Film Production Process
A successful feature film takes time and meticulous planning, starting off as just an idea to its projection on the big screen. The diagram above outlines a general beginning-to-end process and illustrates how each activity within the filmmaking value chain naturally and progressively falls into the next. Each step requires a good balance between artistic flair and business acumen.
From the film’s official ‘green-light’ to its final delivery, the investors’ interests are a priority and are protected by what is known as a ‘completion guarantee’ or a ‘completion bond’. The guarantee/bond is a form of insurance offered by a completion guarantor company and used to certify that the film will be finished and delivered based on the finalised script, cast and budget. If the film is not delivered as per the agreed arrangement then the guarantor will either takeover the production in order to complete the film as per the original plan, or they will fully repay all sums invested in the film.
Please use the links on the right to explore each stage in more detail.