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2020.07.07


Creating a Film Business Plan

(12 customer reviews)

$70.66

Next date: Tuesday 7th July, 18:30 – 21:00
Duration: 
Single Tuesday evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
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Description

At a glance

  • learn how to prepare yourself to get the paperwork together you will need to fund your film
  • live examples and real-life situations explained and demonstrated
  • presented by the longest serving festival founder in Europe

This class is part of the Producer’s Foundation Certificate class.

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 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 essentials you will need to present your project to both industry and private investors.

This class is part of the Producer’s Foundation Certificate class.

What will it cover?

  • Choosing and approaching investors
  • Structuring a business plan
  • Utilising 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 the tutor questions.

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 tutor

Elliot Grove is the founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards. He has produced over hundreds of short films and also five feature films, including the multi-award-winning The Living and the Dead in 2006. 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.

Did you know?

  • Raindance members save 20% on this course? You can join online >HERE< and start saving immediately
  • This course is FREE for our HND and postgraduate/MA/ students
  • This is part of the Producers’ Foundation Certificate
  • The Raindance Guarantee: If this course fails to meet your expectations, let us know at the break and we will make a full, 100% no-questions-asked refund

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12 reviews for

2020.07.07


Creating a Film Business Plan

  1. Jay Finocchiaro

    Elliot provided some good insight into the business plan – through Raindance’s Producer’s Foundation Certificate. Highly recommend this course who wants to get great tips, info and ways to connect with the industry and make their film project. Valuable!

  2. Aylla Assis

    An information packed night and a step by step guide on how to create a film business plan. Elliot was a great tutor giving us further advice on which mistakes to avoid.

  3. Lisa

    Very helpful introduction by Elliot Grove with excellent follow up notes. I thought it was great that students were also able to view the session and participate via Skype. A very accessible class with a fun tone.

  4. Humphrey Lau

    An information packed evening on how to create a business plan with lots of practical advice, industry insights and helpful resources presented by Elliot Grove. Highly recommended.

  5. Marcus

    Going into the session, I was expecting to learn a lot about creating business plans. 15 minutes in and I started getting exactly what I expected, and by the break at 8pm, I was already 7-8 pages of notes jotted down with ideas on how to perfect a business plan for future films. The 45 minutes after the break left me ready to quit my job and begin my film-making career. If the 4 remaining weeks of the Producer Foundation course is like this, that is exactly what I will do.

  6. Jennifer Sanchez

    The Creating a Business Plan course by Elliot Grove gave me an incredible insight into the film industry and the world of film finance. He is a very charismatic presence full of knowledge and experience he will kindly share.

  7. Jack Lyons

    I was really keen to understand how business plans are made for films & Elliot’s course didn’t disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed it. He’s very engaged with everyone & his knowledge is invaluable.

  8. SteveWatson

    As always, the courses that Elliot presents are excellent value. If i had to knock one thing, the handout could have more info on. Looking back on the session, there was too much valuable information to be taking notes on. I was riveted and concentrating on what was being said, rather than taking down notes. We all have different learning styles which does not help. May be there is a way of obtaining the audio from the session, if it is recorded. Elliott is blessed to have a wealth of information and i want to make sure i do not miss any of it. Thank You once again for your wisdom

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    Elliot Grove

    Thanks for your kind words Steve. We will take your comments on board to see if the handbook can be upgraded as well as the tech surrounding audio recording

  10. Miguel Garrido

    If you are serious about being a filmmaker this is one of the first steps you need when you are looking for investment. Elliot Grove will give you fantastic advice on what to include and NOT to into your business plan, combine with multiple anecdotes of people he knows and how they managed to get into the film industry from nothing but sheer commitment. So if you also have it, yes I will recommend this course a hundred percent!

    Miguel Garrido

  11. Scott

    Great session. Very informative and very well delivered. Better than i expected.

  12. Mark Brome

    Fantastic first session on creating a business plan, covered everything you need. I joined via the live online option which suffered drop outs a couple of times, but the team fixed the issue quickly.

  13. Nicolo Riboni

    It’s great to have courses and classes available at your home desk during these difficult times, but for their value is almost too good to be true. Elliot’s lecture is a great piece of storytelling: it is full of great wisdom to grow as a professional filmmaker, and fun but useful anecdotes to explain concepts applied to real-life situations. Totally recommended. If you are serious about making movies, this course it’s a necessity! The greatest part is that after the class is over, you can get the recording and other useful material to make sure you didn’t miss anything. Thank you, Raindance!
    BEWARE: this class might make you leave your full-time job!

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