soft money


chiefly US
: money that is given to a political party rather than to a particular candidate

Examples of soft money in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Therefore, there is an increasing demand for national and international co-productions and a combination of national and regional soft money. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2024 Canada also offers an international co-production financing model that allows local animation studios to share with foreign partners the risk and rewards on content with global appeal, with each bringing soft money to the table. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Feb. 2024 Singapore already has a range of co-production support mechanisms including bilateral treaties and soft money pools, such as the IMDA’s Media Talent Progression Programme, and the Singapore On-Screen Fund, that local producers can access. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Dec. 2023 The law imposed first-ever limits on soft money contributions to the political parties and candidates by unions and corporations. Devin Dwyer, ABC News, 1 Dec. 2023 So there’s also some soft money both in Thailand and the U.K. that was captured. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Oct. 2023 Its funding comprises roughly $1 million of soft money, including a $400,000 from the Taiwan government. Patrick Frater, Variety, 9 Oct. 2023 Saudi Arabia is launching soft money schemes worth a total $234 million available to both local and international companies over the next three years in its ongoing effort to launch a local film and TV industry almost from scratch. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 20 Mar. 2023 This soft money is not to support Saudi’s booming exhibition sector. Nick Vivarelli, Variety, 20 Mar. 2023

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“Soft money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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