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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.

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Film Financing Producer Guide
Finance Your Movie Action Pack

Screenwriting Film Guide
Indie Producer’s Guide To Writing Movie Scripts That Sell

Distribution Film Guide
Indie Producer’s
Guide to Digital Self Distribution

I just finished a brand new book by Jason Brubaker of the web site, Filmmaking Stuff, "The Indie Producer’s Guide to Financing Your Movie." The guide covers more than just financing - it is both inspirational and powerful. The FilmProposals Business Plan tools give you the facts, the numbers and the "how to" - but Jason's book gets you off your you-know-what to DO it! He removes the film making barriers... whatever they are for you.

For every one of the hundreds of steps in the process of filmmaking, there is SEVERE competition. Jason teaches you how to deal with it, improve from it, and MOST importantly, how to quash the competition by simply being better than they are. The book goes deeper than film will likely inspire you in other areas of your life as well.

About half way through, the book gets into how and where to connect with wealthy, and likely accessible, potential investors. His approach and information is very tactical...not just pipe dreams. Prices range from $47-$147, for all 3 guides, worksheets and hours of audio.

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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.

Filmmakers and 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

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

The 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.

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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.

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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

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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