Slated is an online film industry marketplace, enabling introductions to projects, talent, financing and sales.
Slated is a community of peers that consists of:
Nothing at all. It’s free.
Yes. Everyone can join and become a member.
Slated lists independent feature films that are in some stage of development or production that are seeking financing, talent, sales, and/or distribution. Our films include everything from small budget documentaries to high-budget narratives with notable cast attached.
You may encourage as many people as you want. Everyone is welcome.
You can email us at team with any more questions or suggestions. But continue reading...the answer may be in here.
At Slated, we value your privacy. We don't want you to be inundated with messages from people you don't know. So here's how this works:
When someone tracks you, you can message them. If you track them back, they can message you. A person may track you because they are interested in what you are up to. They then get alerted to anything you do on the site such as tracking other people, posting a status update, or listing a film. It works in a similar way to being a ‘friend’ on Facebook or ‘following’ someone on Twitter or connecting with someone on LinkedIn. Although this network is for the film industry only.
If you do not know the person, and you are not interested in tracking them or what they're up to, then you do not need to track them back.
Remember though, if someone tracks you, you can message them. So for example, if an investor tracks you, or your film, you can send them a message to open up a dialogue.
If you track someone, or if they have at least 50% of your credits score, they can message you. By tracking members, you are also subscribing to receive their activity updates, which will appear in your activity feed on our homepage.
The trackers box on member profile pages will show you how many trackers the member has and who they are. Slated can send an alert to let members know when someone new tracks them. To do so, edit your email preferences to notify you when you have a new tracker or to turn these notifications on (by default they are off).
There is no way to send a request for other users to follow you on Slated.
The best way to build your network on Slated is to engage with people, track others who you find interesting or meaningful to you, and be an active part
of the Slated community by reading and posting high-quality information.
Yes! You can untrack other accounts at any time by clicking the UNTRACK button found throughout the site and various emails. Slated does not send
a notification when you untrack someone.
No. Tracking on Slated isn't mutual. Someone who thinks you're interesting can track you, but you don't have to track him or her back. Check out their profile first to see if you have a reason to allow them to message you.
You can have an unlimited number of members tracking you. However, Slated has tracking and introduction limits for site stability and to control abuse.
An account alert will be triggered if:
You can read more about this under our Community Guidelines.
For seasoned financiers, Slated offers a new pipeline of high-quality film projects; a suite of controls to manage your deal flow and ease administrative burden; a way to diversify your investment portfolio; and a simple way to network and stay in touch with the market for new and upcoming films.
You can use the introductions our community provides to progress the relationship to the point where an investment can be executed directly between users. In addition, while anyone can create a profile on Slated,
to achieve Investor status, you must get over two thresholds:
Request an introduction directly on the film’s profile page.
“Tracking” a film lets you passively receive news updates related to the film. “Getting an Intro” lets you communicate directly with the filmmakers. “Intro” settings are controlled by both the filmmakers and investors.
Filmmakers receive an email that an investor is interested in the project. It is then the filmmaker’s choice to reach out if they’re interested in discussing the project further with you.
Deal terms will vary. All negotiations and discussion of deal terms take place directly between you and the filmmakers.
No. First, your contact information is kept private. This is very important to us. Second, filmmakers can email you only if you track their film project, or if you and they share a contact who facilitates an introduction. Further, filmmakers can email you only once about a project if you don’t respond.
Yes. You can block any users from contacting you by changing your privacy settings or using the controls within the correspondence.
Slated helps you find the people you need to get your film packaged, financed, represented and distributed. The Slated community includes high net worth individuals and institutional investors in film, as well as sales agents and distributors looking for emerging film projects.
Any member can submit their film for free. The person who creates the film profile should be the rights holder, or the designated representative of the rights holder, for that film. Usually this is the producer, director, or writer, or one of their assistants operating on their behalf. Any films that are found to be in violation of this rule will be suspended.
Not at this time, but check back in the future.
Both. When you join Slated you are asked to create a profile page for yourself. Once you’ve done that, you can create a profile page for your film by logging in to Slated, clicking on your avatar in the top right corner of the page, then clicking the “List a new film” link in the drop down menu, which will then take you through the film submission process.
Once you’ve created your film page, you are the “admin” for that page, which means that you will be responsible for updating and maintaining the page, as well as managing any inquiries you might receive about your film through Slated.
About 5 minutes, tops.
To list your film you will need to specify:
The title and estimated year of release for your film. (You can update either of these if the title or release date changes.)
An image to represent your film. For example, a movie poster, production still, or art direction mockup.
At least one genre and one “topic” keyword. This will be used to match your film to investors and other Slated members who are interested in similar topics and genres.
The stage your project is in (development, pre-production, production, post-production, etc). This will be used to match your film to investors and other Slated members or companies who are interested in film projects in that stage.
No. If you find an investor on Slated, the responsibility to establish and negotiate the investment terms with that investor is yours. You conduct all specific discussions and negotiations with potential investors directly.
It is free to list your film on Slated. At the moment, any monetary transactions that take place between you and an investor happen offline, so there is no commission either.
As many as you like, so long as they meet the criteria previously stated.
No. We understand that financing falls through, attachments come and go, and a film is not easy to put together. So you are in control of your own deadline. We do advise you to set a fundraising deadline, though, as it may help persuade investors.
Yes. We encourage you to continue to pursue all the regular efforts you use for fundraising. Think of Slated as an extension of your offline efforts. We are providing you the opportunity to meet investors and other industry professionals you otherwise may have not had access to. We also encourage you to keep your film's Slated profile updated as things change. You should use your Slated profile to appeal to sales agents, distributors and the industry at large over the film's life cycle.
Films at all stages are allowed to be listed on Slated. This includes:
Films that are in development and seeking talent and financing
Films that are looking for principal cast and crew
Films that are seeking production financing and services
Films that are seeking post-production finishing funds and services
Films that are looking for sales representation, distribution or P&A financing
Films looking to get into major festivals and sales markets
Once you’ve supplied the initial information required to list your film profile, you'll have a chance to decide when to make the page visible. We recommend waiting until you've added whatever cast, crew, financial info, and affiliated companies you have.
Once you make your page visible, by default, your film page is public, which means that anyone can potentially see your film page, although your financial information is private and can only be seen by Slated investors. If you wish to keep your page hidden, you can do so by clicking on the “Edit Page Settings” link at the top of your film page and changing the visibility settings to "Admin only".
Filmmakers listing films on Slated should have already created a line-item budget. We also understand that budgets change as things like production location, talent attachments, and other elements of the film packagaing change, so you are encouraged to update your financial information as things change.
As the film admin, you are the primary contact point for your film page, and will receive all inquiries and correspondence from Slated, or from Slated members, regarding your film. By default, any Slated member can contact you through your film page on Slated, but you can change this by clicking on the “Edit Page Controls” link at the top of your film page and changing the contact setting so that only people or companies who fit the criteria you are looking for can contact you, or so that no one can contact you.
You can have multiple admins for your film page. All admins will receive any correspondence that comes through your film page. You can add more admins by clicking on the “edit page controls” link at the top of your film page. Then, on the right hand side of the page, you’ll see a box that says “Film Page Admins”, where you can add another admin by typing their name and hitting enter/return. Only Slated members can be added as a film admin. If you wish to add colleagues from your company as admins, then please invite them to become members first, either by adding them to your film as an attachment or by sending them an invite.
While you can have multiple admins, your film page can only have one owner. By default this is the person who created the film page. If you want to change ownership over to another person, you first have to add them as an admin, then, on the page settings page, click the "Make owner" link below that peson's name.
Once you’ve listed your film, you should continue to add as much information about it as possible, such as cast, crew, financial information (which is only visible to investors), and the people or services your film is looking for.
Add as many assets as you can to strengthen your film profile. Add comps, links, sales projections, a trailer, a great poster image, and affiliated companies. The more you share about your film, the more likely it will be of interest to the community.
To add a trailer, click on the blue "edit" button under "Summary" on your film page, then copy and paste the link to your video from You Tube, Vimeo or wherever it can be seen on the web into the field labeled "Trailer/pitch Video". If your video is password protected, you'll need to type the password to view the video in the field labeled "Trailer/pitch video password." Your video should also have sharing enabled on the site on which it's hosted.
The “Attachments” section should not be used for people or companies who you would like to be involved with your film, but for people and companies who are actually involved with your film. It is expected that any attachment you add has already confirmed their involvement with you personally.
To add cast and crew to your film, go to your film page and scroll down to the “Attachments” tab, underneath your film overview. Click the blue “Edit” button on the left hand side, under “Principal Cast”, “Principal Crew”, or “Affiliated Companies” then use the form provided to add people and companies to your page.
We don’t require your attachments to join Slated, only to confirm that they are involved in your film. However, we do highly encourage them to join Slated, and you should too, as this will help you to expand your film’s network, and therefore expand your reach on Slated. The films that perform the best on Slated tend to be those that use all of their possible connections to get noticed and to achieve real results.
When you add an attachment to your film page, we email them asking them to confirm that they are involved in your film. This is the only email they will receive from Slated, unless they decide to sign up and create their own Slated account. They do not need to sign up in order to confirm their involvement in your film.
DO NOT add cast, crew of investors using proxy or fake email addresses. If you add fake email addresses, it will prohibit your cast and crew from having their own profile, which helps you spread the word about your film to the rest of the community. Using fake emails will also result in your film being suspended.
Yes. If you don't want your cast member or their agent to confirm their role via email, alternatively, you can upload an LOI that confirms that they are attached to your film. Your LOI will be reviewed and approved by us as quickly as possible (generally within 24 hours).
Until the person or company you’ve added as an attachment to your film has confirmed their involvement with Slated, or until their LOI has been approved by us, they will be listed as “pending” on your film page. If confirming via email, your attachment must click the "confirm" button in the email they receive.
If you added an attachment to your film, but they never received their confirmation email, you should ask them to check their spam folder to make sure the email didn’t end up there. If they can’t find or never received the confirmation email, you can resend it to them 24 hours after the original email was sent by clicking on the “edit” button on the left hand side of the page (under “Principal Cast”, “Principal Crew”, or “Affiliated Companies“) then clicking the “resend verification email” link underneath the person or company’s name.
If you think you may have mistyped your attachment’s email address, you’ll need to delete the attachment and then add it again. To delete the attachment, click the blue “Edit” button under “Principal Cast”, “Principal Crew” or “Affiliated Companies”. Then click the “Delete” link under the attachment’s name to remove them.
If the person you attached never got their confirmation email, they should first check their spam folder to make sure it didn't end up there, or they should just log into their Slated account (if they have one already) and look for the email on their "Notifications" page.
If they still can't find it, they can request to be added to your film by going to the film page and clicking on the orange “Request to be added to this profile” link on the bottom right-hand side of the page. Once you’ve received this request by email, just click on the confirm link and they will be added to your film.
If an attachment denies their involvement with your film they will be removed from your film page and you will not be able to add them again. If the denial was made in error, that person will have to go to your film page and click on the orange “Request to be added to this profile” link on the bottom right-hand side of the page. Once you’ve received this request, it is your job to confirm their involvement. Once you have confirmed they will be added to your film page.
We take quality assurance very seriously at Slated, which is why we have several security measures in place, as well as a manual review process and ways for users to report potential falsifications, to ensure that the information on Slated is true and accurate. If any film is found to be listing fake attachments or cheating the confirmation process, their film will be removed from the site and the admin will be banned from Slated. If you suspect that a film page is listing false information, please report it by clicking on the orange “Report a problem with this profile” link at the bottom of the right column of the film page.
Slated believes that transparency is crucial in all aspects of film packaging, financing and discovery, and we encourage our filmmakers to only attach confirmed cast and crew members to their film pages. As such, we no longer allow filmmakers to attach their cast or crew confidentially. If you had previously attached a confidential cast or crew member before this change took place, rest assured that they are still confidential. If you choose to change them to be visible, you will not be able to change them back to confidential.
Any film project on Slated that has received some level of industry endorsement or involves talents with verified film credits will receive a “Packaging Score”. This number, out of 100, is an estimate of overall commercial, critical and artistic viability of a film, and is based on the principal packaging elements of a film. In order for your film to reach its full potential package score, you will need to attach your principal cast, producer, director, writer, sales agent, and budget.
For more information about our scoring system and how it works, see our scoring FAQs.
Cast and crew only contribute to your actual package score once they have been confirmed and are no longer "pending." Until then, they will only be reflected in your "potential" package score, which only you and the other film admins can see.
If you are using Slated to meet investors and raise financing for your film, you need to fill out some financial information. Only investors can view the financial information for your film.
To add financial information, go to your film page, scroll down, and click on the “Financials” tab, underneath your film overview. Click the blue “Edit” button on the left hand side, under “Summary”, “Sales Estimates”, “Business Details”, and “Investors”, then use the form provided to add people and companies to your page.
Once you’ve specified your film’s budget in the “Summary” section of the “Financials” tab, you can show how much financing you’ve already raised by scrolling down to the “Investors” section, and clicking the blue edit button on the left, then using the form provided to add your sources of funding.
It is important that you list every investor you already have, whether it's an equity investor, a tax credit you plan to use, or a grant you received. We realize that negotiations with film investors are sensitive, but we encourage you to be transparent with your fundraising efforts as this will communicate to potential investors how much funding you've already raised.
Like your cast and crew, we also need to confirm that your investors are actually involved in your film, and that you have actually raised the funds that you claim to have raised. When you add an investor, we will send them an automated email asking them to confirm their investment in your film. This is the only email they will receive from Slated, unless they decide to sign up and create their own Slated account. They do not need to sign up in order to confirm their involvement in your film.
Although we ask for the amount of money that each investor has contributed, we don’t disclose this amount to anyone. The only thing we show is the total amount of money that you’ve raised for your film, once your investors have confirmed their involvement.
Money raised from crowdfunding campaigns, grants, tax credits, soft money, presales, equity, debt, gap, and mezzanine investors can all be added as sources of funding for your film. Adding these sources of funding will make the fundraising progress on your film page increase.
If you've received an email that says that your close date is about to pass, but you are still raising financing for your film, you need to update your close date immeditaly to avoid your film's financial information being turned off. To update it, go to your film page, click on the "Financials" tab, click on the blue "Edit" button under "Summary", change the value for "Close Date", then click the blue "Save" button.
Once your close date has passed your financial information will be turned off automatically, and your film will no longer be featured to investors as a potential investment opportunity. If you receive an email saying your close date has passed, but you are still raising financing for your film, you'll need to go to your film page, click on the "Financials" tab, click on the blue "Edit" button under "Summary", and turn financing to "on". Once it's been turned back on, you need to change the value for "Close Date", then click the blue "Save" button.
If you have completed financing, you should let the community know by going to your film page, clicking on the "Financials" tab, clicking on the blue "Edit" button under "Summary", switching financing to "Off", then clicking the blue "Save" button. You'll see a new button that reads "Mark as 100% financed" - click this to let us know that you are finished fundraising.
Only Slated members who are accredited investors can view the information contained in the “Financials” tab and the budget and fundraising information displayed under your package score.
Everyone else will see the following:
All investors on Slated have affirmed that they are either accredited U.S. investors or non-U.S. residents who are actively investing, or interested in investing, in film. While Slated does have an investor relations liaison who communicates with our investors regularly, and a removal process for members who are found to be falsifying information about themselves, it is ultimately the filmmaker’s responsibility to verify an investor’s accreditation status, investment sophistication, and suitability, before entering into any agreement with that investor.
Slated is designed to protect investors first, as such we have built tools to help investors find you, rather than for you to find investors. So if they like your project, the system is designed to encourage them to reach out to you themselves.
If an investors tracks you or your film, you can email them directly. If they respond, your conversation can continue. If the member is not tracking you, you can also be 'introduced' to an investor via a mutual contact by selecting the person you know in common to make the introduction. As in the real world, please bear in mind that your mutual contact may have good reasons for not wanting to make the introduction.
Please remember that agressive tracking and soliciting Slated investors via their other social networks are against our community guidelines. For more information, please read our Community Guidelines.
Once you’ve filled out as much information as possible, we recommend that you look for people in the Slated community who you know or want to know and start tracking them. They will receive an alert that you are tracking them, and if they track you back, they will be in your network and will see every time you add something new to your film page or send an update.
You can also send out regular updates to your network, including all of the people who track you, your film, and any other people associated with your film. Updates can also be sent to your networks outside of Slated via Twitter, Facebook, or email.
You can send updates by clicking on “send an update” on the top right hand corner of your film profile. You can send out updates to everyone tracking your film and your team. So the bigger your team, and the bigger their networks, the more people you will reach. You can also post your updates to all your social networks allowing for greater reach. See our how-to guide for more information.
Updates should be used to announce things like new cast members, new sources of funding, or any other progress you’ve made that you want to tell people about. The more updates you send about your film, the more likely you are to get noticed.
As often as you like. Keeping your profiles current and demonstrating momentum maximizes the opportunity to keep investors and industry interested.
How will people outside of my network know about my film?
In addition to giving you the ability to grow and send updates to your network, we will also automatically recommend your film to investors and other members of Slated who are outside of your network, based on the information you’ve provided. For example, if you’ve specified that you are looking for investors or sales agents, your film will automatically be promoted to investors or sales agents whose interests match your film.
We sort and recommend films using our proprietary scoring algorithm, which ranks films based on important data points including packaging completion and the scores of the attachments involved. In general, the more information you add to your film profile, and the more high-profile your attachments, the higher your score, and the more likely it is to be seen. We allow all members to specify the range of film package scores that they are interested in and only alert them about films or people that fall within that range. For more about how scoring works, see our scoring FAQs.
The amount of activity around your film, such as the number of new trackers and the number of introductions you receive, can also determine how visible it is. The more introductions your film receives, the higher it moves up the charts and the more visible it becomes.
Hovering over the film score on your film page will display a tool tip which tells you what percentile your film score falls into. You can also browse the “trending” films in the “films” section, which sorts films by their volume of introductions.
If you’ve already listed your film and you need to hide it, you can do so by going to your film profile and clicking on the “Edit page controls” link at the top of the page, then selecting the “Admins only” option in the visibility section. This means that only you and your other film admins can see your film page.
Slated is designed to work for film projects in all stages of development, therefore we recommend that you hide, rather than delete, your film page. If you find that you’re not currently using Slated, you can still come back to it later, for example, when you’re ready to start meeting people or raising financing for the next stage of your film.
If your film page is suspended, it means our algorithms detected some suspicious activity, such as two or more attachments denying their involvement. High scoring actors being attached to films with unknown directors, attachment confirmations being sent to suspicious email addresses, members reporting problems with particular film profiles, and other activities will trigger our review process. In all cases the Slated team will review the film and contact the film owner if necessary.
If your question was not answered in this FAQ, please send us your question via email with the subject line “Film FAQs” to email@example.com.
Established companies play a significant role in the film industry. Their brands act as tastemakers and gatekeepers to the most viable film projects in the market. With Company profiles, filmmakers have the opportunity to align themselves with these industry pioneers. By affiliating themselves with these organizations, films get greater exposure to the investment community as an affiliation with an official Slated Company lends significant credibility and viability to the film project.
Company Profiles are not designed to replace the company's own website but are designed to complement some of the more business-minded member profiles. Films and Affiliates shown on each page are not designed to be exhaustive, merely current.
To contact a Company, click "Request An Intro" on the profile page. However, companies can control who can contact them through their own "Page Controls". If you cannot reach a company through their profile page, it means that they do not wish you to contact them using Slated. If you would like to contact one of the team members though, you can use the regular "Request An Intro" or "Send A Message" feature on their personal profile pages if those options are available to you.
Company profiles are currently STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY. Each company is individually selected by the business development team at Slated. The Slated team are constantly adding to the official Company partners and will approach you. To alert Slated to your company, simply add
it to the Company Affiliates on your personal profile, making sure to add the website and/or IMDb URL.
Our Company Partners are primarily focused on financing, packaging, selling, representing, and/or supporting the most viable films the industry has to offer. We are NOT currently approaching production or distribution companies unless they also finance co-productions or are involved in film sales, packaging, and talent representation or management.
If you have questions about including your company, please email team.
As an Investor, track the organizations that consist of the tastemakers and gatekeepers to the most viable investment opportunities the industry has to offer. Once you track a Company, you will be alerted to films they're supporting or working on. This is designed to help you increase the signal ratio in all the noise.
As a Filmmaker, your opportunities for success on Slated are growing due to your film's increased visibility and exposure to Sales Agents, Talent Agents, Post-Production Houses and more. As with investors, all Company team members can also reach out to you about your project directly. Investors are also tracking these organizations and the projects they are supporting, so add your affiliations to the Company Affiliations section of your profile.
As a Company, reach out to any filmmaker through their film profile page.
You can also invite people within your company to join Slated by adding them to your "Principal Team". And don't forget to ensure your Company's interest tags truly reflect those of the organization by refining the orange tags at the bottom of your company profile page.
As a Member, track the organizations that are aligning themselves with the best projects the film industry has to offer. Once you track a Company, you will be alerted to any films they're supporting or new members that join as a result of being added to the profile. As with Slated's investor-members, all Company team members can reach out to filmmakers about their project.
Slated is divided into three main sections - “Films”, “People” and “Companies” - and each section will now see “Scores” attached to them. These numbers show the relative strength of film projects, filmmaking talents and film companies as they might be measured by their business peers. They serve as another filtering layer that will accelerate discovery, improve matchmaking, aid packaging and facilitate ever-more introductions across Slated.
Any person or company on Slated who has a verified film credit will now receive a “Credits Score”. This number, out of 100, is an estimate of their potential to impact the commercial, critical and artistic viability of a film project to which they are attached. Scores are based on an industry-savvy blend of the following criteria:
Scores are adjusted for inflation. Performance data is weighted towards more recent film releases.
The resulting score is displayed on each person’s profile pictures, on the bottom right corner, and on their profile page, in the top right hand corner. Members with multiple roles will be scored for each, with the top score being highlighted in an orange box, and secondary scores in gray.
By hovering your cursor over the top right hand scores on profiles you can also see what percentile each score falls in relative to all other people or companies with that same role on Slated. You can also see which company affiliation (if any) contributed to that score.
Not every member on Slated will receive a Credits Score. By default everyone on the site arrives with no score at all - unless business track records and performance data suggest otherwise.
Credits Scores on Slated can help our community members in several ways:
By default members can only message you if they have a score of at least 50% of your score, or if you choose to track them. You can easily adjust that filter according to your own preferences and see what percentage of Slated’s community you will be interacting with as a result.
Similarly, you can also filter what film deal alerts you receive based on their package score.
And you can sort by higher trending people, films or companies far more rapidly.
Budget information is provided and verified by our own filmmaking community and by our data partner Baseline. Box Office and Awards data is entirely verified by Baseline’s team for accuracy.
It’s possible you might have been matched to the wrong person on Baseline. If that’s the case you can re-match yourself easily by going to your settings...
...and selecting the “Baseline Match” tab. Here you can un-match and re-match yourself. If you have very few film credits, it’s possible Baseline may not have a record of you at all.
When viewing your profile you might see a “ - “ by your film credits.This signifies that there is potentially some missing data such as awards, budget or box office. Or maybe even if there is data, you may have not been matched in the official credits on Baseline. Whatever the reason, make sure to click "Edit" next to your film roles and act on roles that say "Boost Score" next to them.This will now provide you options to select help you match the correct film profile or verify the correct data is found in Baseline and attributed to your score.
Please expect 1-2 weeks for that corrected information to be reflected in your profile.
If you are missing any film credits you can also add them by typing in the text box that says “Film Title” and clicking on “add”.
Note: The more data you provide, the more accurate and potentially higher your score. This will enhance the desirability for film packages and improve chances of finding suitable industry matches on Slated.
If you currently work for a company that has a Credits Score, then you will receive the company score, based on your seniority level at the company. Be sure to add the company you currently work at in the “Affiliated Companies” section on your profile page.Likewise, if you’ve left a company, be sure to click on “Mark Past”.
You also have a Credits Score like all other people on Slated. The only difference is in what you can advertise as your maximum investment range on your profile. That amount will be capped at 50% of the highest budget of any verified film credits you were a producer on in the prior 5 years. If you have no producer credits at all, your investment range will be capped at $100,000.While designed to manage investment expectations, this cap in no way limits what or how much you can invest. As new investments are made, those caps can get raised based on a finished film's budget - once that film has been released and verified by Baseline.
Any film project on Slated that has received some level of industry endorsement or involves talents with verified film credits will receive a “Packaging Score”. This number, out of 100, is an estimate of overall commercial, critical and artistic viability of a film. The score is based on an industry-savvy blend of the following criteria:
The package score is displayed on the film poster and on the film profile in the top right hand corner
Slated is not regulated as a broker-dealer with the SEC or any other federal or state government agency. The Slated network operates as a finder, a role that is exempt from the registration requirements relating to broker-dealers.
The SEC has provided guidance on what activity constitutes exempt finder activity, and that guidance is constantly evolving. Slated will at all times be vigilant in ensuring compliance, in letter and in spirit, with the SEC’s direction. As a consequence, the way we provide our services may equally evolve and change over time.
If you honor the requirements of applicable private placement regimes, such as Rule 506 of Regulation D under the 1933 Securities Act, you need not register your efforts, or the securities that you might issue, with the SEC or any other federal agency. Certain state filing requirements might apply, however. In any event, we encourage you to check with your legal advisors in that regard. We cannot and do not act as a substitute for independent legal advice.
One of the requirements of the private placement exemption is that neither you (the person offering the investment opportunity) nor any other person acting on your behalf may offer or sell securities by any form of “general solicitation.” Thus the strict restrictions that we place around the availability of financially sensitive information.
The investors participating in the Slated community have confirmed through questionnaires and admin or peer verification, that they are accredited investors within the meaning of Rule 506 of Regulation D.
Some investors who are not US persons may not have affirmed accreditation, but there is good reason (on account of publicly available information and peer verification) to believe that they are sophisticated enough (financially and/or experience-wise) to be involved in film investments.
In either case, should you progress your relationship with an investor to a stage where an investment could be effected, you are well advised to verify their accreditation (for US persons) or sophistication (for non-US persons) in line with your legal advisor’s guidance.
The full legal definition of the concept of “accredited investor” is too long to be replicated here. To simplify, most private placements are targeted toward the following people:
There are many more categories of accredited investors. We encourage you to look them up here.
At the moment, filmmakers should ensure that they do not have more than 500 investors in any one film at any time, whether it is at inception or later during the life of the investment. If that were the case, there is a real risk that an SEC registration requirement is triggered under the Exchange Act, even if the initial offering was made in strict accordance with a good private placement regime.
It is neither. Each investment will be executed between users, without meaningful Slated involvement, and entirely on its own merits.