the returns are greater. In the repayment cycle, development costs are the first to be paid from Production funding, so the return on the investment is quick and high, and can be 50% of the investment

Participation in the film & tv industry by investment in FWFD’s development slate is now  possible – as well as seeking to generate high returns on investments, FWFD is able to offer the tax advantages that have been made available for  individual  investors via HMRC approved schemes, the SEIS and the EIS

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) offer generous Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and Inheritance Tax benefits.  Adding to their attractive 50% (SEIS) and 30% (EIS) tax-relief on Income Tax is that it is the only tax-efficient scheme in the UK that has the ‘carry back’ facility where the tax-relief can be applied to an investment made in the preceding year

Income Tax Relief: An individual can reduce their income tax liability by 50% of the amount invested in SEIS shares, 30% in EIS shares

Capital Gains Tax Relief: As well as there being no CGT paid on the gain in any sale of SEIS/EIS shares (after holding for three years), there exist arrangements to defer CGT liabilities due on gains resulting from other investments subject to qualifying periods

Inheritance Tax: Shares in the company qualify from 100% exemption from Inheritance Tax in the event of the shareholder’s death within two years

These reliefs can significantly mitigate the risk of investment but investment in the company is only open to Accredited High Net Worth Individuals.  For further information and to request an Information Memorandum covering the current Offer of shares in the Company or to arrange a meeting please contact us at info@fwfd

Share Offer – Requesting an Information Memorandum

We advise prospective investors to seek specialist advice from their tax and financial advisors. As with any financial investment there is always an element of risk and a prospective investor should consider carefully whether an investment in the Company is suitable for them in the light of their personal circumstances and the financial resources available to them

Investing in unlisted Entertainment and Media industry companies is only suitable for accredited, sophisticated or high net worth individuals. The Company’s projects are carefully selected to ensure that a pathway to a return on investment is in place for each one but it is not possible to guarantee the successful generation of profit of individual film projects

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About us

We create investment ready packages for the global entertainment market. Our core team has a wealth of experience in film production, visual storytelling, marketing, financing, and investment

To discuss your project contact  Jon Lewes,  our Finance and Development Director

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