A. Music Licensing Fees.
Just like in burlesque, music plays a pivotal role in our film. We are committed to using the music that performers use in their acts and paying the musicians who made the music for the use in our film. The music that performers' chose best represents what the performer was expressing. Unfortunately, much of that music is very expensive even for documentary, independent projects. These fees range, but a typical song may cost anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 each.
B. Archival Footage Fees.
After going through hours and hours of archival footage from private collectors, libraries, and footage houses, we have selected some of the best representations of burlesque as it was. Every source, including libraries, require that we pay a fee for each second, which range between $25 and $75 per second.
C. Film Festivals.
We cannot be accepted into film festivals without having permission from the owners of the music and archival footage. It also costs between $25 and $100 to submit to a festival.
D. Sound mixing, color correction, mastering, etc.
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