Section 181 deduction to accelerate your investors return. Diversify your recoupment strategies by utilizing for example merchandising, itunes (music), and niche markets. Be sure your film has commercial appeal. Keep your budget as low as possible, while maintaining production quality. Be sure to use the highest level cast possible. Your above the line cost should be at least 30% of your total budget. This will not only enhance your chances for a distribution deal, but is the only way you can possibly obtain any foreign pre-sales.
By keeping your budget low, using foreign pre-sales, subsidies, and tax incentives you reduce the amount of private equity that you need to finance your film. This substantially lowers the risk to your investors. It also increases your chances of getting paid.
Most importantly, be sure you have a defined target market and audience for