Independent Feature Film Project Plan
Primarily Used to Secure Funding and Participation of Key Players Contents: Project Summary Story Synopsis Profit Centers Project Team Bankable Attachments and/or Targets Marketing Elements Specific to Project Distribution Strategy Budget Production and Marketing to Distribution Financing Plan Comparables Risk ROI [Anticipated Profits Over Time] Project Schedule / Funding Release Schedule APPENDIX Full Script Director Reel Soundtrack Sampler Promo DVD for Project Letter/s of Attachment or Interest from Bankable Talent Letter of Attachment or Interest from Director Letter of Commitment or Interest from Financing Source Letter/s of Interest from Merchandising Entities Letter of Interest from Record Label / Distributor for Soundtrack Relevant Locations Photos Relevant Illustrations [Costumes, Merchandise Designs etc] Newspaper, Magazine, Internet Articles Supporting Interest in Subject Matter Any Other Information Supporting Viability or Profitability of the ...
FilmNashville – Typical Paths of Distribution for an Indie Feature Film
Festival run, no distribution other than perhaps via internet / direct DVD sales [usually no soundtrack, other than perhaps via website] Direct to Retail DVD distribution [no theatrical release or television] [usually no soundtrack, unless bundled with DVD and/or sold via website] Direct to TV cable, DVD, and foreign [sometimes a soundtrack, depending upon strength of TV promotion] Four-walled, limited domestic theatrical release [self-distributed, renting out theatres] - this is often done by makers of art films, without much financial gain [usually no soundtrack, other than perhaps bundled with eventual DVD or via website] [NOTE: DEFINITION OF TERM: "P&A" - Prints & Advertising - ...
Television Show Bible
For Dramatic Series, Sit-Coms, Reality Series, Mini-Series, or Limited Series. Ultimately used to pitch a series to networks, though can be used when ramping the project up to secure initial development funding for presentation package, and secure key attachments or other assets to the show. Contents: Overview of Show and Overall Project [condensation of all other elements that follow] Details of the Concept Breakdown of Characters and Inter-Character Dynamics [if dramatic, comedic or limited series] Beat structure per episode [i.e., intro, segment 1, seg 2, seg 3, outtro etc - structure identity of show] Synopsis of pilot episode Brief breakdown of 6 to 12 succeeding episodes [to ...
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