Free Film Production Company Business Plan
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- Personnel Plan
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1.0 Executive Summary
The purpose of this business plan is to raise $1,800,000 for the development of a film production company while showcasing the expected financials and operations over the next three years. The Film Production Company, Inc. (“the Company”) is a New York based corporation that will provide develop and distribute films produced by the business to customers in its targeted market. The Company was founded in 2008 by John Doe.
1.1 Products and Services
As stated above, the Company will be actively engaged in the development and distribution of films produced from scripts that will be actively purchased by the Company. Once the Company “green lights” a production, the business will aggressively produce, distribute, and market the film to the general public. The Company will earn substantial income from the distribution and licensure fees from the initial theatrical release of productions coupled with ongoing royalties from DVD, Blu-Ray, and merchandising sales. The third section of the business plan will further describe the services offered by the Film Production Company.
1.2 The Financing
Mr. Doe is seeking to raise $1.8 million from an investor or group of investor(s). On a preliminary basis, Mr. Doe intends to sell a 50% interest in the business in exchange for the capital sought in this business plan. The investor will also receive a seat on the board of directors as well as a regular stream of dividends from the royalties earned on the films produced and distributed by the Company.
1.3 Mission Statement
To produce quality motion pictures and other media that provide the Company’s audience with enjoyable entertainment.
1.4 Mangement Team
The Company was founded by John Doe. Mr. Doe has more than 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Through his expertise, he will be able to bring the operations of the business to profitability within its first year of operations.
1.5 Sales Forecasts
Mr. Doe expects a strong rate of growth at the start of operations. Below are the expected financials over the next three years.
1.6 Expansion Plan
The Founder expects that the business will aggressively expand during the first three years of operation. Mr. Doe intends to implement marketing campaigns that will effectively target quality screenwriters that can provide the Company with extensive materials that the Company can produce and distribute as films to the general public.
2.0 Company and Financing Summary
2.1 Registered Name and Corporate Structure
The Film Production Company, Inc. The Company is registered as a corporation in the State of New York.
2.2 Required Funds
At this time, the Film Production Company requires $1.8 million of investor funds. Below is a breakdown of how these funds will be used:
2.3 Investor Equity
At this time, Mr. Doe is seeking to sell a 50% equity interest in the business in exchange for the requisite capital sought in this business plan. The investor will receive a seat on the board of directors and a share of the ongoing royalties generated by the Company’s productions.
2.4 Management Equity
Once the requisite capital is raised, Mr. Doe will retain a 50% ownership interest in the business.
2.5 Exit Strategy
If the business is very successful, Mr. Doe may seek to sell the business to a third party for a significant earnings multiple. Most likely, the Company will hire a qualified business broker to sell the business on behalf of the Film Production Company. Based on historical numbers, the business could fetch a sales premium of up to 10 times earnings if the Company earns substantial royalty income from its previous produced films.
3.0 Products and Services
Below is a description of the film production and distribution services offered by the Film Production Company.
3.1 Film Development and Production
The Film Production Company will finance its own media content by purchasing scripts and developing films for distribution. The business will develop these pictures individually, and will provide all of the necessary capital for the development of these projects. Upon receiving the Company’s needed capital, the business will produce one film at a time to develop this business. Management feels it is important to test the waters of this market as developing media content is a risky business. The Company wants to ensure that it develops the proper distribution and advertising channels before it heavily engages this business.
3.2 Licensing of Intellectual Property
As the Company develops its film property portfolio, Management fully intends to license and develop strategic relationships with publishers that want to participate in license the Company’s database of film. If the Company’s marketing campaign is successful, the Company will be able to offer license of its trademarked and copyright protected works to other businesses and as such the fees and licensing percentages will greatly increase the Company’s profitability.
4.0 Strategic and Market Analysis
4.1 Economic Outlook
This section of the analysis will detail the economic climate, the film production industry, the customer profile, and the competition that the business will face as it progresses through its business operations. Currently, the economic market condition in the United States is in recession. This slowdown in the economy has also greatly impacted real estate sales, which has halted to historical lows. Many economists expect that this recession will continue until mid-2010, at which point the economy will begin a prolonged recovery period.
4.2 Industry Analysis
The film and movie production industry is a $20.1 billion dollar per year business. The U.S. Economic Census estimates that there are approximately 9,000 businesses that operate in this market. Average annual payrolls exceed $5 billion dollars among 84,000 employees. This trend is expected to continue as the cost of producing a film has decreased with newer computer and graphics technology (the cost of the actual film production has decreased, actor’s salaries have increased making the film’s cost higher than in previous years). The industry has grown at an average annualized rate of 3.4%, which is inline with the growth of the U.S. economy.
4.3 Customer Profile
As each production will target a different demographic, the Film Production Company will conduct an extensive demographic and marketing profile before each production is developed and distributed.
4.4 Competitive Analysis
This is one of the sections of the business plan that you must write completely on your own. The key to writing a strong competitive analysis is that you do your research on the local competition. Find out who your competitors are by searching online directories and searching in your local Yellow Pages. If there are a number of competitors in the same industry (meaning that it is not feasible to describe each one) then showcase the number of businesses that compete with you, and why your business will provide customers with service/products that are of better quality or less expensive than your competition.
5.0 Marketing Plan
The Film Production intends to maintain an extensive marketing campaign that will ensure maximum visibility for the business’s developed films among its targeted market. Below is an overview of the marketing strategies and objectives of the Film Production Company.
5.1 Marketing Objectives
• Establish a strong presence in targeted domestic film markets.
• Establish connections with entertainment advertising agencies and marketing firms.
• Build a large network of financial backers.
5.2 Marketing Strategies
Management intends to use a qualified advertising and marketing firm to help the Company reach its intended audience for each production. This campaign will include the use of traditional print and media advertising as well as the Internet. Direct advertising campaigns will be of significant importance to the Company. Timely coverage of the Film Production Company’s intellectual properties will be further directed through ongoing press relations, news releases and feature stories targeted at key professional communities and other media outlets. Publicity activities will be designed to generate ongoing coverage about the Company in targeted media by providing writers and editors with newsworthy releases, features, stories, briefs, and visual material for their columns and stories. In depth coverage may also be obtained about the Company and its films by hosting in-house interviews to be conducted by Mr. John Doe. For each production, the Company will work closely with its retained marketing firm to ensure maximum visibility for each production.
In this section, describe the pricing of your services and products. You should provide as much information as possible about your pricing as possible in this section. However, if you have hundreds of items, condense your product list categorically. This section of the business plan should not span more than 1 page.
6.0 Organizational Plan and Personnel Summary
6.1 Corporate Organization
6.2 Organizational Budget
6.3 Management Biographies
In this section of the business plan, you should write a two to four paragraph biography
about your work experience, your education, and your skill set. For each owner or
key employee, you should provide a brief biography in this section.
7.0 Financial Plan
7.1 Underlying Assumptions
7.2 Sensitivity Analysis
The Company’s revenues are sensitive to the overall condition of the economic climate. Film and entertainment are luxury items, and in the event of an economic pullback, the Company may experience a decline in its top line income. However, the business’s operations are scalable, and during times of economic recession, the Company can scale down production and still enjoy revenue generated from prior works.
7.3 Source of Funds
7.4 General Assumptions
7.5 Profit and Loss Statements
7.6 Cash Flow Analysis
7.7 Balance Sheet
7.8 General Assumptions
7.9 Business Ratios
Expanded Profit and Loss Statements
Expanded Cash Flow Analysis