Getting the Money A Step-by-Step Guide for Writing Business Plans for Film

ISBN-10: 1932907645

ISBN-13: 9781932907643

Edition: 2009

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List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions
Publication date: 10/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Financial Projections
Compare your film to other great films (Comparable Films Table)
Predict your fame and glory (Income Projections Table)
Forecast when everyone gets a Ferrari (Cash Flow Projections Table)
Sum it all up (Investor Projections Table)
Sample Financial Projections Sections
Market Analysis & Marketing Strategy
Describe how independent films are doing (... be honest)
Preach the importance of word-of-mouth
Talk about how independent films are marketed
What's your target audience and how will you reach them?
Sample Market Analysis & Marketing Strategy Sections
Motion Picture Distribution
Tell them how your movie makes it to Grandma's iPod
Break the news gently: you pay the charges, distributors make the decisions
Describe independent film distributors (nicely)
What do they look for in a film?
What's your strategy for snagging a distributor? - No begging
Sample Motion Picture Distribution Section
Company Description
Identify yourself! (Or at least your film's business entity.)
Who's on your team?
Sample Company Description Section
Product Description
Write a story synopsis for your film
Describe the project's other important details
Sample Product Description Section
Briefly scare the crap out of the investor (a.k.a. the mini-risk statement)
Explain how you intend to fund this gamble/film
Explain how you intend to distribute the winnings
Depict the ugly truth about residuals
Sample Financing Section
Industry Overview
Portray the wonderful process of moviemaking (without the blood & sweat)
Studio Films vs. Independent Films
Describe the current and future state of the movie industry
Sample Industry Overview Section
Executive Summary
Restate the whole plan... in one page
Sample Executive Summaries
Information and Risk Statement
Legal junk (a.k.a. keeping you out of jail)
Scare the crap out of the investor (a.k.a. the full risk statement)
Sample Information and Risk Statement
Completed Plan
Put it in the right order
Get a good lawyer
Make a great film!
Sample Plan in its Entirety
Nitty Gritty Details
Recommended Reading
About the Author
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