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Documentary Production
Sources of Finance

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Cashflowing the Offset

As producers can only access the Producer Offset once the project is completed, they need to cashflow the portion of the budget that comprises the Offset.

Over the first nine years of the operation of the Offset, the main source of Offset cashflow for documentaries has been the film/TV industry, where production companies and broadcasters cover the Offset contribution from their own funds, including any overdraft facilities. Several specialised funds have also been established, focusing specifically on providing Offset cashflow

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