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, fill in the information (detailed explanation and examples provided) and 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.

It’s easy, once you know the solid structure of a business plan, your film and future projects will be a breeze!

What is included in a Film Business Plan?

  1. Confidentiality Agreement
  2. Executive Summary The project, opportunity, capital required and shooting schedule
  3. Management Team Resumes Brief resumes of each of your principal team
  4. The Industry Analysis of the current Market and how it applies to your film
  5. The Project Logline, Synopsis and Target Market
  6. Production Plan Estimated time frame for Completion of Financing, Date of Production and Post Production, Acceptance into Film Festivals, etc
  7. Production Details on status (bookings, contracts, etc) of Pre Production, Production and Post Production
  8. Financial Plan Budget Top Sheet, Tax Credits and Rebates
  9. Investment Opportunity Return on Investment, Risk Factors
  10. Publicity Time frame of announcement of film going into production, first trailer, advertising, etc
  11. Mediums Names of prospective media outlets with their audience figures and how to applies to your market
  12. Release patterns Type of release to be used for example Wide Release, Modified Wide Release, etc
  13. Methods of distribution What are the potential distribution outlets? Theatrical, DVD, VOD, Airline, etc
  14. Top Sheet Your abbreviated Budget that is a summary of expenses and income that is also used in the Film Proposal.
  15. 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.


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