When it comes to finding interesting film projects Slated puts the power in your hands. By telling us what you’re interested in, whether that’s films of a specific genre or topic, films that have a certain number of packaging elements, films that have sales estimates, or films that fall within a specific scoring range, we’ll deliver those film projects to your inbox. Watch the video to learn more about what happens once you become an investor.
The success of any film depends entirely on how well the team can execute and deliver to the market. You want to invest in the producers, directors and writers that know how to build industry heat, maximize budgets, attract top talent and, above all, make films that demand to be seen by audiences. Optimally, you want to invest in films that have a strong packaging or sales agent attached that is best able to handle that project across the worldwide market. Seek out teams with such track records on Slated and/or look for those backed by our carefully selected network of tastemakers and influencers.
Dealflow from tastemakers
There are organizations dedicated to discovering and nurturing films to their fullest creative and commercial potential. They are the true industry gatekeepers to the most promising projects and talents in the business. You may have heard of Sundance or Tribeca, but there are many more. Slated has privileged relationships with several of these organizations, many of which have important relationships with sales connections or distribution channels. Track their profiles and teams and you will get alerted to their projects.
Verification & transparency
Transparency reduces risk. However, the film industry is not known for it. Is that actor really attached to this film? Is the capital actually committed? Who has put together the sales estimates? Slated mitigates some of that upfront risk by having third parties verify all the sensitive and valuable information presented to investors. We are also constantly adding best practices to get you the relevant and corroborated data to make an informed decision.
Search & discovery algorithms
Film is a unique asset class in that the decision to invest may not always be driven by a financial return. For some, the emotional return that comes with winning awards may trump the commercial pay-offs. Certain investors are driven by a cause-based film that is relevant to them. So how would you be able to find films that fit your personal criteria? Through tagging, ranking, search, sort and discovery algorithms, we are constantly refining ways to find films that fit your real investment intent. Whether it’s films with desirable elements, artistic attachments or attractive sales estimates, we provide you with the tools to find what you are truly looking for.
As an investor, you may be looking to invest in a film but are leery of getting thousands of desperate pitches from filmmakers. So we’ve designed Slated as an exclusive marketplace that protects investors from getting unsolicited communications. We give you your own privacy controls. Filmmakers cannot email you unless they know you or you have expressed an interest in their project. Team Slated also polices the site and beyond for unscrupulous behavior.
Filmmakers join for…
Members that matter
New investors and industry professionals are signing up daily. Slated is designed to facilitate high-value introductions between films, the teams behind them, and this fast-growing community. From sales agents to distributors, from entertainment attorneys to name cast and crew, a film profile on Slated offers you exposure to a network of verified entertainment professionals and qualified investors. To learn more about how to list your film on Slated, see our FAQs for Filmmakers.
Access to capital
Our investment community represents hundreds of millions of dollars, some of which could be put to work in your film. Our accredited investor network ranges from high net worth individuals, to seasoned film financiers and large financial institutions. By having a film listed on Slated, your film profile gets automatically disseminated to these people that are seeking opportunities that match their funding criteria. With Slated you can use technology to promote your opportunity to a receptive audience you otherwise would have little or no access to.
Unless your name is instantly bankable, you need to build your project off the reputation of others. You may still need to attract talent, sign the optimal sales agent, galvanize industry support, and ultimately secure a distribution deal. This is why Slated goes deeper than financing alone. Our members also consist of leading sales agents, packaging companies, talent, festival scouts, and post-production houses to name a few. Get your film on their radar.
The multiplier effect
Word spreads. Slated works best by using the collective power of your team’s network to broadcast updates and keep investors and the industry informed as to the progress of your film. Investors or the industry may not want to reach out now, but when you add that A-list actor, or attach compelling sales estimates, they get notified, which may sway a decision in your favor. And the more people that are tracking your team, the more buzz you can generate across a community that matters.
The Industry joins for…
Members that matter
The Industry are signing up daily, joining our fast-growing community. Slated is designed to facilitate high-value introductions between financiers, film projects, and the professional film industry. From sales agents to distributors, from entertainment attorneys to name cast and crew, a Slated membership (free) offers you career exposure to our community of entertainment professionals. Watch the video to learn more about what happens once you become a member.
Emerging Talent & Dealflow
If you’re a creative or development executive, co-producer, sales agent, or talent representative…information is everything and so is access to the best material. You may be relying on word-of-mouth, established relationships, tracking boards or that serendipitous encounter at a film festival. Slated is constantly striving to improve the methods by which the top trending films and the talent behind them arrive in your inbox. Track who you know, who you’d like to know, and the film projects you are interested in to keep them on your radar.
Credits & Associations
Credits propel careers. This is an industry that trades on reputation. To stay relevant, it pays for you and your organization to be aligned with the most notable projects and the most valued players. By being associated with the films or companies listed on Slated, you add to your own influence and visibility in the community. In return, your involvement can raise a film’s profile and increase its reach - enhancing your own credentials further.
Search & discovery algorithms
Through tagging, ranking, search, sort and discovery algorithms, we are constantly refining ways for you to find films that fit your interests. If you’re only interested in films that are packaged, have notable cast, have come through a Slated partner company, or have verified sales estimates, we provide you with the tools to find what you are really looking for.
It’s all about who you know. Or who you know that they know. We know, so we protect our industry members from unwanted communications by offering strict privacy controls and email settings, and only allowing introductions through mutual connections. This means you won’t get inundated by members unless they know you or you have expressed an interest in their project or company.