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Feature Finance democratizes film by offering a role and a voice to mainstream consumers whose previous participation in the movie business was simply buying tickets. The concept represents the evolution of the entertainment business by closing the gap between filmmakers and the people who love movies. This is an SEC approved film fund that offers an opportunity for you to participate in potential profits of a film, as opposed to crowdfunding, where you can get a T-shirt and a listing in the "special thanks" section of a film's end credits.
Well, for starters, there's really no one else out there doing what we're doing in quite the way we're doing it. You've seen one or two startups go about something like this, but they are basically crowdsourcing projects with a bonus, supported by lots of hype. What opened the doors to this kind of concept was a rule change by the SEC back in 2015 which made it legal for startups to sell stock online, much like a GoFundMe or Kickstarter project does. On the surface, you're thinking "Wow, cool!" but the opening salvo of these kinds of ventures for the film community has been considerably lackluster. We believe the reason is that they ran to what looked cool before they understood how it all worked. We're taking our time, working out the finer points with our Securities and Exchange Commission) SEC counsel and opening first to accredited investors. This allows us to bring in experienced investors in a more traditional private offering, and also establish a foundational baseline. Because our founders are film producers themselves -- behind such films as the recently released Camera Store (with John Larroquette and John Rhys-Davies) and the upcoming The Last Full Measure (with an amazing cast led by Samuel L. Jackson., Sebastian Stan and Bradley Whitford) -- we understand a lot more about the process and discipline of film equity. In other words, we know what we're doing and are moving forward with a strong team, solid counsel and an understanding of the landscape.

The SEC has set up two classes of investor, made up of accredited investors, and everyone else. The reason for this is simple -- the SEC was established to protect investors from potential fraud and con schemes. Of course, there are those who are more experienced, have invested in companies before, and have either the financial backing (lots of money) or institutional backing (from a bank) that sets them apart as not needing as much protection as the rest of us. Those investors are considered "accredited." So, if you've never invested in anything except to buy some stock on eTrade, chances are you are not an accredited investor. But that's okay -- once we get past our initial phase, we'll be able to invite you to join us in this new journey. At first, though, we are speaking only to accredited investors.

In the United States, to be considered an accredited investor, one must have a net worth of at least $1,000,000, excluding the value of one's primary residence, or have income at least $200,000 each year for the last two years (or $300,000 combined income if married) and have the expectation to make the same amount this year. The term "accredited investor" is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

If you're an accredited investor Just go to our Sign Up link, and follow the prompts. If you're not an accredited investor, sign up with our email news alerts, so you can follow our progress and be among the first non-accredited investors to get an invitation to suit up with Feature Finance.