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Sep 21, 2021

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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Sep 16, 2021

Business Plan Writing Tips & Examples | Real Pitches That Worked

Film Business Plan Tips

Often film makers are unaware of practical tips that should be adhered to when writing your film business plan. When a film project comes together nicely, after months, if not years of hard work, it is very easy to let the excitement skew your speculative figures. Here we look at a few of the common pitfalls, some practical advice on how to avoid them and put you in the stakeholder’s shoes with some hypothetical pitches.

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Sep 14, 2021

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

Film Financing for ProducersSecuring 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. Start with one and watch the rest come so much more easily.

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Sep 09, 2021

Film Financing Lessons | Spielberg, Scorsese, Smith, Linklater

Film Financing Lessons

Read Film Financing Lessons from famous producers, such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Lee Daniels, Kevin Smith, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Linklater and how they got their first film financing. Film financing is a never-ending process...no matter how famous and successful and they are, successful filmmakers see film financing as an innate part of film production throughout their careers.

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Sep 07, 2021

Finding Investors For Your Movie Project | 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.

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Sep 02, 2021

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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Aug 31, 2021

[Review] My Business Plan is 10 Times Better than it was Before

Pitching Film InvestorsAfter several days of researching where to get the materials for our upcoming Feature film Independent Low Budget project I finally decided to try FilmProposals.com and their information in downloadable format.

I was shocked and impressed after purchasing Package #3 as to the thoroughness and amount of information provided! I will soon be starting pre-production on my first feature film as director, producer, screenwriter, and have already begun development, fundraising, and my business plan is 10 times better than it was before receiving their materials and information. Wow! - Thanks. Randy

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Aug 26, 2021

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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Aug 24, 2021

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.

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Aug 19, 2021

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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Aug 17, 2021

[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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Aug 12, 2021

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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Aug 10, 2021

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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Aug 05, 2021

New York Foundation for the Arts Film Grant | Film, Video, Women, Theatre

Independent Production Fund Film Grant

New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship is a critical way for individual artists, artists' collaborative projects, and emerging arts organizations in all disciplines to apply for funding. A sample of some of their fiscal awards include the NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships for Video/Film and the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre.

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Aug 03, 2021

Film Investor Tips | Find and Engage Movie Investors

Film Investor Tips | Find and Engage Movie Investors

Want to actually find film investors in 2021????? 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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Jul 29, 2021

Film Business Plan Updated through 2022 | 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 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!

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Jul 27, 2021

[Review] Extremely Beneficial | More than Worth the Money

Find Movie Investors"The Film Proposals package is more than worth the money! The business plan is very complete, and easy to modify to your specific needs. FilmProposals.com has thought of everything. It's time to make a movie!"

Thanks to Dan for taking the time to leave us feedback!!! Check out more ways to Find Movie Investors.

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Jul 22, 2021

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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Jul 20, 2021

[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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Jul 15, 2021

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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Jul 13, 2021

Five Gadgets to Start With Travel Vlogging | How to Vlog

Five Gadgets to Start With Travel Vlogging

Using any of our five gadgets to start with travel vlogging, you'll learn how to start a vlog while keeping your hard earned money in your bank. Many people think that to enter the world of YouTube or start with your cinematic career, one needs to have high-end camera models. They not only cost tons of money to start with but, the investment could also turn out to be risky. Why, you ask? Well, what if after purchasing these high-end gadgets, you actually realize that this field is really not your cup of tea? Get started on the cheap and grow: Five Gadgets to Start With Travel Vlogging

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Jul 08, 2021

Film Grants 2021 | Independent, Student, Documentary, Screenwriting

List of Film Grants

Film and TV grants, which collectively add to millions of dollars in Film Money available to you, have a HUGE advantage...You do not have to reimburse the funds, unlike film investors, who require their money back, plus a return on their investment. Most film grants require a specific type of proposal and you will really have to understand your film, niche, market and message to even be considered for a grant. If you are truly passionate about your project, and it delivers a message, more than likely, you can receive a film grant.

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Jul 06, 2021

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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Jul 01, 2021

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

How to Invest in Indie FilmsHow 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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Jun 29, 2021

Film Private Placement Memorandum | How do you create a PPM?

Film Private Placement MemorandumIf you are looking to raise money for your independent film, you have likely heard the term Film Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) and are wondering if you need one.

Unless you are getting private equity from family and friends, you should have a Film Private Placement Memorandum (PPM) drawn up for your fund raising. Find out more: Film Private Placement Memorandum

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Jun 24, 2021

[Review] Helpful Tools for Indie Filmmakers | Enlightening About Film Financing

Helpful Tools for Indie Filmmakers

I've been happy with my purchase. It has been enlightening to read about the more in-depth aspects of film financing, and going through the silver package has stimulated a whole new creative process aimed at building an appealing business plan. This was all a foreign concept to me not long ago, so I really appreciate being exposed to the film business world in such a thorough and understandable manner.

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Jun 22, 2021

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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Jun 17, 2021

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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Jun 15, 2021

[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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Jun 10, 2021

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

Film Investing Advice from the Wall Street Journal

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Jun 10, 2021

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

Film Investing Advice from the Wall Street Journal

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Jun 08, 2021

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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Jun 08, 2021

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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Jun 03, 2021

Film Business Plan Template | Marketing Plan, Revenue Projections

Independent Film Business Plan Template

Our easy-to-use 23 page 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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Jun 01, 2021

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.

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May 27, 2021

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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May 25, 2021

Smartphone Video Rig | iPhone Video Rig, Filmmaking Kit

Smartphone Video Rig

Use a smartphone video rig to get the most out of all your smartphone video filming accessories. You have your smartphone lenses, your external audio recording devices, and your external lights, but where are you going to put it all? If you are thinking “that seems like a lot of stuff to attach to a device that fits in the palm of your hand”, you are correct.

Fear not, though, because another thoughtful invention exists, and that is the smartphone video rig.

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May 20, 2021

Ultimate Film Proposal Financing Manual | Business Plan and Investor Guide

Film Proposal Template Sample

Updated in 2021 - 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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May 18, 2021

[Review] Professional Tools to get the Investors to Give Money

FilmProposals.com Business Plan Package

Wow!! I just purchased the Finance Film Package. It is really good. I am an experienced Film Producer and I have been trying to get financing for 3 years for my film Smoke E.Z. I need $8,000,000. After 3 years I gotta take the plunge and get some professional tools to get the investors to give money for my film. I don't $10,000 for all of this to be done, so I have the challenge to do it myself.

This is a really good package to buy if you are looking to finance a film over $5,000,000.

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May 13, 2021

Independent Film Financing Plan | Secure Movie Investors, Protect Project

Independent Film Financing Plan

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

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May 11, 2021

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

Indie Film Distributors

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

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May 06, 2021

What is an Accredited Investor? | Finding Film Investors

What is an Accredited Investor

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

Learn More: What is an Accredited Investor?

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May 04, 2021

Independent Production Fund Film Grant | Canadian Web Series, TV

Independent Production Fund Film Grant

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

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Apr 29, 2021

First Film Budget | How to Manage Movie Investor Money

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

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Apr 27, 2021

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

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

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

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Apr 22, 2021

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

MPAA Theatrical Market Statistics Report

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

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

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

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Apr 20, 2021

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

Pitching Film Investors

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

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Apr 15, 2021

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

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

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Apr 13, 2021

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

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

Ari Gold Film Investors

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

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