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FILM PRODUCTION
What's Needed

This division is led by Creative and Executive Producers are Susan B. Flanagan and Slavik I.A.

BSI Films is a Prime Vendor for major Hollywood studios, streaming, cable, and broadcast companies. We offer Independents the same professional script writing, script development, and production services we provide our industry clients.

This package meets the standards set by studios, streaming, cable, and broadcast companies to ensure content being submitted contains the information that helps them determine if your project meets their creative and production needs. 

 

Our All-Inclusive Script, Presentation Development, and Submission/Pitching Package 

 

Speak with our executive producer Susan Flanagan to discuss your project and our rates.

  • Rates start at $995.00. 

Development and submission of reality series, and unscripted content ...

 

  • Rates start at $2,195.00.

Development and submission of films, series, documentaries, or scripted content 

 

To get started a retainer is asked for. Also speak with our EP regarding payment arrangements.

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Development Package ...  Our all-inclusive package 

Click here for a detailed review of what is included in our packages ...
https://www.bsifilms.com/what-needed-submitting-script-studios-streaming  

What is needed to submit your script ...

1. ​Executive Producer: To submit the following information, you first must have access and permission to submit your script. Note: How to make that happen.

2. ​Development Presentation: Your script is not the only or even the first document film and streaming Executives will read. This document reveals how your script meets their creative and production needs.

​3. Polished Script: When polishing your script for submitting to an Industry Executive, the first 10 pages of your script will determine if the review continues.

Please click here to review details for each service, we provide and what is included in each service.
https://www.bsifilms.com/what-needed-submitting-script-studios-streaming   

FILM PRODUCTION
Executive Producer
Dev Presentation

Your script is not the only or even the first document that

Development Executives will read.

 

The first document they will review is your

Development Presentation.

Q: What is a Development Presentation (DP)?

 

A: A DP is a concise overview of how your project meets the creative, entertainment, and production needs of the company you’re submitting to. 
 

 


Q: What is the difference between a Development Presentation and a Pitch Deck?


A: Development Presentation focuses on how a script meets the creative, entertainment and marketing needs of the company you’re submitting to. 

  • A Pitch Deck tends to focus on the storyline and entertainment value of a script.


* Note: A DP may be called a different name by different executives, but the information that needs to be included in whatever you call it, is consistent throughout the industry when submitting your script. 

script development

What Needs To Be Included In Your Development Presentation 

 

To Start your Executive Producer should have the experience, ability and access to develop and present projects that meet the requirements and standards set by each individual film, streaming, or broadcast company that it is submitting to.

​Script Polish / Development Of Your Presentation / Submitting Script To Studio and Streaming Companies 

  • Script Polish: Click here to review why the first 10 pages of your script is critical to determining if your script is accepted for further review or passed on.  

  • Budget: Top sheet budget that is created by a Line Producer familiar with cost that are specific to the production and budget needs of who it will be submitted to.

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  • Executive One Sheet: Includes a summary that highlights information regarding the entertainment and business components of your project.

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  • Submitting your script to streaming, film, cable, and broadcast companies requires following the steps set by each company accepting scripts for review. Click here for details.

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  •  Concept Video: Highly recommended if you do not have signed talent attached to your project. Speak with our EP about adding this visual to your presentation.

Click here to view a sample of the SAR (on page 4.)

Included
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When polishing your script for submitting to an Industry Executive, the

first 10 pages of your script will determine if the review continues.
Click here if assistance is needed in developing and submitting your script.

 

Why are the first 10 pages of a script so important?
  • The viewing audience has an abundance of great content available on multiple devices and platforms to capture their attention. Research has shown there is an extremely short amount of time a film or series has to grab, hold, and capture the imagination of an audience. That’s why most films and series tend to excite and grab the attention of the targeted audience within the first 2 pages (first 2-3 mins.)

For example, Law & Order starts off every episode with something that happens in the first minute!

That's the hook, then the question (who did it) and it's written for a level 3 quadrant.​​​

The writing and creative structure of a script should reveal the following within the first 10 pages:

*High Concept: What is the hook that makes the audience want to keep watching?

           For example: think of how an episode for Law & Order begins.

* What is the CQ (Central Question of the story.) The script begins with an action, that creates the central question "who, what, or why. 

                For example: If a scene opens with an armored car being robbed, but only a box was taken. The question is why.

* What Quadrant Level is the script? Quadrant is defined as what demographic does it appeal to. A movie that appeals to all four major demographics both male and female, and both over and under the age of 25 is a level 4 Quadrant.

 
* Is Script Evergreen: Is a script that is tied to time and can be viewed any time of the year.
 
*Does the genre meet current viewing trends?
SP-10 pages
Quad - HC - CQ