Film companies want to release films, and the purchase method is generally box office account, or buyout, or guarantee + account.
The buyout is well understood, that is, to give the filmmaker a sum of money at one time, and the copyright completely belongs to the distribution company.
Whether it is losing money or making billions of dollars, it has nothing to do with the film.
The sub-account is a box office share according to a certain proportion, and the filmmaker has confidence in the film and can adopt the sub-account method.
President Joe Drake and Chu Xuan looked at each other, and he couldn’t help but tentatively say:
“After all, this film is an unprecedented shooting method, and I am afraid that if the audience does not buy it, your efforts to make the film will be in vain.”
“By the way, how much did you spend on the film?”
The cost is not an important secret, Chu Xuan smiled and said
“Huh? 6000？ Several people suspected they had heard wrong.
They do hear “grand,” not “millon.”
Only 6000 blocks cost?
Think about it, just a DV, plus a heroine and not much dragon set, it doesn’t cost much.
Joe Drake thought about it a little and said seemingly sincerely:
“Mr. Chu, that’s right. We can directly give you $5 million to buy out this excellent horror film. ”
“Mainly considering that this film is too niche, the reputation should be good, but it is difficult to win the seat.”
“If you choose to divide the accounts in a hurry, you won’t be able to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars at that time.”
“We mainly want to spend 5 million to make a friend, and if we have ideas in the future, we can also invest in your shooting.”
“The money can be called to you today if you want.” How do you see it? ”
Joe Drake showed a generous look, as if $5 million was a loss.
6,000 yuan for 5 million, this investment is all blood money!
If he doesn’t know the true potential of the film, he may be moved, and perhaps he will be grateful to Joe Drake.
“This old fox.” Chu Xuan smiled darkly and scolded.
He must have known that Smart: Ghost In the Shell could really make money.
Since the bid is 5 million, the bottom line is almost 8 million.
Deducting the cost of publicity, the expected box office revenue of the other party should be in the 50 million US dollars slot.
As an extremely low-budget niche horror film, it’s already a good deal.
Joe Drake couldn’t imagine that the oriental youth who looked like a student in front of him had already deduced the bottom line in his heart through his quotation.
“No, Mr. Drake. I’m an adventurous person and buyouts aren’t exciting enough for me. ”
“Huh? Do you want to choose a ledger? ”
Drake was slightly surprised, but understandable.
The fact that a young man dares to make such a film shows that he has a lot of ideas.
Thankfully, Joe Drake prepared Plan B.
“In that case, I admire your courage.”
“In order not to let you lose too much, we can guarantee the bottom 3 million US dollars, and on this basis, give you 15% of the box office share.” How? See our sincerity? ”
“No, no, no…” Chu Xuan raised his index finger and shook it.
“How? Are you too little? Joe Drake gritted his teeth.
“Then we will raise the guarantee to $5 million!” Plus 15% share, which is already our biggest concession! ”
“Don’t get excited, Mr. Drake.”
Chu Xuan slowly shook the water glass, calmly like holding a glass of red wine.
“I don’t need a guarantee fee.”
“Eh? So aren’t you afraid of losing money? Young people don’t be impulsive, this is a niche film after all. ”
“Rest assured, whether it is a loss or a gain, I just need to share.”
“Okay, so how are you going to divide it?”
“Dare to gamble, the box office is less than 150 million, I only take 5 million; more than 150 million, I split 70%… How is it? ”
At the end, Chu Xuan smiled.
The three people of Legendary Pictures, oh no four people, including the beautiful woman Marlene who came to pour water, were all shocked by Chu Xuan’s proposal.
They had never seen anyone so ambitious!
Other filmmakers and distributors are a little cautious when they talk about business, for fear of offending each other.
Chu Xuan was fearless from beginning to end, posing as “there is no grandfather left here”.
Did he grow up eating the heart of a lion?
70% share, really dare to think!
According to market conditions, unless the well-known director’s big production, the distribution only accounts for 30% of the share.
If it is Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, such as directors with box office appeal, the share can be lower.
As a newcomer director, Chu Xuan, coupled with a niche and novel horror film, 30% is impossible!
Joe Drake was eager to just blast him out.
Come and make trouble?
But at this point, Joe Drake laughed angrily.
“Hahahahaha, Chu, you are really a wonderful person!”
“Okay! Just do as you say! 150 million or more, you 7 me 3! I bet! ”
He had thought that Chu Xuan was bluffing, but Chu Xuan calmly got up and shook hands with him.
“Mr. Drake, happy cooperation, when will you sign the contract?”
Holding the signed contract, Chu Xuan carried his bag and hummed a small song as he walked out of the Legendary Pictures Building.
Upstairs, in front of the floor-to-ceiling window, the trio of Legendary Pictures watched his back.
“Joe, you’re also really cruel, directly down to 5%,” distribution manager Dann shook his head and laughed.
“In the end, I am still young and vigorous.”
Joe Drake took a sip of the champagne he had just opened when he signed.
In his opinion, Chu Xuan had already been pinched.
Even if the box office really rushed to 30 million, their legendary pictures are also bloody.
Evaluation manager Breno was weak:
“Just in case… Did it really break through 100 million? ”
“How can that be?” Joe Drake didn’t care, “If you really want to break through 100 million, I admit it.” ”
“Oh, Chu! How come the big director has time to call me? ”
On the other side of the phone, Elizabeth Olsen heard Chu Xuan’s voice and was very surprised.
“Why, can’t I call you?”
“There is! I thought you were busy looking for a film dealer, how… Is it negotiated? ”
Ao Mei asked cautiously.
“Get ready, you’ll soon be the heroine of the big screen.” More than ten million people will know you from now on… You’re going to be famous! ”
“Eh?” Ao Mei was suddenly a little messy.
So fast? Not dreaming, right?
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