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Did You Know?
The odds for film investing are worse than picking the Ace of Spades out of a randomly shuffled deck of cards
It takes at least 3-4 times the amount of a film budget in worldwide gross revenues to breakeven on a film
A study of movies costing over $4M shows it takes over 20 pictures, randomly selected, to produce a profit.
So, a random slate of 5, 10 or 20 pictures will not make a profit, but a random slate of 25 pictures will
make, not just a profit, but enough to cover the losses of the other 20 films
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How ready are you to find film financing? Have you mapped out your production, marketing and distribution plans?
Have a variable budget ready to adjust if necessary? 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 and demonstrate you take film investors seriously before
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2019 is YOUR Year - Make Your Movie
Stack the deck in your favor and use the industry's #1 Financing Toolkit. The Business Plan Template,
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Complete Actual Movie Plan
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Includes all key sections
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Demonstrate ROI to financiers
Complete flexibility over distribution models
Dozens of financing options
How to write a business plan
How to find, attract and work with Investors
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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:
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 will make financing for your independent film production 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.
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 updated Film Business Plan Template, is professionally formatted and includes all the key business plan 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. The business plan template is fully customizable to suit most any indie film project.
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.
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.
I'm now sending out my completed business plan/film proposal document to potential
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Both the proposal for indies and the template for profit projections proved to be invaluable
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are the Film Business Plan Tools downloadable or hard copy?
All of our products are downloadable immediately after purchase. Nothing is delivered hard copy.
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.
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. However, you will definitely have to research more specific titles to your budget and genre. We do about 2/3 of the work for you, but the rest is up to you.
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.
If I purchase and download now, will I have access to future updates?
Yes, we offer free upgrades 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.
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.
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Sample Film Budget Template - BONUS #1
Our Film Budget Template is
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of line items and formulas that can be completely customized to your film production.
Our Film Investor Agreement Outline
includes explanations and sample clauses, designed to protect both the Producer and Investor. 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.
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
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Location Letter Example Template - BONUS #5
Pitching a location letter to Film Investors can easily impress them when presenting your film proposal. A strong location
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the early feedback from the "suits" in this project is that I've presented a clear yet compact
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Included In This Filmmaking Action Guide:
Successful, Modern Screenwriting Tips with Jurgen Wolff
Make the Most of Movie Money with Norman C. Berns
Six Ways to Finance Your Feature Film with Gordon Firemark
Bankroll Your Movie with Tom Malloy
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
Navigate Film Festivals and Do Them Right with Sheri Candler
Sell Your Movie Without the Middle-Man with Jason Brubaker
Find Out About The Producer of Marketing and Distribution and Utilize The New 50/50 with Jon Reiss