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Business Plan Books for Film

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Film Proposals top picks for Business Plan Books for Film Funding and Financing, Low Budget, Business Plans and Budgets. See the best books on the market today, written by leading experts. We have read hundreds of Film Funding books and recommend the following as some of the most helpful books on the market today.

Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide

A Business and Legal Sourcebook

In this comprehensive guidebook, three experienced entertainment lawyers tell you everything you need to know to produce and market an independent film—from the development process to deal making, financing, setting up the production, hiring directors and actors, securing location rights, acquiring music, calculating profits, digital moving making, distribution, and marketing your movie.

Filmmakers & Financing: Business Plans for Independents

"An excellent, insightful guide to attracting financing for indie films. Louise Levison takes a sane, balanced approach to research, comparables and projections, achieving honest outlooks in business plans that are accurate and convincing to equity investors. An important tool for filmmakers and producers seeking innovative financing models."
-- Danny Glover, Actor/Director/Producer

"Thank you so much for all your help from the business plan to the emails and introductions. You have helped this film become what it is today."
-- Robin Cowie, Producer, The Blair Witch Project

The Digital Filmmaking Handbook

Covering everything from writing and pre-production planning to shooting and post-production editing and effects, the book has been thoroughly updated to cover the latest hardware, software, and production processes. It also now includes coverage of the latest filmmaking-related apps and the shift toward digital distribution.

From Reel to Deal

Everything You Need to Create a Successful Independent Film

Based on his acclaimed "2-Day Film School"(tm), Dov S-S Simens serves up a flawless and detailed blueprint for creating successful independent films. With his signature in-your-face, no-holds-barred advice, the Godfather of Independent Film teaches readers everything they need to know to create full-length feature films. From screenwriting to distribution.

43 Ways to Finance Your Feature Film

A Comprehensive Analysis of Film Finance. This is a classic guide to independent film financing and includes a discussion of new federal laws. Focusing on feature films, the comprehensive guide is also relevant to projects such as short films, documentaries, videos, multimedia presentations, and theatrical endeavors.

Independent Feature Film Production

A Complete Guide from Concept Through Distribution

"This book is a must. It is a straightforward, insightful, and articulate account of what it takes to make a successful feature film."
--Ridley Scott, director of Alien, >Blade Runner, and Thelma & Louise

"Saves one from having to learn the hard way."
--David Lynch, director of Lost Highway and Blue Velvet

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1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie
1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie

Film Investor Guide
Film Investor Guide

How to Make a Movie Mini Course
How to Make a Movie

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Film Financing and Investor Manual
Film Financing Manual

When I came across the Business Plan Tools and the Finance Guide, I felt like I could stop searching for the pot of gold...I’d found it. In one place, with clear, easy to follow materials and spreadsheets, my questions were answered.quoted text

Film Financial Projections Business Plan Template
Film Financial Projections Template

the early feedback from the "suits" in this project is that I've presented a clear yet compact overview of the prospects.

-TV Producer quoted text

Film Business Plan Template
Film Business Plan Template

I'm now sending out my completed business plan/film proposal document to potential investors and the one comment I'm getting back almost immediately is that it's so well laid out and professional. Believe me, first impressions really do count.quoted text

Sample Film Budget Template
Film Budget Template

As it turned out, the business plan WAS the hardest thing I've ever done, but with the tools in the package, it made it much less stressful and the more I got into it, I thought to myself - YES!!! - thank god someone knows what they're doing...quoted text