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A thrilling deal for film backers

Film partnerships company Movision Management is seeking high-net-worth individuals to invest in several projects, including A Different Loyalty, a thriller starring Sharon Stone and Rupert Everett.

Movision, which is co-producing the film in a tripartite agreement with Spice Factory and Montreal-based Transfilm, is looking to attract financing from people earning at least £250,000 a year to reach A Different Loyalty&#39s $15m budget.

Shot in locations including Moscow and Morocco, the film, which Movision describes as part thriller, part love story and part “impossible” moral dilemma, will see Everett appear as an intelligence boss and defector, with Stone playing his wife.

As a film production scheme, investors will be able to apply for a tax rebate of 40 per cent after the co-production financing, subsidies and bank loans which make up the film&#39s budget are all in place.

Movision, which has already raised £25m for several other films, including two which are currently in production, says investors will effectively receive an upfront tax rebate of £1.20 for every £1 invested. This applies to all the films it produces.

Commission is 3 per cent, with 0.5 per cent trail on the partnership capital.

Movision director Peter James says: “The fact is that film investment is the best thing anybody earning more than £250,000 a year can do to shelter their money. Films offer high earnings potential if they break out into the mass market.”

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