Tools, Downloads and Samples
Many free film tools and samples exist across the internet and here is a great starter list of free budgets, guides, books and more for the Independent Filmmaker.
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How to Profit from Film Festivals Report
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Film Business Plan Checklist
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Free Film Producer's Handbook
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Sample Movie Investment Memorandum
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Sample Private Placement Memorandum for Motion Picture
Spin-off of an actual PPM was used by a single purpose corporation to sell up to $1.56 million worth of restricted securities under Regulation D, Rule 506, to fund a short film project that later garnered 2 Emmy Awards.
Free Sample Movie Budgets
Great page of sample budgets and production forms. Some might be difficult to navigate without also buying the associated the books.
Free Sample Budgets & Filmmaking Forms
More sample budgets, release forms and budget sheets.
Outdated Freebies (sometimes they offer them again)
HCD BlueBook Production Directory - Free Download
Comprehensive directory for professionals in the production and post-production industries. The 2009 edition offers current contact information needed to produce a film, TV program, commercial, or music video. http://www.hcdonline.com
Film Sample Cash Flow Report
A Cash Flow report is a roadmap for managing project timing, directing negotiations for key deal points, and many other aspects of overseeing a company and investments. http://www.baselineintel.com/film-cash-flow-report.html
Film and the Internet
Download a free chapter from the book, Fund Your Film, covering film financing, marketing and distribution online. It also looks at emerging ideas including the 'Wisdom of Crowds', Open Source, Creative Commons and the Long Tail.
Film Financial Projections Template
Show film investors why they should fund your movie with our Financial Template. Analyze your film, movie production costs and add financials directly into your Business Plan for Independent Film.
Business Plan Template for Independent Film
Our Business Plan Template is fully formatted with eight chapters and twenty three pages of sample text. Easily use this business plan example and customize it to your project.
Independent Film Proposal and Financing Manual
Learn how to write a business plan, the definition of a business plan and creative ways to finance your film. Pair this Manual with our Financial Template and Business Plan Template for the ultimate Movie Making package.
The business plan info really opened my eyes to how a lot of this business is so dependent on a sound business plan... and that creativity does not have to be compromised.
Recommended Film Financing and Business Plan Guides
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Indie Film Distributors
Indie film distributors look for one thing only when they evaluate Indie Films - "Will this film be profitable for us?"