Film Proposals Financing Blog | Film Investors, Grants, Festivals, News

Film Proposals Independent Financing Blog

Independent Film Financing News

The Movie Cents Newsletter brings you the latest on Film Festivals, Investors looking for you, Contests, Grants, Prizes, Specials and Discounts. Subscribe to Movie Cents and get our FREE 8 Week Film Financing, Film Investors and Business Plan E-Course.

Follow Us and Get the Latest Film News on Your Favorite Site:

Aug 22, 2019

[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!

Continue reading "[Review] BEING PREPARED IS PARAMOUNT"

Aug 20, 2019

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.

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

Aug 15, 2019

Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant Completion Fund | Documentatry, Emerging

Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant Completion FundThe Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant Completion Fund provides grants up to $5,000 to emerging and established filmmakers and is a source of financial contributions to artists who often struggle to secure funding to complete their works. Films submitted should represent and reflect LGBTQ+ life in all its complexity and richness.

The Fund supports documentary, narrative, experimental, animated, and episodic projects about LGBTQ+ people and their communities. The next funding cycle will being in Fall 2019.

Continue reading "Frameline LGBTQ+ Film Grant Completion Fund | Documentatry, Emerging"

Aug 13, 2019

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.

Continue reading "Working With Film Investors | Tools, Agreements, Tips, Plans"

Aug 08, 2019

[Review] Beyond Expectations | Film Financing Package

Movie Cents Film NewsletterExactly what I was looking for. As a 30 yo money and finance guy looking for specific tools for the film industry... this more than fit the bill. Thank you! - Charles

Continue reading "[Review] Beyond Expectations | Film Financing Package"

Aug 06, 2019

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. Part of our Pitching to Film Investor series, read more about How to Invest in Indie Films - Steps and Tips.

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

Aug 01, 2019

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.

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

Jul 30, 2019

[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

Continue reading "[Review] Substantive, Professional, Organized, Immensely Useful"

Jul 25, 2019

Film Financing Companies 2019

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.

Check out the guide to Film Financing Companies.

Jul 23, 2019

Free Film Templates, Worksheets, Downloads and 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, Film Business Plan Checklist, Cash Flow Report, Movie Budgets, Film Investment Memorandum, Sample Contracts and more today!

Continue reading "Free Film Templates, Worksheets, Downloads and Samples"

Jul 18, 2019

How to Start in the Film Business | Film Producing 101

How to Start in the Film Business

How to Start in the Film Business. 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

Continue reading "How to Start in the Film Business | Film Producing 101"

Jul 16, 2019

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.

Continue reading "Film Investor Tip Sheet | Practical, Proven Fundraising Tips"

Jul 11, 2019

Film Financial Projections Movie Business Plan 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.

Continue reading "Film Financial Projections Movie Business Plan Template"

Jul 09, 2019

Why to 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.

Continue reading "Why to Start a Film Production Company | Steps, Business Plan, Investors"

Jul 04, 2019

How to Ask Film Investors For Money

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.

Continue reading "How to Ask Film Investors For Money"

Jul 02, 2019

My Autopsy Movie Financing Tips

My Autopsy Movie Financing Tips

We did a lot of fundraising - including dinners at restaurants, a "paint and wine" night, and also benefit rock shows. A lot of our sets were donated, and it was cheaper to film in West Virginia than anywhere else. Crowdfunding has been an uphill battle as well. It has been a long, hard road to complete My Autopsy, a feature length independent film about the progression of a woman's journey to escape the invisible chains of an abusive relationship.

Continue reading "My Autopsy Movie Financing Tips"

Jun 27, 2019

[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.

Continue reading "[Review] Great products | Good, Solid Advice"

Jun 25, 2019

Preparing for Film Investors | Steps to Find and Attract Investors

Preparing for Film Investors

Preparing for film investors is the single most important step in finding them. Avoid THE # MISTAKE indie filmmakers make when trying to find movie investors and and stand out from your competition by changing the script from asking to offering!

Continue reading "Preparing for Film Investors | Steps to Find and Attract Investors"

Jun 20, 2019

Invest in Movie Production | Why Invest in Movies, Film Investor Benefits

Gaff Tapes Indie Film Supplier

There are as many returns as risks when evaluating why to invest in movie production. While investing your hard-earned money in a film production is not for the faint of heart, the returns can be sweet, not to mention the adulation that comes along with being a "producer" of a successful film and getting to walk that red carpet. For those who are either new to making investments in film or have already tried being part of a crowdfunding campaign of a feature film, here are some of the reasons why you should take the leap and invest in a movie production.

Continue reading "Invest in Movie Production | Why Invest in Movies, Film Investor Benefits"

Jun 18, 2019

FilmProposals Business of the Month | Gaff Tapes Indie Film Supplier

Gaff Tapes Indie Film Supplier

Gaff Tapes Expendable Supplier for Arts & Entertainment. Over 20 years in supplying the film industry with specialty tapes. Gaffers Tape, Console Tape, Green Screen Tape, and Spike Tape. Wholesale pricing on all items, sold in bulk, shipped same day. Production Managers and Grip Companies are welcome!

Continue reading "FilmProposals Business of the Month | Gaff Tapes Indie Film Supplier"

Jun 13, 2019

Film Producer Definition | What is a Producer's Role in Movie Production?

Finding a consistent film producer definition is a challenging task, as the role is wide and varied. The movie producer tends to be one of the most misunderstood jobs in the filmmaking industry. What exactly do they do? And why are their jobs so misunderstood in the first place? Finally, and possibly most importantly-what can a movie or film producer do for your own movie?

Continue reading "Film Producer Definition | What is a Producer's Role in Movie Production?"

Jun 11, 2019

Independent Film Logline Examples | Logline Formula, How to Create

Independent Film Logline Examples

Our independent film logline examples will help you understand what is a logline, how to create a logline, how to use a logline formula and how to study logline examples. Although it is just a sentence or two that describes the overall idea of your film, a logline is both extremely simple yet wildly complex

Continue reading "Independent Film Logline Examples | Logline Formula, How to Create"

Jun 06, 2019

Film Investor Template | How to ASK for Money and WIN!

Devouring Venus Movie Trailer

HANDS DOWN, The Best Movie Trailer and Film Finance Tips EVER on FilmProposals!!! Want to be a successful Film Writer, Director and Producer? Then read these SOLID GOLD tips from Marty Hardin, who was kind enough to walk us STEP by STEP through how he successfully raised his film financing for Devouring Venus!

Marty - we cannot thank you enough for your generosity in sharing your exact email that helped you raise $25K in film financing. You are bright and witty, extremely talented, humorous and we all wish you the MOST AMAZING SUCCESS with Devouring Venus!!!!!!

Continue reading "Film Investor Template | How to ASK for Money and WIN!"

Jun 04, 2019

Promote Your Movie on FilmProposals

Promote Your Movie on FilmProposals

Promote Your Movie on FilmProposals and reach both filmmakers and investors. This is one of the fastest ways for you to build an engaged audience for your film (social media, newsletter subs, etc), through a community of supportive filmmakers, which will automatically enhance your film investor pitch. You will have a proven, built in fan base for your movie by promoting your film before pitching investors. Our film investors will be alerted to your page at FilmProposals and possibly follow your film links for further information.

Continue reading "Promote Your Movie on FilmProposals"

May 30, 2019

How to Write a Film Business Plan | FREE Movie Business Plan Template E-Course

How to Write a Film Business Plan

I have been enjoying the FREE Movie Business Plan Template E-Course. It has given me a good overview and has been in line with other things I read. I am writing and producing my first project. What I really like about your course is how it helped me explain it to other people. For example, I forwarded the first lesson to my Dad so that he would understand what I am trying to do. I wanted him to understand and hopefully share with his circle of friends who have the ability to be future investors. Sure enough he had a friend who wanted to meet me and learn more. - Crystal

Continue reading "How to Write a Film Business Plan | FREE Movie Business Plan Template E-Course"

May 28, 2019

San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant

San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant

San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant FY2019-2021 (SFFCFS) is designed to provide financial assistance to nonprofit organizations that assist independent filmmakers by providing low cost office and film production space in San Francisco in order to facilitate film production activities in San Francisco. Deadline: June 10, 2019

Continue reading "San Francisco Film Commission Film Space Grant"

May 23, 2019

[Review] How to Prepare a Professional Investment Package

How to Prepare a Professional Investment Package This is perfect - I have potential investors but I had no idea how to prepare a professional investment package to present to them. (I'm an artiste', not a business person. :) )

The information is clear and easy to understand, and Melissa is very prompt in answering emails.

Continue reading "[Review] How to Prepare a Professional Investment Package"

May 21, 2019

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.

Continue reading "Once A Clown Short Film Financing Tips | Crowdfunding Lessons Learned"

May 16, 2019

Independent Film Companies and How They Got Started

Independent Film Companies

For any indie filmmaker, independent film companies are greatly important. More often than not, these are the only movie companies indie filmmakers have the potential to work with. But the origin stories of your favorite indie movie company in the film industry may surprise you and will definitely enlighten you and provide inspiration as you embark on starting your own independent film company.

Continue reading "Independent Film Companies and How They Got Started"

May 14, 2019

Film Budget Template | Details and Top Sheet, ATL, BTL

Sample Film Budget TemplateOur Film Budget Template will help indie producers estimate their movie production costs. The movie sample budget template is a great starting point to demonstrate film negative costs required for the financial projections and business plans used to secure movie investors.

The Film Budget Worksheet Template is in Excel, fully editable and contains 100s of line items and formulas that can be completely customized to your film production.

Continue reading "Film Budget Template | Details and Top Sheet, ATL, BTL"

May 09, 2019

10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors | Avoid These Mistakes

10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors

The 10 things you MUST do to attract film investors have been cultivated over 16 years in the film industry and being able to work with 1000's of filmmakers. Our experience allowed us to analyze and learn from those who have achieved success and mase their indie film vs. those we never hear from again. We lay out all the crucial steps to set you up to be the former - the successful indie filmmaker.

Continue reading "10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors | Avoid These Mistakes"

May 07, 2019

[Review] Film Investor Package is Well Organized and Professional Looking

Film Investor Financing TemplatesI've just spent 20 minutes going through the materials I purchased with Package #3 and I already know it is going to be a huge help in getting me to the next stage in my producing career. I can't wait to dive in and start creating my first business plan.

**Update***

I’ve now worked with it for a few weeks and thought I’d let you know what I think.

I liked it a lot. The format is well organized and professional looking and much of the text is worthwhile.

I also chatted with your rep on line before hand and they answered my questions very well which allowed me to move forward with the purchase with confidence.

It is a pity the the MPAA reports are not available until April.

Thanks for putting together what appears to be a very useful package, and the website has a ton of great info too. - Tim

Continue reading "[Review] Film Investor Package is Well Organized and Professional Looking"

May 02, 2019

How the Best Independent Films Were Funded

How the Best Independent Films Were Funded

Learning how the best independent films were funded is a part of the process many filmmakers miss when reading stories of other successful films. Finding funding for your independent movie is time-consuming, mentally exhausting, and overall a challenging task to accomplish. However, we take a look at some of the Best Independent Films and discover how they were funded.

Continue reading "How the Best Independent Films Were Funded"

Apr 30, 2019

What are ATL and BTL costs in Filmmaking? | Above and Below the Line

ATL and BTL Costs in Filmmaking

What are ATL and BTL costs in filmmaking is a very common question to which all filmmakers need to know the answer, especially if they are involved at all with their film's financing. Learn more about about Above the Line (ATL) and Below the Line (BTL) costs and which line items fall into each category.

Continue reading "What are ATL and BTL costs in Filmmaking? | Above and Below the Line"

Apr 25, 2019

Updated MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics for 2019

MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics Report

This report provides the latest global box office and movie attendance trends. 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.

Of course, the key 2018 MPAA statistics, along with 2019 Oscar winners are already integrated into our Movie Business Plan Package.

The MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics 2018 Report is a FREE GIFT with Purchase of Film Financing Package #3.

Continue reading "Updated MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics for 2019"

Apr 23, 2019

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.

Continue reading "Women Make Movies Production Grant | Production, Documentary, Narrative"

Apr 18, 2019

10 Keys to Film Finance | Avoid Common Indie Film Financing Mistakes

10 Keys to Film Finance Read what film financing pros have to say! These 10 Keys to Film Finance will help you secure film production financing and avoid common indie film Financing mistakes. Whether you are working with film funding companies or private film financiers, these indie film financing strategies are sure to give you an edge over your competition.

Continue reading "10 Keys to Film Finance | Avoid Common Indie Film Financing Mistakes"

Apr 16, 2019

How to Write a Film Business Plan | FREE Movie Business Plan Template E-Course

How to Write a Film Business Plan

How to Write a Film Business Plan is the Number One goal of most of our filmmaking site visitors, so we wrote a FREE How to Write a Movie Business Plan E-Course (sign up FREE right here and start immediately). Our goal is that no matter where you in the process of making your film, we help you to succeed with really understanding the entire business side of the film industry. Each week you'll receive your homework assignments, and if you follow along and stick to the plan, it will be 10 short weeks until you have a complete film business plan and are totally ready to approach the film investors we teach you to find.

Continue reading "How to Write a Film Business Plan | FREE Movie Business Plan Template E-Course"

Apr 11, 2019

How to Structure Your Movie Budget and Finance Movies Efficiently

How to Structure Your Movie Budget

Great at the creative side of filmmaking but unsure How to Structure Your Movie Budget and finance movies efficiently? Let's say you have a script, you have all the creative energy, and you’re getting the financing you need. Everything seems to be lining up and going great-until you’re faced with how, exactly, your movie’s financing will be spent and how you'll explain it to potential investors.

Continue reading "How to Structure Your Movie Budget and Finance Movies Efficiently"

Apr 09, 2019

[Review] Film Investor Package - GREAT STUFF VERY USEFUL

Film Investor Package This package is very useful. Very educational and saves tons of time researching and building plans and projections from scratch. I would highly recommend this to anyone trying to raise money for an independent film. - Tony

Thank you, Tony, for taking the time to leave us feedback!!! Check out more Film Investor Package Reviews and see how others have successfully raised their film financing!

Continue reading "[Review] Film Investor Package - GREAT STUFF VERY USEFUL"

Apr 04, 2019

Producers Don't Need to Beg for Money - Just Have a Good Plan

Producers Don't Need to Beg for Money - Just Have a Good Plan"I don’t believe that there is lack of money for producers to make movies. I just think that if you can show from the business plan that you can bring the money back, banks are willing to give you the money." - Kene Mkparu, Managing Director/CEO of Film House Cinemas. Read this great article full of inspiration to show you can be a successful filmmaker anywhere.

Continue reading "Producers Don't Need to Beg for Money - Just Have a Good Plan"

Apr 02, 2019

Six Things You Absolutely MUST Know Before Approaching Film Investors

Gordon P. Firemark Entertainment Attorney Gordon P. Firemark, Entertainment Attorney, states, "Too many filmmakers jump the fundraising gun and post notices on facebook, twitter, or their websites saying “we’re now looking for $1 Million” to produce this film/show.” Guess what… game over!

Before going out to film investors, it’s important to have your ducks in a row. Six Things You Absolutely MUST Know before you start raising money will dramatically streamline the process, and get you closer to funding, faster.

Continue reading "Six Things You Absolutely MUST Know Before Approaching Film Investors"

Mar 28, 2019

[Review] Film Business Plan Template | Great Jumping Off Point and Confidence Builder

Film Business Plan TemplateI found the business plan template and film financial comparison table a great starting point. Reading through the Film Financing Manual I gained a lot of confidence that reinforced my own ideas.

I ended up taking the bits I wanted and customizing other sections to create a condensed and concise 11 page business plan, backed up by a whole lot of figures and data. In the US economic slump I found investors were looking for alternate investments with high yield - my Film Investor Brief was perfect!

Thanks you, Andrew, for taking the time to leave us feedback!!! Check out more Film Investor Package Reviews.

Continue reading "[Review] Film Business Plan Template | Great Jumping Off Point and Confidence Builder"

Mar 25, 2019

Film Business Plan Updated through 2022 | All new Stats, Charts, Projections

Film Business Plan

All 2018 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 the box office went up 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 15 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.

Enjoy and Good Luck!

Continue reading "Film Business Plan Updated through 2022 | All new Stats, Charts, Projections"

Mar 21, 2019

IFP HBO New True Stories Funding | Emerging, Non Fiction, Development

IFP HBO New True Stories Funding

The IFP/HBO New True Stories Funding Initiative supports multi-format non-fiction storytellers in the early stages of development of new work, or who are bringing new work from non-traditional formats, such as print, audio/podcast, and digital, to a visual format.

Continue reading "IFP HBO New True Stories Funding | Emerging, Non Fiction, Development"

Mar 19, 2019

FilmProposals Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

FilmProposals Frequently Asked Questions

Recently we've been asked a lot of the same questions that have already been answered on the site. So here is a quick list of the top inquiries and all the answers are at FilmProposals Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions.

  • 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?
  • What is a Producer's Package?
  • What are ATL and BTL costs in Filmmaking?
  • Are Your Products Compatible with Apple/MAC?
  • How Do I Edit My Film Pitch or Movie Trailer?
  • Is this a TV Pilot Business Plan Template

Continue reading "FilmProposals Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions"

Mar 14, 2019

Top Film Grant Tips for How to Write and Win a Grant

Film Grant TipsCheck out our top Film Grant Tips for How to Write and Win a Grant, written by a film grant application evaluator. There is a great deal of film grant competition, as thousands of applicants apply for the same grant. Although it is a competitive process, use our advice to help you stay ahead of the game and your competition at Top Film Grant Tips for Writing and Winning a Grant.

Continue reading "Top Film Grant Tips for How to Write and Win a Grant"

Mar 12, 2019

Film Financing for Producers | Tax Credits, Distribution, Soft Money

Film Financing for ProducersLearn how securing just one type of film financing can start a snowball effect, where many of the other types of film financing then become available. Film Financing for independent filmmakers comes in dozens of forms and is spread across the entire production cycle of a film. Film financing methods include tax credits, pre sales, distribution deals, profit participation, product placement, soft and hard money, film grants, private film investors, studio financing, location incentives, debt financing, gap financing, bridge loans, donations, crowdfunding, slate financing and multiple other film financing sources.

Continue reading "Film Financing for Producers | Tax Credits, Distribution, Soft Money"

Mar 07, 2019

Finding Investors For Your Movie Project | How To Get Film Investors Attention

Finding Investors For Your Movie Project Probably the most common question concerning financing is; how do you go about finding investors? Answer: You find the people who have the money and you do this by the networking of contacts. First off, who has the money?

Find out the ONE thing you absolutely need to get in touch with potential movie investors. Learn the ONLY way to get highly paid professionals to pay attention and respond.

Answers to these questions and more at Finding Investors For Your Movie Project.

Continue reading "Finding Investors For Your Movie Project | How To Get Film Investors Attention"

Back to Top of Film Proposals Blog

2019 is YOUR Year - Make Your Movie

FilmProposals Business Plan Package

FilmProposals Financing Packages

View Cart

Testimonials

Check out some of our Filmmaker Reviews
  • Just want to thank you for your materials and help over the past year. I could not have raised the $1.5 million or made this film without the materials you provided -- and for $99? The bargain of my career!

    James, Producer, Writer, Director
  • 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.

    Kathleen
  • This is perfect! I have potential investors but I had no idea how to prepare a professional investment package to present to them. (I'm an artiste', not a business person. :) ) The information is clear and easy to understand, and Melissa is very prompt in answering emails.

    Balancing Act Pictures LLC
  • 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.

    Barry, Filmmaker
  • Hi Melissa! I purchased Package #3 a couple of days ago, and I feel like I'm taking a crash course in film financing. So far, what I've read and learned has been invaluable. Thank you!

    Emily
  • 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.

    Wade