IPOs for Film
November 19, 2003 7:09 PM Subscribe
Taking it public. Ethan Hawke
is looking for investors
for his new movie, "Billy Dead"
. For $8.75 a share of preferred stock (and only in blocks of 100 - ticker symbol "BILLY"), Hawke hopes to raise about US $7.3 Million through his broker, Civilian Capital.
According to a consultant with Civilian, potential investors will be able to "invest in a film maker, a story or a star."
Is this ushering in a new golden age of public media ownership, or an age of increased corporate hegemony? Also, for what other artforms would you like to see such investment opportunites? Finally, in what directors/actors/storylines etc. would you
like to invest?
posted by SilentSalamander (29 comments total)