What is the Filmmaker Process?
Filmmaker Process offers comprehensive professional services for hire to help filmmakers, working at any budget level, get their film project to the finish line.
OUR CLIENTS PROJECTS HAVE BEEN RELEASED THROUGH:
OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INCLUDE:
Gone are the days of In-person meetings, loglines, synopses and treatments. Now it's about virtual pitches and pitch decks.
We will create a pitch for your feature film, screenplay or streaming project. You will receive two creative passes and will have a team member communicating with you directly.
Whether you are pitching to investors or prepping your film project for production you will need a budget and schedule.
Our team of veteran film professionals will breakdown your film project and get you ready to pitch potential investors or produce your film project. We will ensure that your budget and schedule is concise and covers every aspect of your production.
How will you know if your movie can make money? By getting sales estimates by experienced International Sales Agents, who can go into the marketplace and find out how much you might make, depending on sales territory, genre, and cast.
Getting professional sales estimates can help you better understanding what kind of revenue you can expect to generate for yourself and your investors.
Filmmaker Process has teamed up with Buffalo8 Post to provide world-class post production services. B8 handles every aspect of post— from editorial through color correction, post sound and visual effects, to final delivery.
The movie trailer is one of the most important marketing elements any feature film or series can have. It is the introduction of your project to potential customers.
Filmmaker Process has partnered with the award-winning Buffalo 8 Post Services to help indie filmmakers create Hollywood level movie trailers for their indie films. Choose from three packages. We can do custom packages as well.
A movie's artwork is by far the most important piece of marketing you can do for your indie film. The movie poster and the VOD (Video on Demand) thumbnail is what makes a potential customer stop and consider watching your film. We can help you design eye-catching artwork that will help your film rise above and not get lost in the sea of content.
All packages gets two creative passes, client provide images and additional customized work is available.
So you have sold your film or series and want to deliver it to your distributor but have no idea what deliverable elements are needed or how to produce them. We are here to help you through this part of your film's journey.
We will prep all the video files for VOD, theatrical, or any other platform you need your film to go to. We have delivered hundreds of films to Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, AMC, Alamo Drafthouse, Amazon and many more.
Filmmaker Process has partnered with ABS to bring you entertainment payroll and accounting services designed for independent film projects and low budget producers.
From theatrical features and short films to TV Pilots and Sizzle Reels, ABS has the experience and flexibility for your next Film or Television project. Even the entertainment industry has its share of 9-5 jobs. ABS can handle your production staff payroll so your team can focus on the creative component.
"These guys are my first stop on each of my independent feature films. I trust their judgement and guidance in regards to areas pertaining to budgeting, production and financing and look forward to continued success with them by my side."
"Joe Aliberti and Justin Lothrop have been such a pleasure to work with. They both make you feel at ease and address every question and concern with knowledge, ease and professionalism. I look forward to a long lasting relationship with them. Thank you so much."
"They consistently provide professional, efficient and creative solutions for any type of production. Their honest, hands-on approach get unrivaled in this industry making them the most important ally of all: one that is trustworthy."
"They really guided us through the process of putting together a budget, pitch deck and business plan and the end result was body of material that truly represented our project and vision. I hope our creative paths continue to cross int he future."
"These guys have been an integral part in developing two of my feature film projects. Their input and expertise is always spot-on and it's a pleasure working with such a great group of people."
Filmmaker Process Services are suited for early stage producers through veterans looking to further the development or structuring, financing, packaging or selling of a film or TV project.
Filmmaker Process does not take ownership in any Filmmaker Process Service projects but is engaged as a work-for-hire contractor.
Filmmaker Process has an in-house Head of Development Services experienced in development, production, financing and sales who will oversee the daily communications.
Filmmaker Project Services generally turns around the first draft of materials within 3-6 weeks depending on the complexity of the project needs.
Our network of film professionals have worked on projects ranging from Sundance winners (2016’s “AS YOU ARE” and “LITTLE MEN”) to Academy Award Winning directed features (Rob Reiner’s “BEING CHARLIE”). Our team has budgeted, financed and packaged hundreds of projects and have delivered to many major Hollywood studios, television networks and VOD streamers.
Just pick the service or package you would like us to help you with, purchase and we will send you instructions on how to proceed.
We accept every major credit card and PayPal.
Effective Date: June 2, 2021
The "Filmmaker Process" section of this Website is maintained and operated by Buffalo 8 Productions, LLC and IFH Industries, Inc. (collectively “Filmmaker Process”). Filmmaker Process’s business includes providing consulting services to clients on strategic business matters. Filmmaker Process is not a registered broker/dealer or an Investment Advisor. Filmmaker Process does not offer or participate in offers of securities for sale or provide investment advice to others. Nothing on this Website is intended to constitute (i) an offer to sell or buy, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or buy securities from Filmmaker Process; (ii) investment advice or an offer to provide such advice; or (iii) a basis for making any investment decision.
Filmmaker Process provides a wide range of services to media and entertainment companies, production entities, investment banks, private equity funds, venture capital investors and other clients based on the following terms:
Advice to Media and Entertainment companies, Private Equity, Venture Capital and Strategic Investors
Filmmaker Process provides consulting services to clients on either a retainer or project basis. These include identifying potential investment opportunities, evaluation of transactions being contemplated by clients, development of strategic plans for companies and evaluation of media project market commercialization strategies and opportunities. These services are provided by contract directly to clients and do not place Filmmaker Process in the role of a Broker/Dealer.
Financial Transaction Advice
Filmmaker Process is not a registered Broker/Dealer and does not act as an agent for buyers or sellers of businesses. This is consistent with the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 which directs that brokers and dealers in securities register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and become members of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). The SEC considers the term “broker” to generally include persons providing advice regarding financial transactions who accept “transaction-based” compensation. Transaction-based compensation is defined as any commission or finder’s fee which is dependent or based upon the execution of a transaction. More broadly, advisers on buying or selling companies are subject to SEC regulation because transaction advice generally involves the transfer of securities – typically, equity interests in the company being bought or sold.
Securities Services Provided by an Investment Bank
If potential clients require assistance in executing a transaction involving the purchase or sale of securities, as opposed to the sale of assets or negotiation of licensing arrangements, Filmmaker Process typically introduces them to an investment bank. Clients enter into a contract with such investment bank to receive the requested services. Filmmaker Process cannot receive transaction-based fees.
Conflicts of Interest
Despite the fact that most Filmmaker Process clients operate in one or more parts of the media and entertainment industry, conflict of interest issues between Filmmaker Process clients have been very rare. In part, this is because Filmmaker Process works with clients who have different investment objectives or have different roles in the media and entertainment industry. The following principles have proven over time to minimize conflict concerns on behalf of clients:
- Transactions Between Clients–In situations where one Filmmaker Process client is acting as a broker and another as either a buyer or seller, Filmmaker Process makes clear at the very beginning which side it will work on. Confidential information which becomes known to Filmmaker Process is not provided to the counter party.
- Cross Consulting –In situations where Filmmaker Process introduces a service provider to a retainer client – an advertising agency, for example – Filmmaker Process does not accept referral fees from the service provider. Said another way, Filmmaker Process typically receives fees from one party or the other in a client situation, but not both.
- Idea Introductions –Proprietary ideas developed by Filmmaker Process are presented to only one client at a time; the one judged most appropriate for the size and shape of investment based on their expressed interests. Only if they are formally declined are they considered for other clients.
Non-Disclosure Agreements with Others
Filmmaker Process is sometimes made a party to non-disclosure agreements signed by retained clients. Filmmaker Process works to adhere to the terms of these agreements, including the return of confidential material when it is requested. For this reason, Filmmaker Process is sometimes unable to work on a specific M&A or consulting assignment.
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