Implications of the Appearance of Slate Investors
Without doubt, the development of slate financing arrangements in 2004 has increased the availability of external funds to Hollywood producers. Nevertheless, the appearance ofslate investors also entailed significant implications on the characteristics of the cofinancing market, particularly when considering that film projects with blockbuster potential are distributed among the studios and are clearly limited in number. With additional agents longing for the best deals, it is likely that the market for motion picture financing has become more competitive. Facing new and powerful competitors, it is straightforward to expect that the incumbent financers needed to respond to the new environmental constraints by adapting their investment strategies.
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