A Film Business Plan is the document you need to show investors to understand your concept and costs involved.
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.
The template includes an complete example of the information needed, you just edit to suit your project.
What is a Film Business Plan
Also known as a 'pitch deck', a film business plan proves to investors that your film is a business, ready for funding.
When you need a Film Business Plan
- 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
Included in the Film Business Plan
Download the 10-page professional film business plan example and you will have a complete document to package your film.
- Film Proposal Top Sheet: Introduction of your film, logline, key production details and budget top sheet
- Confidentiality Agreement: 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.
- Executive Summary: the project, opportunity, capital required and shooting schedule
- Key Team: Brief resumes of each of your principal team (add as you go along)
- Film Treatment: Introduce your characters and storyline
- The Audience: Who is the target audience, genre and similar films
- Production Plan: Estimated time frame for Completion of Financing, Date of Production and Post Production, Acceptance into Film Festivals, etc
- Distribution Strategy: What are the possible avenues for distribution, Theatrical, VOD, Television, Airline, etc
- Finance Plan: Grants, Tax Credits and Rebates (when available)
- Extensive Film Budget: A tabbed 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, your film and future projects will be a breeze!
- Download the film business plan template to your computer.
- The files will automatically open in Word .docx and Excel formats.
- Edit the example text, save as pdf and send to potential investors.
Film funding comes from different sources, find the leads and send your film business plan.
- Film Grants: Apply to film grants available to filmmakers anywhere in the world.
- Government Funding: Contact your Arts, Film and Culture department as they give money to projects.
- Tax Incentives: Contact your regional film commission as they support film production that promotes the area.
- Product Placement: Find a brand or product that you can feature in your film in exchange for money.
- Private Investors: Pitch local business groups that have an interest in the subject or location of your film.
- Crowdfunding: Request donations from online communities in return for rewards.