One of EFG's main business activities is the co-financing of feature motion pictures for Hollywood studios. Sometimes a studio will participate in a “split rights” deal whereby they provide a portion of a motion picture's budget against all US distribution rights. More and more, deals are becoming complex and the role of the studio is varied. Sometimes they participate in some international distribution rights and more and more often they only provide a US theatrical release with no contribution to the budget or even to print and advertising expenses. EFG and its principals have arrangements with studios for co-financing and/or distribution.
EFG arranges the studio component for independent producers and (for both studios and producers) provides international co-production financing based on: commercial distribution contracts, sale-leaseback transactions, production services agreements, tax credits & subsidies, and official government co-production arrangements.