2012 into 2013 is going to be another banner year for Mary Aloe and her staff at Aloe Entertainment. The organization has been enjoying a run with a record slate of seven completed features in last the two years. Given this ambitious pace of production, the organization is garnering a reputation as a mini-studio.
Since the first audience watched a motion picture flicker on a screen in 1895,
the art of filmmaking has exploded into a megaplex of ideas and images
that have entertained audiences for the past 103 years.
Mary Aloe knows that over the years, film financing has become one the
most complex and risky investments. Though it is easier for the DeMilles, Hitchcocks, and Spielbergs
of the world to land financing deals, Mary Aloe assures all that there
are viable avenues for independent filmmakers to secure financing.
The Game Plan
Once you decide on a project, it is imperative that you immediately choose your distribution platform (i.e. film, television or cable) and not wait until after the project is shot. Mary Aloe finds that this decision not only effects your budget, but it effects your equipment list and shooting plans. The next step is to memorize your distribution plan, which will become part of the pitch to your investors. This means that you will have to do research. Mary Aloe knows that you will need to find out the requirements for gaining distribution whether it be through a major, mini-major, independent studio, television or cable station. It is also a good idea to find out what type of films are regularly acquired by your potential distributor. Mary Aloe finds that by showing an investor a concise and detailed game plan along with enthusiasm, you will make them feel more comfortable in investing in your project. Advantages and Disadvantages of Industry Financing: The most obvious choice for film funding is industry financing. For example, there are studio development production deals, independent distributor financing, talent agency financing, end-user financing, and completion funds.
Aloe Entertainment is one of Los Angeles' most prolific independent
production companies. The Los Angeles based feature film/television
company was created in 1999 by Mary Aloe. Mary Aloe and Aloe
Entertainment produces and finances individual pictures and slates of
movies. Aloe Entertainment specializes in developing/producing
independent features, television series, and network and cable event
movies. Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment specialize in obtaining 100%
financing for features by raising private equity; working with hedge funds, gap financing,
top tier foreign sales companies and securing domestic distribution.
Producer Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment, along with her development
team, have produced a record nine features in six years. As well, Mary
Aloe's vast knowledge of P & A financing was acknowledged by Regent
Releasing who brought her in to run a 50 million dollar P & A fund
backed by Merrill Lynch.
2012 into 2013 is going to be another banner year for Mary Aloe and her staff at Aloe Entertainment. The organization has been enjoying a run with a record slate of seven completed features in last the two years.
Mary Aloe and Aloe Entertainment has also affiliated herself with the top organizations in the entertainment industry. She is a member of the following guilds: WEN (Women's Entertainment Network), American Federation of Women in Television and Radio, CAUCUS, Women in Film, and First Weekenders Club.