FS Pro

A cohort-based online strategic coaching program for independent filmmakers with a focus on developing, packaging, financing and distributing your films.

FS Pro offers individualized, strategic guidance for projects at every stage: from the earliest stages of development through completion.

FS Pro gives you access to market intelligence and guidance specific to your project(s) in a group setting.  Effectively, it’s a consultant in your back pocket at a significantly reduced cost.

We advise at each step and you do the outreach.

There is no one way to utilize FS Pro - that depends on the stage of your project and your needs - but here are some of the ways we work with FS PRO clients:

For projects at the packaging/finance stage:

  • Guidance on budgets and finance plans

  • Help vetting actors, directors, producers, etc as you build your finance-ready package

  • Guidance on getting your script to production companies and talent

  • Advice on financing models and approaching structured finance (where appropriate)

  • Guidance on co-production and co-financing deal structures

  • Guidance on how to present to potential investors

  • Film market preparation

For projects at the distribution stage:

  • Festival strategy

  • Advice on sales agents and distributors to approach and how to best approach them

  • Help navigating the deal making process

  • Guidance through the delivery process

  • Film market preparation

FS Pro clients also get:

  • A cohort of filmmakers and producers actively developing and making films and series

  • A private Facebook group where you'll get personalized  advice

  • An educational resource hub of evergreen courses covering financing, packaging and development for films and series

  • Access to sample deal terms, deliverables lists, and sales projections charts

How Filmmakers Use FS Pro

Some filmmakers join for ongoing accountability in the development and packaging of their projects

Some join the program while navigating distribution for completed films

Others have joined to build out project packages and financing plans that led to financing, moved into production and secured distribution, tapping into our expertise in those areas at each step of the way.

Who is FS Pro Not For?

  • If you’re looking for Film Specific to do the outreach on your behalf, that is not offered as part of FS Pro.  With this program, we advise, you do the outreach.  We do offer comprehensive, hands-on consulting packages and EP services where we lead outreach.    

  • If you’re looking for us to finance your film or secure private equity for you, we do not do that.  We are not financiers.

  • If you do not have a script ready to go or do not have the time to actively work on moving your project forward consistently, FS Pro is not appropriate​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Who We Are & Why We Offer FS Pro

15 years ago, Film Specific started as an education company and consultancy focused on independent film and has since grown into a robust production company, acting as Producer or EP on over a dozen feature films, docs and series with several others nearing production.  As consultants we’ve advised on dozens of other projects. 

 

FS Pro encompasses work we are already doing and intelligence we are already gathering.  The program allows us to work with a select, vetted group of filmmakers in need of market intelligence and practical guidance who would not otherwise have access to it.  It’s an effective way to cut down on the learning curve by leveraging the expertise and experience of others, including the fellow filmmakers in the cohort.

For projects at the packaging/finance stage:

  • Guidance on budgets and finance plans

  • Help vetting actors, directors, producers, etc as you build your finance-ready package

  • Guidance on getting your script to production companies and talent

  • Advice on financing models and approaching structured finance (where appropriate)

  • Guidance on co-production and co-financing deal structures

  • Guidance on how to present to potential investors

  • Film market preparation

 

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For projects at the distribution stage:

  • Festival strategy

  • Advice on sales agents and distributors to approach and how to best approach them

  • Help navigating the deal making process

  • Guidance through the delivery process

  • Film market preparation

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FS Pro clients also get:

 

  • A cohort of filmmakers and producers actively developing and making films and series

  • A private Facebook group where you'll get personalized  advice

  • An educational resource hub of evergreen courses covering financing, packaging and development for films and series

  • Access to sample deal terms, deliverables lists, and sales projections charts

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Commitment & Fee

Developing, financing, producing and distributing films takes a significant amount of time.  Therefore, to work with clients properly we do require a minimum 12 month commitment to fully make use of the program.  Admittance is via application.

Fees are $99/monthly or $999/year (2 months free).

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