Creating a Business Plan for Indie Film Producers - Raindance Toronto


Creating a Film Business Plan Toronto

(9 customer reviews)


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At a glance

  • learn how to prepare yourself to get the paperwork together you will need to fund your fim
  • real life case studies demonstrated and explained
  • presented by the longest serving festival founder in Europe

This class is part of the Producer’s Foundation Certificate course. Budgeting and Scheduling | Marketing and SellingMovie Money | Basic Legal Contracts

About Creating a Film Business Plan

Once you’ve got found that terrific script and settled on a director to bring it to life, you need to prepare a film’s business plan for how you will get the money you need to make the film.

Every potential investor will want to know how you are going to spend the money, and most importantly what the return on investment will be.

This class will explore the essential paperwork you’ll need to present your project to both industry and private investors.

What will it cover?

  • Choosing and approaching investors
  • Structuring a business plan
  • Utilizing visual aids
  • Preparing sales estimates and income streams
  • Cash flow
  • Profit participation

*The intellectual property rights of this course remain the owner of the tutor

What will you achieve?

By the end of the class, students will have a good understanding of how to put together a film business plan, and how to find and approach potential investors.

How will you be taught?

This class is taught lecture-style with opportunities for students to ask Elliot Grove questions. You will also receive a followup email full of additional information and resources.

Who should attend?

Creating a Film Business Plan is suitable for beginner film producers, as well as those interested in finding out more about the pre-production side of filmmaking.

About the Instructor

Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards. He has produced  hundreds of short films and also five feature films, including the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead in 2006.He executive Produced the French movie ALICE, which won the Grand Jury Prize at SWSX 2019

Elliot has written three books which have become industry standards: Raindance Writers’ Lab: Write + Sell the Hot Screenplay, now in its second edition, Raindance Producers’ Lab: Lo-To-No Budget Filmmaking,  and 130 Projects to Get You Into Filmmaking. In 2009 he was awarded a PhD for services to film education.

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9 reviews for


Creating a Film Business Plan Toronto

  1. Chris Bent

    Great learning experience. I would definitely recommend attending.

  2. Avelyn

    I really enjoyed Creating a Film Business Plan, it was very informative and I feel like I can move forward in the areas I was “stuck” and that now I am much more informed. Elliot has a wealth of knowledge and graciously shares it. This is a must for anyone thinking of producing their own work.

  3. megha

    It was a great class. All my questions were answered by Elliot.

  4. bill sleno

    Excellent…comprehensively presented. Bill

  5. eboxler

    Elliot is a walking talking book of knowledge. Such an honour to learn from him.

  6. Veronica

    Very informative and fast-paced class. Elliot really lays it all out and I appreciated how he took the time to answer our questions, thank you!

  7. Charles Hackbarth

    Elliott is a fantastic raconteur. Very knowledgeable, entertaining and patient. Definitely worth the price of admission. Go for it. You know you want to.

  8. mm

    Elliot Grove

    You make me blush Charles! Thanks for your great comments and questions.

  9. Dionne Jacomello

    You will learn a lot if you are an aspiring producer / filmmaker, but even if you have some experience, the storytelling is packed with great experience and unexpected tips!

  10. Barbara DaDalt

    Amazing instructor. Thorough and informative. Love listening to him.

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