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FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions

FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions

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Welcome to FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions page, where we do our best to answer all of your questions in a timely matter. Following are the answers to some of the most Freqently Asked Questions on FilmProposals.

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Film Proposals Film Financing Products

Are Your Products Compatible with Apple/MAC?

  • The Film Financing Manual is a PDF document and should be compatible with all systems and devices and legible in iBooks.
  • The Film Financial Projections Template is compatible with all PCs and Macs using Excel.
  • The Business Plan Template is a Microsoft Word document. To date, we have not had any issues with MAC or PC Compatibility.

Why are the products downloadable and not in Print?

The Business Plan Template and Financial Projections Template must be used electronically, as they won't be helpful in Print. At this time, we do not offer the Film Financing Manual in print, as most of our customers prefer to have it electronically and save the shipping costs. We may re-evaluate this again in the future.

I ordered one of your products, but did not receive the link to download?

Please check your Paypal email address and your Junk/Spam folder for an email from If you have not received an email from E-Junkie, on behalf of FilmProposals, then, unfortunately, we cannot contact you, likely due to your own spam blocker. If that is the case, please post your question here (you must include your email address).

The product(s) are not as expected, how do I get a refund?

***Sigh***, it happens occasionally. First, we would love your feedback as to why you are disappointed in your purchase, but you are not obligated to share it. If your purchase was in the last 30 days, please send your feedback, and a refund request, directly to the email address from which you received our "Thank You from FilmProposals" email. If you no longer have the email from us, please contact us from the email you used with Paypal, and include the DATE and EMAIL address you used for your purchase. We cannot verify your purchase with only a Paypal receipt number.

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Film Proposals Business Plan Checklist

I subscribed to "Movie Cents" but did not receive my FREE Business Plan checklist?

Shortly after you subscribe to Movie Cents, you will receive an e-mail welcoming you to Movie Cents. It will also ask you to CONFIRM your subscription. Upon confirmation, there will be a link to download the Business Plan Checklist. If you receive the third email, Welcome to Movie Cents, and you have not already downloaded your checklist, try subscribing again, with a different email. You have the option unsubscribing at the bottom of every monthly Movie Cents newsletter.

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Film Proposals Movie Showcase

How do EMBED my movie trailer in my Submission?

  • You MUST EMBED your video on our site to create a New Movies Trailer page. This means the video MUST reside on the FilmProposals website. It cannot be a link to another website. The actual video must reside on and Links to other sites will not be honored and your submission will be automatically deleted or moved to the Film Pitch page. Our investors will not go to your website, Facebook, Vimeo or You Tube pages. They will ONLY watch videos on FilmProposals.
  • The new movie trailer and video player must be in your submission. It goes in the box that says "Tell us about your Movie. Click the "?" for Instructions"
  • Using YouTube: Click Share, Click Embed and then copy the code in the box that starts with <iframe and ends with </iframe>
  • You can also get your code from Free Video Coding.

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Your Film Making Question

Please provide us as much detail as possible. YOU MUST include your email address. Questions without responses on our site will be given priority, so please check the other FAQs first.

Other Film Maker Questions

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Will the FilmProposals Products Work in the UK or Other Countries? 
I'm very interested in your packs, as I am a fairly new producer packaging up numerous projects. I am based in the UK so I'm concerned that your site is …

How Do I Edit My Film Pitch or Movie Trailer?  
i just submitted my film proposal for the movie Overture, I was wondering how do I log in and edit what I wrote? There are some extra notes I received …

How to Enable Macros in the Film Financial Template 
Please kindly advise how to enable macros in the Film Financial Projections Template program. Thank you for your cooperation. Respectfully, Andre …

Need Other Sources Besides Comparable Films for Financial Projections 
Is there another way to derive sales projections other than using comparable films? I am finding that it is very expensive to obtain film (home video …

I am a Mac user, I am using Apple MacBook Pro. I would like to purchase the software called 'Financing Manual, The Film Projection Template, Business plant …

Good place to buy a Decent, Cheap Camera for film?  
Would anybody know any good places online or in a general store to buy a decent, but cheap, Camera? I'm just starting out as a Film maker, and need to …

How to Change a Movie Pitch Showcase Submission 
Hi, we have a video (treatment) posted at your website. We made a few material changes to the treatment and we need to replace the version presently uploaded …

Do You Do Business Plans for Films?  
Hello from Richard, i need to know if you do business plans for films and your cheapest quote. I already have a business plan i would like to send you …

The Film Financial Projections Template is locked and I'd like to change some of the Formulas? 
The template is locked to protect you from making calculation errors. We are happy to send you an Unprotected/Unlocked version if you request one by …

Can you help me secure financing, introduce me or help find investors?  
We get asked this question AT LEAST once per day. If you're convinced you can take the lazy approach to finding film investors by searching the internet …

Can I open the Film Financial Template with adobe or other means besides word ?  
I do not intend to purchase any version of word. I have microsoft works and adobe document programs. FilmProposals Answer: The Film Financial Template …

Where can I find a screeplay agent or manager? 
I've been looking for agent or manager and am not sure where to find them. I'm tired of calling them from Croatia and nothing! A great place to start …

Where do I get the numbers to enter into the Financial Template?? 
You have some great templates but you don't mention anywhere I can find the numbers needed to enter into those email is kris.hulbert (at) …

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