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Movie Investor Toolkit

The #1 Film Financing Tools

"Financing Our Film Was SO EASY"
Said No Filmmaker Ever!

But, as you already know, thousands of filmmakers HAVE successfully funded and made their films!

What are their secrets? What if you could follow the guide and lessons put together by those filmmakers?

Filmmaking is hard enough. Why start the funding cycle from zero when you can jump start it by learning from others’ successes?

What if you could start with a toolkit that already has feedback from over 500 Film Investors baked right in?

The EXACT toolkit James used...

Coming Through the Rye

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. The bargain of my career!
- James Sadwith, Producer, Writer, Director, "Coming Through the Rye

Proven Success Since 2002

Our filmmakers have used our toolkit with hundreds of investors around the globe. Our documents have been in the “room where it happens” with our successful filmmakers hundreds of times. The Movie Financing Toolkit has been used to raise funding from $50K to over $10M. Most importantly, we know every question, comment or hesitation film investors have when reading the presentations our filmmakers put together and we integrate them right back into our Financing Packages.

Up To Date

After EVERY meeting or contact, we modify our toolkit. We add the chart, answer the question, make something more clear… we do whatever it takes to integrate their feedback to help our filmmakers make the next pitch even better. We refine our templates every single time a film investor says something we think will improve the toolkit. We also constantly monitor the market and add new trends, data, statistics or anything else that will help you put YOUR film in the best position for funding.

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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.


Film Financing is a Skill You Will Use for Your ENTIRE Career

Even the best of the best filmmakers will tell you Film Financing is TOUGH work and will ALWAYS be a part of your filmmaking career. Finding the money is challenging no matter how famous, successful and well-connected you are. The skill set of creative financing and surrounding yourself with the right team remains the same through any film career.

"Nobody would give us the money" - It took Martin Scorsese over 10 years to get financing for The Irishman
...that was with him, Pacino and De Niro attached, and before the CGI.

"We willed that picture into happening. We didn't have any money to make it. When the financing goals came up millions of dollars short, Vallée cut costs by scrapping the entire grip department, a.k.a. the lights."
Matthew McConaughey, with director Jean-Marc Vallée, on Dallas Buyers Club

"I fully expected halfway through to be abandoned and have to seek other financing. I never had to, though. It's a minor miracle."
Richard Linklate
r, on Boyhood

"Two weeks before shooting we had to basically find our financing all over again...I think I aged about five years on that day."
Charlize Theron on Bombshell

"It was very, very hard to get financing for Precious. All the studios said no. They didn’t want to make a film about a 350-pound black girl who is abused. Everybody kept saying no. My whole life was no. It was just a bunch of nos."
Lee Daniels

How to Fund a Film

There is no one way to finance a film. There is not even one financing process. Ask any 100 filmmakers how they got financing, and each will tell you a different story. The one thing they all have in common is they worked hard and pursued multiple financing resources. What most of them will tell you, is that private investors came last. They started with any number of the following sources, which provided them with a solid investment to present financiers. They used some combination of:

  • tax credits
  • pre sales
  • distribution deals
  • profit participation
  • product placement
  • soft and hard money
  • film grants
  • private film investors
  • studio financing
  • location incentives
  • debt financing
  • gap financing
  • bridge loans
  • donations
  • crowdfunding
  • slate financing
  • deferred payment
  • cross-promotion
  • and much more

Our toolkit helps you bring all this together and shows you how much of your funding you can raise before you ever need an investor, if you need them at all!

Film Financing is not going to be easy. But Filmproposals Move Investor Presentation Packets will put you leaps and bounds ahead of your competition and make you look like the professional filmmaker you are!

Best money I ever spent! 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. When someone sees that you take your business seriously, they're much more likely to take you and your projects seriously.
- Kathleen

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Film Financing Toolkit - Take a Tour!

Film Financing and Investor Manual

Learn everything you need to write your film business plan and then find and pitch film investors. The Film Proposal Financing Manual covers all the business aspects of turning your film ideas into your reality. Here are a few of the sections in the manual:

Film Financing and Investor Manual
  • NEW!!! Our entire Business Plan E-Course is now included in our Film Financing Manual, so if you're on the fast track to film financing and don't want to wait the full 8 weeks of the course, get it all in the manual and go at your own pace.
  • Business Plan - full outline and detailed descriptions of each section, where to find the information you need, exactly how to do Financial Projections and Comparable Film Projections with current industry statistics, graphs and charts you can use right in your own business plan.
  • Financing Sources - hundreds of ways to get soft- and hard film funding, various types of film investments and which tools you need for each. PPM vs Business Plan, crowdfunding, active and passive investors, JOBS Act, tax incentives and more!
  • Film Investors - tips for finding movie investors, things you MUST know before approaching them and what you can do right now to attract investors.
  • Film Investor Tips - easy and inexpensive ways to get investors to want to write you a check on the spot, what to say, how to say it and how to instill confidence in your investors.

Financial Projections Template

Our Film Financial Projections Template makes showcasing your investment opportunity a breeze. This Excel template walks you through analyzing your film, comparing it to other films, movie production costs and easily allows you to add financials directly into your Independent Film Business Plan.

Film Financial Projections Business Plan Template
  • Income Projections - fill in a few key figures and easily see your Low, Medium and High income scenarios, model various distribution channels, ancillary sales, streaming and more.
  • Comparable Films Template - Compare and contrast how your project's financial outlook stacks up.
  • Streaming and Video on Demand - complete flexibility over the distribution and VOD revenue model(s) you choose. Do your calculations any way that works for you.
  • Add to Business Plan - formatted to copy and paste directly into your Business Plan and demonstrate potential profitability to investors .

Film Business Plan Template

The constantly updated Film Business Plan Template includes the plan investors LOVE. It has all the key sections, with dozens of real-world examples in each. Our business plan was created by film investors and top industry producers, with the specific goal of helping others find film investors and raise film financing. We know the language in here speaks to film financiers! The business plan template is fully customizable to suit most any indie film project.

Film Business Plan Template
  • Professional Presentation - The template is key to finding and attracting financing, as it walks you through the nuts and bolts of your project so you present the investment opportunity in the best light possible, without compromising your creativity and still being truthful with investors.
  • Business Plan Outline - Includes all key sections of a professional Business Plan, including Company, Project, Industry, Market, Investment and Financial Opportunity.
  • Real World Examples - Examples from other successful business plans are included in every key section of the film business plan template.

Sample Film Budget Template

Our Film Budget Template is provided to help indie producers estimate their movie production costs. The movie sample budget template is a great starting point to demonstrate film negative costs required for the financial projections and business plans used to secure movie investors. The Film Budget Worksheet Template is in Excel, fully editable and contains 100s of line items and formulas that can be completely customized to your film production.

The Sample Film Budget Template Worksheet is included with Purchase of Film Financing Packages Silver & Gold

Sample Film Budget Template

Indie Film Pitch Deck

Our Indie Film Pitch Deck has proven time and again to impress interested potential investors and have them ask for more details on the project. As we have been creating these decks since 2002, we know what works and what doesn't. We have taken feedback from every meeting we've attended, and the feedback from our filmmakers, to continually craft an updated deck we know provides just the right information in just the right way.

The Indie Film Pitch Deck is included with Purchase of Film Financing Packages Silver & Gold

Indie Film Pitch Deck

Film Private Placement Memorandum (PPM)

Our Film PPM Template is designed for filmmakers who meet the following criteria:

  • You want to raise film financing of $100K-$5M from outside investors who will not actively participate in your film production (Passive Investors)
  • You want to protect your project, your production company and your investors and follow all legal requirements
  • You want the option to raise funds from both Accredited and Non-Accredited investors
  • You want to be able to publicly advertise your offering in order to receive investor funding
  • You want to save about $10K getting a PPM made from scratch and use one already proven in the film industry

The PPM is included with purchase of Film Financing Package Gold

Film PPM Private Placement Memorandum

Film Investor Agreement Outline

Our Film Investor Agreement Outline includes explanations and sample clauses, designed to protect both the Producer and Investor. It is generally meant for active film investors (those involved in the day to day of your production). Key sections and sample text are included in our outline: terms and conditions, revenue descriptions, profit distribution waterfall, creative rights and ownership, market risks and more.

The Film Investor Agreement Outline is included with Purchase of Film Financing Packages Silver & Gold

Film Investor Agreement

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Film Proposal Template

The resultant projections are what I needed, and the early feedback from the "suits" in this project is that I've presented a clear yet compact overview of the prospects. They were surprised it could be presented so concisely and without a complex MBA-style model. By the way, in my projections not all the outcomes are golden, and that adds to my respect for the templates.
- TV Producer, now Consultant

Film Proposal Template

When I came across the Business Plan Tools and 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. It still depends on me and what I do, but the blueprint is all there. Thanks.
- Barry Pierce, Producer, River Dreaming Entertainment

Movie Investor Toolkit Designed for the Modern Filmmaker

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NEW! Indie Film Custom Database (Separate Add On to Film Financing Toolkits)

Custom Detailed Budget and Box Office Stats Make Finding Comparable Films a Breeze

Comparable Films Revenue Database

Our new Filmproposals Custom Indie Film Database contains 200+ titles (both Indie and Studio), making finding comparable films and completing your revenue projections a no-brainer. Our proprietary spreadsheet was researched JUST for indie filmmakers, contains info you can't easily find anywhere else and will save you hours of time finding just the right films similar to yours.

We hired Nash Info Services, the movie data gurus behind to create a completely custom spreadsheet for us analyzing indie and studio films 2006-2019. Our custom database is available as a separate product or an add-on with a discount to any of our Film Financing Toolkits.

Film Financing Bonuses - Available with Select Package Purchases

MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics - BONUS #1

This 30 page report provides the latest global box office and movie attendance trends. Not only are these great statistics for your business plans and to discuss with film investors, but they will help you target your audience and distribution plan.

Of course, the key MPAA statistics are already integrated into the Independent Film Business Plan Template.

The MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics Report is a FREE GIFT with Purchase of Film Financing Packages Silver & Gold.

MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics Report

Film Investor Tip Sheet - BONUS #2

Our film investor tip sheet is filled with top tips from successful producers, industry experts and film financiers.

The Film Investor Tip Sheet includes practical and easy implementable advice, all designed to get investors to WANT to write you a check on the spot.

The Film Investor Tip Sheet is provided AFTER the purchase of any of our Film Financing Packages and AFTER you leave us feedback.

How to get your Film Investor Tip Sheet

  • Purchase a Film Proposals Film Financing Package
  • Take 2 minutes to leave us feedback - the good, the bad and especially, the ugly. We want to know EVERYTHING you think. Details on exactly how to provide us feedback will be in your purchase confirmation email.
  • That’s it! If you provide us feedback within one month of purchase, we will email you the Film Investor Tip Sheet within one week.

Film Investor Tip Sheet

Location Letter Example Template - BONUS #3

Pitching a location letter to Film Investors can easily impress them when presenting your film proposal. A strong location can not only add great production value to your film but also become a key selling point when correctly used in your pitch to film investors.

Our Location Letter Example Template is a FREE GIFT with Purchase of Film Financing Packages Silver & Gold.

More info: Pitching a Location to Film Investors

Location Letter to Film Investors

How to Make, Market and Sell Your Movie Now - BONUS #4

This fantastic toolkit, by Jason Brubaker, founder of, provides an overview of the modern filmmaking process, from script to screen.

The Modern MovieMaker Toolkit covers screen writing, story development, break down, scheduling, budgeting, fundraising, shooting, production, casting, post production, marketing, distribution and so much more!

The ways in which independent movies are made, seen and sold is rapidly changing and this toolkit helps you navigate filmmaking in this modern environment.

Modern MovieMaker Toolkit

Ten Prominent FilmMakers' BEST Advice - BONUS #5

Modern MovieMaker Movement Action Guide - This 100 page Action Guide was authored by ten of the most prominent filmmaker thought leaders in the world, and includes only valuable, no-fluff modern filmmaking information. Included In This Filmmaking Action Guide:

  • Bankroll Your Movie with Tom Malloy
  • Make the Most of Movie Money with Norman C. Berns
  • Six Ways to Finance Your Feature Film with Gordon Firemark
  • The Inside Scoop On Crowdfunding with Carole Dean
  • Plan Your Production For Maximum Success, Peter D. Marshall
  • Modern Guerrilla Filmmaking with Gary King
  • Navigate Film Festivals and Do Them Right with Sheri Candler
  • Sell Your Movie Without the Middle-Man with Jason Brubaker

Modern MovieMaker Movement Action Guide

The MovieMaker Toolkit and Modern MovieMaker Movement Action Guide are FREE GIFTS with Purchase of Film Financing Packages Silver & Gold. They are graciously provided by Jason Brubaker of FilmMaking Stuff.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are the Film Business Plan Tools downloadable or hard copy?
    All of our products are downloadable immediately after purchase. Nothing is delivered hard copy.

  2. What is the file format of the Film Business Plan Tools?
    The files are all Word, PDF and Excel. The Business Plan Template is in Word (so you can edit it), The Finance Manual in PDF (to read) and the Financial Template is in Excel. The Indie Film Pitch Deck is fully editable in Powerpoint.

  3. Are Comparable Movie Statistics included in the Business Plan Template?
    Yes, we include the most recent stats for a variety of movies that cover the general film industry. We also offer a totally unique custom Indie Film Database as an add on to any of our Film Financing toolkits that provides you everything you need for more specific titles to your budget and genre.

  4. Do Your Documents Include the Film Recoupment Revenue Distribution Waterfall?
    YES! We use a simple revenue recoupment model in our actual Business Plan Template. We also offer three other options for the Distribution Waterfall in our Film Financing Manual, along with a visual chart showing how a $30M film recoups its money down to the net profit producer's pool. The PPM includes a distribution waterfall, as does our Film Investor Agreement. You can choose one of four scenarios, or combine them, for how you plan to payback your investors customized to your specific project.

  5. How Often is the Business Plan Template Updated?
    We perform many small updates throughout the year. If we come across some new information or statistics, a new industry trend or new charts and graphs we think will benefit your business plan, we add them immediately. A massive overhaul is done every April/May after awards and festival seasons are complete and the newest industry information has been analyzed.

  6. If I purchase and download now, will I have access to future updates? 
    Yes, we offer free updates within two years of purchase. After two years, we are happy to offer you a discount from the current price and all details are in your confirmation of sale email.

  7. Are the Film Financial Projections All Formulas?
    There are many formulas in the Financial Template and there are also many fields where you will have to manually enter your own numbers. For specifics, please see the Film Finance Projections Template screenshots. Per the instructions, the yellow cells must be manually entered with specific numbers, and we teach you where to find this information in our Film Financing and Investor Manual.

  8. I Need the Toolkit I Purchased Sent Again
    If you need the documents sent again within 2 years of purchase, there are several options. 1) Reply to your purchase receipt that has all the following information, or 2) Provide the date of purchase, email used and product purchased. After 2 years, please see #6 above.

I love this program. I'm new to this industry and this is helping me become more professional. I have spent a lot of time working on my own and getting things accomplished but my projects are getting bigger so as I grow and my team grows with me, these tools will help me to communicate better. Having the basic fundamentals can go a long way in this industry and it make it easier to work with other. Thank you for providing a platform for individuals like myself.
- Owner of K. Simmons Productions, October 2020

Film Proposals was the best investment! When I presented my project to my investor, they were blown away how prepared I was and rarely see filmmakers have half the documents I supplied. It showed that I was serious as a filmmaker and as a business person. I purchased the Gold package with the PPM. The PPM took all the heavy lifting off and saved me so much money that would of cost me thousands from an attorney. The package got me prepared from business plan to financials. I did my research on my film and similar films and just plugged in the info. I had everything prepared and professionally done. On top of that, they offered a review after I followed the steps they gave me.
- Angelo, September 2020

I haven’t been this excited in years. As someone who is changing careers later in life, I can’t tell you how much the information you provided is going to help me jumpstart my new path. I was devouring the information as soon as I downloaded it. There is a ton of great information and I’m so happy your company exists!
- BJ, August 2020

The business plan is very well-written and structured. Having never had to write a business plan before, it is good value for money, and a valid means of seeing what's meant to go into one.
- Michael, August 2020

Worth every penny. This package has opened my eyes to new possibilities and opportunities in the world of filmmaking.
- July 2020

BEST BUSINESS PLAN. I ordered the gold package and it has been a great tool to help secure investors. The review was a great option because it helped me fine tune my business film proposal to be its best. I would highly recommend this package. It's a small investment to secure a huge investor.
- May 2020

I bought the Silver Package Movie Financing toolkit and it was more than expected. I haven't actually started on my filmmaker business plan, but going through all the tools there more than enough tools to build strong and impressive business plan. The template is not the normal run of the mill, but its designed where all you need to do it edit and tailor to your individual plan. There are a lot of other good things in the package to make a successful business plan: Financial PROJECTION, COMPARABLE MARKET DATA, INVESTOR INFORMATION, SAMPLE PITCH LETTER AND SO MUCH MORE. I have paid for templates before, but they were so hard to work, so I sought out the FilmProposals Toolkit, and found it to be everything they said it would be!
- John Johnson (May 2020)

Was having the most difficult time trying to create and write a business plan for my production company. When I came across Film Proposals and their templates/resource materials, it was a business plan blessing. It made my life so much easier and I was able to complete a 36 page business plan for a production company in a MUCH shorter time.
- Kem Charles (May 2020)

As a independent filmmaker I've been working hard in getting this information from the WWW. I could only afford the bronze package at this time but I have found it invaluable. The business plan, manual and spreadsheet has save me so many man hours and I know I will be using them time and again. Thanks for your product and when I can I'll certainly upgrade to gold which I am sure will be just as good.
- Joe London (May 2020)

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