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May 13, 2021

Independent Film Financing Plan | Secure Movie Investors, Protect Project

Independent Film Financing Plan

An independent film financing plan can help you form a strategy that will make the tricky process of film financing much easier. When you network to get investors involved in your project - and are trying to earn their trust in that you will deliver what you promise them, then you will most likely find yourself in situations where the potential investor asks questions like: What does the financing plan look like? What percent of your project is equity financing? Are you getting any tax incentives? Rock your investors with how much financing you've secured before even approaching them!

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May 11, 2021

Indie Film Distributors | List of Distributors, Distribution Strategy, Digital

Indie Film Distributors

Indie film distributors look for one thing only when they evaluate paying for your Indie Films. "Will this film be profitable for us?" To evaluate this, they look at your film, the size of the target audience, how your film compares to previously successful similar films, and in the end, it comes down to whether they think they can sucessfully get your film screened in a theater or digitally.

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May 06, 2021

What is an Accredited Investor? | Finding Film Investors

What is an Accredited Investor

Recent legislative changes make it more important than ever for film makers to know for sure, what is an accredited investor? So, who is an accredited investor and how how do take the 'reasonable' steps outlined by the SEC to satisfy their requirements?

Learn More: What is an Accredited Investor?

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May 04, 2021

Independent Production Fund Film Grant | Canadian Web Series, TV

Independent Production Fund Film Grant

The Independent Production Fund provides equity investments to encourage the production of prime-time dramatic series and dramatic children's series, produced by independent Canadian producers for private sector broadcasters, in English or French. Various deadlines: March, April, October, Ongoing

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Apr 29, 2021

First Film Budget | How to Manage Movie Investor Money

First Film BudgetLearn exactly what goes in to your First Film Budget, the two types of low-budget films and how to handle your film money. Part III of our "How to Make a Movie Mini Course" discusses film budgets, costs of talent and crew, film bank accounts and how to handle your film money.

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Apr 27, 2021

[Review] Sample Film Business Plan | Charts are Fantastic and a Real Timesaver

Sample Film Business Plan"Really like the automatic spreadsheet, the main reason I purchased your package. I also like the proposal layout and will use it for private investors. I'm actually prepping a film for AFM and am using a little bit of a different proposal for that, but the charts are fantastic and a real timesaver. Thanks again!"

Thanks you, Jess, for taking the time to leave us feedback!!! We can't to hear how you did at AFM!

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Apr 22, 2021

Updated MPA Theatrical Market Statistics for 2020 | How Did CoVid Affect the Movie Industry?

MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics Report

The annual MPA THEME (theatrical and home/mobile entertainment market environment) report provides the latest global box office, streaming/digital content, movie attendance and other trends affecting the entertainment industry. Not only are these great statistics for your film business plans and to discuss with film investors, but they will help you target your audience and distribution plan. There's a ton of GOLD in this report.

Of course, the key 2020 MPA statistics, along with the latest trends are already integrated into all our Movie Business Plan Packages.

The MPA THEME Report is a FREE GIFT with Purchase of Select Film Financing Packages and Bundles.

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Apr 20, 2021

Pitching Film Investors | How to Close the Deal and Get Financed

Pitching Film Investors

Our tips and techniques on pitching to film investors will teach you practical tips, proven fundraising language, how to instill confidence in your investors, even if you've never made a film before, and exactly which industry sources to use to make them want to write you a check on the spot. Don't waste your hard work by not being prepared for your meetings and calls.

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Apr 15, 2021

Film Grants Spring Deadlines 2021 | Independent, Student, Documentary, Screenwriting

Time to finish your Film Grant applications to meet those spring deadlines. Some upcoming deadlines include: Austin Film Society Film Grants, Chicago Digital Media Production Fund (April), Derek Freese Documentary Fund (April), Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants (June), Intercept Documentary Film Grant (June), Jerome Foundation Film Grants (April), Shore Scripts Short Film Fund (May), Princess Grace Film Awards (May), Women In Film | Film Finishing Fund Grant (WIFF FFF) (May/June/July). You can always find the complete list of Film Grants here.

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Apr 13, 2021

"AT WHAT POINT CAN YOUR INVESTORS SEE SOME PROFIT?" - Ari Gold

Has any show taught us more about Hollywood deal making than HBO's Entourage? The most important lesson we learn from Ari Gold (besides how to be a total d&ck) is this:

Ari Gold Film Investors

And there it is - in 25 seconds Ari gets us from "I have an idea/script" to "it's about the investors."

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Apr 08, 2021

NEW! Documentary Business Plan & Documentary Pitch Deck

FilmPropoals is thrilled to offer help to documentary producers looking for investors, by enhancing our Film Fundraising toolkits to address the specific needs of documentarians. The highlight is a unique Documentary Business Plan Template included in all of our Film Financing Toolkits and Bundles. Much of the Documentary Business Plan is just like that of our narrative Film Business Plan Template, however, we've also done some major custom work to specifically highlight why documentaries are a great investment and how to best showcase your documentary to investors:

Documentary Business Plan Template

  • Documentary Business Plan Template - this new template is completely redone to focus only on documentary films. Recent successes, emerging documentary trends, streaming and studio deals, distribution patterns, audience statistics, revenue generated for sample films and much more. When did Docs become profitable and start selling for $5M or $10M at festivals? We lay it all out for you...
  • Documentary Pitch Deck - while our pitch deck template can be used for any type of film, you will use your business plan research to ensure the deck showcases your documentary as a worthy investment opportunity
  • Financial Projections/ Comparable Films - our custom database and custom financial projections flow seamlessly for both documentaries and narrative films

The new Documentary Business Plan Template is included in ALL of our Film Financing Toolkits and Bundles, so you can purchase any of them and be well on your way to funding any part of your documentary with private investments.

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Apr 06, 2021

Film Financing Lessons from Producer of 'The Kids Are All Right'

Producer Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right)

Producer Celine Rattray explains how she doubled her investors' money, new financing sources, like Netflix and Amazon, how she's raised funds for over 40 movies, the importance of tax incentives, timing of investor ROI, and how to be "investor-friendly," as there's nothing more satisfying than repeat business from investors.

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Apr 01, 2021

Can you help me Secure Financing, Introduce Me or Help Find Investors?

Can You Help Me Find Film Investors is a question we are asked AT LEAST once per day. If you're convinced you can take the lazy approach to finding film investors by searching the internet and emailing people with something like, "I have a great project, email or call me," you are not even close to ready to secure film financing. If you've tried this and found it hasn't worked for you...then this article about really understanding the dynamics of the business of film investing may just be for you.

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Mar 30, 2021

[Review] Partially Financed My Film in 3 Days | BEST Money I've Ever Spent

Film Industry Statistics

Finished my deck on Friday. Got it into a few potential investor’s hands over the weekend, and by Monday had 3 out of the 10 available memberships spoken for at $160K each. The revenue projections and film comparable services by NASH, along with the business plan and pitch deck templates were instrumental in presenting the project in such a way that financially minded potential investors could understand the movie business, the market and how my project could possibly give them a substantial ROI.

Melissa was amazing throughout the entire process. Always there to answer any questions. Couldn’t have done it without you guys. Can’t thank you enough. Best money I’ve ever spent.

- Michael F, Executive Producer, Inside Sportfishing (March 2021, Gold + Financials Bundle)

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Mar 25, 2021

7 Amazing Fundraising Tips to Finance Your Film | Live Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising Tips to Finance Your Film

Filmmaker Sue Lange has treated us to 7 Amazing Fundraising Tips to Finance Your Film! Believe it or not, there are people out there loathe to donate to your project via an online crowdfunding site. Lots of them actually. They don’t trust websites. They’re tired of creating an account with yet another user ID and password. They don’t do anything on the Internet at all. You may not realize it, but there was a time when there was no Internet and things still got done. Here’s a secret: a lot of things — maybe even most things — still get done off-line. Learn how Sue taps people for funds out in the real world with a live fundraising events she has successfully done for several films.

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Mar 24, 2021

Film Financial Projections Template | Revenue, Sales, Income, Business

Film Financial Projections Business Plan Template. Calculate your movie projections using film revenue projections for indie filmmakers.

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Mar 23, 2021

Updated Indie Film Database | NEW Documentaries, 370+ Films

Comparable Films Revenue Database

We are so thrilled to announce we have updated our Indie Film Custom Database.

What’s New?

  1. Now over 370 films in our custom indie film database
  2. We added Documentaries! Yes, thanks to so many of you asking, we added 30+ Documentaries to the spreadsheet. For filmmakers looking to raise independent financing for a Doc, now you can do sales projections the way we’ve always done them for indie narrative films. You can do them on your own with our Film Financial Templates OR you can hire us (and Nash Info Services) to do professional projections for you. Nash has been doing Doc Sales Projections for years and they are total pros! The Doc films in our database generally fall into three categories: biographical, social issues, and health/self-care/personal fulfillment, so there's plenty from which to choose.
  3. More lower budget films. We now have over 50 films with budgets of $1M or less. 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.

Learn More: Comparable Films & Sales Projections

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Mar 18, 2021

Best Independent Film Websites | Free Film Financing Tools, Templates

Best Independent Film Websites

Check out FilmProposals top picks for the best film websites to help you find Film Attorneys, Movie Investors, Film Financing Companies, Independent Film Funding, script libraries, production information and more.

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Mar 16, 2021

[Review] The Real Value Here is the Market Data | A Real Time Saver

Film Industry StatisticsIf there exists a one stop shop for a business plan and crash course in film finance this is probably it. The real value here is the market data - I'd pay 100$ for that alone. A real time saver. 

You probably want to contact a lawyer as many of the details laid out in the plan are for a very specific type of structure and there are many ways to structure the deal. Based on the content I saw there's no reason not to use the recommended lawyer in the package. Seems like this is well thought out. - Grant

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Mar 16, 2021

[Review] The Real Value Here is the Market Data | A Real Time Saver

Film Industry StatisticsIf there exists a one stop shop for a business plan and crash course in film finance this is probably it. The real value here is the market data - I'd pay 100$ for that alone. A real time saver. 

You probably want to contact a lawyer as many of the details laid out in the plan are for a very specific type of structure and there are many ways to structure the deal. Based on the content I saw there's no reason not to use the recommended lawyer in the package. Seems like this is well thought out. - Grant

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Mar 11, 2021

Professional Business Plan Services for Independent Film Makers

Business Plan Services for Independent Film Makers

FilmProposals is thrilled to announce our all new 2021 Business Plan and Consulting Services, designed to help independent film makers create their best films utilizing our 20+ years of expertise.

We offer a variety of services to suit all budgets, having worked with 1000s of filmmakers and film investors throughout our 18 years in the film financing business. From a simple exploratory call, to a full business plan to professional financing projections, we offer something for most any filmmaker.

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Mar 09, 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is once again open for entries, screening the best in contemporary International short cinema alongside Scottish & UK short films in Scotland's ancient capital!

The Festival welcomes submissions from Scottish, UK and International filmmakers. All genres will be considered.

More Info: Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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Mar 04, 2021

What is a Producer's Package | Financials, Audience, Revenue, P&A

What is a Producer's Package

"What is a Producer's Package?" is a great question we get asked all the time, with a long and varied answer. A movie producer's package changes depending on your target audience for the pitch. For example, are you pitching a producer investor, actor, studio, composer, product placement or another entity? Each pitch meeting requires a different presentation. Some will be more financial in nature and some will focus more on the creative aspects of your project. Read More: What is a Producer's Package?

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Mar 02, 2021

Filmmaker Smartphone Audio Recording Device | External Microphone, External Microphone App

FilmProposals Business Plan Services

It is important to get a great filmmaker smartphone audio recording device as an accessory for your iPhone when using it in the place of a traditional camera. These devices will help you eliminate background noise and focus your audio on the dialogue of your characters.

Check out all our favorite smartphone audio recorders: Filmmaker Smartphone Audio Recording Devices

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Feb 25, 2021

1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie | Investors, Grants, Prizes, Documentaries

1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie | Investors, Grants, Prizes, Documentaries

1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie

With over 1000 ways to finance your movie, filmmakers have more financing options and resources available than ever before. You can combine any number of film and documentary grants, prizes, investors, contests, festivals, film financing companies and much more to get your film made.

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Feb 23, 2021

Sundance Film Grants | Documentary, Non Fiction, Emerging Filmmaker

Best Independent Film Websites

Sundance Film Grants have a rolling open call. Submissions are accepted year-round, and they indicate three deadlines per year that correspond to the grant cycles. The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling.

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Feb 18, 2021

Netflix 2021: Selling Your Documentary To Netflix

Selling Your Documentary To Netflix

Desktop Documentaries, one of the very few industry sites we recommend, has just announced the launch of their brand new course: NETFLIX 2021: SELLING YOUR DOCUMENTARY TO NETFLIX! If you join before Feb. 25 @ 1pm EST, you'll get early bird pricing (save $100) and access to the live Netflix Q&A Workshop. Netflix is in constant need of fresh content and their buyers are seeking outstanding independent filmmakers and documentary creatives who can deliver the stories that Netflix wants. Learn the ins and outs of getting your doc or doc series onto Netflix with SELLING YOUR DOCUMENTARY TO NETFLIX.

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Feb 16, 2021

[Review] I LOVE THIS MATERIAL - FilmProposals Investment Package

Movie Investment Package

I have read several other books on financing, but this program gives you an in depth look into PPM, Business Plans and how to approach financial world of film investors. I learn several new ideas for financing a film. Also, I learned how to write a business plan, a ppm, etc. This material will give you the knowledge you need to get to where you want to go in the film industry. I truly recommend this material for any indie film maker. -Charles

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Feb 11, 2021

How to use a Film Investor Agreement for Independent Financing

Film Investor Agreement

You finally find interested Film Investors ready to invest in your project. Do they just write you a check? Is there a timeline for using the money? What accounts do you deposit the money into? Can they ask for it back at any time? When will the investors receive their profit and how will they receive it? If you want answers to these questions, and want to look like a professional in front of your film investors, you should have a Film Investor Agreement.

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Feb 09, 2021

Dead Northern Horror Film Festival Submissions Open

Dead Northern Film Festival

If you love horror movies, but also love social experiences, then Dead Northern's Annual October Festival or one of our Pop up events are not to be missed. We are open for submissions until June 30, 2021 and accept submissions for Feature, Short, Documentary and Music Video. Bespoke awards are presented to the winner of each category.

More Info: Dead Northern Horror Film Festival

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Feb 04, 2021

Gold + Financials Filmmaker Bundle | Best Money I've Ever Spent

Gold + Financials Filmmaker BundleMelissa, I was extremely hesitant in purchasing even your lowest priced package. It all sounded to good to be true. I spent 2 months last year writing a business plan from scratch for a different medium. So I just couldn't imagine getting anything worth while for the prices you were offering. But I have an investor that requested a detailed plan with financial projections within 2 weeks, so I pulled the trigger on your Gold + Financials Filmmaker Bundle.

It was the best money I've ever spent! Can't even begin to tell you what a difference it makes. So concise and on point. Makes putting the plan together so fluid and easy. Not having to worry about what to cover, only how to best state it for my film project. Amazing. Thank you so much. Worth every dollar!
- Michael, January 2021

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Feb 02, 2021

Working With Film Investors | Tools, Agreements, Tips, Plans

How to Work with Film Investors

Working with film investors is a crucial step in moving your film project forward and vital to finishing a quality indie film. Many filmmakers think the hurdle is finding investors, but learning with whom and how to work, to protect both the investor and producer(s) is equally important and might make all the difference between a film that gets completed vs. one that ends up on the shelf.

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Jan 28, 2021

FilmProposals Film Budget Template Questions (and Answers)

Sample Film Budget Template Worksheet

Hi. Just wanted to check a few things pre-purchase, specifically about your FilmProposals Budget Template. At what level is this sample budget? SAG Low? Ultra Low? Does this budget, template, etc cater to sub $500K indies shooting out of state, for example? Are the sales projections updated annually based on real-world data from sales/distro channels? ie. When was the last update for bid/ask on say a thriller genre movie in the $1M production budget range?

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Jan 26, 2021

Film Financing Options | Creative Ways to Fund Your Movie

Film Funding

Film funding options go much further than just Film Investors. Most movies are financed via multiple sources, and not all are cash transactions or investing (hard money). Alternative investments include soft money, deferred payment, profit participation, product placement, cross-promotion and multiple other ways to decrease a film's negative costs.

Check out this great article and find out more about Film Funding Options for Indie Filmmakers

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Jan 21, 2021

[Review] Movie Investment Package Great for Starting a Film Company

Movie Investment PackageExcellent information for starting a film company. The information and software given really helps with all the in and outs for starting a company in the film or production industry. It is worth the $99.00 to get started. This was an excellent investment for our company to get started in this industry. - Chris

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Jan 19, 2021

Critical First Step to Being a Filmmaker | A GREAT Script Got Us Stars

Critical First Step to Being a FilmmakerWhat do you think is The Critical First Step to Being a Filmmaker? Is it having a distribution deal in place? Is it having the funding secured? Is it having acquired name talent, or a great director, or a sought-after composer? None of these are most important first step to become a filmmaker. The most critical, oft-overlooked first step to being a successful indie filmmaker is...

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Jan 14, 2021

JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant | Applications Due March 16, 2021

JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is pleased to announce the 2021 JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant. The JDC Archives will select select one documentary film, which will be awarded a grant of $8,000, with an additional $2,000 available for high-resolution reproduction and licensing fees for material from the JDC Archives. Applications are due by March 16, 2021.

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Jan 12, 2021

Promote YOUR Story, Business, Film on FilmProposals

Indie Filmmaker TipsDo you have some great indie filmmaker tips to share with other aspiring or current filmmakers? Do you want to promote your latest film or service to a huge global network of filmmakers, producers, directors, potential investors and distributors? Here is a great opportunity to first pay it forward, and then promote your projects, products and services.

Prior Submissions: If you have already pitched your film, your production services, movie trailer or posted anywhere else on filmproposals.com, please be advised we are cleaning up the site. You may go back and add some value to your posting, or it may be removed from the site. Please take a moment to refresh your page and show off what you know. Thank you!

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Jan 07, 2021

[Financing Toolkit Review] | A Financing Masterclass For a Fraction of the Price! Five Stars!

Film Financing and Investor ManualI have a broad, basic understanding of film financing. I know most of the steps that need to be taken and I know the material that must be present within a film investor package. However, knowledge/theory of what needs to be done and practically executing it are two very different things. The Film Financing toolkit brings both of those worlds together, you get the theory of how a film investor package works along with the practical execution of the packet. At the price of range, it is by far the most valuable resource I have come across on the internet. IF you are trying to produce an independent film, spend the money now to be prepared later - unpreparedness can be very costly later on. This should be your number one resource for financing your independent film. - Tyler, December 2020

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Jan 05, 2021

Film Business Plan Template Reviews | Crash Course in Film Financing

Film Business Plan Template reviews from producers. I could not have raised the $1.5M without these templates, crash course in film finance.

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Jan 05, 2021

How We Financed Cultural Clash Movie | Tips from Successful Filmmakers

How We Financed Cultural Clash Movie

These rock star tips from successful filmmakers will definitely bring you steps closer to making your movie. Learn how We Financed Cultural Clash Movie: saving by working in film, making contacts, low season flights, equipment deals, free locations.

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Dec 24, 2020

[Business Plan Review] | Reliable Source of "Up-to-Date" Information and Insight

Film Financing and Investor ManualFor years, Melissa at Filmproposal.com has provided high-quality products and services that have helped launch innovative creative content companies, and products. Developing creative entrepreneurs will gain perspective on preparing, and structuring a cinema content business. Seasoned professionals will find Filmproposals.com a reliable source of "Up-to-Date" information and insight reflected in the tools, tips, and perspectives Melissa's company offers. In all, FilmProposals.com delivers a consistent level of quality, and value well managed.

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Dec 22, 2020

Low Budget Filmmaking on Your iPhone | Using Time Lapse, Slow Motion

Low Budget Filmmaking on Your iPhoneGetting into low budget filmmaking on your iPhone is an exciting concept, but also a bit of a daunting one if it is something you do not have much experience with it. It requires you and your team to take an idea, write it into a script, capture it on video, and edit it into a final product. And of course… it has to be good!

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Dec 17, 2020

[Review] BEING PREPARED IS PARAMOUNT

How to Write a Film Business Plan

Where to start – one of the best things about using filmproposals.com was the step by step process to not only put together a professional proposal but with all the material that’s included – it is a crash course on how the mechanics of the business part of ‘show business’ actually works. If you take your time to absorb all that is offered – you will be prepared for entry into this very insular business – especially from the point of view as a writer and producer. It’s not that all the books and books of material about this business aren’t helpful – but filmproposals.com has laid it all out in a digestible form so that it makes sense in a business that sometimes appears to have no rhyme of reason on how things work or ever get produced.

As in any business venture – there are ‘tricks of the trade’ – but when dealing with investors – it is all arranged in great detail what you are offering and what they definitely expect. After completing my proposal – I feel more prepared than ever to take the next steps! Thank you filmproposals.com!

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Dec 15, 2020

Showcase Your Business or Movie on FilmProposals

Advertise Your Business on FilmProposals

Target filmmakers, producers and movie lovers by promoting your business on FilmProposals.com. This option is great for any Film Production Company, or any services that go into the production of a film. Our filmmakers are always looking for the following: Musician, Producer, Director, Grip, Equipment, Cameras, Visual Effects Artist, Actor, Casting Director, Agent, Animation Services, Distribution, Equipment Sales or Rental or any other service relating to film production.

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Dec 10, 2020

[Review] The templates are user friendly, easy to navigate, and incredibly informative.

FilmProposals Business Plan Templates

Love the site! Everything is working exactly as I had hoped thus far. The templates are user friendly, easy to navigate, and incredibly informative. It's definitely a crash course into the economic side of the industry. People forget the old saying about Show Business, "business is twice as long as show, and it might be twice as important!"
- Josh, December 2020

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Dec 08, 2020

San Francisco Film Society Film Grant | Feature, Documentary, Non Fiction

San Francisco Film Society Film Grant

The San Francisco Film Society is dedicated to supporting emerging and established filmmaker by offering innovative support programs for independent storytellers.. Their fiscal sponsorship program is designed to help you step-by-step through the process of getting your film funded, made and seen. SFFFilm has distributed more than $6 million to over 150 films since 2009.

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Dec 03, 2020

Finding Film Investors | How to Raise Money for a Feature Movie

How to Find Film Investors

Finding film investors is probably one of the most common challenges faced by every filmmaker. Part II of our "How to Make a Movie Mini Course" discusses how to find and approach film investors, key information you need to disclose to them and how to convey their payback and return on investment in a way that sets you up for the ultimate film funding success.

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Dec 01, 2020

Best iPhone Camera Lens | Kits, Clip On, Wide Angle, Smartphone

Best iPhone Camera Lens | Kits, Clip On, Wide Angle, Smartphone

Film Investor Financing Templates

Using the best iPhone camera lens turns your smartphone into your secret weapon when making a low or no budget film. We know your smartphone already will keep you plugged in with your cast and crew, provides you with the internet in your pocket, and can store documents such as scripts, call sheets, budgets, and production books. Check out all our favorite iPhone camera lenses.

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