10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Financing
We consider this THE MOST important article on this site. The 10 Things You MUST Do To Attract Film Investors have been cultivated over 17 years in the film industry and being able to work with 1000's of filmmakers and film investors. Our experience allowed us to analyze and learn from those who have achieved success and made 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. Find out if you're really ready to look for film financing or find film investors.
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Sign up today for our FREE How to Write a Film Business Plan Course (start immediately). Writing a business plan can be overwhelming, and while our Film Business Plan Templates will save you hundreds of hours with prewritten text and speed up your learning curve by showing you how to complete complicated financial projections, there is still a lot of information to digest. This course breaks it down for you. Want to fast track your financing? Our entire Business Plan E-Course is now included in our Film Financing Manual.
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Film Investor Financing Documents
You have a great idea for a film and now you "just" need to raise money to make it. With several hundred articles and experts around the internet, it is difficult to make heads or tails of which tools-templates-documents and professional services you need and those you may want. If terms like Business Plan, Private Placement Memorandum, Finance Agreement, Investor Agreement, Producer's Package, Active and Passive Investors have your head spinning, check out our definitive guide to Film Investor Financing Documents.
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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.
- Script Purchase Agreement
- Script Option Agreement
- Music Release / Composer's Work For Hire Contract
- Cast and Crew Release Form
- Deferred Compensation Agreement
- Shooting Location Request & Release Agreement
- Life Rights Agreement
- Crowd Release Form
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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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Film Investor Guide
Preparing for film investors is the single most important step in finding them. If any of these sound like you, now is the time to get serious about film financing:
- I have a great script and am looking for film investors
- Where do I find film investors?
- You are searching online for "film investor database" or "film investors seeking scripts" or "investors for filmmakers"
- Even worse, you are posting on social media for the same
- Your plan is to email a complete stranger with something like, "I want to make a film and need $XX."
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FilmProposals Film Financing Presentation Toolkits have proven time and again to be the step by step process that has helped 100s of filmmakers raise their movie funding and produce their films. We have been refining our templates since 2002, so we know what works with film investors across the globe. We use the feedback from every financing meeting we attend, as well as the suggestions from our filmmakers, to continually craft updated materials we know provides just the right information in precisely the right way and makes investors want to invest in film productions.
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