February 10, 2023

Lights, Camera, Action: How Your Self-Directed IRA Can Get its Big Break!

Investing in Movie and TV Productions

Key Points 

  • There are ways to diversify your portfolio beyond Wall Street. 

  • Investing in a TV production or movie is an alternative investment to consider.

  • A Self-Directed IRA can allow you to invest in the private TV or movie production of your choice.

Grab Your Popcorn... 

We are living in a world where on-demand entertainment is at our fingertips. Our TVs and streaming services work for us, shouldn’t your investments too? Forget about stocks, bonds, and mutual funds for the moment. As our economy is likely entering a recession, you should consider diversifying your investments wisely. Sometimes, this means thinking outside of the box.  

A major reason you may consider a Self-Directed IRA is to diversify your portfolio. By investing in an alternative asset, such as a TV production or movie, you will have the chance to increase your wealth while supporting an entertaining pastime.  

It’s All About the Benjamins... & Your Self-Directed IRA 

Streaming services compete for top-quality content so they can earn and then keep your business. Likely, your household subscribes to at least one of these streaming services. If real estate and cryptocurrencies do not spark your interest, you may consider investing your Self-Directed IRA in a production made by one of your favorite streaming services. But first... a behind-the-scenes explanation: 

Streaming platforms consider their shows and movies to be their assets. Think about it this way: the more valuable content they have, the more assets they have, and the more viewers they get for their latest movies and shows. More subscribers mean more money flowing into their companies. 

While big streaming services can produce their own original content, doing so is often time consuming and not very cost effective. Therefore, these streaming platforms typically enlist buyers to find entertaining content to show their subscribers. Network buyers frequently use distributors to help them find engaging content for their platforms.

Two pairs of feet with cozy socks, cuddles up watching a movie in a candle-lit living room

The legs of a director's chair on a dark lit movie set

Buyers communicate directly with distributors regarding the kind of content they want to acquire based on their target audience. Once the content is discovered, it is secured under contract, and the network or streaming company secures it with their distributor. 

Your Leading Role with Your Self-Directed IRA

And this is where you come in – film distributors need access to short-term capital. Madison Trust can assist you with investing your retirement funds to serve as capital for the production of your choice.  

If you self-direct your IRA toward investing in a TV production or movie of your choosing, you can be paid back with interest. TV shows and movie productions can be a solution for diversifying your portfolio outside of Wall Street. 

Small, glass jar full of coins and sprouting growth of a new plant

Conclusion: Let’s Wrap it Up 

At Madison Trust, the Self-Directed IRA custodian with the highest-rated client support in the industry, we encourage you to reach for the stars - even the Hollywood stars - when it comes to your investments. Now there is a way to invest in something that really entertains you! Although you may not be directing movies, you can self-direct your IRA amongst the stars. 

To speak with one of our support specialists, please contact us at your earliest convenience.  

Disclaimer: All the information contained on our website is a general discussion for informational purposes only. Madison Trust Company does not provide legal, tax or investment advice. Nothing of the foregoing, or of any other written, electronic, or oral statement or communication by Madison Trust Company or its representatives, is intended to be, or may be relayed as, legal, tax, investment advice, statements, opinions, or predictions. Before making investment decisions, please consult the appropriate legal, tax, and investment professionals for advice. 

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