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Jan 10, 2023

Film Production Contracts Templates | Licensing, Script, Talent, Location

Filmmaker Legal Pack

FilmProposals is helping you retain full control over your film's Chain of Title, so your film, your producers and your investors are all protected and you will have a finished product you can legally sell. Having the correct Film Production Contracts in place on your film is crucial when investors, distributors, festivals and production companies are evaluating working with or investing in your project. You must make sure you own EVERYTHING that makes your film your film. In other words, you must have a clean "Chain of Title."

Some examples include story & music rights, cast & crew images, graphics, the script, rights to on location shoots and much more. If any of these important legal contracts is missing, you cannot legally sell your film since you won't own all of it! Funders and distributors will expect you have these signed and if not, could hinder your ability to get distribution or signed investors. Most film festivals require all these agreements to ensure you can even enter your film with them.

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Jan 05, 2023

[Review] Demystifies the Whole Film Business Proposal

Helpful Tools for Indie Filmmakers

After reading the book "Film Business Plan and Investor Guide", I bought the Silver package from Film Proposals. Going through the package demystifies the whole Business Proposal. Between the Business Plan Template, Film Financial Template, Financing Manual, Film Pitch Deck and Film Investor Agreement Outline, a substantial chunk of the Business Proposal is covered and is a great start for independent producers who have never created a proposal before.

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Jan 03, 2023

Importance Of A Business Plan For Film Projects | 7 Key Elements You Need To Get The Money

Importance Of A Business Plan For Film Projects A business plan has three basic purposes: communication, management, and planning. Learn how the business plan is used to attract investment capital; help you track, monitor, and evaluate; and identify and avoid roadblocks and obstacles. Most importantly, you need it to attract investors to fund your project. No one is going to invest in your project unless they can see how they are going to get repaid and more importantly, make a profit. Read On: Importance Of A Business Plan For Film Projects.

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Dec 29, 2022

The Most Important Money You'll Ever Raise for Your Film

Truly Professional Film Business Plan

The most important money that will go into producing your film is the first money in. The very first money that can be used towards your budget (negative pick up) costs. Far too many potential filmmakers think the very first thing they should do reach out to film investors, but that money is, in fact, the last money you should raise.

Once you have a portion of your budget covered, let's say 25-50%, by doing the work - in kind donations, tax incentives, product placement, grants, talent back end agreements, etc etc, it will be far easier to raise the rest of your budget. Your investment is so much more appealing when it isn't all risk and cash. Asking someone else for money before you've even thought about what you can do on your own is a surefire way to turn off investors. Learn about all the work you need to do before ever contacting a film investor - and surprise yourself with how much less money you need to raise from them!

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Dec 27, 2022

[Review] Great Tools for writing a business plan the first time!

Truly Professional Film Business Plan

The Film Business Plan Tools give you a great starting point for writing your truly professional business plan before you go out to seek funding for your film. A no-brainer for newbies and low level of experience producers who wanna take the next step.

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Dec 22, 2022

Film Business Plan VOD Projections | How to Calculate

Film Business Plan VOD ProjectionsThe new world of VOD and being able to target your market directly is fantastic news for producers, especially those who could or did not follow the traditional distributor model. However, unlike the traditional theater/distributor model, these opportunities are much more difficult for projections and business plans. Here we outline all the different VOD business models, costs and calculations associated with each, as well as which statistics and case studies you want to use in your business plans.

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Dec 20, 2022

Film Investor Tips | Find and Engage Movie Investors

Film Investor Tips | Find and Engage Movie Investors

Want to actually find film investors in 2023????? Film investors are generally very savvy business people. After all, how do you think they got the kind of money to become a potential movie investor? Many filmmakers think selling an investor on their creative concept, rather than the financials is the way to secure funding. Except for a few specific circumstances, this is definitely not the way to go! When it comes to film investing and the film financing business, it's ALL about what you are offering potential investors for your independent movie. Learn More: Film Investor Tips

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Dec 15, 2022

Script Writing Tips to Avoid the Slush Pile from a Script Reader

Script Writing Tips to Avoid the Slush Pile

If I’m not hooked on page one or possibly page two, I’m not reading 10 pages, I’m putting it down. Unfair, you cry. You’ve got to get to page 52 where there is a brilliant twist. Too late, and here’s why. Have you ever flicked through TV channels, watching 10 or 20 seconds of a show before deciding if it’s worth sticking around? That’s your script on the screen. The way to get your script read can be summed up in four words - Get To The Story. Learn from the script reading pros: Script Writing Tips to Avoid the Slush Pile

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Dec 13, 2022

[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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Dec 08, 2022

[Reader Question] Film Investor Contract Template | Film Investment Package

Film Investor Contract Template

Do Your Filmmaking tools include this information? This is a great question, thank you! FilmProposals always recommends you seek professional legal counsel, however, we offer a variety of templates, tools and articles to educate you on the film investment process, all designed to help you minimize attorney costs. Here are some areas for you to consider: Film Investor Contract Template.

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Dec 06, 2022

Film Investors on FilmProposals | Why You Can't Find Film Investors

Film Investors on FilmProposals

Jeff asks a great question about how we approve the Film Investors on the site and I give a VERY HARSH, but truthful, answer. Warning - this post is not for the faint of heart.

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," then skip this article. 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. Comments welcome (on Facebook)- please tell us what YOU think!

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Dec 01, 2022

[Review] The Legal Document Templates Have Already Paid Off | FilmProposals Platinum Bundle

Filmmaker Legal Pack

So far the Film Proposal Platinum Package has been fantastic. For a first time producer this toolkit has guided me on a great starting point and has really energized my writer/director into taking this move to get his film made very seriously. The legal document templates have already paid off by getting the option contract done without having to pay for an attorney review. Looking forward to using the rest of the toolkit as we prepare our investor financials, budget, and sales projection documents. Using the toolkit we are halfway done with our business plan saving us months of work. -Robert

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Nov 29, 2022

Creating Sales Projections For Your Independent Film Project

Independent Film Movie Sales ProjectionsMany new independent filmmakers do not realize the importance of Sales Projections For Your Independent Film Project. They neglect to research and utilize realistic sales projections when developing their Business Plan, or worse, they do not use sales projections at all. This is a huge mistake. Find out how to create realistic sales projections and make your independent film.

When you are developing a set of projections, the following should be considered...

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Nov 25, 2022

Filmmaker FAQs Answered | Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked the same questions quite often as many filmmakers start in the same place. Here's a round up of the top inquiries at FilmProposals Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions.

  • What is a Producer's Package?
  • What are ATL and BTL costs in Filmmaking?
  • Can you help me with a TV Pilot Business Plan Template?
  • The Film Financial Projections Template is locked and I'd like to change some of the Formulas
  • Do You Do Business Plans for Films?
  • Can you help me secure financing, introduce me or help find investors?
  • How Do I Edit My Film Pitch or Movie Trailer?

More Info at Filmmakers Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions.

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Nov 22, 2022

How to Attract Film Investors | 10 Things Independent Film Makers Can Do Right Now

How to Attract Film Investors What can independent filmmakers do to attract film investors, enhance their bottom line, and actually MAKE MONEY from their indie films? Read this amazing article from Independent Film Maker and guest writer, Angelo Bell, to find out Ten Things Independent Film Makers Can Do Right Now to get film financing, secure film distribution that makes money and attract film investors, larger than typical crowd funding initiatives deliver.

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Nov 17, 2022

THIS is What a Movie Investment Looks Like

Film Industry Statistics

We've seen so many successful filmmakers who have taken the time to learn about financing and then funded their films and we are in awe every time.

Yet, we still get too many filmmakers emailing us things like "I'm a director. How can you finance my film?" or "Can you connect me with investors? My idea is about XYZ."

The simple fact is you cannot have investors if you don't have an investment. It is not possible to "buy an idea." If you don't know the information in this image well enough to recite it in your sleep, you have no business contacting anyone for money. This is what our Film Financing Bundles do - they take you from "I have a great idea..." to this.

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Nov 15, 2022

How to Invest in Indie Films | Tips for Pitching Film Investors

How to Invest in Indie Films
How to Invest in Indie Films contains tons of important information for the Indie filmmaker. While the article speaks to film investors, the information can make great selling points for you while pitching your business plan to investors. As we always say, your pitch should be for the investor, not for you. Can you speak fluently about asset classes and private equity?

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Nov 10, 2022

[Review] Best Thing Ever Created!! - FilmProposals Platinum Bundle

Movie Investment Package

With no business info given in film school, this course is an eye-opening godsend! The biggest issue is figuring out what to send high net worth individuals to get them interested in investing in your film and this kit practically gives you everything needed to do that. -- Alisha M

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Nov 08, 2022

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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Nov 03, 2022

FREE BONUS - Ten Prominent FilmMakers' BEST Advice

Modern MovieMaker Movement Action Guide The 100 page Modern MovieMaker Movement Action Guide, by Jason Brubaker, founder of www.filmmakingstuff.com, was authored by ten of the most prominent filmmaker thought leaders in the world, including Jon Reiss of the famed book, Think Outside The Box Office.

Get your valuable, no-fluff modern filmmaking information, as well as advice to help you navigate a filmmaking world defined by HDSLR technology and non-discriminatory distribution. Topics include: film finance, crowdfunding, production, film festival promotion, marketing and distribution.

The Modern MovieMaker Movement Action Guide is a FREE GIFT with Purchase of select Film Financing Toolkits.

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Nov 01, 2022

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, "Dear Sir: 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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Oct 27, 2022

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 live fundraising events she has successfully done for several films.

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Oct 25, 2022

[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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Oct 20, 2022

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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Oct 18, 2022

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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Oct 13, 2022

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 22+ 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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Oct 11, 2022

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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Oct 06, 2022

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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Oct 04, 2022

[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

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Sep 29, 2022

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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Sep 27, 2022

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, Filmmaker

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Sep 22, 2022

FilmProposals Film Budget Template Q & A

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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Sep 20, 2022

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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Sep 15, 2022

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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Sep 13, 2022

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

Film Financing and Investor Manual

For 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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Sep 08, 2022

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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Sep 06, 2022

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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Sep 01, 2022

[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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Aug 30, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Impressing Film Investors | Storyboards, Pre-Sales

Guide to Impressing Film Investors

Getting investors for your film is a full-time job - and here’s a warning: It’s a job for serious filmmakers only. In order to be successful, you have to commit yourself to working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life — possibly even harder than you will making the film. If you want to impress investors, you’ll need to educate yourself thoroughly about every financial aspect of the film industry, from production and marketing distribution to foreign film rights. One of the most impressive things you can do for your pitch is show your vision with a film storyboard. A great storyboard bridges the gap between ideation and creation and can impress an investor. Essentially, your storyboard is a complete graphic novelization of your film, in which panels are used to express every key moment or crucial camera angle.

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Aug 25, 2022

Film Investing Advice from the Wall Street Journal

Film Investing Advice from the Wall Street Journal

Film Investing Advice from the Wall Street Journal | For Investors

Classic article from WSJ with current information, even in the 2021 Indie Film market. Film investing pay offs can be as high as 50% to 100% in the first three years, IF a film is successful, which is a big "if." Find out how to minimize your risk, be aware of many of the things that could possibly go wrong during filming and how to identify a well-conceived marketing and distribution plan that makes sense and isn't built on hope. More: Film Investing Advice from the Wall Street Journal

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Aug 23, 2022

Film Business Plan Tips | Use Your Ideas to Attract Investors

Film Business Plan Tips

These film business plan tips will lead you straight to finding and securing the right investors for your movie. Whether you use a business plan, private placement memorandum, or other fundraising vehicle, we want you to stand out from the crowd and pitch your project in a way that compels investors to write you a check now.

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Aug 18, 2022

[Review] Film Investment Package | The Pot of Gold

Movie Investor Package'When I came across the Business Plan Tools and the Finance Guide, I felt like I could stop searching for the pot of gold ... I’d found it. In one place, with clear, easy to follow materials and spreadsheets, my questions were answered. It still depends on me and what I do but the blueprint is all there. Thanks.'

Thanks to Barry, Producer, River Dreaming Entertainment, for taking the time to leave us feedback!!! Check out more Movie Investor Package Reviews.

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Aug 16, 2022

How to Pitch to Film Investors | Practical and Proven Tips for Fundraising

Your pitch to film investors can be intimidating and you may only get one opportunity. According to Eminem's Lose Yourself, "Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment... Would you capture it or just let it slip? Yo"

If you are pro the 'capture' option, then before you even contact a film investor, you must be fully prepared. Our How to Pitch to Film Investors article will help you do just that!

How to Pitch to Film Investors

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Aug 11, 2022

Film Business Plan Template | Marketing Plan, Revenue Projections

Our easy-to-use Independent Film Business Plan Template can be used alone, or alongside our Film Proposals and Financing Manual and Film Projections Templates. Using Microsoft Word, with a film theme background, the template requires your customization, but is formatted, includes tons of re-usable text and saves you hours and hours of typing and market research time.

From a FilmProposals customer, "... I'm now sending out my completed business plan/film proposal document to potential investors and the one comment I'm getting back almost immediately is that it's so well laid out and professional. Believe me, first impressions really do count."

What are you waiting for? Check out the Film Industry's best Independent Film Business Plan Template today.

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Aug 09, 2022

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

How to Find Film Investors

How to Find Film Investors seems to be a huge hurdle for filmmakers, but it is actually quite simple. Any filmmaker who is prepared for film investors will find them. The filmmakers who find it difficult to secure investors are those who completely skip over the process of preparing, attracting, pitching and working with investors. It's simple - if you do the work to create an appealing investment opportunity, you will find investors.

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Aug 04, 2022

How to Make an Indie Film Pitch Deck Template | Impress Investors Quickly

How to Make an Indie Film Pitch Deck

Making an Indie Film Pitch Deck is quite simple once you have completed your business plan. When first approaching investors and producers, you can't very well send them 40 pages of business plan, financial projections and the script. You want your film pitch deck to be a 7-10 minute read that compels your potential film investors to ask for further details about your project. The indie film pitch should make a strong case for both the financial and creative aspects of your film.

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Aug 02, 2022

Ultimate Film Proposal Financing Manual | Business Plan and Investor Guide

Film Proposal Template Sample

Updated for 2022 - Includes our 8 Week Business Plan Course so you can fast track your financing! The Independent Filmmakers Guide to Writing a Film Proposal and Raising Funds with our Film Proposal Template Example. The Film Proposal Financing Manual covers all the business aspects of turning your film ideas into your reality. Independent Filmmaking and Investors, Film Proposals and Business Plans, Film Proposal Sections and Outline, Film Investors, Funding Sources and Investment Types, Pitching and Attracting Film Investors, Film Financing Glossary and more.

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Jul 28, 2022

[Review] Very Helpful and Resourceful Materials | Good Investor Results!

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Jul 26, 2022

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?

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