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Blueplanet Universal Productions has acquired the franchise film rights to the John Storm series of books by Jameson Hunter, the first of which, Kulo Luna, is due for release as soon after 2015 as possible, most likely as an e-book or script.

 

The portfolio consists of :-

 

 

Action adventure stories (books) under development by Jameson Hunter. Kulo Luna is due for release in late 2013 or early 2014 subject to final edit Cyber Wars is in its first draft stage, Operation Neptune is mapped, and so on. Sectasaur is a low budget sci-fi movie along the lines of "Them" and "PhaseIV" which may proceed directly to screenplay.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT - Our objective is to raise the funding to produce a series of high concept feature films and computer games derived from these stories, based on a unique direct-to-the-public approach, or alternatively to share the IP rights with an established production/distribution company with a reputation for entertainment excellence. We are also encouraging the development of these stories generally as books, and graphic novels. Prospective film investors, corporate and personal, typically understand how film development companies operate to be able to gauge opportunity. An accountant is further comfort and recommended. *Anticipated returns are illustrative only, based on a number of assumptions.

 

POTENTIAL - A franchise spread like that proposed is considered to be an excellent investment, as explained below. But first, you should know that according to specialist accountants, motion picture investment is less risky than bio or high-tech. A motion picture development should be evaluated as with any other investment opportunity, by someone familiar with the territory. You wouldn't buy a piece of real estate without checking out the local market values - or you wouldn't know if you were looking at a good deal or not. Movies offer multiple additional revenue streams that other investments cannot match - which, in the case of a franchise, increases returns manifold.

 

Three general rules apply to most film investments:

 

1. Invest in development of the stories and scripts. 

2. Place distribution rights before green lighting movie production.

3. Exploit the multiple streams of revenue from each film for each film.

 

 

 

 

SECTASAURUS -  New for 2016, Jameson Hunter is now developing the giant (bulldog) ant based special effects animatronic for this potential cult sc-fi story. Bluebird Marine Systems have been asked to look at re-making the mechanics that went missing many years ago. The object is to produce a few publicity articles and maybe give some aspiring film producers a chance to make a pilot, possibly with the help of crowd funding.

 

 

DEVELOPMENT TARGETS:

 

* To produce a motion picture release with a major Hollywood studio.

* To become a writer centric film development company.
 
* To finance films through investor loans partly guaranteed by foreign presales.

* To maximize film profits and build audience awareness by attracting name directors and actors.

* To split profits from all revenue streams 50/50 with investors for exit in 3 to 5 years.


OPPORTUNITY - The eight major Hollywood film studios (20th C. Fox, Universal, Disney, Paramount, Sony [Columbia], Warner Bros.[New Line Cinema], MGM/UA, and Dreamworks SKG) are looking to acquire/distribute motion pictures from independent companies to supplement their own projects. In-house films are very costly to produce, (eighty million to two hundred fifty million dollars), and market (twenty-five million to seventy five million dollars) and the big 8 cannot develop sufficient mid-budget movies to feed their “distribution requirement” (theaters, cable, and video/dvd). E.g., twenty percent of Universal studio’s releases are developed in-house while the remaining eighty percent are picked up from independent production companies.

Blueplanet Universal Productions aims to supply quality films to the major studios as co-ventures. 

 

SAFETY IN NUMBERS - Investment wise, the safest development strategy is to create multiple pictures. A completion bond company insures investor loans. Production loans are to be fully collateralized by foreign distributor presale guarantees and licensing rights with a major cable company (HBO/Cinemax, Showtime, and Starz/Encore). Blueplanet Universal Productions will work with the eight major U.S. studios and the top seven foreign territory distributors (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Australia, and Japan) in developing these movies. This creates a business collaboration that assures each picture's maturing in the major global markets over several months preceding its production, and virtually guarantees each film the distribution that is essential for profitability.

 

GENRE - These are the common attributes of a film to other films sharing the same general theme. Typically, a John Storm film is high-tech adventure/action, intermingled with wildlife (nature) struggles, with the vessel promoting renewable energy use for sustainability.

 

John Storm is an intellectually resourceful action hero who sails on the wild side and fights for what is right. His delinquent past and love of technology works for him against adversaries. The Solar Navigator boat (a real design undergoing tests) is an artificially intelligent character in the series, much as the Star Ship Enterprise is a key component of the Star Trek films and Kitt is a character in the Knight Rider series. Each film features subtle romance and powerful antagonists with near world domination objectives, ala Bond/Saint/Croft/Jones, etc, some focusing on treasure (island like quests), which may take many forms.

 

PRODUCTION - The story lines have an international flavour. They are to be shot on location in London, England - Sydney, Australia, Cairo, Egypt - Brazil, Africa and in many more exotic settings. As you can see from the sample book covers, there is no shortage of action stories for the foreseeable future.

 

MARKETING - Instead of traditional 35mm celluloid, for our first release, we are looking at shooting and editing films in 3D in high quality digital (DV) format. Harnessing the traffic from this site may create promotional opportunities to sustain traditional theatre future releases. 

 

BUDGET - The proposed budget for the first film is $78.8m (broken down as per the business plan below), very much dependent on the mix of involvement of producers, directors and actors in terms of buyout or profit share, above and below the line expenses, etc. We feel that it would be a false economy to skimp on production costs, if we are to deliver hi-definition 3D excellence, stunning locations, quality graphics and superb performances. You can see from the Business Plan for 'Kulo Luna' that we have given the production of this movie careful consideration, taken in the context of a franchise strategy, where each film development benefits from those before. For our first movie development we will be looking for a name director to add their own style and dynamism to the story.

 

Conventional theatre releases may be bypassed for the first film (save for selected premiere locations) moving directly to :-

  • Airlines

  • Hotel pay per view

  • Video rental

  • Video sale

  • Pay & free TV

  • Merchandising

  • Games

This is in line with the latest marketing strategies of Love Film and Netflix, etc. We will though listen to our investors.

 

We would like to hear from anyone interested in collaborating in this enterprise, be it financial or skills. Actors should check out the casting opportunities using the character listings on the story main pages:-


 

 

HOLDING COMPANY

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS PLAN - KULO LUNA - THE MOVIE, BUDGET

 

  Blueplanet Productions  2014 - 2016

The Adventures of John Storm:  KULO LUNA™ - The $Billion Dollar Whale © BUH Ltd MMXIII

 

Title:

The Billion Dollar  Whale

.

Format:

35mm Anamorphic 3D*

to HD DVD Blu-Ray

Ratio:

20 to 1*

.

Runtime:

110 minutes

.

Pre-production:

39 weeks

.

Shooting:

11 weeks

.

Post-production

15 weeks

.

 

 

A. Pre-production unit costs

         55,370.00

L. Travel / hotel accommodation

335,000.00

B. Above the line costs -prod execs

  25,907,500.00

M. Publicity / screenings

176,400.00

C. Crew - Main unit

       693,803.00

N. Legal, accounting. ins (Int, film guarantors)

477,010.00

D. Crew - 2nd & 3rd units

       278,680.00

O. Contingency @ 10%

7,254,830.00

E. Cast + options

  20,290,000.00

P. Producer's / Director's dividends (%)

TBA

F. Computer graphics (CGI)

  17,500,000.00

Q. Distribution - Direct (costs)

27,959,000.00

G. Art department

       986,300.00

R. Profit projected on sales (before corp. tax)

536,370,000.00

H. Equipment

       242,850.00

S. Finance / Interest (5 yrs)

53,876,570.00

I Location / transport / catering

809,502.00

T. Total target film cost (production & distribution)

107,753,138.00

J. Stock, lab, video transfers

312,195.00

U. Studio property / equipment (invest)

TBA

K. Post production

190,510.00

.

.

.

.

Sales

 *698,000,000.00

Cost of Sales

 161,629,710.00

Net Profit*

*Subj. corp. taxes 

.

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  Blueplanet Universal Productions  KULO LUNA™ © BH Ltd MMXIII

 

Blueplanet Holdings Ltd trade mark logo

 

 

FINANCIALS - The minimum purchase per institutional/corporate investors is share blocks totaling $1,000,000. The maximum is $5,000,000. The minimum purchase for private investors is blocks of $125,000 - maximum $1,000,000. The funding will last approximately 3-5 years.

 

Actors cast in the film may invest as though they were corporate investors, or take such shares in lieu of fees. The Producer and Director will be entitled to bonus performance shares as an incentive to excel.

Investor ownership of the 'Kulo Luna' development company is in proportion to share purchase.

100% (one hundred percent) of the gross cash receipts received by the Kulo Luna development company is to be paid to investors until they have recouped 120% of their original investment, from the licensing of this motion pictures worldwide. This milestone is typically reached by the second year from full subscription of the investment.

Thereafter, investors will participate 50/50 in all gross cash receipts returned to the company from motion picture releases in all media both domestic and foreign. These multiple revenue streams include: theaters, video-on-demand, video-DVD, pay-per-view, pay cable, satellite, TV network, syndication, video/computer games, music, publishing, and merchandi
sing, etc.

GRANTS:

The company will benefit from tax relief (cash rebate) in an amount of 20% for production of a significant proportion of the movie in the UK. Should it be necessary, top up finance from entertainment banks may be sourced. These loans will be fully guaranteed by foreign distributor pre-sale and domestic pay cable contracts.  www.bfi.org.uk/british-film-certification-tax-relief


EXIT STRATEGY:

Profits earned will continue to flow to investors for several more years from successful launch of the film. Upon completion of this film the investors are done. Investors in Kulo Luna may return and reinvest in a second and third development company.

 

NOTICE:

 

Terms subject to review until share issue. Please contact us for the latest news.

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS PLAN - SECTASAUR - THE MOVIE, (low) BUDGET

 

  Blueplanet Productions  2014 - 2016

The Adventures of John Storm:    SECTASAUR™  © BUH Ltd MMXIII

 

Title:

Sectasaur

.

Format:

HD Digital 3D*

to HD DVD Blu-Ray

Ratio:

20 to 1*

.

Runtime:

90 minutes

.

Pre-production:

20 weeks

.

Shooting:

 9 weeks

.

Post-production

16 weeks

.

 

A. Pre-production unit costs

         10,000.00

L. Travel / hotel accommodation

335,000.00

B. Above the line costs -prod execs

  362,500.00

M. Publicity / screenings

76,400.00

C. Crew - Main unit

       693,803.00

N. Legal, accounting. ins (Int, film guarantors)

17,000.00

D. 

       .

O. Contingency @ 5% (on  $9,397,460)

469,873.00

E. Cast + options

  2,290,000.00

P. Producer's / Director's dividends (%)

TBA

F. Computer graphics (CGI)

  3,650,000.00

Q. Distribution - Direct (costs)

100,000.00

G. Art department

       616,300.00

R. Profit projected on sales (before corp. tax)

60,032,667.00

H. Equipment

       174,250.00

S. 

.

ILocation / transport / catering

809,502.00

T. Total target film cost (production & distribution)

9,967,333.00

J. Stock, lab, video transfers

82,195.00

U. Studio property / equipment (invest)

TBA

K. Post production

190,510.00

.

.

.

.

Sales - estimated gross

 *70,000,000.00

Cost of Sales (film budget)

 10,000,000.00

Net Profit*

*Subj. corp. taxes 

.

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  Blueplanet Universal Productions  SECTASAUR™ © BUH Ltd MMXIII

 

 

SECTASAUR is a low budget sci-fi movie suitable for immediate scripting and low budget production using digital cameras and CGI to further reduce costs.

 

 

SCRIPTWRITING

 

A script is only as good the director that shoots the film and the budget that is allocated to production. Below are a few scripts that writers may like to study and learn the ropes, remembering all the while that without the vision and experience of the movie men, your script may be so much wood-pulp. With that in mind, use you prose to bring your pages to life.

 

Alien

Godzilla

Terminator

The Silence of the Lambs

 

 

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