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FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions

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FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions

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 on most any device.
  • 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, PC or Google Compatibility.
  • The Film Pitch Deck is a Powerpoint Presentation.

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 replying to the original email received at purchase. Please Note: FilmProposals cannot offer support for an unlocked version of the Template, nor are we responsible for any calculation errors.


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.

What is Your Refund Policy?

Financing Toolkit Refund Policy
All FilmProposals Financing Packages come with a 60-day full money back guarantee! If you are not 100% completely satisfied with your purchase, just email us your original Paypal receipt email and we will refund your purchase via Paypal within 5 business days (usually sooner). All we ask is for honest feedback as to why the products did not meet your expectations.

Individual Product Refund Policy
FilmProposals individual products are non-refundable. We also do not allow for refunds/returns so you may upgrade to a Film Financing Package, Bundle or Toolkit. Refunds cost our business time and money. We do not want anyone to be unhappy with their purchase, however, we've designed the packages to be efficient and value-based for both filmmakers and FilmProposals. When filmmakers buy 1 product, then ask for a refund, then buy another product, and ask for a refund in order to upgrade to a full package, it drives up the cost for everyone. Please review our packages and products carefully before purchase and feel free to ask any questions you may have before purchasing.

Services - Professional Indie Film Sales Projection Package
No FilmProposals Services are eligible for refunds at any time once they have been started or used. This includes Business Plan Services, Financial Projections Services and Movie Projections Services. Once a service is purchased, and the time has been spent on the deliverable agreed upon, there are no refunds.

How can I create a detailed breakdown of ROI for my investors?

I have an interested resource that wants to present my film and tv series idea to potential investors. She asked for a breakdown of how I plan for the investors to receive their return on investment. I am very new to film and in this digital age, I have no idea how to calculate figures and line items for distribution. I rather not do it myself so can you recommend one of your services. Thank you!!!

Answer: Usually, this is called the distribution waterfall. We use the standard revenue recoupment model in our 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.

How Do I Write a Film Business Plan?

A Film Business Plan will generally include an Executive Summary (written last), The Company, The Project, The Film Industry, The Market, The Investment Opportunity, Distribution Plan & Confidentiality Notice. Download a sample successful Film Business Plan, with a proven track record of securing investors, right now.

I Would Like to Reserve Time with FilmProposals to Ask Questions

Filmproposals is happy to answer any questions about our products and services via email. If you'd like to schedule a call with us and reserve a specific time, you can do so on our Film Business Plan Consulting Page.

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 or 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) and we will answer it publicly.

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 60 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.

Will the FilmProposals Products Work in the UK or Other Countries?

Most of our Film Financing products are compatible with any country.

1) Financial Template - In terms of using US Dollars as our unit of measure, that is a 1 second change in Excel (just change $ to £ - or any currency in the world). This does not affect any calculations or formulas, which are mostly the same worldwide, and therefore the Financial Template should work anywhere.

2) Financing Manual - There are a few areas of the Financing Manual that apply only to the US, such as anything having to do with SEC laws or the JOBS Act. Every country is different with regards to fundraising and securities laws. All the ways to find investors, how to attract and secure them, how to pitch them apply worldwide.

3) Business Plan Template - the majority of the Business Plan Template will apply worldwide, however, all references to domestic are US based and worldwide is everything outside the US.

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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 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

Click below to see additional Film Maker Questions.

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 …

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 …

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 …

Click here to write your own.

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While our FilmProposals Bundles & Toolkits will save you hundreds of hours with prewritten text and templates and speed up your learning curve by showing you how to complete complicated financial projections, there is still a lot of information to process. We designed this FREE Film Business Plan Course to be sent once per week to break the process of writing your business plan into manageable pieces, and to keep you accountable and focused. In case you can't see the sign up form, try here.

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