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Cash flow Financing secures the necessary cashflow liquidity as long as the main financing funds have not yet been paid out.
Film productions are typically financed from several sources, including, for instance, through TV stations, subsidies as well as distributors and licensing companies. These funds are often received by producers at a late point in time. This programme provides cash flow financing in order to ensure timely liquidity for film and TV producers in the Berlin-Brandenburg media region and beyond.
Eligible applicants are production companies based in Brandenburg and Berlin or German production firms which implement a significant part of their project in the Berlin-Brandenburg media region.
ILB finances production firms in the film and TV industry by offering loans and advance payment guarantees, if required by TV-broadcasters.
Financing is provided in cooperation with Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB). ILB's media team examines the requests for financing. The credit approval is made according to customary criteria in the banking sector.
Loans are offered in order to cover the demand for cash flow financing. Funds are paid out and repaid according to liquidity planning. Payments are handled via project accounts with a commercial bank.
Advance payment guarantees can be provided as required by the broadcasting station.
ILB examines the economic situation of the film producers.
Informal applications for cash flow financing for film productions can be submitted to ILB or Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB). You may also wish to contact Medienboard as our cooperation partner.
The examination by the ILB media team includes project and company risks. The necessary documents are requested on the basis of a checklist.
ILB and IBB jointly issue a timely loan decision.
You can contact ILB's media team at +49331 660-1502.
A personal guarantee is usually agreed to in addition to the assignment of receivables from the project. The guarantor's financial power and the risks of the respective project are considered in this context.
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