Quotes from Linkedin.com: Why film producers were shot down as contestants on the TV show ‘Shark Tank’

I’ve been getting re-educated on what it takes to make a movie in the 21st Century, and came across this guy who has the only accredited IR firm in Vegas, which I think is pretty cool.
The logical follow up question is, I’ve been developing a package of films for the last ten plus years, with what I would consider to be no actual development money, however, my life can be documented, therefore the question is, should I give up control of more than half of my company? It’s a scary thought to be sure. Please leave a comment after you read the article, and the comments at the site. PS, most of them are spam, except for mine. There probably should be an asterisk somewhere…. 😉

Finance topics, trends, & specific term sheets

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For WHAT REASON do people not think if 1 INVESTOR spending 100% of FUNDING on X  then why would they not want MAJORITY (51%+) OWNERship + 25% REVENUE? (ROI)?

Don’t want high ownership dilution or high cost of VC and short on time? …then quit asking for equity based securities that don’t exist or don’t have any quantifiable or monetizable market value. (like PPM’s).  Asking for equity 1st is like pulling the cart before the horse.

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Quote from Dave Gregory, film producer

“Just watched that segment of SHARK TANK online. I don’t take anything I see on reality shows too seriously, but I do like the “cast” of investors on that show.

Mark Cuban was instantly out because the filmmakers only offered 30 or 35% of the…

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