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Film Financial Projections Business Plan Template

3 Options for Income Projections and Comparable Films
Film Financial Projections Template

Using our Film Financial Projections Template has never been easier and we are proud to offer filmmakers Three Different Options for Comparable Films and Movie Sales Projections:

  1. DIY - all of our Toolkits and Bundles include our Film Financial Projections template. You find movies similar to yours, plug in the numbers and our spreadsheet does the work for you

  2. Indie Film Database - Add our proprietary Indie Film Database and do your own projections in a fraction of the time! Instead of looking up film by film, and consulting multiple websites and pages to find the numbers you need, just use simple filters on our DB to find all the numbers you need.

  3. Professional Sales Projections Done FOR You - FilmProposals now partners with Nash Info Services, the movie data gurus behind (who created our Indie Film Database), to do professional movie projections based on comparable films for you.

Financial Projections Template DIY

Film Financial Projections Business Plan Template

Our Film Financial Projections Template will make calculating revenue projections 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.

Getting the overall picture of your financial projections has never been easier. And with the Comparable Films Template, you can compare and contrast how your project's financial outlook stacks up.

Just fill in the yellow cells with your key figures and the spreadsheet calculates the rest for you! Then, just copy and paste your financials right into your business plan. Get an inside look at our Income Projections and Comparable Films Template with the screenshots below.

Option #2 - Indie Film Custom Database

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 370+ 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. You can use our Financial Projections Template + Indie Film Database and do it all yourself or you can hire us to do projections for you.

We hired Nash Info Services, the movie data gurus behind to create a completely custom spreadsheet for us analyzing indie and studio films 2006-2020. Our custom database is available as a separate product or an add-on with a discount to any of our Film Financing Toolkits.

Now, let's be clear. You can get a lot of this information yourselves - for free. Let's use Birdman as an example:

Our spreadsheet includes everything under Theatrical Performance and Home Market Performance. Then you could scroll through each tab and pull a lot of the other numbers yourselves. 

And then you could do that for 10-20 films. And you could do it after you even figure out which 10-20 films you want to use as your comparables after researching which are Indie vs Studio. You can use the-numbers, IMDB and/or Box Office Mojo. It's been the way we've done things for years...but oh-so-many of you have let us know how much you hate the tedious work. You just want to get on with filming, right? 

What we're offering is you can just filter for let's say, Indie Films & Comedy and BOOM!!! In 5 have this: 

Comparable Films Revenue Database

You can sort, filter, compare numbers, do whatever you like to make sure you narrow down the best comparable films for your business plan. Then just copy/paste the numbers right into your Business Plan Template. This info is even better if used as you write your screenplay - see what does well. See which movies just like yours brought in the most at the box office.

It is notoriously hard for filmmakers to find details on lower budget films, which is exactly why Nash are the pros. It's ALL they do - scour for industry information and work with filmmakers. Additionally, Nash has been doing Narrative & Doc Sales Projections for years! The Doc films in our database generally fall into three categories: biographical, social issues, and health/self-care/personal fulfillment. The narrative films cover every genre. So there's plenty from which to choose!

Fields Included in FilmProposals Custom Indie Film Database

  • Title
  • Year
  • Studio/Indie
  • Genre
  • Subgenre
  • MPA Rating
  • Source
  • Creative Type
  • Production Method
  • Production Budget
  • Opening Weekend
  • Opening Theaters
  • Maximum Theaters
  • Distributor
  • Domestic Box Office
  • International Box Office
  • Total BO
  • Domestic DVD Spending
  • Domestic Blu-ray Spending
  • Theatrical Release Date
  • Video Release Date
  • Box Office Revenue Multiplier

S/VOD info is NOT included in our spreadsheet. While we know a lot of content has been released this way the last few years, there just is not enough information right now to provide any meaningful analysis. There are also so many different types of release patterns, it's hard to do any apples to apples comparison.  Once you pick your movies, you can research just those 10-20 numbers on your own where available if S/VOD is a distribution model you pursue. 

Buy the Filmproposals Custom Indie Film Database separately or add it on with a discount to our Film Financing Toolkits (it is included in our Gold Toolkit and ALL of our Film Fianncing Bundles).

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Option #3 - Professional Sales Projections Done FOR You Prepared by Nash Info Services

FilmProposals is thrilled to partner with Nash Info Services, the movie data gurus behind to create an expert Movie Analysis Package we know film investors respond to and respect. These packages are used industry-wide by independent producers, investment banks and analysts, technology companies, retailers, web sites and the major studios. This Do-It-For-You Service is included with select Film Financing Bundles or can be purchased separately at Custom Indie Film Sales Projections.

Your Professional Comparable Films Analysis Includes:

  • Investor Scenarios - Returns to investors based on high, medium and low scenarios. Includes Investor Preferred Return and Investor Participation Beyond Preferred Return.
  • Domestic & International Analysis - Potential revenue to the production company, based on the performance of the comparable films domestically and internationally
  • Comparable Films - Detailed financial information on the comparison films used in the analysis.

Movie Sales Projections for Investors

All you need to do is pick 10 films from our Custom Indie Film Database (included with the purchase of this service) you believe are similar to yours in terms of budget, genre and production method. Submit these films to us and we'll use them as your Comparable Films to work our magic.

Sit back and relax.....and in about 2 weeks, you'll open your email and find this...

Film Sales Projections

Film Revenue Projections

This Do-It-For-You Service is included with select Film Financing Bundles or can be purchased separately at Custom Indie Film Sales Projections.

You receive a professionally formatted PDF report designed for investors, which can easily integrate into your Film Business Plan. You will also receive the full Excel workbook of the analysis supporting your Movie Sales Projections, with all the assumptions and formulas used to create your Investor Scenarios. 

Indie Film Sales Projections

Easily Integrate into Your Business Plan

If you want your Business Plan Executive Summary and Indie Film Pitch Deck to read like ours, then this service, paired with our tools & templates, is for you!

Film Business Plan Executive Summary

Professional Sales Projections Done for You Prepared by Nash Info Services

Financial Projections and Comparable Films completed by the industry's leading finance and movie statistics  experts, the movie data gurus behind, who created our Indie Film Database. Professional reports include Investor ROI scenarios, Domestic & International Analysis and Comparable Films Analysis.

Usual turnaround time: 1-2 Weeks

This Do-It-For-You Service is included with select Film Financing Bundles or you can purchase it as a stand alone service.

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DIY - Flexible Financial Projections with our Film Financial Projections Template

Streaming and Video on Demand

The template includes flexibility to allow the input of various types of S/VOD numbers. You have complete flexibility over the distribution and VOD revenue model(s) you choose and you complete your calculations any way that works for you. However you do your calculations, just fill in the blanks for the various revenue streams and change the distribution fee (anywhere from 0-100%), according to your calculations.

International and Domestic Sales

Whether you use the traditional theater and/or new streaming/subscription distribution model(s), the template can adjust for any international or domestic sales scenario.

Film Financial Projections Template

I hate Excel, so this is very useful. I can work in other numbers such as Number of theater screens, P&A Interest, tax incentive/rebates, loan interest, and revenue splits with investors.--More Testimonials

Financial Projection Screenshot - Income Projections

Film Finance Projections Template

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Film Financial Projections Template

This film finance package is very useful. Very educational and saves tons of time researching and building plans and projections from scratch. I would highly recommend this to anyone trying to raise money for an independent film.-- More Testimonials

How to Use the Revenue Projections Template

  • Instructions and examples included in template
  • The Film Financial Projections template works with both PC and Mac
  • Just fill in the yellow cells (the yellow disappears after you type in a number)
  • The template does the rest for you
  • Project Low, Medium and High financial return scenarios
  • Financial Notes and great comparable film resources are included in our Film Proposals Manual
  • Copy and paste the financial projections in to your Independent Film Business Plan Template

Film Financial Projection Screenshot - Comparable Films

Independent Film Financing Projections Example

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I purchased your package and I am delighted with it! It has saved me time, shown me the light and illuminated the WAY. I am well on my way, a few months after receiving this information towards producing my FIRST Feature! Thanks a million! -- More Testimonials

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