10 steps to getting a film made

10 STEPS TO GETTING A FILM MADE ReedSmith coffee 1. Idea and/or story If it's your original idea or story, protect it by creating a copyright - i.e. write it down. II 2. Option the story If the story is based on an existing work, get a lawyer to negotiate an option agreement with the author. 3. Raise development finance Seek finance from BFI, BBC, Channel 4 and the regional funds (e.g. Creative England, Creati ve Scotland, Film Agency for Wales, Northern Ireland Screen) or a private investor. TELEVISION CENTER 4. Develop the screenplay Engage a writer to work the story into a screenplay. Ch4 5. Tout script to talent and creative agencies Build buzz around the project; get key cast and a director attached to the project. 6. Appoint a sales agent Get sales estimates and input on creative elements. 7. Presales FILMING IN PROGRESS Secure interest from/sell to distributors (presales) to collateralise commercial financing for the project. 8. Match commercial money with 'soft money' Look for cost-effective funding against presales and sales estimates (e.g. from banks or funds or private investors) and for tax incentives, subsidies and benefits to shooting internationally. 9. Completion guarantor Find a completion guarantor to review your budget and production and to guarantee completion and delivery of the film. PUB 10. Production team Engage crew and other service-providers. CINEMA For answers to your film production or finance queries, please contact: NOW SHOWING Michael Maxtone-Smith Partner, London T: +44 (0)20 3116 3462 Richard Philipps Partner, London T: +44 (0)20 3116 3525 Askandar Samad Partner, London T: +44 (0)20 3116 3672 Disclaimer - 00000000000 XXXXX ReedSmith ФЕ

10 steps to getting a film made

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Helpful infographic guide for new entrants into the film finance market that aims to help avoid some of the pitfalls.


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