A premium coaching group that gives filmmakers a strategic advisor and professional consultant in your back pocket with in-the-trenches market intelligence and actionable guidance through every stage of the lifecycle of your films and series.
Plus a built-in community of serious and highly-motivated independent filmmakers from across the globe.
$99/mo or $999/yr
(12 month commitment required)
FS Pro is an advisory program unlike any other
A virtual, interactive, premium coaching group that gives filmmakers a strategic advisor and professional consultant in your back pocket with in-the-trenches market intelligence and actionable guidance through every stage of the lifecycle of your films and series.
A built-in community of serious and highly-motivated independent filmmakers from across the globe.
An ever-expanding library of frameworks, templates, checklists and playbooks to keep you connected to the market and guide you each step of the way
FS Pro is offered to filmmakers in a group setting allowing us to offer the benefits of our advisory services at a drastically reduced cost.
There is no one way to utilize FS Pro, but here are some of the ways we work with FS PRO clients:
FOR PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT
Advise on budgets and finance plans in the current marketplace
Provide insight on project packaging - including talent, director and writers
Advise on getting your script to production companies and talent
Advice on financing models and approaching structured finance
Provide insights on co-production and co-financing deal structures
Provide insights on how to present to potential investors
Guidance on film market preparation
FOR PROJECTS AT THE DISTRIBUTION STAGE:
Advise on the sales agents and distributors to approach and how to best approach them
Insights on navigating the deal making process
Guidance through the delivery process
Guidance on film market preparation
Guidance on festival strategy
Guidance on marketing your release
Guidance on navigating US and foreign sales
FS Pro also includes:
A network of serious filmmakers from across the globe actively making films and series
All the filmmakers in FS Pro know leveraging the experience and expertise of others gives them an unfair advantage in fast tracking their projects.
Access to our premium coaching group
Currently hosted on Facebook, this is where you can ask questions, get guidance and engage in discussions.
Resources and tools at your fingertips
FS Pro also includes an ever-expanding library of frameworks, templates, checklists and playbooks - these give you the ultimate shortcuts and cheat sheets, in the shortest possible format to get you the best results. It's no fluff, all action. Our playbook library is updated monthly to keep you connected to the marketplace and always give you the tools to spring into action.
➡︎ HOW FS PRO WORKS ⚙️
The cornerstone of FS Pro is our consulting group, currently hosted on Facebook. You will interact here, anytime you wish, to ask questions, get guidance and engage in discussions. This is also where you will interact with you fellow FS Pro members.
While there is no one way to use FS Pro, but most members use it to level up their projects and gain access to guidance through the specialized areas of finance, packaging and distribution. Whether you're at the earliest stage for a new film and need help navigating securing IP, are actively packaging your film and need guidance in dealing with talent reps and attaching actors, or if you are getting ready to launch your completed film out into the world and need support navigating through it, FS Pro can provide you with the insights and expertise to move your project to the next level.
➡︎ SPECIALIZED EXPERTISE IN YOUR BACK POCKET 🔍
FS Pro gives you a highly experienced consultant in your back pocket who will guide you through the murky waters of packaging and getting your project market and finance-ready and the shark-infested waters of distirbution. You'll do this with a powerful community of likeminded filmmakers to continuously support your on your journey. It gives you a distinct edge and shortcut to moving your projects forward, no matter their stage, by leveraging the experiences of others and tapping into their expertise. Expertise you may not otherwise have access to.
How did we gain this expertise?
We've got 20 years experience in independent film and television packaging, finance and distribution. We've also had a hand in producing or executive producing a dozen completed films in the past five years or so and consulted on dozens more. We created this program to help filmmakers through arguably the hardest part of the process - getting your project market and finance-ready.
➡︎ WHO IS FS PRO NOT FOR? 🚫
If you’re looking for us 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.
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.
The fee for FS Pro is $99/month OR $999/ year (2 months free)
Membership in FS Pro is by application only.