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Feb 29, 2024

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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Feb 27, 2024

Documentary Business Plan & Documentary Pitch Deck

FilmProposals is thrilled to offer help to documentary producers looking for equity investors, by enhancing our Film Fundraising toolkits to address the specific needs of documentarians. The highlight is a unique and updated 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 updated 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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Feb 22, 2024

[Review] Substantive, Professional, Organized, Immensely Useful

FilmProposals.com Business Plan PackageThank you for the Film Financing Package #3 (with the 7 bonus items). The content is substantive, professional, organized and immensely useful and practical. I've been promised this sort of material in the past from other resources and it's NEVER been this comprehensive. Kudos to you!

- Jon

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Feb 20, 2024

[Bundle Review] | Almost Fully Funded! Your Resources Were Essential in Getting This Thing Made

Film Financing and Investor Manual

I'm almost fully funded for my feature film this summer! The resources you and your team have provided were essential in getting this thing made. I could not have done this without you. - Chris

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Feb 15, 2024

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

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 successfully get your film screened in a theater or digitally.

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Feb 13, 2024

How to Create a Compelling Film Distribution Plan

Film Distribution Plan

Your Film Distribution Plan just may be the way to unlock the secret pathway to the big screen for your indie film. Dive into our comprehensive guide on crafting a compelling distribution strategy to woo audiences and critics alike! Our definitive exploration of indie film distribution, where we unveil the strategies that will help independent filmmakers navigate the complex terrain of getting their work in front of eager audiences. Learn all about: Crafting the Ultimate Film Distribution Plan.

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Feb 08, 2024

How to Calculate Your Film's Return on Investment in Biz Plan

Indie Film Return on Investment

Discover the secrets behind skyrocketing your ROI while unraveling the blend of creative storytelling and strategic financial planning. Dive in to learn how to balance artistic passion with profitable entrepreneurship in the world of indie film. The quest for a substantial Return on Investment (ROI) is not merely a financial ambition; it's a necessary strategy to sustain your passion and continue producing impactful stories. More Info: Indie Film Return on Investment

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Feb 06, 2024

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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Feb 01, 2024

"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." See more info in our https://www.filmproposals.com/preparing-for-film-investors.html">Preparing for Film Investors series, including The 10 things you MUST do to attract film investors!!

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Jan 30, 2024

Film Grants Spring Deadlines 2024 | Independent, Student, Documentary, Screenwriting

Film Industry Statistics

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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Jan 25, 2024

Netflix 2024: Selling Your Documentary To Netflix

Selling Your Documentary To Netflix

Desktop Documentaries, one of the very few industry sites we recommend, has just announced their updated for 2024 course: Netflix 2024: Selling To Netflix and the Streamers! The course includes step-by-step tutorials, interactive database, key contacts, trends/analysis and Interactive Live Q&A Sessions. 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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Jan 23, 2024

Creative Capital Film Grants | Documentary, Narrative, Emerging

Creative Capital Film Video Grant

Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding and career development services valued at $50,000. In 2023, Creative Capital disbursed a record-breaking $2.25 million in direct financial support to 163 artists in 75 cities. Since 1999, Creative Capital has committed over $45 million in project funding and advisory support to 561 projects representing 700 artists. The Creative Capital Award application is a ten-month process. For their 25th Anniversary in 2025, Creative Capital welcomes innovative and original new project proposals in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary and socially engaged forms from March 4 – April 4, 2024.

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Jan 18, 2024

[Financial Template Review] | Financial Film Package Invaluable and Well Worth the Money

Film Business Plan VOD Projections

I've made short films before, but this is my first feature, and the first film I've tried raising money for. This template, actually the whole package, has been invaluable and well worth the money I spent on it. So much information is packed into what I got that I'm almost dizzy from it all.

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Jan 16, 2024

Film Financing Companies 2024

Film Financing Companies

Sometimes, private investors are not the right track to raise money for your independent film. Maybe you don't have the right contacts, are geographically removed, or just want the professionals to handle the numbers for you. This is where Film Financing Companies may offer you an edge. To be clear, if you are new to the film industry, then Film Financing Companies are not the right place for you to look for funding. But for those in the right place in their careers, here is our guide to Film Financing Companies.

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Jan 11, 2024

Download: Film Financial Projections Movie Template

Film Financial Projections Business Plan Template

Getting the overall picture of your film financial projections has never been easier. Our template walks you through analyzing your film, comparing it to other films, plugging in movie production costs and easily allows you to add financials directly into your Independent Film Business Plan. 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.

More Info: Film Financial Projections Template

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Jan 09, 2024

Film Product Placement Deals

Film Product Placement Deals

Product placement stands out as a strategic tool for filmmakers to secure funding and partners that increases the value of their investment when approaching film investors. Product placement, the art of integrating brands into the storyline of a film, isn't just about financial gains; it's about creating a symbiotic relationship between the brand and the film's narrative. Mastering this craft can make a significant impact on your film's budget. Learn all about: Film Product Placement Deals.

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Jan 04, 2024

It's 2024 and Awards Season Starts Soon! Are You and YOUR Film Business Plan Ready to Take Advantage of the Industry Buzz?

How to Write a Film Business Plan

2024 is upon us, which means the start of Film Awards Season (Golden Globes November 17, 2023 and Academy Awards March 10, 2024), and one of the BEST times to raise money for your Indie Film. Are YOUR Pitch Deck, Financial Analyses and Business Plan done so you are ready to approach investors while nominations and awards on fresh on everyone's mind? Get a head start and use our Business Plan Templates so you are ready to go!

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Jan 02, 2024

Free Film Templates, Worksheets, Downloads & Samples

Free Film Templates Looking for the best list of free film templates? Do you know how many free film tools and samples exist across the internet? Tons, and here is a great starter list of free budgets, guides, books and more for the Independent Filmmaker. Grab your Film Making Action Guide, Film Festival Report, Sample Film Business Plan Template, Cash Flow Report, Movie Budgets, Film Investment Memorandum, Sample Contracts and more today!

More Info: Free Film Templates

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Dec 28, 2023

Film Marketing Plan & Distribution Plan | Tips for Reaching Your Audience

Film Marketing Plan & Distribution Plan

Your Film Marketing Plan & Distribution Plan are the hardest parts of your business plan to complete. FilmProposals has done all the heavy lifting for you for your financial projections, covering the industry, using top tier research and statistics and discussing all the latest release trends and acquisitions. However, Film Marketing and Distribution Plans are unique to every film and this is where a producer has to focus their efforts to be successful. When you have these mapped out, investors and distributors will know you have a solid deal on the table. Luckily, we've helped so many successful filmmakers over the years, and now offer our expert formula for reaching your audience, winning film festivals and getting distribution.

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Dec 21, 2023

Once A Clown Short Film Financing Tips | Crowdfunding Lessons Learned

Once A Clown Short Film Financing Tips

Once A Clown Short Film was funded partially via crowdfunding, and partially through the use of my bank overdraft. Our crowdfuning campaign did not do well, so we then interviewed with a former film producer regarding crowdfunding and learned some VERY valuable crowdfunding lessons.

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Dec 19, 2023

[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

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Dec 14, 2023

Film Investor Tip Sheet | Practical, Proven Fundraising Tips

Film Investor Tip SheetOur Film Investor Tip Sheet includes practical tips, real world examples and proven fundraising language. Do you know one, specific thing you can do for almost no money that immediately creates the Executive Producer vision in the investor's mind..and makes them want it? Only those very serious about making their films have access to our film investor tips and tricks. Find out more about how to download our Film Investor Tip Sheet, compiled from leading industry film financiers.

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Dec 12, 2023

Catapult Film Fund | Documentary Development & Research Grants

Catapult Film Fund

The Catapult Development Grant gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film. They provide development funding, up to $20,000, to documentary filmmakers who have a strong story to tell, have secured access, and are ready to create a fundraising piece to help unlock critical production funding. The next round of Catapult Research Grant applications will open in January 2024.

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Dec 07, 2023

Women Make Movies Production Grant | Production, Documentary, Narrative

Women Make Movies Production Grant

Women Make Movies (WMM) offers a production assistance program for female filmmakers actively fundraising or about to begin fundraising. Filmmakers can only apply if they are not currently fiscally sponsored by another organization. One of the most important criteria for the Women Make Movies Production Grant is that you must be able to clearly communicate your fundraising or distribution strategies for the film. Rolling application deadlines.

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Dec 05, 2023

Why Start a Film Production Company? | Steps, Business Plan, Investors

Why to Start a Film Production Company

Filmmakers gain a huge advantage when they start a film production company. This process allows them to pursue equity-based crowdfunding for larger sums across a wider base of investors than just typical donation-based crowdfunding. It also helps to protect your film, management team, opens additional financing opportunities and makes your projects far more appealing to film investors.

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Nov 30, 2023

Film Finance for Independent Filmmakers | It’s Not Art, It’s Business

Film Finance for Independent Filmmakers

Finding funding for an independent film is one of the most difficult tasks the indie filmmaker will face. The money is available, so the main reason for the challenge is often the indie filmmakers will approach the business-side of filmmaking with trepidation, or not all. Unless an indie filmmaker plans on financing their movie themselves, eventually they will need the help of film business pros to help them find investors for their film.

Read More at: Film Finance for Independent Filmmakers

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Nov 28, 2023

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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Nov 22, 2023

Film Business Plan Updated through 2023 | All new Stats, Charts, Projections

Film Business Plan

All 2019 stats and projections through 2022 from over 11 different sources updated!!!!!!! All our Templates - Business Plan and Film Investor Manual - are updated with the latest and greatest in the industry!

  • Do you know how much streaming and the box office changed last year?
  • Do you know what digital entertainment growth was and the key drivers?
  • Want to know the most respected industry projections through 2022?
  • How many of the last 17 Oscar Picture winners were Indie Films and what were their budgets?

All this and MUCH MORE in our Business Plan Template saving you hours and helping you speak the exact language your investors will expect.

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Nov 15, 2023

[Review] Film Proposals was the Best Investment!

Film Investor PPM
When I presented my project to my investor, they were blown away how prepared I was and rarely see filmmakers have half the documents I supplied. It showed I was serious as a filmmaker and as a business person. I purchased the Gold package with the PPM. The PPM took all the heavy lifting off and saved me so much money that would of cost me thousands from an attorney. The package got me prepared from business plan to financials. I did my research on my film and similar films and just plugged in the info. I had everything prepared and professionally done. On top of that, they offered a review after I followed the steps they gave me.
- Angelo

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Nov 14, 2023

Horror Film Festivals | List of Scariest Horror Fests

List of Horror Film FestivalsCheck out our list of over 30 Horror Film Festivals, designed to provide more opportunities and exposure for filmmakers, screenwriters and video game developers working within the horror, science fiction and suspense genres. Start planning now for the fall, when most of these festivals take place. More Info: List of Horror Film Festivals

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Nov 09, 2023

Film Financing Lessons |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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Nov 09, 2023

Catapult Film Fund | Documentary Development & Research Grants

The Catapult Development Grant gives early support to propel projects forward that hold the promise of a story that should be uniquely told in film. They provide development funding, up to $20,000, to documentary filmmakers who have a strong story to tell, have secured access, and are ready to create a fundraising piece to help unlock critical production funding. The next round of Catapult Research Grant applications will open in January 2024.

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Nov 07, 2023

LEF New England Moving Image Fund (MIF) | Film Grant

LEF New England Moving Image Fund

LEF is a private family foundation with offices in two regional areas: New England and California. Through the LEF Moving Image Fund, the New England office supports the creation of new work by documentary filmmakers living in the regions. The Moving Image Fund provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film’s completion. Since its inception, LEF’s Moving Image Fund has awarded approximately 450 grants to New England-based independent filmmakers with over $4.7 million in funding. Deadlines | Early Development / Pre-production August | Production / Post-production January

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Nov 02, 2023

What is "Chain of Title" and How Does it Affect Your Film?

Filmmaker Legal Pack

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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Oct 31, 2023

Film Investor Agreement | How to Use One 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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Oct 26, 2023

[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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Oct 24, 2023

How to Invest in Indie Films | Great Info For Your Film Business Plan

How to Invest in Indie Films

Investing in independent film is not only a good way to help improve the arts and shift spare cash into something worthwhile but you'll also get a buzz out of being a part of something really exciting. If you invest in all the spin-offs such as theatrical renditions, DVDs, video-on-demand, cable, foreign markets, etc., there can be lucrative earnings. To a great extent, the film industry has a small buffer against economic woes. In 2020, COVID provided us with a silver lining and great example of how demand for fresh and new content can immediately be in global demand during even the worst of times. Part of our Pitching to Film Investor series, read more about How to Invest in Indie Films - Steps and Tips.

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Oct 19, 2023

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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Oct 18, 2023

NEW! Palladium Pictures Film Incubator | Film Grants Winter Deadlines

Palladium Pictures Film Incubator

The producers that brought you Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words have launched a new film incubator for freedom minded producer-directors. The program will provide full funding (up to $30K) for short documentary projects, as well as mentorship and distribution. It’s a great career springboard for up and coming documentarians to have a chance to make a high profile short film. Deadline December. You can always find the complete list of Film Grants here.

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Oct 17, 2023

Film Financing for Producers | Creative Ways to Fund Your Movie

Film Funding

Film financing 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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Oct 13, 2023

Film Grants Winter Deadlines | Independent, Student, Documentary, Screenwriting

Film Industry Statistics

Time to finish your Film Grant applications to meet those winter deadlines. Some upcoming deadlines include: LEF New England Moving Image Fund (New!), LEF New England Moving Image Fund (MIF) (Jan), Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants (Jan 1), UK Jewish Film Grants (Jan), Creative Capital Film Video Grant (March). You can always find the complete list of Film Grants here.

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Oct 12, 2023

Film in Singapore Film Grant | Development, Production, Talent, Short, Doc

Film in Singapore Film Grant

The Singapore Film Commission (SFC) nurtures, supports promotes Singapore talent in filmmaking and the production of films. Call-for-proposals for Production Assistance (Film) and the New Talent Feature Grant (NTFG) are twice a year, while the Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant (SCPG) and the Short Film Grant (SFG) are once a year. The Overseas Participation Grant is open for application all year-round.

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Oct 10, 2023

Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants

Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants

Filmmakers Without Borders Filmmaking Grants are available for narrative, documentary, experimental, and new media projects in various stages of production. Grants range from $100 to $5,000. There are three grant cycles throughout each year (Spring/Summer/Fall). Each cycle has its own unique application deadline: Spring: January 1, Summer: June 1, Fall: August 1

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Oct 05, 2023

Do You Take Film Investors Seriously?

Film Business Plan Executive Summary

Here are examples of actual emails Filmproposals receives all time - about 10 per week (including the typos). Do any of these people sound like they take investors seriously? Are they making an offer? Do they value the time and money of the person they are contacting? Did they put any amount of time into understanding financing? Who wants to break out their check book after reading these? Would you even hit the reply button to bother with so much as "no thank you," never mind pick up the phone?

  • "I have a great idea of movie and want to sell. Basically the idea is about vampires. Are you interested?"
  • "i have superb script nd m really intrested to make a movie so plz help me finance"
  • "i am a good actor and script writter looking for q producer to produce my movies"
  • "i need two million dollars film finance to shoot film in London and Lagos(NIGERIA)"
  • "I want to make a film about the drug abuse on our First Nation and hold nothing back I don't need much call me 506 xxx -0205 thank you"
  • "How do I get investors like Angel to cone on board"
  • "Hey Melissa, Thanks for accepting my invitation [on Linked In]. You betcha I'm looking for funding! How can you help? Stay Groovy, James"
  • "I am asking for Two Million Dollars for funding a new movie based on a True Life Story. I expect to get over five hundred million dollars on movie Green Card. The main actress will be Priyanka Chopra Jonas."

This image is what a movie investment looks like. If you don't know this information, and can't 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 the above pitch deck.

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Oct 03, 2023

How to Fund a Film

How to Fund a Film

There is no one way to finance a film. There is not even one financing process. Ask any 100 filmmakers how they got financing, and each will tell you a different story. The one thing they all have in common is they worked hard and pursued multiple financing resources. What most of them will tell you, is that private investors came last. They started with any number of the following sources, which provided them with a solid investment to present financiers. They used some combination of:

  • tax credits
  • pre sales
  • distribution deals
  • profit participation
  • product placement
  • soft and hard money
  • film grants
  • studio financing
  • location incentives
  • debt financing
  • gap financing
  • bridge loans
  • donations
  • crowdfunding
  • slate financing
  • deferred payment
  • cross-promotion
  • private film investors
  • and much more

Our toolkit helps you bring all this together and shows you how much of your funding you can raise before you ever need an investor, if you need them at all!

Film Financing is not going to be easy. But Filmproposals Move Investor Presentation Packets will put you leaps and bounds ahead of your competition and make you look like the professional filmmaker you are!

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Sep 28, 2023

How to Start in the Film Business | Film Producing 101

How to Start in the Film Business

How to Start in the Film Business is Part 1 of our Mini Movie Maker Course. Not sure where to start? Or stuck somewhere in your process? Check out our essential tips for first time producers. Find Investors & Raise Money, First Time Film Producer, Know the Market for First Film, How to Build a Film Team, Set Up an LLC or Corporation for a Film Production

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Sep 26, 2023

[Review] Great products | Good, Solid Advice

FilmProposals.com Business Plan Package

After much research on the subject, we chose the FilmProposals.com Package #3's business plan and financial templates, which we are already putting to good use for our new film production LLC, "Take Us There Films." Also included in this package were several documents filled with helpful hints and good, solid advice that's sure to bring in the investments that will make our company successful.

I highly recommend subscribing to your newsletter and checking out the blog. Your website itself is filled with invaluable information.

Thank you.

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Sep 21, 2023

How to Ask Film Investors For More Money | Work with Film Investors

Ask Film Investors For More Money

You pitched your investors, promising them your film project would cost $XXX. After you accept their film financing and begin begin production, you realize you need additional production funds. How do you go back to your film investors and ask them for more money? It's easier than it sounds.

Learn More: How to Ask Film Investors For More Money

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