Tunick, Britt Erica
April 2003
Investment Dealers' Digest;4/28/2003, Vol. 69 Issue 17, p32
Trade Publication
After more than two-and-a-half years of preparation, the startup entertainment financing company on April 18, 2003 registered for the very first initial public offering of an individual movie in the history of the entertainment business-Billy Dead Inc. Civilian Capital, an NASD-registered broker/dealer, is planning to raise up to 7.8 million dollars to finance production of the film, 'Billy Dead,' by selling 900,000 shares of Series A preferred stock in the film's holding company for 8.75 dollars each. A Civilian spokesman would not comment on specifics of the deal, but a source close to the project says the company plans to begin selling shares as soon as it receives clearance from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. And though Billy Dead is the firm's first underwriting project, Civilian has been registering investors for roughly a year, already offering them online access to stocks, bond and options trading.


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