Cinematic Due Diligence Researchers (CDDR)

Simplifying film investments … vetting screenplays one at a time.


Cinematic Due Diligence Researchers, Inc. (CDDR) vets screenplays and their production-oriented, business plans for Fortune 1,000 companies, institutional investors, and high net worth individuals seeking to fully finance feature film projects as a means of deploying their taxable, retained earnings.

Founder and CEO, Elijah Banks, has devised an innovative and fundamentally different methodology for vetting screenplays and their projected, multiple streams of revenue that mitigates the risks that have been traditionally associated with investments in the film industry.

CDDR is not in the business of financing film projects. All negotiations for funding are handled by the parties directly involved or by their legal representatives.

CDDR provides assessments not guarantees. CDDR provides a vital service in bringing together screenplay writers, independent film production companies, film studio executives, and film distributors with prospective film investors.

CDDR’s business model promotes the elimination of the concept of multiple investors in a feature film project in favor of one principal investor who will form a joint venture partnership with the screenplay writer(s) or independent film production company in association with one of the six (6) major film studios and their distribution subsidiary.

At no charge to the screenplay writer(s) or independent film production company, screenplay writers and independent film production company executives are encouraged to submit their scripts and production-oriented, business plans with budgeted expenditures, preferably exceeding $25 million or more, to CDDR for vetting purposes.

To learn more about CDDR’s unique services, please visit our website: or send inquiry to:

(Please Note: The facts used herein to express the views of the author are from an opinionated viewpoint and should not be solely relied upon by any reader of this material in formulating or executing an investment strategy. All readers are encouraged to conduct their own research of the data and opinions presented herein before making any commitment to a particular project or a series of projects.)

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