How can a non-US Citizen start a business in the US?
by loupantai, Window Shopper
- Created: July 11, 2010, 6:36 am
Having completed a two-year degree in filn production in France, I then started a bachelors program in Business Administration also in France. I will finish my degree within an exchange program at Cal State Univeristy of Fullerton (CA). Meanwhile, I am creating a business plan for a film production company which I plan to base in California. I have substancial skills in the field, several completed short films, and a catalog of scripts for features to be produced. Moreover, I benefit from a full understanding of the French and European film industry which provides amazing public aid programs. My goal therefore, is to create a production company in the US and mount co-production deals with French and European production companies with whom I have secured contact to generate sources of funding for films, which would be produced i the US.
- California and the US in general provide a unique infrastructure for the industry in terms of investment possibilities, studios, artists, and technicians
- American film production companies have a growing interest in the public funding possibilities offered in Europe. But to access these soruces of funding, a co-production deal is critical. I can draw such deals.
- I benefit from many contacts in Europe (technicians, artists, actors, producers) who are ready to follow me in such an enterprise.
- By mixing production processes from both continents, great projects can be completed.
- Although I have grown up in France, I have Canadian citizenship and speak fluent English, French, and Italian.
My question :
How do I go about starting such a business in the US if I am not a US citizen? I have double nationality : Canadian and Italian.
Do I need to find an American partner?
Do I need to complete any specific formalities?
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