What We Offer

Crossroad Lending has the largest network of entertainment based financing. Our lending marketplace connects filmmakers with major lenders, banks and private investors who all compete for your business, allowing filmmakers to fully realize they are getting the best possible deal for the financing of their films.

TAX CREDIT LOANS
Loan Collateralized by state tax incentives. Currently, there are 31 States that offer various types of film and television tax incentives to shoot in their respective state. These incentives can come in the form of a credit or rebate. The lenders on the Crossroad platform specialize in this type of financing structure and can lend the money before a film starts production, during production, or after production has been completed.
US Minimum Guarantee Loans
Funding put toward production costs is typically collateralized where a US distributor pre-commits to a project before it’s made. Depending on who the distributor is (i.e Netflix, Disney, Fox, etc) lenders are more comfortable to lend against the minimum guarantee contracts vs new distributors that do not have the same record for established credible distributors.
US Minimum Guarantee Loans
Funding put toward production costs is typically collateralized where a US distributor pre-commits to a project before it’s made. Depending on who the distributor is (i.e Netflix, Disney, Fox, etc.), lenders are more comfortable to lend against the minimum guarantee contracts vs. new distributors that do not have the same record for established credible distributors.
PRE – SALES ADVANCES / SALES RECEIVABLES
Funding against any preliminary sales that the borrower has already made on their project internationally. Pre-sales are made with distirubotrs before the film is produced. The amount of the sale is predicated on strength of the projects marketability and box office potential in each respective territory. This is typically based on a combination of cast, director, producer and script.
Gap and Super Gap Loans
Gap and Super Gap financing is a form of mezzanine debt financing where a producer wishes to complete their financing by securing a loan against unsold territories. production, during production or after production has been completed.
Gap and Super Gap Loans
Gap and Super Gap financing is a form of mezzanine debt financing where a producer wishes to complete their financing by securing a loan against unsold territories. Pre-production, production, or post-production have been completed.
Bridge Loans
Short-term loans put toward a producer’s immediate production funding needs until a standard bank loan is in place. Typically these types of loans are to help secure an actor(s) with the note of collateral. Once the actor’s payment is in escrow and secured, the equity and/or additional debt financing can be triggered and the bridge loan can be paid back in full, with interest.
Film Union Deposits
Lending against union deposits including SAG, I.A.T.S.E and DGA projects providing the liquidity that productions need when entering principial photography.
Film Union Deposits
Lending against union deposits including SAG, I.A.T.S.E and DGA projects providing the liquidity that productions need when entering principial photography.
Equity
Also called Private equity this type of investment is made by a single investor or group of investors where they would own a stake in the film or operating corporation. Typically this investment needs to be paid back in full plus interest before filmmakers can receive any backend on the project. This is the riskiest type of film investment but also the potential highest yielding investment.

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