After four years of writing and rewriting, "The Lost Flight of Amelia Earhart" is ready for development as a feature motion picture.We believe we have a captivating screenplay that will inspire and at the same time tell the true story of one of America's pioneers of the sky.It is gripping and fascinating and brings to life a legend of one of the most famous women in the world. We invite you to join us and be a part of bringing this project to the silver screen.
According to a recent study by a leading California university graduate school of business, "In many parts of the world, entertainment is the fastest-growing sector of the economy and, in the United States, entertainment edges out clothing and health care as a percentage of household spending (clothes 5.2 percent, health care 5.2 percent, entertainment 5.4 percent)."The study further states that "entertainment and media have become the driving wheel of the global economy."
Professionals in the financial sector as well as the individual investor can no longer afford to stay distant from the entertainment sector, especially if one can be involved in an intelligent, targeted, and secure area of the entertainment business.To some extent, the incredible growth and reach of entertainment is due to the fact that new and rapidly transforming technologies have led to alternative forms of communication, media and electronic delivery around the world.
Billions are being spent throughout the globe for movie tickets, DVDs, videotapes, CDs, and all other entertainment products.Not only can independently financed films now take every advantage of this cash pool, but they can be most effective in their rate of return on investment. "Pulp Fiction" was created for $8 million, and worldwide grosses to date exceed $410 million. "The Piano" was produced for $7 million and earned $65 million and several Academy Awards.One of the most notable recent examples of this profitable filmmaking was "The Blair Witch Project" which earned about $240 million at the box office on an original investment of $100,000.
Independents financed from $2 to $40 million have a good potential to earn their costs back many times over.Some examples of modestly budgeted motion pictures reaping tens of millions in return on investment and a multitude of awards are:
Life is Beautiful...... American Graffiti
Easy Rider...... Boys Don't Cry
Leaving Las Vegas...... Shine
The English Patient...... Rain
ReservoirDogs...... The Usual Suspects
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss...... Killing Zoe
Sex, Lies and Videotape...... Slingblade
Dances With Wolves...... Howard's End
I Know What You Did Last Summer...... Scream
Like Water for Chocolate...... Gods and Monsters
Drugstore Cowboy...... Bad Lieutenant
The Brothers McMullen...... The Virgin Suicides
Midnight Cowboy...... American Pie
Recently the independently produced and distributed "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" surpassed all expectations by earning over $240 million in the U.S. theatrical box office alone!The film maintained itself in the top ten at the U.S. box office for more weeks than any film in history except Titanic, and would have surpassed Titanic had it not been for TV commitments that were made in order to finance the $5 million film. "My Big, Fat Greek Wedding" was turned down by all of the "smart" distributors.The film proves that non-corporate and independent theatrical distribution can have a distinct advantage in the theatrical marketplace and can reach audiences left behind by the conglomerate distributors.
To produce a critically hailed, financially successful motion picture for domestic and foreign theatrical distribution, as well as the vast ancillary markets, such as television, cable, worldwide home video and DVD, soundtrack, and non‑theatrical releases.
We are committed to making an economically, properly budgeted featureutilizing years of leverage, contacts with extraordinary talent and crews to insure outstanding production values.
We have taken the time to develop a captivating screenplay. The process has been wholly in house and not been subject to a multitude of conflicting ideas or egos.
DOCUMENTARY FOR TELEVISION
In conjunction with a major producer for Discovery, A&E and other networks, we are currently planning a documentary for television that will cover the making of the film, "The Lost Flight of Amelia Earhart" very similar to the television documentary that was made for "Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World." Our current plans are to release the documentary at the same time as the release of the feature film. Such a procedure would be expected to have a major impact on box office theater sales.
We are offering complete flexibility regarding financing including the ability to work well with independent production sources, distributors and equity investor's funds. This package is designed to take advantage of the value of equity funding as well as potential tax advantage opportunities.
MARKET TRENDS AND CHANGES
Film markets have been undergoing rapid changes due to technological innovations and constantly expanding public attitudes. As a consequence, the sources of revenues available have been changing dynamically and the relative importance of the various markets has also grown and is expected to continue to accelerate.
Over the past 12 years the market in home video cassettes has enjoyed phenomenal growth. Since 1987 the number of home video stores has exceeded the number of movie theaters. And in 1998, home video retail sales and rentals ($6.91 billion) outperformed the Domestic Gross Theatrical Revenues of $6.88 billion (Daily Variety).
The importance of non‑theatrical markets has increased dramatically over the last decade with the growth of Pay, Cable, Satellite, Home Video, DVD, and Soundtrack revenues. These innovations have increased the demand for and value of motion pictures.
Foreign territories, particularly Europe, have increased the market for home video and DVD units due to the relative lack of diversified television programming.Film industry analysts predict continued growth in the DVD market, in both the U.S. and foreign territories.
Outstanding visual (and musical) films will create market trends that will translate into higher DVD sales. The "Gladiator" DVD outperformed its home video sales at a ratio of 6 to 1 (Daily Variety). "The Lost Flight of Amelia Earhart" will be produced for this market.
SOURCES OF REVENUE
We plan to enter into distribution agreements to release the motion picture within certain time periods in all media, including North American theatrical distribution, DVD, home video, pay & cable television, syndicated television, non‑theatrical distribution, soundtrack and music publishing, and in all foreign media.Below is a summary of the anticipated sources of revenue:
Domestic Film Rentals
Network, Syndicated and Pay /Cable Television
Home Video /DVD
Soundtrack and Music Publishing
Foreign, All Media
Other Ancillary Rights
If you would like to participate with us in unfolding this mystery for the first time on the silver screen in our captivating feature film production, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a funding participation package. Finder's Fees also available for qualified introductions.