Film Proposals | Movie Business Plan Template, Film Financing, Investors


The Site for Independent Film Financing

FilmProposals - The Site for Independent Film Financing

Welcome to Filmproposals, the site for Independent Film Makers serious about raising film financing. We offer 100s of tools, templates, articles, contacts and resources for both new and experienced movie producers. FilmProposals is here to teach you what you need to know to get your film financed quickly.

Movie Investor Toolkit

How ready are you to find film investors? Have you mapped out your production, marketing and distribution plans? Have a variable budget ready to adjust if necessary? Have you exhausted ALL your other fundraising options BEFORE reaching out to film investors, which makes you much more attractive to investors? Is your film investor value proposition clear? Do know the different types of investors and which documentation you need for each?

If you are ready to ASK for something...STOP. RIGHT. NOW!

You must have an attractive offer for investors.

Our Movie Investor Package will teach you to turn your ASK upside down into an OFFER!!!

Get a huge advantage over other indie filmmakers by approaching investors with your compelling offer using our Film Business Plan Toolkit:

Film Business Plan Template Complete Actual Movie Plan created by Film Investors for Investors, Includes all key sections and industry statistics

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Sales & Comparable Film Financials Easy financial projections, Demonstrate ROI to financiers, Flexible distribution models

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Film Proposal and Financing Manual How to write a film proposal business plan, How to find, attract and work with Investors, Dozens of financing options

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Check out some of our Filmmaker Reviews
  • Just want to thank you for your materials and help over the past year. I could not have raised the $1.5 million or made this film without the materials you provided -- and for $99? The bargain of my career!

    James, Producer, Writer, Director
  • 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.

  • This is perfect! I have potential investors but I had no idea how to prepare a professional investment package to present to them. (I'm an artiste', not a business person. :) ) The information is clear and easy to understand, and Melissa is very prompt in answering emails.

    Balancing Act Pictures LLC
  • 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.

    Barry, Filmmaker
  • Hi Melissa! I purchased Package #3 a couple of days ago, and I feel like I'm taking a crash course in film financing. So far, what I've read and learned has been invaluable. Thank you!

  • I've made short films before, but this is my first feature, and the first film I've tried raising money for. This template, actually the whole package, has been invaluable and well worth the money I spent on it. So much information is packed into what I got that I'm almost dizzy from it all.


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10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors

10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors

If you have time for only one article today then THIS is the one to read. The 10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors have been cultivated over 16 years in the film industry and being able to work with 1000's of filmmakers. Our experience allowed us to analyze and learn from those who have achieved success and made their indie film vs. those we never hear from again. We lay out all the crucial steps to set you up to be the former - the successful indie filmmaker. Never contact a film investor until you've read this article.

How to Write a Film Business Plan FREE Course

How to Write a Film Business Plan

Want to fast track your financing? Our entire Business Plan E-Course is now included in our Film Financing Manual.

Sign up today for our FREE How to Write a Film Business Plan Course (start immediately). Writing a business plan can be overwhelming, and while our Film Business Plan Templates will save you hundreds of hours with prewritten text and speed up your learning curve by showing you how to complete complicated financial projections, there is still a lot of information to digest. This course breaks it down for you.

Each week you'll receive your homework assignments, and if you follow along and stick to the plan, it will be 10 short weeks until you have a complete film business plan and are totally ready to approach the film investors we teach you to find.

Film Investor Guide

Film Investor Guide

Preparing for film investors is the single most important step in finding them. Too often, filmmakers think they are ready for film investors and the first thing they do is an online search for "movie investors" and email a potential investor blindly with something like, "I want to make a film and need $XX."


Maybe that's even what got you to this page. If so, then you need to get far more serious about film financing. Learn to turn your ask into a compelling offer with our Film Investor Guide. Learn exactly how to tell your financing story by preparing for film investors.

1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie

1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie

With over 1000 ways to finance your movie, filmmakers have more financing options and resources available than ever before.


You can combine any number of film and documentary grants, prizes, investors, contests, festivals, film financing companies and much more to get your film made.


Read: 1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie

We recently purchased your film proposal program and we have found it to be one of the best investments we've done for our company. We want to proceed with the business plan review and gather your feed back!

J, L & V, Producers

An amazing set of incredibly helpful templates, guide books, advice. The best $99.00 I have spent in a very long time. Congrats FilmProposals!!


Thank you for the Film Financing Package #3 (with the 7 bonus items). The content is substantive, professional, organized and immensely useful and practical. I've been promised this sort of material in the past from other resources and it's NEVER been this comprehensive. Kudos to you!


Business Plan Services From do it yourself with our templates, to full business plans with the industry's best graphic design, guaranteed to WOW your investors.

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Film Business Plan FREE Course 10 short weeks to a complete film business plan and totally ready to approach the film investors we teach you to find.

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Film Gear and Gadgets Lenses, Booms, Mics, Gimbals, Audio and more.

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Free Business Plan Checklist See what your Business Plan looks like though the eyes of film investors.

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Trending Articles

Indie Filmmaker Spotlight: Devouring Venus Step by Step Successful Film Financing

Devouring Venus Step by Step Successful Film Financing

HANDS DOWN, The Best Movie Trailer and Film Finance Tips EVER submitted to FilmProposals!!!


Want to be a successful Film Writer, Director and Producer? Then read these SOLID GOLD tips from Marty Hardin, who was kind enough to walk us STEP by STEP through how he successfully raised his film financing for Devouring Venus!

How to Make a Movie Mini Course

Our free 20 minute program provides the basics on How to Make a Movie. Tips for getting started, how to work on a film and investor tips. We've condensed the nuts and bolts for you and provided some of the best material on how to make your first film.

FilmProposals Blog

The FilmProposals Blog brings you the latest on Film Festivals, Investors looking for projects, Contests, Grants, Prizes, Specials and Discounts. Subscribe to Movie Cents and get our FREE 8 Week Film Financing, Film Investors and Business Plan E-Course.

After much research on the subject, we chose the Package #3's business plan and financial templates, which we are already putting to good use for our new film production LLC, "Take Us There Films." Also included in this package were several documents filled with helpful hints and good, solid advice that's sure to bring in the investments that will make our company successful.


I was shocked and impressed after purchasing Package #3 as to the thoroughness and amount of information provided! I will soon be starting pre-production on my first feature film as director, producer, screenwriter, and have already begun development, fundraising, and my business plan is 10 times better than it was before receiving their materials and information. Wow! Thanks.


An absolute gold mine for the independent filmmaker. Do yourself a big favor and order today!!!