The Business of Film

The Business of Film

Making a film is a business and you need to follow a process to make a profit for yourself and your film investors. This step-by-step guide shows you how and where to find film funding, grow your audience and get your film to production.

Welcome to the adventure of making a successful film


Present Your Film Concept to Investors

How to Fund Your Film

How to Fund Your Film

Here are the steps to get film funding from film investors. I will show you how to structure your project to get it ready for film finance from grants and investment companies.

  1. Write a Film Proposal to get cast and crew on board

  2. Present a professional Film Business Plan to Investors

  3. Convince Investors with Film Revenue Predictions to fund your film


To get film funding from grants, investors or private equity you need present a film proposal, film business plan and film revenue projections.


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Get Funding from Film Grants

Film Funding Grants Directory

Film Funding Grants Directory

Are you looking for film funding? Here is the list of the top film funding grants for filmmakers around the world. Choose which film grant best suits your independent film and then apply for film funding directly.

  1. Documentary Grants

  2. Feature Film Grants

  3. Short Film Grants

  4. Film Grants for Women

  5. Film Grants for African Filmmakers

  6. Grants for Television Funding

  7. Screenwriter Scholarships


There are several ways to raise film funding for your project, from film grants, tax rebates, private investment to crowdfunding, find the best options available to you.


Apply for Film Grants


Grow Your Film Audience

Film Marketing

Film Marketing

Film marketing is crucial in targeting an audience to come see your film. Here are the steps in how to identify, engage and build your audience. You will learn how to increase your fan base, create a buzz online and get media exposure.

  1. Write a Film Marketing Plan

  2. Plan your Film Marketing Strategy

  3. Build a Film Audience for your Film

  4. Create your EPK Press Kit for Festivals and Distribution


The most essential part of a film is knowing who your audience is going to be and you need to market to them from day 1 of pre-production. Film marketing is connecting to the viewers that are going to take the time and spend money to see your film.


Promote your Film

Start your Film Production Company

Film Production Templates

Film Production Templates

To start a film production company you need forms, crew contracts and agreements on a daily basis. Here I put together all the film production templates you need to run your production successfully.

  1. Make your first film with the Film Starter Pack

  2. Keep your film on track with Film Budget Templates

  3. Protect your film with Film Contracts and Agreements


All the film production forms, templates and agreements you need in the Production Office. From a Call Sheet, Daily Production Report, Walkie Talkie signout to an Open and Closing Film Credits Template, we got your covered.


Download Film Production Templates


Online Filmmaking Courses

Online Film Courses

Online Film Courses

Here is the list of the best film courses online. Learn filmmaking on your computer from award winning filmmakers in your own time. Up your game in the film industry, the more knowledge you have, the bigger the picture.

  1. List of Film Courses Online

  2. List of Documentary Courses Online

  3. List of Acting Classes Online

  4. List of Film Directing Courses Online

  5. List of Cinematography Courses Online

  6. List of Screenwriting Courses Online

  7. Best MasterClass Courses for Filmmakers


Online Film Courses are available to everyone, from entry-level to award-winning filmmakers. Stay up to date with the latest trends in the ever evolving film industry. Knowledge is Power.


Online Film School


Everything your need to Succeed in Film Business is available to you instantly.

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the upcoming film grants via email with lots of time to apply.

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Film News

Top 10 MasterClass Courses for Filmmakers

Top 10 MasterClass Courses for Filmmakers

Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren: these are just a few names of the magnificent #MasterClass courses offered to you online. You can take these #filmmaking courses as an entry-level #filmmaker or brush up on your skills. Project your career forward.

Online Acting Classes

Online Acting Classes

Here is a list of the best acting courses you can take online. From how to be better in a casting session to a Masterclass with Helen Mirren, Samuel Jackson and Dustin Hoffman. If you starting out as an actor, these online acting classes are for you.

Best Cinematography Courses Online

Best Cinematography Courses Online

You got your hands on a DLSR, a Go Pro or a drone, so exciting! Learn from award-winning cinematographers to get the best results from your equipment. Here are the best cinematography courses you can watch online.