Set to launch in mid-September 2020, “Create it Here!” is the first FFP program designed to assist aspiring Florida filmmakers in script development and project budgeting.
We are looking project ideas from creators who have a Florida connection – whether you call Florida home, you grew up here, you live here now, you graduated from a Florida film school and live somewhere else but want to move back, whatever.
Our preference is for Florida stories that use recognizable Florida locations; however, whatever your project is, we’re interested in reading it as long as it’s in screenplay form.
There are three phases to the “Create it Here!” program.
1. Script reading. FFP solicits script submissions for reading and evaluation by a professional. Find out if your script idea has legs and a strong story line, where it’s weak and where it’s strong, and whether it’s do-able in a modest budget range. The charge to submit a script is $75.00. Take the first step and contact Chris Ranung at email@example.com to make it happen.
2. Script development and notes. Here’s where it gets serious. If FFP has serious interest in your script, we’ll offer a contractual agreement with a professional who will work directly with you to develop your story – dialogue, narrative, cadence, where it needs cutting/where it needs fleshing out, how to make the script tight, powerful, and most importantly sellable. You invest $500 for; FFP picks up the balance – a $1000 to $1500 investment in you!
3. Script breakdown and budgeting. We work with you to take it the rest of the way. An FFP professional breaks it all down and makes your project financeable. Whether a financing agreement is made with one of the FFP regional funds or you go another route, at the end of this process you own a project that you can sell. Again, you put in $500 and we subsidize whatever it costs to finish the rest of this process – an FFP commitment that will likely be in the $2500-$4000 range.