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(Super Troopers 2, Chef)

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How Financial Analysis works

Your project’s Financial Analysis report includes data-driven projections and sensitivity analyses for the key elements that impact revenue.

‣ Release pattern of box office per theater counts
‣ Team Score
‣ Script or Screening Score
‣ Production budget
‣ Marketing budget
‣ Release window projections by month
‣ Likelihood Certified Fresh (not affiliated with Rotten Tomatoes)

Slated Scores predict success

Prediction Accuracy

In Slated’s Analytics forward test of 100+ movies pre-release:
We correctly predicted 80% of both the “hits” and the “misses”
Our synthetic portfolio outperformed market ROI by 2.8X
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Frequently asked questions

Is analysis required for me to list a film on Slated?

No, you can list a film on Slated without purchasing analysis. Your project score will include a team score based on your verified attachments, but will be incomplete. Many of our investors set minimum script/project score limits in their interests, so your opportunity matches will be limited.   

Does Slated Analytics estimate sales to distributors?

No. Slated Analytics’ projections are estimates of the overall financial potential for your project at the consumer retail level, not how much a distributor might offer as a minimum guarantee for the rights to a specific format or territory.

Can you give more detail about how your reviewers assess each script or screener?

In a nutshell, your Script or Screening Score indicates the quality of your project: The higher your score, the better. Three reviewers evaluate each script or screener thoroughly, then provide an Overall rating on the “Pass / Consider / Recommend” spectrum and assign numerical scores for ten individual attributes of the material. The scoring formula weights some categories more heavily than others. Each reviewer’s ratings are converted into a score on a scale of 1 to 100, which are then combined to determine the Script or Screening Score.

Read more on Slated Help: 
How do your readers assess each script?
How do your readers assess screeners?

What is the Likelihood Certified Fresh percentage, how is it calculated, and how does it relate to scores?

The Likelihood Certified Fresh percentage is the probability that a project will receive the Certified Fresh accolade from Rotten Tomatoes*, a key driver of a film's financial performance.

Following a study showing the likelihood of a movie being Certified Fresh, profitable, and Oscar worthy, Slated's data science team built an estimator allowing all film industry participants to know the likelihood of a movie being Certified Fresh at the point of development. The estimator leverages Script or Screening Score, Team Score, and other key data points to generate the estimate.

This likelihood percentage is calculated as part of our Financial Analysis service, designed to help filmmakers show the true market potential of a project.

*Slated is not affiliated with Rotten Tomatoes.

What if I don’t agree with the Script or Screening Analysis?

There’s no getting around the fact that story analysis is inherently subjective. Slated Analytics designed its process to be as objective as possible by applying the same set of rigorous standards to every script or screener, based on the criteria that buyers and reps themselves use to judge material. No matter how ‘original’ a script or screener may appear to the casual observer, the industry will instinctively look for meaningful comparisons when evaluating its storytelling elements. Slated Analytics’ story analysis anticipates that industry evaluation process for your benefit as writers, filmmakers, and producers.

Whether the coverage lauds your project or recommends further development, the points made will reference tried-and-true storytelling principles and cite specific examples (with page numbers or timecode) from the script or screener. And either way, displaying your Script or Screening Analysis to potential investors and partners is completely up to you. At the very least, the analysis will help you determine the most meaningful comparisons for your project and provide you with an early read on the industry’s likely response. After all, forewarned is forearmed.

How accurate are Slated Analytics financial projections?

The Slated Analytics team constantly reviews and improves its models to ensure their accuracy and efficacy in a constantly evolving market.

The dataset includes financial elements (production and marketing budget), creative elements (genre and MPAA ratings), marketing elements (release date and theater count), and dozens of other data points, including team composition and script or screener quality.

The team is constantly expanding the reference data set and improving Slated Analytics’ algorithms to make sure its models remain as accurate as possible. Not only has this system been shown to be more accurate than current industry tracking, but it does so as early as the greenlight stage. That said, as anyone who knows statistics and portfolio theory can attest, the broader the sample set, the more reliable the associated projections can become.

Further reading:
The Secret Formula Predicting Oscar Gold 2 Years in Advance
Achieving Alpha Part I: How to outperform the film finance market by more than 3x
Achieving Alpha Part II: Picking hits (and avoiding misses) in film finance

How will my Script, Screening, and/or Financial Score impact my project’s Project Score?

While the exact weighting of each component score within the Project Score is proprietary, the Project Score will definitely increase when your Script, Screening, and/or Financial Analysis is delivered. The very fact that you have submitted your project for rigorous evaluation demonstrates professionalism and market awareness, both of which send out strong industry signals. How much your Project Score increases depends on the quality of your script or screener and financial prospects as they relate to expected production and marketing costs.

Are there example analyses to review?

Yes! We have 200+ sample analyses available. For each project, be sure to select the Script/Screening tab to see the Script or Screening Analysis, and the Financial tab to see the Financial Analysis.

Who will see my Script, Screening, and/or Financial Analysis reports?

Your analysis reports are 100% confidential unless you choose to make them visible on your project profile page. Visibility settings for your project’s analysis are separate from your page’s overall settings, so you can choose to share with specific people, all Slated investors, or the entire Slated community.

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