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Founded for producers by producers, we’ve been on the front line of film production. Unlike a bank or traditional financier, we have the knowledge and expertise to structure flexible financing to solve any problem.

BondIt is a financing partner for projects, producers and media companies alike. We focus on senior-secured financing opportunities, collateralized with firm assets, such as pre-sales/receivables contracts, tax credits, minimum guarantees, and negative pick-ups. Our flexible financing options include bridge loans, film union deposits, working capital, and gap loans.

If you are looking for speed, responsiveness and accountability, combined with deep experience in production, we can help build your dreams.

Your success or failure can hinge on obtaining fast financing.

The media finance landscape is historically fragmented, unreliable and difficult to access. In a rapidly changing media landscape, streamlined access to capital for projects, producers and companies can be extremely challenging. Many producers have created a patchwork of sources to cover their budget. Oftentimes, financiers don’t fully understand the unique nature of the business, extending the time it will take to receive funds. And when a project doesn’t reach completion, costs go even higher when the producer is forced to take it elsewhere. Too many times, a project won’t be produced at all because as the costs due to delays grow, the project budget grows to a level that no longer makes the film a marketable project.

Being knowledgeable about how you wish to use financing, having an experienced financing partner, and being buttoned up from the very beginning can make or break your project.

We provide capital solutions to content creators, enabling artists to produce quality content on a timely basis.

We are a senior-secured media lender providing credit financing to film, television and new media projects. With credit financing for film, television and new media projects, we provide loans, or an “advance”, which is secured by defined and unencumbered collateral, such as pre-sales agreements (i.e. Minimum Guarantees), tax credits and tax rebates, negative pick-ups, etc. We also provide bridge loans, corporate loans, and cash flow solutions to media projects, producers and companies alike.

If you are in the development phase, we can assist with structuring and guidance of the finance plan. When it comes to providing capital, we do so for projects that are in pre-production, production, post-production or completed, as long as there is sufficient unencumbered collateral available. Our end-to-end tech-enabled systems support every step of your experience while maintaining our personalized approach.

If your project financing opportunity has a significant element of unencumbered collateral (i.e. an asset without any lien or “charge”), BondIt would be pleased to consider financing your project.

Our team is dedicated to providing the most customer service oriented borrowing process of any media financier.

BondIt works with filmmakers across the spectrum of experience and pedigree; our company was built on assisting and providing value to early-stage filmmakers with the same dedication that we provide our world-class clients.

Production expertise, technology, and streamlined responsiveness ensure your project will receive the financing it needs, when it needs it. BondIt has built end-to-end tech-enabled systems which support every step of your experience while maintaining our personalized approach. Our commitment to you is always to be value add with speed, responsiveness and accountability.

Frequently Asked Questions

BondIt does not invest equity into projects. We are exclusively focused on senior secured financing opportunities which are collateralized against firm assets.

Recent credits include the Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, the Arnold Schwarzenegger starring Aftermath from Lionsgate, the Netflix Original film To The Bone, starring Lily Collins, and the cult hit, The Invitation. Other world-class projects have been financed and will soon be released.

First and foremost, BondIt always prefers to partner with great producers and creative teams who have done the early leg work on their project (which might include talent, equity investors, executive producer attachments, or other compelling elements which prove to us you are serious about making your project). The second most important criterion is whether or not a senior lending opportunity actually exists at this time, or if the project is more speculative in nature. As a senior lender, BondIt is almost always the “last dollar” into a project finance plan. In other words, BondIt is able to lend when the pieces of production are in place (or are being put in place with another institutional, as with a bridge loan opportunity). BondIt does not invest equity into projects.

BondIt is able to begin reviewing projects in the early development phase to assist with structuring and guidance of the finance plan. However, BondIt is only able to provide capital for projects that are in pre-production, production, post-production or completed which in all cases have sufficient unencumbered collateral available.

BondIt considers loan sizes ranging from $50,000 to $25,000,000.

No, BondIt is a senior secured media lender whose name derives from the lending on SAG, DGA and IATSE payroll deposits (often referred to as “bonds”).

Once BondIt receives all necessary and relevant information for the initial review process:

Pricing model: 24 to 48-hour turnaround time for BondIt to provide you with an initial indication of pricing/structure based on preliminary information available.

Term Sheet: 24 to 48-hour turnaround time for client to review.
Long Forms Agreements: 3 to 5 day turnaround time in many cases. Larger, more complicated closings may take 3-4 weeks to close.

Financial closing / funding: From start to finish, the process can range between 5 to 30 days, depending on the complexity of the transaction

BondIt requires a first priority, perfected security interest in at least one element of collateral (i.e. unencumbered pre-sales/receivables contracts, tax credits, minimum guarantees, negative pick-ups, etc. In all most cases without a completion bond, BondIt will also require both a personal and an additional corporate guarantee.