Film Business Plan

Film Business Plan

A Film Business Plan is the document you need to show investors that your film is a business and the costs involved.

What is a Film Business Plan

A film business plan lays out the production, marketing and distribution strategy for the investor.

  1. What is the film about
  2. Who is on the team
  3. How much money is required to make the film
  4. What is the estimated return on investment

Film Business Plan Template

This 10-page template is an example with all the necessary information, simply replace the text and images with your own.

  1. Film Proposal Top Sheet:  Introduction of your film, logline, key production details and budget top sheet
  2. Confidentiality Agreement: also known as non-disclosure agreement or NDA
  3. Executive Summary: the project, opportunity, capital required and shooting schedule
  4. Key Team: Brief resumes of each of your principal team (add as you go along)
  5. Film Treatment: Introduce your characters and storyline
  6. The Audience: Who is the target audience, genre and similar films
  7. Production Plan: Estimated time frame for financing, production and post production, film festivals, etc
  8. Distribution Strategy: Theatrical, VOD, television, airline, etc
  9. Finance Plan: Grants, tax credits and rebates
  10. Extensive Film Budget: 5-page tabbed budget from development right through to insurance, all the expenses to complete a film.

The following supporting documents are included in your download:

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Film Business Plan Example

You can use this template during any stage of development, it will guide you through the process until you are ready to present to investors.

  1. Download the film business plan template and supporting documents to your computer.
  2. The files will automatically open in Word .docx and Excel formats.
  3. Edit the example text, save as pdf and send to potential investors.

Where to Send a Film Business Plan

See the 10 ways to fund your film

  • apply for film grants
  • request funding from government organisations
  • pitch your film to private investors
  • get tax incentives from local film commissions
  • product placement agreements
  • crowdfund your project