We arrange financing for selected films we produce, and we usually have three or four investors per film, in addition to our own funds.
Besides earning a return from the first moneys received for the film, investors are credited as Associate Producers, Co-Producers, and Executive Producers, depending on their level of contribution.
We have also been arranging for financing through sponsorships, as long as sponsors have a product or service that relates to the subject of the film.
Sponsors get featured in the film or just before the credits in a 60-90 second feature and then get a clip of this they can use on their website or in their own PR.
Gini Graham Scott has also written a book on film financing: Finding Funds for Your Film or TV Project.