newservicesLouise Rosen Ltd. (LRL) provides a wide range of services for filmmakers and producers. These include comprehensive project review and assessment, business affairs, specific budget or proposal evaluation and editorial review of cuts during post-production.

For overall project review, information should be submitted in the form of one or two paragraphs via email. If I believe I can be of service, I can provide an initial consultation. This will consist of approximately 60 – 90 minutes for review of written materials and footage plus approximately two hours of discussion. The fee for an initial consultation is $900. Additional consult time is billed at $200/hour. If you are seeking several reviews of your rough/fine cut throughout post-production, a package fee can be determined. Evaluation of finished work of 60 to 90 min in length is $450 or 600 and a discussion of editorial notes, festival suggestions and distribution possibilities, if any.

If your project or film is something I would like to represent, we set up a development agreement (for projects not yet completed) or a distribution agreement (for finished work) on a commission basis that usually ranges from 15% for pre-sales to 30% for distribution of finished work. All license agreements are negotiated subject to your review and approval of terms and are directly between you and the buyer. LRL invoices you for the commission, which is payable as you receive the funds. We invoice buyers on your behalf and work closely with you to oversee contract management and delivery. A start-up fee of $500 is due at the beginning of the representation period to cover initial handling and administrative costs. If there are significant changes in the production schedule, we may by mutual agreement arrange an additional fee payment or consulting fees that would provide for LRL’s on-going engagement in the absence of production milestones being met or pre-sales being completed. All other overheads are borne by LRL unless a specific expense and payment arrangement is agreed in advance by both parties.

Submission Guidelines for Initial Consultation or Evaluation

So that we may give the submission full consideration, we require:

  • If the film is not finished, a brief treatment or proposal of no more than 8 pages and a budget. If the film is finished, a 1-2 page synopsis and press, if any.
  • CVs/bios for the primary members of the production team.
  • Trailer, demo or sample footage, if available.  If the film is finished, a screener. Online is preferred, although DVDs are acceptable.
  • An accompanying time-coded transcript is required for rough cuts and finished films

For the initial consultation, send these materials only. No underlying source materials will be read at this stage.

Materials should be sent to and/or:

Submission Evaluations
Louise Rosen Ltd.
16 High Street
Brunswick, Maine 04011 USA

To send materials, we ask that you use UPS, FedEx, DHL or USPS with tracking enabled.  We cannot be responsible for materials lost in transit.

  • We cannot proceed with the initial consultation or evaluation until the fee has been received.  Fees can be paid by check by Square (credit card payments), PayPal or in some instances, by wire transfer. Once the fee and materials are received, we will send an email confirmation.
  • If you have not booked a consultation date in advance, please allow up to four weeks for us to complete the evaluation and schedule the consult.
  • Once consult time is booked, you are responsible for taking notes or recording the conversation.
  • Feedback will include editorial comments and recommendations, as well as a summary of the project/film’s salability on the international market. If applicable, suggestions for festival submissions and/or pitching forums will also be included.