The eight major Hollywood studios can no longer develop in-house
enough cost effective quality movies to feed their "distribution
pipeline" for theaters, cable, and video/DVD. Seattle Film Group's
business is to supply first-rate films to the major studios and
engage in co-ventures with the largest independent production
The development company works closely with the marketing departments
of the nine major U.S. studios and the marketing departments of the
top seven foreign territory distributors in developing these movies.
This creates a business collaboration that assures each pictures
maturing in the global markets over several months preceding its
production, and just as important almost guarantees each film the
major distribution that is so essential for profitability.
1. Who are we?
Seattle Film Group LLC is a dedicated group of individual filmmakers
and screenwriters in Los Angeles and Seattle with many years of
extensive experience in a variety of positions in the motion picture
industry. We have come together in a group alliance to create high
quality motion pictures that fill a needed niche for the major
motion picture studios in Los Angeles.
2. What is this niche?
Our niche is producing audience driven $20,000,000 to $40,000,000
feature films funded by Los Angeles entertainment banks using A-list
directors and A-list stars. The eight major Hollywood motion picture
studios can no longer produce enough moderate budget high quality
motion pictures to fill out their distribution pipeline. The studios
are geared toward creating tent pole big budget motion pictures
primarily for release during May-June and November-December. We will
help fill out the major studios distribution pipeline for the other
months of the year.
3. What are you doing?
We are currently forming a film development company through the
raising of $9,000,000 from private active accredited investors. This
development company, called Seattle Film Development One LLC, will
develop several projects of which the best three will be made into
feature films budgeted between $20,000,000 to $40,000,000 dollars
and distributed through the nine major motion picture studios.
4. What kind of films are you making for this development
Initially, we are producing three motion pictures. We will
concentrate on developing three films from the drama, comedy,
science-fiction, fantasy, and musical genres.
5. When will these film be released?
Once funding is complete for the development company, within two
years from the time each picture is fully developed and funded the
motion pictures will be released in theaters across North America
and throughout the rest of the world. Afterwards, the films will be
distributed in the ancillary markets such as video-on-demand,
DVD/video, cable, satellite etc.,.
6. What will you do when the films are completed?
By the end of the second year, Seattle Film Development Two LLC will
be created. The original active accredited investors in the first
development company will have the first option to invest in this new
development company, if they desire. If they do not invest, other
active accredited investors will be found for this second
development company which will create five feature films in the
$20,000,000 to $40,000,000 budget range. These will also be in the
drama, comedy, science-fiction, fantasy, and musical genres using
A-list directors and actors/actresses. These motion pictures will be
released within two years of forming Seattle Film Development Two