Creating a Film Business Plan

(7 customer reviews)


Raindance Members get 20% off this course.

Next date: Tuesday 19th November, 18:30 – 21:00
Single Tuesday evening
Address: Raindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
10% early bird discount up to one month before the start of the course
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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?

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  • 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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7 reviews for


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.

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