This is more of a query than an anecdotal reference. I'm wondering if the folks that produced Four Eyed Monsters would have been able to collateralize their project by having an institutional investor lend against a percentage of the people who said they would see the film by pledging online.
If for example 10,000 people in say 10 cities agreed to see the film, could you not discount the producers take to say 4 bucks an admission and multiply it 40% to come to a number of that would enable the producers to finance their film? I mean 16K is not a lot of money but what if the numbers grew and you started to see box office commitments of 10,000,000 people on a film with a 2 million dollar budget?
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