Film Business

Film Business

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 finance and get your film to production.

Welcome to the adventure of making a successful film

Present your Film to Investors

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

Here is the structure for your professional project

  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


Start Here


Source Funding from Grants

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.

  1. Documentary Grants

  2. Feature Film Grants

  3. Short Film Grants

  4. Film Grants for Women

  5. Film Grants for African Filmmakers


Apply for Film Grants


Start a Film Production Company

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.

  1. Benefits of having your own production company

  2. Tools you need for production


How to Start a Film Production Company


Film Marketing

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.

  1. Grow your Audience

  2. Marketing Tools

  3. Press Releases

  4. Media Database


How to Create a Press Kit


Film Distribution

The more avenues to get your film in front of viewers, the more income you will generate. From traditional distribution to VOD markets, you need distribution contracts to guarantee your ownership and income generation.

  1. Film Distribution Contracts

  2. Sales Agent Database


Essential Distribution Contracts




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


Film Business Plan Template

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As a creative producer, I’ve always struggled to get the business proposal correct for the money folk. Your guide has simplified that task for me, and I will use as a template for all my film projects going forward. James Creative Director / Producer from London