Film Business Plan

Film Business Plan

The film business plan is a step-by-step guide on how to structure your film as a business and projects what your film will cost to develop and operate.

Every film investor wants to see how you are going to spend the money and most of all, what the return on investment will be.

Film Business Plan Template

Just download the template that has a detailed explanation and examples provided .. you will have a professional business plan to wow investors.

Structure your Film as a Business

You can get financing from film grants, private investors, sponsors, product placement, a film studio, entertainment company or even out-of-pocket funds, but first you need to prove the value of your film.

What is included in a Film Business Plan?

The Film Business Plan package includes all the files you need to present, you just fill in the template in Microsoft .doc and Excel format. Save and send to potential investors!

Included in the Package for Download:

  1. Confidentiality Agreement

  2. A Confidentiality Agreement, which is also known as non-disclosure agreement or NDA, is simply a contract between two or more parties where the subject of the agreement is a promise that information conveyed will be maintained in secrecy.

  3. Executive Summary

    The project, opportunity, capital required and shooting schedule

  4. Management Team Resumes

    Brief resumes of each of your principal team

  5. The Industry

    Analysis of the current Market and how it applies to your film

  6. The Project

    Logline, Synopsis and Target Market

  7. Production Plan

    Estimated time frame for Completion of Financing, Date of Production and Post Production, Acceptance into Film Festivals, etc

  8. Production

    Details on status (bookings, contracts, etc) of Pre Production, Production and Post Production

  9. Financial Plan

    Budget Top Sheet, Tax Credits and Rebates

  10. Investment Opportunity

    Return on Investment, Risk Factors

  11. Film Business Plan

    Film Marketing Strategy

  12. Publicity

    Time frame of announcement of film going into production, first trailer, advertising, etc

  13. Mediums

    Names of prospective media outlets with their audience figures and how to applies to your market

  14. Distribution Strategy

    The Film Business Plan outlines your method(s) for reaching your intended audience. For example, festivals, broadcast, educational markets, media arts centers, limited theatrical release etc.

  15. Release patterns

    Type of release to be used for example Wide Release, Modified Wide Release, etc

  16. Methods of distribution

    What are the potential distribution outlets? Theatrical, DVD, VOD, Airline, etc

  17. Show you have done your research in the Business Plan template, do not name all the top festivals, broadcasters and distributors. Name the ones that would actually be a good fit and realistic for your project. Research the interests and focus of potential distribution options.

    Film Budget Template

    Now that we can get an estimate of what the costs are going to be, a Film Business Plan must contains a budget broken down by each department, shooting days and location.

    Film Budget

    A budget is typically divided into four sections: above the line (creative talent), below the line (direct production costs), post-production (editing, visual effects, etc.), and other (insurance, completion bond, etc.)

  18. Top Sheet

    Your abbreviated Budget that is a summary of expenses and income that is also used in the Film Proposal.

  19. Detailed Budget

    A budget that gives detail from your development costs right through to crew overtime, insurance and contingency, all the expenses to complete a film.

It's easy, download the business plan package below, your film and future projects will be a breeze!

Note: This Film Business Plan is also included in the Film Revenue Projections Package
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Matthew from Los Angeles

Your film proposal was extremely helpful, it gave me the skeleton I needed to move forward and conceptualize my film idea. Thanks so much! For a young filmmaker like myself, tools like this are invaluable! Matthew Actor, Director from Los Angeles

Lean from New York City

I am so pleased with the Film Business Plan. It took the guess work out of this aspect of producing a film. I found all of the material easy to understand, at the same time gave the paper work a professional quality to it. I originally went to the site to research grants, but found that you offered so much more. Lean Actor, Writer, Producer from New York City

Alex from Washington DC

As a new filmmaker I have to say there is a lot of valuable information in the Film Business Plan. I am eager to put to use as we continue on our journey. I shared with our DP and he thought it was fantastic. Alex Photographer from Washington DC