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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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Apr 08, 2021

NEW! Documentary Business Plan & Documentary Pitch Deck

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

Documentary Business Plan Template

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

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

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Apr 06, 2021

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

Producer Celine Rattray (The Kids Are All Right)

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

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Apr 01, 2021

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

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

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Mar 30, 2021

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

Film Industry Statistics

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

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

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

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Mar 25, 2021

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

Fundraising Tips to Finance Your Film

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

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Mar 24, 2021

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

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

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Mar 23, 2021

Updated Indie Film Database | NEW Documentaries, 370+ Films

Comparable Films Revenue Database

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

What’s New?

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

Learn More: Comparable Films & Sales Projections

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Mar 18, 2021

Best Independent Film Websites | Free Film Financing Tools, Templates

Best Independent Film Websites

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

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Mar 16, 2021

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

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

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

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Mar 16, 2021

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

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

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

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Mar 11, 2021

Professional Business Plan Services for Independent Film Makers

Business Plan Services for Independent Film Makers

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

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

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Mar 09, 2021

Edinburgh Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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

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

More Info: Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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Mar 04, 2021

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

What is a Producer's Package

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

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Mar 02, 2021

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

FilmProposals Business Plan Services

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

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

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Feb 25, 2021

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

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

1000 Ways to Finance Your Movie

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

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Feb 23, 2021

Sundance Film Grants | Documentary, Non Fiction, Emerging Filmmaker

Best Independent Film Websites

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

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Feb 18, 2021

Netflix 2021: Selling Your Documentary To Netflix

Selling Your Documentary To Netflix

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

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Feb 16, 2021

[Review] I LOVE THIS MATERIAL - FilmProposals Investment Package

Movie Investment Package

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

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Feb 11, 2021

How to use a Film Investor Agreement for Independent Financing

Film Investor Agreement

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

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Feb 09, 2021

Dead Northern Horror Film Festival Submissions Open

Dead Northern Film Festival

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

More Info: Dead Northern Horror Film Festival

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Feb 04, 2021

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

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

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

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Feb 02, 2021

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

How to Work with Film Investors

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

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Jan 28, 2021

FilmProposals Film Budget Template Questions (and Answers)

Sample Film Budget Template Worksheet

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

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Jan 26, 2021

Film Financing Options | Creative Ways to Fund Your Movie

Film Funding

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

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

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Jan 21, 2021

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

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

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Jan 19, 2021

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

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

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Jan 14, 2021

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

JDC Archives Documentary Film Grant

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

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Jan 12, 2021

Promote YOUR Story, Business, Film on FilmProposals

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

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

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Jan 07, 2021

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

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

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Inside Sportfishing

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

Melissa was amazing throughout the entire process. Always there to answer any questions. Couldn’t have done it without you guys. Can’t thank you enough. Best money I’ve ever spent.
- Michael F, Executive Producer, Inside Sportfishing (March 2021, Gold + Financials Bundle)