Santa Barbara, Calif. – May 13, 2021 – OneDoor Studios has turned a lot of heads after its launch of an investment crowdfunding campaign on the WeFunder platform for the CALCULATED global film franchise. The campaign has drawn significant attention and rapidly gained momentum among investors. Since the launch a short time ago, the studio has already raised nearly $500,000 from more than 500 investors.
“This is a unique opportunity,” says OneDoor co-founder and CEO Jason Brents. “This may well be the first time the general public has had the opportunity to invest in the development fund for a major studio-released, insured, bank-financed, globally distributed motion picture franchise.”
Development funding is used for a number of early-stage steps, including engaging top level screenwriters in the film industry, attaching A-list director and talent, and developing global distribution partnerships and brand tie-ins before the film is even produced. These crucial steps ultimately act as the key to unlock bank funding for the film’s production budget.
Investor terms for the WeFunder campaign specify that, upon completion of the development stage and securing bank funding, investors will recoup 110 percent of their investment before the film goes into production. Further, after CALCULATED begins its global distribution, each investor will receive his or her proportional share of 50 percent of the development company’s global profits from the motion picture and all its ancillaries.
The campaign perks include the investor’s name listed in the film’s closing credits, attendance at the cast and crew screening of the film, and even the opportunity to be an extra in the film.
“What’s really extraordinary is the fact that everyday investors have the opportunity to invest in a global franchise,” says OneDoor President Stephen Wollwerth. “Recent developments in the entertainment industry and in crowdfunding have leveled the playing field and democratized access to the industry, and OneDoor Studios is pioneering the way.”
OneDoor Studios is led by a team that has worked on twenty-three major studio-released movies and series earning over $4 billion in revenue. The team has established relationships with major studios including Sony, Universal, Warner Media, Disney, Viacom/CBS/Paramount, and Lionsgate.
In addition to Brents, a film producer with a passion for bringing great stories to the screen, and Wollwerth, a cinematographer whose work has been seen all over the world and includes production for Fox Sports, National Geographic Channel, and PBS, OneDoor is led by Executive Chairman John J. Lee Jr. Lee has successfully led the vision, launch, and/or expansion of five entertainment and media entities. He has provided business services for numerous studio-released motion pictures, TV network series and specials. Films he has worked on include The Terminator, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and The Nutty Professor.
The CALCULATED film franchise is based on the new young-adult novel series by Nova McBee. The first novel in that series, Calculated, was published in February 2021 and has earned rave reviews on Amazon. Kirkus Reviews describes Calculated as “A high-stakes YA tale of betrayal, revenge, and numbers. An enjoyable thriller with an intriguing, relatable protagonist.” McBee’s second novel in the series, Simulated, publishes May 13, 2021.
Determined to do their part not just to entertain and inspire but to contribute to the betterment of society, the OneDoor leadership team has committed 25 percent of their profits from CALCULATED – after distributions have been made to investors – to the NCOSE, to empower that organization and its partnerships with other organizations for the prevention, rescue, and rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking.
For more information on the CALCULATED campaign, visit the WeFunder page.
Company Name: OneDoor Studios
Contact Person: Jason Brents
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Address:4320 MODOC ROAD, SUITE F
City: SANTA BARBARA
State: CA 93110
Country: United States