Monday, May 04, 2009

California and Federal Securities Exemption Information For Low-Budget Movies & Films

I previously posted a link about California securities exemptions for films seeking public investments less than $1,000,000 (i.e., getting a third party investor to invest in your movie). Here are some additional links to help ensure your production is compliant.


If you are looking for information about the Securities Exchange Commission (Federal) exemption, then you should perhaps consult Regulation D, Rule 504. This exemption allows you to seek certain investors and investments without the need for the standard SEC filing requirements. The SEC now allows you to file this Form D online at:

Federal Online Filing Information, Form D


California has similar securities exemptions. The most relevant exemption for low budget productions may be found at Corporations Code 25102(f). California requires a notice to be filed and this notice may be filed online.

Click here to file the California 25102(f) notice online