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Our executive team provides the experience, access and ability to submit scripts and content to *investors, studios, streaming, cable and broadcast stations. 

When potential investors or industry executives ask you to send them information about your project ... they want to see more than a script!

 

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Why Is A Producer's Package Needed

 

When submitting or pitching your script, investors and industry executives will want to see in addition to a polished script, materials that show the key components of the creative and business strengths of your script.

 

Our producers package contains key information regarding the creative and business components of your project investors and industry executives will want to review.

 

  • Rate for our Producers Package starts at / $1,495.00

 

 
 
 

The Following Is Included In Our Producers' Package

  • Script polish (Not included in package):  A basic edit is includes the polish script service.

a. For feature film scripts our rates start at $895.00 and up

b. For scripted series rates starts at $695.00

                                   

  • Concept Video is optional and not included with our Producer’s Package, but it is discounted by 20% for independents receiving our Producer’s Package. The rate of starts at $1,850.00

  • Basic Script Edit... additional fees will apply for Script Polish or Script Rewrite. ​​In addition to a basic edit, an executive One-Sheet will be provided. One sheet is an overview and evaluation of the storyline's critical strengths, along with the creative and the business advantages that appeal to the individual the project is being submitted to.​

  • Edit Log line:  1 – 2 sentences: If it's longer than 2 lines it may not get read. A short synopsis, 5-8 sentences. Chances are this will not be read, if the log line and synopsis is too long.

  • Submitting scripts to Studios, Streaming (Amazon, Netflix etc.) Cable, and Broadcast Stations. Scripts that meet industry guidelines and standards set by each individual studios, streaming, cable and broadcast station will be considered for submitting through their process they have in place.

  • Optional: A Concept Video with a run-time of :30 seconds to just under a minute, for today’s industry by far the most effective visual to submit to investors. Based on our working relationship with cable stations, networks and studios (Amazon, Netflix, Lions Gate etc.) most presentations begin with showing a clip of the project.

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  • Budget: Top sheet budget: created by line producer familiar with cost for scripts specific to your production needs. Our company and others tend to have 3 budgets, high, middle and low. Depending on who the project is submitted to, determines which budget they receive.

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  • Support materials that help identify interest in your project. This includes but not limited to book sales, YouTube and social media followers

*If seeking investors or funding for your project and you do not have an agent, talent, director or equity funding attached to your project, securing funding will become an even greater challenge. Scripts that meet the standards set by investors will be considered for including in film slates our executives submit to investment groups. ​​

Script Polish
 
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BSI Films is led by our Executive Producer Susan B. Flanagan Emmy® Award Winning Writer, Award Winning Producer and Show-runner

 

Script Polish

    a. For feature film scripts our rates start at $895.00 and up

    b. For scripted series rates starts at $695.00

Why is a Script Polish needed?

 

  • This service is primarily for scripts needing an evaluation, analysis, edit and comparison of what the writers' vision is… to what has been written. 

  • Our Script Polish also follows the same guidelines and standards investors, major studio and industry executive clients requires Susan to adhere to when asked to Polish a script prior to executives reviewing or approving funding or sending a script to series. 

  • All scripts are evaluated, analyzed, and edited to meet both the vision of the writer, business, or programming needs of the party it's being submitted to.

 

It is critical when pitching your script, to provide a package that includes a visual of your concept/script that captures an investor or executives attention and demonstrates your script meets their investment and programming needs.

 

Cost of a Concept Video Starts at $1,850.00 U.S. 

and up...

Payment arrangements are available

Our EP, and Premier ​Previsualization, Animation and digital supervisor, Slavik I.A has created visuals for many current major box office hits  such as: Pirates of the Caribbean, Falling Skies, The Mummy, Tron, Transformers, and more ...

 

Previsualisation & Animation By Our  EP Slavik I.A. 

 

Q&A interview with North America and International Investors and Buyers

Some of you may have already read this information. I posted it again because for those who have not read it, may find it helpful ...  contact us / click here.
My name is Elyse, I'm a producer with (BSI Media & Film Productions)

For this post ...  I had a candid conversation with investors from the U.S. and Syd Shaffer from Europe.

Mr. Shaffer and his team have helped raise funds for some of the world’s top grossing films, including several major projects that our executive producers – Slavik I.A. and Susan B. Flanagan have helped develop and produce. He agreed to answer a few questions I had about funding independent projects. His comments are below.
*Warning … Syd has a colorful way of talking.
  • Elyse: What chance does an independent really have of getting a film funded?
  • Syd: They have the same chance as anyone else in this room, if their plan has the right people presenting it and they play by the rules.
 
  • Elyse: So, who are the “right people” and what are the rules?
  • Syd: The right people are those who have a f**king clue about how this process works.
No one in this room has ever given millions to someone they never heard of, never met, who has no credits and only a script to show us. If you got a team that has experience, credits from major studios and has contacts or access to people that do … you can play. But if all you got is a script, your chances of getting funding from anyone in here is none and never.
As for the rules, they’re very simple. Have a team that knows both the business side of this industry and the creative. If talking to someone in this room, they want to know the genre, who’s in it, how much is needed, what financial instruments do you have in place to protect their investment, distribution and how much profit will I make .... and that has to be done in less time than it takes for them to sip out of the glass their holding.
Keep in mind, they are not going to read your script or listen to how its going to be produced, because they don’t know a damn thing about producing a film. I along with everyone in this room haven’t read a script in years. If I want to know about your script or what it takes to produce it, I’ll hire Susan or someone like her to tell me what the hell is going on. I want answers to those questions listed above. If your answers meets my client's need than the conversation will continue.
Let me ask you a question. I know most of your executives; I also know they don't have time to read scripts, I bet they have you do it?
 
  • Elyse: OK... yes they have me read them. We're the first step. We determine if it meets basic standards set by industry executives. If it gets by us, Susan and her editor will perform an evaluation and edit if needed ... but you know that. Question: If independents don’t know the right people or have a team what can they do? ​
  • Syd: If you don’t have a team or the right people or know how to put a team together, consider signing on with someone that has a team in place. 
There are professional writers, producers and even production companies you may be able to retain to assist you. News flash … they’re not going to do this sh*t for free. But whatever you do, don’t retain just anybody to help you. There are a lot of good people in this industry that can do what they say, unfortunately there are also a lot that can’t do a damn thing. Look at their credits (IMDB) this is a good place to start.
If independents want to compete, then they need to find a way to get someone on their team that at least has credits,  has contacts or at least runs in the same circles as other players. I recognize putting a team together has it challenges, the biggest one is getting the right people to help you. But I know for a fact it can be done, because we fund some of those projects!
Also, putting a team together is easier than trying to secure help from accredited production companies or getting an agent … in my opinion. These people are about making money and will not talk to you. They have their own projects they're trying to get funding for.  Just like major studios most production companies do not fund or invest in feature films. Just like the studios, they get funding by approaching investment firms, hedge funds, financial institutions etc. But they can give it a try ... it might happen.