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With a Well Written Film Business Plan
You'll Soon Be Ready to Roll Credits

LOUISE LEVISON, President of Business Strategies, is the "guru" of film business plans. Making a single film? Creating a slate or company? Need to consult on the film industry or other entertainment segment? Call Louise and Business Strategies.

Need Money for a Movie?
Don’t Go in Empty Handed

Attracting Investors begins with a solid business plan by Business Strategies that allows investors to gauge the profit potential of your movie. We’ll draft a business plan that maximizes your chances to secure the financing you need to make your movie.

Before You Fade to Black,
Show ‘Em You Won’t Run in the Red

Financial projections show investors how and when they’ll make their money.
Vital elements investors look for are:
• Worldwide revenues and costs for comparative movies
• Projected profit
• Projected cash flow
• Detailed explanation of assumptions underlying financial projections

Get a Jump-Start on Your Business Plan With Louise Levison’s Book
“Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents”

Now in its Eighth Edition, “Filmmakers and Financing” is the industry standard. It explains in a step-by-step format how to write a business plan and includes access to a password-protected site that offers a downloadable course for writing your plan and other proven tips for attracting financing.


William Nix

Chairman, Creative Projects Group Executive Producer, “The Prophet”

“Levison has synthesized her years of professional experience into an invaluable roadmap for the filmmaking community."

Rick Pamplin

Pamplin Film Company, Writer/Director, “Movie Money CONFIDENTIAL”

“How to raise funds for independent films was the best-kept secret in Hollywood until Levison’s book was published.”

Rob Cowie

Producer, "The Blair Witch Project", Producer, "Electronic Arts"

“Thank you so much for all your help from the business plan to the emails and introductions. You have helped this film become what it is today."

About the Author

Louise Levison has been writing business plans in the film industry for 30 years. Her clients have raised money for low-budget films such as The Blair Witch Project, the most profitable independent film in history, and for companies raising as much as $300 million. She is the author of “Filmmakers and Financing: Business Plans for Independents” currently in its revised and expanded Eighth Edition. She also is editor of the newsletter The Film Entrepreneur: A Newsletter for Independent Filmmakers and Investors.


Danny Glover

Actor/Director/Producer, Co-Founder of Louverture Films

“An excellent, insightful guide to attracting financing for indie films. Louise Levison takes a sane, balanced approach to research, comparables and projections, achieving honest outlooks in business plans that are accurate and convincing to equity investors. An important tool for filmmakers and producers seeking innovative financing models.”

Morrie Warshawski

Consultant and Author of “Shaking the Money Tree”

“If Levison’s 'Filmmakers and Financing' were only about business plans it would be worth more than its cover price. In addition, Levison gives sage, savvy and clear introductions to every important aspect of film business — marketing, distribution, varieties of investors, financing options — it’s all here, including a sample business plan. This book is a ‘must have’ for any filmmaker’s bookshelf.”

J. David Williams

Distributor, “Shiloh”, “The Omega Code” Executive Producer, “Left Behind”

“A ‘must have’ educational and reference tool to help you conquer current industry practices regarding finance, production and distribution. Louise has consistently delivered a plethora of information that is easy for a beginning filmmaker to understand, while at the same time very useful to the entertainment veteran. No filmmaker’s library would be complete without it.”


(whether one film or a slate)​

Company Production Team


Film Industry

Movie Genres

Target Markets

Audience Demographics


Risk Factors

Financial Assumptions

Comparative Films – Worldwide Data

3 projections of Revenues, Expenses and Net Profit

Cash Flow for Moderate Projections

Consulting services available on a per project basis or hourly rate. Contact us directly.


Stu Pollard

Producer/Director “Keep Your Distance” Executive Producer, “3 Day Weekend” and “Freeland”

“Louise Levison’s book gives filmmakers an inspiring and coherent merger of plain English, film lingo, and traditional business-speak. It helped me create a straightforward and thorough business plan that ultimately raised $2 million for my new project.”

Harris Tulchin

Entertainment Attorney/Producer and Co-Author: "The Independent Film Producer's Survival Guide”

“If you are an independent filmmaker trying to raise any private financing for your film, you absolutely must read, absorb, and understand the material and advice in Louise's book . . . I tell all my clients to buy a copy, because they will continually use and refer back to . . . I do.”

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