Investor: The challenge for independents is getting a chance to submit … Q: how can they contact you?

Elyse / BSI Films, Producer. Our division is a Prime Vendor for major studios & networks:

I tagged along with our executive producers to a meeting with an investment group, Netflix and HBO.

**   By request of those interviewed, I will not be releasing their names.                                                                                                                **  Our division is a prime vendor for major Hollywood studios and networks with the resources and abilities to assist independents **   Investors and executives that were interviewed: are simply giving information and do not want to take calls or answer emails
Elyse:  John, the challenge for independents is getting a chance to submit … how can they contact you?
Investor: If they want to talk to me, then there are standards and procedures to follow which you’ve outlined in previous posts. At bottom of page see Syd Shaffer.
*  However, if trying to contact me is too much of a challenge, and they want to bypass working with professionals they can develop and produce their script on their own. Start with getting other people with specific skills in film development and production to work with you; and strategize on how to use up and coming talent, crews etc. willing to commit to filming your project, in exchange for credits and fees once the project begins to make a profit.
*  But, if they want an investor to consider funding their movie, or submit their series to a broadcast station; the first step is to partner with a production company, executive producer, prime vendor, media group or talent agency  that understands the complexity of getting a project funded and ability to submit to both; investors and broadcast executives.

Note: A common misunderstanding some independents have regarding production companies is that they invest in and/or fund feature films.

*  Your company just like major studios and other production companies; do not fund or invest in feature films. They write, develop, package, and produce feature films and content for broadcast stations.
 *Once a script has been developed and packaged, executives producers reach out to investment companies, hedge fund executives, Banks and equity investors that can raise capital or secure equity (cash.) Depending on how your project is developed and packaged will help determine the best funding and/or broadcast options available to pursue.
* For contacting an investment group:  
Short version of how to get started:
*  Have an experienced and knowledgeable exec producer on your team                                                                                          *  Have a polished script                                                                                                                                                                              *  At least a top sheet Budget by experienced line producer                                                                                                                  *  Producer’s package/pitch deck                                                                                                                                                                  * For more information about funding click here.
*  I have spoken to a few independents that say the industry is changing and paying someone is old and will soon be a thing of the past. To an extent they’re right, but it only appears to be changing. The industry combined with technology has simply created a second option for independents to take advantage of.
Cheaper cameras, talent looking for exposure, using social media for promoting your content and signing on to free platforms for distribution allows for content to get out to a global audience. Basically independents now have 3 options; produce and distribute your project on their own or … with assistance from professionals … or a combination of both.
But keep in mind, for independents that have a script and want someone else to do the work for them and find funds to produce their project …    finding professionals to use their time and neglect their own projects and not be retained ..  will be a major challenge.      Click here for more info
  • Elyse: This all sounds too complicated. What if an Independent does not have an executive producer or the time to edit and develop a project. They simply have a script and just want to get it optioned, sold, funded and/or  produced. What other option is available to pursue.
Investor:  I would suggest submitting to studios, cable stations and networks.
*  The process for submitting a script to cable stations and studios, compared to securing an investor… is much easier.
The budgets being offered by cable stations, Netflix, Amazon, LionsGate, HBO, etc., to produce films and series are now on line with what most investors provide.
*  submitting a script does not have the same challenges and level of complexity as seeking funding.
* Although you still need to attach a budget, complete the development and packaging your script; the investment information does not have to be attached.
*  Because there are standards and procedures to follow,  an independent may still need an executive producer with access and ability to submit their  script.
*  Getting a script optioned or purchased probably will not happen, unless you have credits for a box office hit or highly rated TV series.
Whether  submitting to investors, studios, cable stations and/or networks … they all have challenges and there are no guarantees your project will be picked up.
  • Just keep in mind, there is a demand and a lot of money being paid for entertaining content.
  • John said:   I read your interview with Syd Shaffer, he and I have worked together before. He is blunt and direct, but states information that may help  (click here)

Elyse / elyse@bsimcg.com

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Funding Feature Films/ Who is Funding Films and How to Contact Them

Elyse / BSI Films, Producer. Our division is a Prime Vendor for major studios & networks. I asked if they would be open to answering a few questions regarding funding independent projects and how to submit their scripts to them.

I tagged along with our executive producers to separate meetings with an investment group, Netflix and HBO.  By request of those interviewed, I will not be releasing their names, they’re simply giving information and do not want to take calls or answer emails.

Elyse: I know the procedure for how we’re required to submit scripts, but for independents who don’t have our resources what options are available for them

Investor: Who or what investors and executives want to see depends on who you’re submitting your script to.

*  If an investor or broadcast exec ask you to send over information on your project, they’re not just looking for your script or 15 pages of information not related to their specific needs.

*  Note:  Below is some basic information that is typically provided to investors and executives.

*  To start, create a Producers’ Package  that provides both the entertainment and business benefits about your project. Included should be the following:

  • Attach a polished script
  • Log line: 1-2 sentence
  • Synopsis: less than 10 sentences
  • Top sheet budget created by experienced line producer
  • One sheet overview of project (writer, production company, executive producers, genre, etc…
  • Collateral information that shows proof of interest, i.e. webisodes or social media numbers, equity investors, book sales numbers etc.
  • Attach concept video
*  HBO and other cable stations are receiving a 30 – 60 second Concept Video or clip added to projects. These are fast paced video clips edited together with captions and/or voice overs. Typically easy to edit and far less expensive than a pilot or trailer. Providing a short visual, is a benefit that provides a visual of the entertainment value of your concept.

        *  Details of basic information to included in a  Producer’s Package

Note: leave out any information regarding what other films in your genre have accomplished… I assure you, we already know.

Provide an overview regarding what your project is about and highlight both the creative and the business advantages that appeal to the individual the project is being submitted to. ​

Edit Log line:  1 – 2 sentences. If it’s longer than 2 lines it may not get read. A short synopsis, 3-5 sentences. Chances are this will not be read, if the log line does not interest them.

Budget – Top sheet budget / created by line producer familiar with cost for scripts specific to your production needs. Our company and others tend to have 3 budgets, high, middle and low. Depending on who the project is submitted to determines which budget they receive.

State if talent is attached: When submitting to investors, studios, cable stations or a network and seeking an equity investor or wanting to raise funds, having talent, director, production company etc… is helpful but may not mandatory. It will depend on who you’re submitting to and what they require.

Marketing – One-page marketing sheet / identifying specifics to the needs of the individual you’re submitting to.

Concept Videos are what many investors and executives may ask to see (not mandatory to have one.) They can be made without hiring a crew or talent and are inexpensive to create.

Include any pilots, trailers, Equity investor, talent attached, Adaptation of your script to a Book (sales numbers,) social media following (YouTube, webisode, online streaming etc., also is information to include if you have it.

Keep in mind although all of the factors listed are important, there are exceptions to the order of their importance and/or necessity depending on who is asking for the information.

For assistance with development of your producers package click here.

Elyse, Producer

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 Investors and Broadcast Executives suggest steps to take prior to submitting…Is your script ready to be submitted?

Elyse / BSI Films, Producer. Our division is a Prime Vendor for major studios & networks:

The following information came from an interview I had with an executive from HBO and investor from a hedge fund group.

Their comments regarding; Steps to take “Prior to submitting your script.”

In the event an investor or broadcast executive ask to see your script, make sure that prior to contacting or submitting your script it has been reviewed, analyzed and edited.

If an investor or broadcast exec ask you to send over information on your project, they’re not just looking for your script or 15 pages of information not related to their specific needs.

*  Prior to sending information do research regarding what specific needs or wants they’re looking for. Once research has been completed, create a Producers’ Package  that provides the critical information about your project they want to review. Also, having a Concept Video  may provide an entertainment visual of the creative value of your script.

*  When your competitors (other independents) send us information, this is what we often receive.

Here is some of the information they want to see in a package:

To start:

*     Investors, Studios and executives want to see a package that provides concise and specific information regarding both the entertainment and business strengths of your project. It is best to highlight specific benefits that may appeal to the specific investment and/or programming needs of the person you’re submitting to.

*   HBO and other cable stations are receiving a 30 – 60 second Concept Video or clip added to projects. These are fast paced photos and video clips edited together with captions and/or voice overs. Typically easy to edit and far less expensive than a pilot or trailer. Providing a short visual, is a benefit that provides a visual of the entertainment value of your concept.

Some basic information that should be included in a  Producer’s Package that is written and formatted to promote and highlight the entertainment & marketing value of script.

Note: leave out any information regarding what other films in your genre have accomplished… I assure you we already know.

An overview regarding what your project is about and highlighting both the creative and the business advantages that appeal to the individual the project is being submitted to. ​

Edit Log line:  1 – 2 sentences. If it’s longer than 2 lines it may not get read. A short synopsis, 3-5 sentences. Chances are this will not be read, if the log line does not interest them.

Budget – Top sheet budget / created by line producer familiar with cost for scripts specific to your production needs. Our company and others tend to have 3 budgets, high, middle and low. Depending on who the project is submitted to determines which budget they receive.

State if talent is attached: When submitting to investors, studios, cable stations or a network and seeking an equity investor or wanting to raise funds, having talent, director, production company etc… is helpful but may not mandatory. It will depend on who you’re submitting to and what they require.

Marketing – One-page marketing sheet / identifying specifics to the needs of the individual you’re submitting to.

Concept Videos are what many investors and executives may ask to see (not mandatory to have one.) They can be made without hiring a crew or talent and are inexpensive to create.

Include any pilots, trailers, Equity investor, talent attached, Adaptation of your script to a Book (sales numbers,) social media following (YouTube, webisode, online streaming etc., also is information to include if you have it.

Keep in mind although all of the factors listed are important, there are exceptions to the order of their importance and/or necessity depending on who is asking for the information.

By request of those interviewed, I will not be releasing their names. * They are not endorsing any services, or promoting any company; they’re simply giving information and do not want to take calls or answer emails.

For assistance with development of your producers package click here.

Elyse, Producer

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Investor: speaks about the chances of getting funding for Independents has increased … depending on the option they choose

Elyse / BSI Films, Producer. Our division is a Prime Vendor for major studios & networks:

I accompanied our executive producers to separate meetings with an investment group, Netflix and HBO and was allowed to ask a few questions after the meetings on behalf of independents.
 I asked questions regarding the odds of an Independent getting their scripts funded or sent to series; if they submit to:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    **   Investors                                                                                                                                                                                                  **  Production Companies                                                                                                                                                                            **  Produce on their own                                                                                                                                                                                **  Deals that require 10 or 20% equity
Elyse: Independents I know are really finding it challenging to get their scripts seen by investors or broadcast execs … honestly, what are the odds of an independent getting their script looked at… least of all funded.
The short answer is yes, I think their odds are really good … or not at all. It will depend on which option they take to submit their project and to whom.
Funding: Given there are far more independents wanting funding then there are investors, the standards and process just for submitting are high. But keep in mind, scripts are submitted every day to investors, so it may not be easy, but it can done.
* Entertainment value your script has to the party you’re submitting to.                                                                                          * If your script is packaged to meet the submission standards of the person you’re submitting to.
(85% and higher)     Partnering or securing the help of a Production Company or executive producer that has produced and/or has the knowledge and ability to submit to investors or broadcast executives is a good option to consider. This option tends to have a high success rate of getting scripts submitted to investors and broadcast executives, because they work with people they’re submitting to.
Securing the funding, will depend greatly on how your script and financial package is structured to reduce speculation and the talent attached to it. Getting a script sent to series by a broadcast station will depend more on their programming needs and cost of production (budget.)
Note: Getting a company to work with you is a challenge but can be done. 
* Partnering with a production company will require you to participate in the development and/or shared cost of developing your project. There are good companies out there that can assist you. But be aware of some that may not have the ability or experience to provide the help you want.
* The challenge will be greater, if you want to have a company work on your project without retaining them, but over time you might be able to connect with one that will.
Note: One common misunderstanding some independents have is that production companies invest in and/or fund feature films.
* Our company, just like major studios and other production companies; do not fund or invest in feature films. Production companies write, develop, package and produce films and/or series.
* Once the script is developed and package, they reach out to talent agencies, investment companies, hedge funds, and investors with the resources and knowledge of how to raise capital and/or secure equity (cash) to get a project funded.
* Keep in mind if you retain anyone to work on your project, ask if they have the ability to submit your project to investors or broadcast stations. Also, there are no guarantees once your project is submitted to an investor or executive they will be able to fund it … or want to fund it.
*Note:  if an investment group states they will provide 80% of the funds, and  all you need to do is raise 20% in equity (cash) to secure it; we strongly suggest rewriting your script and budget to film the project with the 20% you have in cash. If you have cash, you can film your project. Don’t take a chance of turning over hundreds of thousands of dollars or millions in hopes of getting more money in exchange!
Option 2   /  Submitting to Studios and Cable Stations: 
(80% or higher.)     This option may be the easiest of all for Independents to pursue. Having a polished script, a producer’s package and/or pitch deck, and maybe a concept video is all that’s needed to submit to cable stations, studios and networks. Be sure to ask the person or company developing and packaging your script if they’re able to submit it for you.
The budgets being offered by studios such as Netflix, Amazon, LionsGate and cable stations, i.e. HBO, Showtime, EPIX etc., to produce films and series are now on line with what most investors provide.
Also, submitting to studios and cable stations do not come with the same challenges and complexity of structuring funding deals, attaching talent or securing distribution that are associated with securing funding.
Some stations do take scripts direct from Independents, but you have to act quickly it appears those stations are changing their rules. However, you can still get your project submitted by contacting companies or executives with the ability and access to submit it for you. For most companies the rate of success for submitting is
Note: Submitting a script does not guarantee it will be accepted or sent to series.
 (50/50)  Option 3   /  Create your own company then develop, fund and produce your script using a variety of crowdfunding / free platforms, talent and crews participating in open forums:
There are ways independents can produce their project without outside assistance. Just about anyone can get their projects produced and distributed using; up and coming talent, crews etc. to produce their project.
Once production is complete, they can submit to studios and networks for licensing and/or distribute their content across multiple (free) platforms. It takes research and negotiating with talent, crews and/or contacting companies that use innovative ways to bring people together and to help them produce and distribute their project.
* I have spoken to a few independents that say the industry is changing and paying someone is old and will soon be a thing of the past. To an extent they’re right, however the industry only appears to be changing.
The industry combined with technology has simply created another option for independents to take advantage of. More versatile cameras, talent looking for exposure, using social media for promoting your content and signing on to free platforms for distribution allows for content to get out to a global audience.
* You can get your project developed and maybe produced with up and coming talent looking to produce on their own. The down side is, its very time consuming and comes with many challenges. Although you may still want some assistance from professionals, you will maintain complete control over all aspects of how your project is written, developed, funded and produced.
Note: The best odds your script gets filmed is if you write, develop, secure funding yourself and then film  your script using your own executive team and crew that you hire.
* To submit a script to broadcast executives, you still need to complete the packaging that includes the editing and development of your script; i.e. polished script (ready for broadcast,) budget, marketing sheet, over view of project formatted into a producer’s package / pitch deck.
* ( 1%)  Getting a script optioned or purchased probably will not happen, unless you have credits for a box office hit or highly rated TV series.
*  Seeking funding: If someone wants credited writers and producers to stop working on their own projects, to develop, package, commit resources and time to pursuing millions of dollars for a project that does not belong to them; the first challenge they must overcome … is convincing professionals to do all the above without partnering or retaining them. Click here for help
*  Whether seeking funding or submitting to studios, cable stations and networks they all have challenges. To speak with our executive about your options, click here.

*     Syd Shaffer, investor of box office hits, talks about his group funding independent scripts.

*      This post is sponsored by BSI and yes, BSI does promote its services, but the information is still free and available for anyone to read, without any obligation.
Investor:  To be clear, my responses is based on how our investment groups works with studios and production companies. These are my opinions and the percentages will vary based on a number of factors.
Elyse / Contact me, click here
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Investor of Independent films, speaks openly about funding films and getting projects produced…

My name is Elyse, I’m a Producer with BSI Films

Update on getting your script funded and/or submitting to studios, networks and cable stations: My interview is with executives from MGM and an investment group investing in independent films. I asked them questions I’ve gotten from independents.
Elyse to Investor: I know you’re aware independents want to go direct to investors or broadcast execs… is there a way this can be done.
Investor: If they want to talk to me, then there are standards and procedures to follow which you’ve outlined in previous posts. See Syd Shaffer interview at the bottom of this page.
*  However, if trying to secure funding is too much of a challenge, there are ways independents can produce their project without outside assistance. Just about anyone can get their projects produced and distributed using up and coming talent, crews etc. to produce their project.
Once production is complete, they can submit to studios and networks for licensing and/or distribute their content across multiple (free) platforms. It takes research and negotiating with talent, crews and/or contacting companies that use innovative ways to bring people together and to help them produce and distribute their project.
*  But, keep in mind, if they want an investor to consider funding their movie, or submitting their series to a broadcast station; the first step is to partner with a production company or an executive producer. They should  understand the complexity of getting a project funded and ability to submit to both investors and broadcast executives.

Note: If contacting production companies, a common misunderstanding some independents have is that production companies invest in and/or fund feature films.

*  Your company just like major studios and other production companies; do not fund or invest in feature films. They write, develop, package, produce films and/or series.
 *After a script has been developed and packaged, executives producers then reach out to investment companies, hedge fund executives, Banks and equity investors that can raise capital or secure equity (cash.) Depending on how your project is developed and packaged will help determine the best funding and/or broadcast options available to pursue.
There is not enough space to list every step that’s needed to be taken because each project has different needs. However to get started it is suggested they;
*  Have an experienced and knowledgeable exec producer                                                                                                                    *  Have a polished script                                                                                                                                                                              *  Budget by experienced line producer                                                                                                                                                      *  Producer’s package                                                                                                                                                                                    * For more information about funding click here.
*  I have spoken to a few independents that say the industry is changing and paying someone is old and will soon be a thing of the past. To an extent they’re right, but it only appears to be changing. The industry combined with technology has simply created a second option for independents to take advantage of.
Cheaper cameras, talent looking for exposure, using social media for promoting your content and signing on to free platforms for distribution allows for content to get out to a global audience. Basically independents now have 3 options; produce and distribute your project on their own or … with assistance from professionals … or a combination of both.
But keep in mind, for independents that have a script and want someone else to do the work for them and find funds to produce their project, finding professionals to use their time and neglect their own projects and not be retained ..  will be a major challenge.      Click here for more info
Elyse: This all sounds too complicated. What if an Independent does not have an executive producer or the time to edit and develop a project. They simply have a script and just want to get it optioned, sold, funded and/or  produced. What other option is available to pursue.
Investor:  I would suggest submitting to studios, cable stations and networks. Some of the advantages and disadvantages.
*  The process for submitting a script to cable stations and studios, compared to securing an investor… is much easier.
The budgets being offered by cable stations, Netflix, Amazon, LionsGate, HBO, etc., to produce films and series are now on line with what most investors provide.
*  submitting a script does not have the same challenges and level of complexity as seeking funding.
* Although you still need to attach a budget, complete the development and packaging your script; the investment information does not have to be attached.
*  Because there are standards and procedures to follow,  an independent may need an executive producer with access to assist with submitting their  script.
*  Getting a script optioned or purchased probably will not happen, unless you have credits for a box office hit or highly rated TV series.
Whether  submitting to investors, studios, cable stations and/or networks … they all have challenges and there are no guarantees your project will be picked up.
Investor: I know Syd and have worked with him on funding small and major box office movies. His interview although blunt and direct, provides accurate information regarding how most investors and studio execs fund feature films or send scripted shows to series.  
(click here) Syd Shaffer is an investor of independent films and provides some suggestions for meeting the standards and complying with procedures.

Elyse / elyse@bsimcg.com

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Is Your Script Ready To Be Submitted or Pitched To Investors and Broadcast Executives

Elyse / BSI Films, Producer:  Taken from an interview with an executive from MGM.

In today’s film & TV industry, when an investor, network or industry executive ask that you send them information about your project, in most instances they will want to see your script, but it is not the first or only document they want to see.

Investors want an overview of your project, basically a Producers Package/ pitch deck. You can develop this package with or without the help of an executive.

Some basic information to take into consideration when preparing your package:

Investors tend to focus on; how much is needed, what type of investment is needed, what talent or collateral is attached, is there distribution and how will the funding be structured to reduce speculation to protect their investment.

Broadcast executives tend to focus on does the concept appeal to the demographic is it targeting, does it meet their programming needs, can it compete against it’s competitors across multiple platforms to a global market.

When requested to send information, in most instances; investors, Studios and executives to want to see a package that provides concise and specific information regarding both the entertainment and business strengths of your project and have highlights of the benefits that appeals to the specific investment and/or programming needs of the person you’re submitting to.

Also, having a 30 – 60 second concept video or trailer added to your project is a benefit that provides a visual of the entertainment value of your concept.

The following should be included in a  Producer’s Package

The entire package represents an overview regarding what your project is about and highlighting both the creative and the business advantages that appeal to the individual the project is being submitted to. ​

Edit Log line:  1 – 2 sentences. If it’s longer than 2 lines it may not get read. A short synopsis, 3-5 sentences. Chances are this will not be read, if the log line does not interest them.

Budget – Top sheet budget / created by line producer familiar with cost for scripts specific to your production needs. Our company and others tend to have 3 budgets, high, middle and low. Depending on who the project is submitted to determines which budget they receive.

State if talent is attached: When submitting to investors, studios, cable stations or a network and seeking an equity investor or wanting to raise funds, having talent, director, production company etc… attached is helpful but may not be mandatory. It will depend on who you’re submitting to and what they require.

If submitting to an investor, there’s a high probability they want collateral attached to the project.

Marketing – One-page marketing sheet / identifying specifics to the needs of the individual you’re submitting to.

Pilots, Trailers, Equity investor, talent attached, Adaptation of your script to a Book (sales numbers,) social media following (YouTube, webisode, online streaming etc., also is information to include if you have it.

Concept Videos are what many investors and executives may ask to see. They can be made without hiring a crew or talent and are inexpensive to make.

Script / reviewed, analyzed and edited:  Prior to submitting your script to anyone, make sure your script has been reviewed, analyzed and edited to meet production standards for filming and appeals to the entertainment and business needs of the party you’re submitting it to.

Keep in mind, although all of the factors listed are important, there are exceptions to the order of their importance and/or necessity depending on who is asking for the information.

For assistance with development of your package click here.

Elyse, Producer

BSI / TV & Film

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-Feature Film Investor … Takes meeting with Independent

My name is Elyse, Producer with BlueStar Studios Inc. I accompanied our executive team to a meeting with an investment group to observe and take notes.
Afterwards, I met Lisa, an independent writer to find out the steps she took to get a meeting with these investors.
Below is the short version of her interview:
Elyse:   How did you get this meeting?
Lisa:     It wasn’t a formal meeting; it was an opportunity to talk to an investor that a friend arranged for me as a favor.
Elyse:   How did the meeting go?
Lisa:     I did not get the funding, but she didn’t kick me out of her office. My meeting with Ms. Stein was informative and I learned a lot about how this industry works when it comes to funding films.

She told me I needed to be better prepared and could begin by having answers to some basic questions… click here

Elyse: So, what’s your next step?
Lisa: When I first spoke to your executive (Susan) almost a year ago, the people on my team said if we write the script we should not have to do all the other work just to pitch it to someone. I agreed. We believed eventually the process would change for independents because we questioned the necessity to pay professionals to help us.
Elyse: How long did you think it would take before the process would change?
Lisa:  It’s taking longer than I care to wait. I and my new team (2 other writers) did research; called writers and producers then checked their credits and decided to partner with a production company that met our needs. Basically, we called Susan. I’m not saying she is for everyone, but for our needs she is definitely what we want.
Elyse: So, I’m confused. You agreed with your friends about the industry changing, but retained someone to help you. What changed?
Lisa: I changed. We’ve been trying for over a year to get someone just to talk to us and the executive that took my call provided us information about the industry before we retained her. Also, I replaced my friends with new partners. They want to compete in this life time, not some unknown distant future. And yes, of course, we retained the services of executives who have done this before; the project is mine not theirs so partnering helps reduce a lot of the responsibility and cost … but not all.
Elyse: I cannot write down everything Ms. Stein told you, so what are the 3 most important steps for you?
Lisa:   First Step, accept the fact my competitors (other independents) are following the process, and embracing the business side of this industry. That’s why every time a see a crappy film or TV show, I no longer ask the question “how did that thing ever get made.” I now know… someone took the time and effort to get it funded, produced and distributed.
Second: with my new team, we began by editing the script and then developing our producer’s package to meet the creative and business needs of people we wanted to submit to. Executives that work in the industry have a current understanding of the process and are critical in developing the support materials needed. They also have the access and ability to submit and pitch projects.
The Third Step was recognizing that the script is an important factor, but not the only factor that’s important to executives. Before meeting with investors or executives they want a concise description of both the creative and overview of business factors that appeal to their specific interests (Producer’s Package.) Their main interest is how much is needed (budget), how their investment would be structured to protect their investment and when will they see a profit. If we submit to a cable executive— they have similar questions including how our project will increase viewership of a specific demographic they’re interested in.
Ms. Stein also told me. Cable is no longer a secondary market for feature films. For Production Companies and executive producers it represents an all-inclusive deal with profit margins that are realized without dependency on other factors beyond production. But you still need to compete and having an experienced team supporting you lessens the challenge.
More to come…
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Elyse, Producer, BSI Films a subsidiary of BlueStar Studios Inc.
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