We have different options for investors at this stage of our existence. Because we are a young company, we are currently offering investments into our Studio. This has benefits across the board with all of our productions. As you have seen, we have some great projects to work on. What you see on this site is only the tip of the iceberg. Most start-up animation studios are only production houses - hired to do work for other companies. That's in our plans as well. However, we are also an entertainment company with a lot of great ideas in our pipeline.
Another way to benefit is to invest in one of those projects. Just about every project we own has investment opportunities. And these opportunities come with a really nice perk - Tax Incentives!
Invest with zoetifex Studios and get a 100% tax deduction plus a 9% tax break on your returns! U.S. Tax Code 181 was originally drafted as part of The American Jobs Creation Act Of 2004 as a way to keep filming production companies from going up to Canada and elsewhere to film their movies and TV shows.
In 2013, it was rolled into the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (The Stimulus plan). What it does, is it allows an investor to get a 100% deduction on their taxes as long as the production company is spending 70% of their finances in the US and that the cost of production is $15M or less ($20M with some provisions).
This acts just like giving to charity only better. What it also does is gives the investor a 9% tax break on any revenue generated from that investment. So for every $100k that someone invests into a project, they get a $35k tax break (figuring that they would probably be at the 35% tax bracket). And for every $100k they make on the invested project, they save $9k in taxes.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: March 2018
In February, 2018, Congress amended Tax Code 181 to include productions performed through December 31, 2017. But thanks to the new Jobs Act, this extends the time period for 5 years. You can find more details about this exciting news in our BLOG. Please check that out to get important details.
With the tax breaks and potential revenue, this should be worth a look for anyone who has the ability to invest.
zoetifex Studios has a considerable number of advantages in its target industry. The following lists each advantage:
It’s easy to see why zoetifex Studios will be considered over our competitors on paper, but it won’t be until we are in full production mode that people will be able to witness the quality of animation that we are able to produce. We firmly believe that once we have a showcase piece, that it will be enough for those who are seeking animation production, to seek no further than zoetifex Studios.
zoetifex Studios will initially target business in three different segments. (1) Outside Production (2) Investments for Internal Productions (3) Self-funded Internal Productions. These segments are further described below.
zoetifex Studios will look to produce projects from clients seeking our talents. We have already reviewed several scripts and sent out quotes on the cost to produce the stories. This will be an excellent way to get off the ground with little to no start-up costs as the projects themselves will enable us to pay for the talent and equipment needed for the production. The more we can self-market ourselves via social networking, and utilizing the connections of those on our Board of Advisors, the better our chances are at getting noticed by those looking to get a project produced. When these prospects find out that we can deliver the quality they desire with a much more attractive budget, we believe that this will be enough to entice a number of these projects to get produced via zoetifex Studios.
This method of business will be the quickest way for us to get up and running. An investor will be able to look at all of the projects we have on the table and choose which one looks the most encouraging for them to get the most out of their investment. The investor will have their money invested in the project, but not the company. However, for our first few projects, we would look to compensate the investor by giving them a small percentage of all of the future zoetifex Studios business. Not only will they be able to realize their return in a relatively short turnaround, but they will continue to profit from the success of zoetifex.
It will be the goal of zoetifex Studios to gain enough profit from one of the above mentioned methods of revenue, to self-fund an internal project. This will be a great way to grow the business as we will then realize all of the profits from the production. This will then set off a chain reaction of self-funded projects. The more profit we can realize from the last production, the more we can continue to self-fund our own projects. An investor who comes on early to help fund one of our projects will continue to benefit from our self-funded productions as well by way of profit sharing.
zoetifex Studios will focus on enhancing our productions by creating educational tools that authenticate our storylines and further expand the reach of our productions.
The possibilities to educate pastors, teachers and students alike with our interactive educational tools are endless. Development of these tools will be very engaging, entertaining, instructive and interactive.
Thank you for interest in investing with zoetifex Studios. We hope to make the case that zoetifex Studios has ideas and projects that are worthy of your investment.
We are excited about our future and the impact we can make on the industry as well as our ability to attract more people to Christ. With lower production costs, creative ideas and talented artists - our potential for creating entertaining, educational and very profitable projects is great.