General

General

What is Slated?

A private film financing and dealmaking community designed to enable interaction between filmmakers, investors, and the film industry. Find out more about us.

Who should participate in the Slated community?

Slated is a community of peers that consists of:

  • Eligible individual and institutional investors both new to,
    and experienced in, film investing
  • Experienced producers and directors with proven track records
  • Industry professionals such as sales agents, distributors, talent agents,
    and notable talent

How much does membership cost for Slated?

Nothing at all. It’s free.

Can anyone join Slated?

Yes. Everyone can join and become a member. At first, all members will be UNVERIFIED. As an UNVERIFIED members you can:

  • Track members you are interested in
  • Message members that track you
VERIFIED members can, in addtion to the above:
  • See Investor identites
 
 
To become VERFIED, you will need two other members of the Slated to vouch for you. Click Get Verified on your profile page to sign up.

If you are signing up as an investor, you will need to satisfy certain eligibility requirements, such as financial sophistication and accreditation to achieve Investor status. Click Investors on the menu on the right to find out more. 

How long does it take to become a VERIFIED member?

Verification takes as long as it takes for your collegues to vouch for you. It can take minutes, days or weeks. 

When you ask two members to verify you, we send an email to their actual email address. In the email, they will be prompted to VOUCH, DON'T VOUCH, or indicate that they DON'T KNOW you.

Once they click VOUCH, their verfication is instant. You need two people to do that to become VERIFIED. 

There are many reasons why a member may or may not vouch for you. Some may be busy, some of the emails may have gone into their SPAM folder, and some may not have worked with you in a professional capactiy and therefore can't vouch for you. It is important not to assume that because you met them once at a film festival, they will automatically vouch for you professionally. 

If you cannot find two members now, the community is growing daily. So do log in again to check if you know anyone new that could vouch for you.

How can I find members to VOUCH for me?

You will be asked to link other social networks on the final step of the application process. Linking social networks only finds friends who are already members of Slated.

Link social networks

If you are linked to any members, add them as your vouchers.

If you are not linked to anyone, browse the members to find those you know, and go back to your personal profile and add them by clicking Get Verified. You will need to know the email address they used to sign up to Slated. But remember that members may have several email addresses. If you do not know the email address they used, ask them directly.

I have reached my limit of VOUCH REQUESTS, what do I do?

You cannot substitute vouch requests. If you use all 5, and no-one responds, you will need the member that will vouch for you to go onto their Slated homepage (not their profile page), and enter your email address (the one you used to sign up to Slated) into the field provided. 

What types of film projects are listed on/eligible for Slated?

Feature films (budgets $500K–$15M+) and documentaries with broad commercial appeal (budgets $250K–$2M). The films are “packaged” with some or all of the following:

  • bankable or known cast members and/or crew attached
  • partial financing secured
  • sales agent attached
  • other noteworthy elements secured

Most of the films require production capital, but some are complete or near completion, and are seeking finishing funds and/or distribution financing.

Can I encourage other people to join Slated?

You may encourage as many people as you want. Everyone is welcome.

Who do I contact if my questions have not been answered?

You can email us at team with any more questions or suggestions. But continue reading...the answer may be in here.

How do introductions work?

At Slated, we value your privacy. We don't want you to be inundated with messages from people you don't know. So here's how this works:

  • If someone tracks you, you can message them. We've done this because if someone is tracking you, we assume they are interested in what you're doing and would welcome a message.
  • We also allow introductions via a mutual contact. So if the person you want to be introduced to is connected to someone you know, you can ask that someone to introduce you.
  • All investors can contact all filmmakers (not the other way around).
  • You cannot message members that have their profile to not allow messages.
  • By default members can only message you if they have a score of at least 50% of your score, or if you choose to track them. You can easily adjust that filter according to your own preferences.

What does ‘Tracking’ do?

When someone tracks you, you can message them. If you track them back, they can message you. A person may track you because they are interested in what you are up to. They then get alerted to anything you do on the site such as tracking other people, posting a status update, or listing a film. It works in a similar way to being a ‘friend’ on Facebook or ‘following’ someone on Twitter or connecting with someone on LinkedIn. Although this network is for the film industry only.

If you do not know the person, and you are not interested in tracking them or what they're up to, then you do not need to track them back.

Remember though, if someone tracks you, you can message them. So for example, if an investor tracks you, or your film, you can send them a message to open up a dialogue.

Networking

What is tracking?

If you track someone, or if they have at least 50% of your credits score, they can message you. By tracking members, you are also subscribing to receive their activity updates, which will appear in your activity feed on our homepage.

How do I know who I’m tracking and who is tracking me?

The trackers box on member profile pages will show you how many trackers the member has and who they are. Slated can send an alert to let members know when someone new tracks them. To do so, edit your email preferences to notify you when you have a new tracker or to turn these notifications on (by default they are off).

How do I get trackers? Can I ask someone to track me?

There is no way to send a request for other users to follow you on Slated.
The best way to build your network on Slated is to engage with people, track others who you find interesting or meaningful to you, and be an active part
of the Slated community by reading and posting high-quality information.

Once I start tracking someone, can I stop?

Yes! You can untrack other accounts at any time by clicking the UNTRACK button found throughout the site and various emails. Slated does not send
a notification when you untrack someone.

Is tracking the same as friend-ing someone on social networks?

No. Tracking on Slated isn't mutual. Someone who thinks you're interesting can track you, but you don't have to track him or her back. Check out their profile first to see if you have a reason to allow them to message you.

What are "tracking limits"?

You can have an unlimited number of members tracking you. However, Slated has tracking and introduction limits for site stability and to control abuse.
An account alert will be triggered if:

  • You track more than 250 members within your first week
  • You track 100 members in any subsequent week
  • Your track more then 500 members total, but less than 25%
    of them are tracking you (tracking ratio)
  • You request 10 intros or more within 24 hours 

You can read more about this under our Community Guidelines.

Investors

Why should I use Slated?

For seasoned financiers, Slated offers a new pipeline of high-quality film projects; a suite of controls to manage your deal flow and ease administrative burden; a way to diversify your investment portfolio; and a simple way to network and stay in touch with the market for new and upcoming films.

Can I invest through Slated?

You can use the introductions our community provides to progress the relationship to the point where an investment can be executed directly between users. In addition, while anyone can create a profile on Slated,
to achieve Investor status, you must get over two thresholds:

  • All U.S.-based investors must complete a questionnaire to demonstrate that they are ‘accredited,’ as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D under the 1933 Securities Act.
  • You must be approved by two investors who are already part of Slated’s network of established investors. You can do this either when you sign up or at another time.

How do I communicate with a filmmaker?

Request an introduction directly on the film’s profile page.

What is the difference between “tracking” a film and
“getting an intro?”

“Tracking” a film lets you passively receive news updates related to the film. “Getting an Intro” lets you communicate directly with the filmmakers. “Intro” settings are controlled by both the filmmakers and investors.

What happens after I request an introduction?

Filmmakers receive an email that an investor is interested in the project. It is then the filmmaker’s choice to reach out if they’re interested in discussing the project further with you.

What deal terms are offered by filmmakers?

Deal terms will vary. All negotiations and discussion of deal terms take place directly between you and the filmmakers.

Will I be inundated with filmmakers contacting me
with proposals?

No. First, your contact information is kept private. This is very important to us. Second, filmmakers can email you only if you track their film project, or if you and they share a contact who facilitates an introduction. Further, filmmakers can email you only once about a project if you don’t respond.

Can I block a filmmaker if I do not want them to contact
me again?

Yes. You can block any users from contacting you by changing your privacy settings or using the controls within the correspondence.

Filmmakers

Why should I use Slated?

Slated helps you find the people necessary to get your film packaged, financed, represented and sold (distributed). The Slated community includes high net worth individuals and institutional investors in film, as well as sales agents and distributors looking for emerging film projects.

Can anyone submit a film for consideration?

Anyone can submit a film. However, experienced filmmakers and producers who have been commercially successful, critically acclaimed, and/or have had at least one breakout festival success are more likely to have their films accepted and published on Slated.

What is the cost for submitting a film?

Members can submit a film for free.

Do I complete a profile page for my film project or for myself
as an individual?

You complete one profile for yourself and a separate profile for your film project. You become the ‘owner’ of that film project profile and can add administrators to it.

What do I need to list a film on Slated?

To apply to list your film you will need:

  • Title, synopsis, budget, country of origin (i.e. where the project is being developed...not filmed)
  • A profile image to represent the project (no more than 2Mb file size, JPEG, GIF or PNG only please)
  • Names and email addresses of the producer and two other crew members (email addresses are only required for non-Slated members)

Films must meet the following submission criteria:

  • Narrative feature budgets should be $500K-$15M+
  • Documentary budgets should be $250K-$2M (feature length docs only).
  • All films must have a director attached. 
  • Narratives must have cast attached.

Films are published based on the strength of the "package" including:

  • bankable or known cast and director
  • the producing team - especially for first-time directors
  • partial financing secured
  • sales agent attached
  • other noteworthy elements secured
  • AND/OR the film is affiliated with a Company partner
NOTE: Films are published entirely at Slated's discretion. 

How long does it take for a film to get approved?

Once the film is submitted to us, we aim to get back to you within 1 week. The amount of time depends on the number of films in the queue. We receive hundreds of applications a month so sometime this could take up to 3 weeks.

Most films are unfortunately not suitable for Slated, and we only publish a select few. Due to the volume that do apply, we do not provide feedback for the films that we deny. The primary reason we do deny an application is due to the film package not being complete enough for us to properly assess the commercial viability and investment return potential.  

What else should I know about applying to list a film?

  • Submitting a film does not guarantee the film will be published.
  • We assess films based on the information you provide us, and the film's suitability for the Slated marketplace. 
  • Projects that do not meet the criteria will not be published.
  • The more information you enter, the easier it will be to assess the film
  • The more complete the package, the more likely it will be published.
  • We aim to be as objective in our approval process as possible. However, there is some subjectivity involved in determining the viability of the package and what Slated members are looking for. 
  • Most of the films we publish are looking for production capital, but some are complete or near completion, are seeking finishing funds, distribution financing, and/or are looking to expose the project to the market. 
  • Slated is an introductory service only and should be used in addition to
    your current fundraising efforts.
  • Listing your film on Slated does not guarantee financing.
  • We currently do not list shorts, or other companies and services
    seeking financing.

NOTE: Slated aims to be as objective a marketplace as viably possible. However, we do prioritize our community's desire for access to quality over helping a larger quantity of films find finance. We believe that will lead to a sustainable investment and professional community which should benefit everyone in the long term. 

What film packages are likely to be approved?

Films that are earlier in the packaging process, and approved, are usually being put together by teams that have demonstrated their ability to produce commercially viable films in the past.

Films that are approved that are later in the packaging process are usually by teams that, regardless of their experience, have demonstrated enough momentum to assure us that their film is an inevitability and the other people with experience being involved in commercially viable films in the past, are willing to participate in your film. 

We approve all films that have a Slated-approved Company listed in the Affiliated Companies section of the film application.

For more information on how the industry assess films, please read our FILM PACKAGING SERIES on Filmonomics. Here we discuss how the industry assess film packages based on Genre, Budgets, Cast, Team, and Financing. 

What film packages are not approved?

Unfortunately not all films are a fit for Slated investors. Of the 50,000 films made each year, 95% of them will never make a return for their equity investors. So until we are an open marketplace, Slated reserves the right to publish films based on their commercial viability, i.e. filmmakers must demonstrate their project has the potential to make a return on investment.

Film packages that will not be approved generally:

  • Do not meet our submission criteria
  • Are too early in the development to properly assess as an investment opportunity
  • Are not packaged for commercial viability and therefore have an extremely low probability of making a return for equity investors
  • Are not viable for sale to the domestic or international distribution market given the current package
  • Have unrealistic budget requirements for the subject or genre, i.e. the budget listed is not commensurate with the package
  • Do not divulge crucial information necessary for the evaluation process, particularily in terms of casting
  • Include filmmakers that have not demonstrated a past ability to create viable investment opportunities
  • Enter false information in an attempt to cheat the system
  • State they are making a film for television or a television series
  • Have negative press or legal issue that has yet to be resolved (e.g. a rights ownership dispute)
  • OR are being submitted by filmmakers that have demonstrated aggressive, abusive or threatening behavior to Team Slated, or have been flagged for this behaviour by the community

When is the best time to submit my project?

Begin the process when you want the industry and our community to start tracking your film. Ideally, this should be once the project is “packaged”
(i.e. finished script, talent attachments, partial financing in place, etc.), which is the stage that appeals to most of our community’s investors and industry professionals. You can also submit a film requiring finishing funds or distribution financing. In all scenarios, you should submit when you feel you can demonstrate momentum behind your film now and in the near term.

Remember, your film can remain 'unsubmitted' until you have all the elements in place. And once it's live, you have control over when the profile is seen and who sees it.

What happens when I add cast, crew or investors to
my application?

All CAST, CREW & INVESTORS added to your film application must be independently verified.
 
For CREW, we require that you enter each person's name and email address so that they can confirm their involvement themselves. We encourage you to get your crew to sign up and use Slated as it will help spread the word about your film once it is approved. 
 
For CAST, we require that you enter each person's name and that their involvement be verified directly, through the representative (an agent or manager), or by sending us an LOI. We encourage you to get your cast to
sign up as their support and participation does help promote your film to
the community. 
 
For INVESTORS, we require that you enter each person's name and that
their involvement be verified directly, or through the representative (a lawyer or accountant). We encourage you to get your investors to sign up as their support and participation does help promote your film to other investors. 
 
We will only contact the people attached to your film if your film is
pre-approved by Slated

What does it mean if my film is 'pre-approved'?

If your film is pre-approved, it has gone into the final stage of review with Team Slated. When that happens, we ensure the emails addresses you have entered match the individuals and we ensure all cast, crew and investors verify their involvement. 
 
Upon pre-approval, verification emails will be sent to all people attached.  We do this to ensure the information you are representing is verified by a third-party in order to prevent misrepresentation or, in the worst case, fraud. 
 

This also gives you the chance to invite your cast and crew to be members of Slated. Pre-approval DOES NOT guarantee that a film will be published. It is merely the last step before publishing your film to the community. 

Some of my actors and investors wish to remain confidential. How can I add them to my profile?

CREW members cannot be listed confidentially. But we do understand the need for confidentiality in certain circumstances. Some investors or
high-profile actors may not, or do not want to be officially involved with
your film...yet. So you may set their names to be "confidential" for now. 
This means that no-one other than the Slated Team will know who they are. This option is only available for actors and investors. 
However, we encourage you to make as many of your attachments visible
as it adds to the value of your film profile.

What if one of my investors wants to become a Slated member?

We encourage, but do not require, all people attached to your project to create a Slated account as this will help spread the word of your film - within the Slated community and beyond. If an investor, actor or crew member does sign up to Slated, they will have done so on their own accord, and for their own motivations. They will become members of the community and would have agreed to the same terms and conditions you agreed to upon signing up. 

I don’t yet have a finalized budget. Should I list my film now?

Filmmakers listing films on Slated should have already created a line-item budget. But we know that your budget may vary according to production location, talent attachments, etc. So you will be able to edit your financial information at any time. Users tracking your project will be automatically alerted to the changes you make.

I don’t want general users to see my film’s profile. Can I specify who can see it?

Yes. There are controls on your film profile page to turn the "Public Profile" on or off. Turn it off to hide your profile from those Slated members who shouldn’t see it. Remember, only registered accredited investors can see your financial information but you can also select which investors get to see it too.

How do I get introduced to investors?

Slated is designed to protect investors first, as such we have built tools to help investors find you, rather than for you to find investors. So if they like your project, the system is designed to encourage them to reach out to you themselves. Investors can contact all of the 'admins' listed on an approved film page under 'Edit Page Controls' through the film page (as a group) or through their profile page (individually).

 

If an investors tracks you or your film, you can email them directly (only once). If they respond, your conversation can continue. If the member is not tracking you, you can also be 'introduced' to an investor via a mutual contact by selecting the person you know in common to make the introduction. As in the real world, please bear in mind that your mutual contact may have good reasons for not wanting to make the introduction. 

How are investors verified?

All investors have affirmed that they are either accredited U.S. investors or that they are not U.S. residents. They have also affirmed that they are actively investing. If you progress your relationship with an investor to the point where the investor is prepared to invest, you are well-advised to verify that the investor is either an accredited US investor or a sophisticated non-US investor, and that the investor, in either case, understands the risk of investing in film.

Some investors are already attached to my project. Can I bring them into the Slated community?

Yes. In fact, we encourage you to do so. The more investors you have in your network, the more likely that they will have investors in their network, thus increasing your investor audience. Also, having existing investors behind your project will likely increase its appeal to investors you may find on Slated.

What details do I need to provide about my project?

During the application process, you will be asked to provide basic details of the film (title, genre, log-line, synopsis), any media you have related to the film (e.g. key art, filmmaker interviews, trailer), to confirm talent attachments and whether you are seeking financing at that time.

If you are seeking financing, relevant information on the film’s financial position will also be required (for example the budget and what type of financing is already in place).

These details can always be edited or removed.

Is there a time limit that a project can be listed on Slated?

No. We understand that financing falls through, attachments come and go, and a film is not easy to put together. So you are in control of your own deadline. We do advise you to set a fundraising deadline, though, as it may help persuade investors.

How many projects can I submit?

As many as you like, so long as they meet the criteria previously stated.

If I use Slated, can I continue my fundraising efforts offline?

Yes. We encourage you to continue to pursue all the regular efforts you use for fundraising. Think of Slated as an extension of your offline efforts. We are providing you the opportunity to meet investors and other industry professionals you otherwise may have not had access to.

However, we encourage you to keep your film's Slated profile updated. You should use your Slated profile to appeal to sales agents, distributors and the industry at large over the film's life cycle.

Can I share my film on social media sites? 

Yes. We encourage you to recommend your film to contacts on your Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. However, no one other than registered accredited investors and non-US persons in the Slated community will be able to see your film’s financial information. We encourage you to not share sensitive financial information on other sites or through other communities unless you have take the precautions mandated by the securities laws.

How frequently may I update my personal or film profile?

As often as you like. Keep your profiles current and demonstrating momentum maximizes the opportunity to keep investors and industry interested.

Are there standard contractual terms required for my film?

No, the responsibility to establish and negotiate the investment terms is yours. You conduct all specific discussions and negotiations with potential
investors directly.

Who can see what about my film?

If you list a film on Slated, only Slated Members can see the information about the film or any status updates you may add. Only registered accredited investors can view the Financial Information, Artistic Statement and Additional Information. You should not post any financial information in status updates.

You can control who can see the profile and the financial information by clicking Settings on your personal or film profile page.

What happens after I submit my film? 

Your application will be in a queue to be reviewed by Team Slated. We review new submissions twice a week and will be in touch to discuss the project and provide you with tips, suggestions, or an answer. If we do not respond to your application within one week, it is likely that the profile does not list enough information for us to make a decision, so...

What can I do to help my project be approved?

List every investor you already have whether it's an equity investor, a tax credit you plan to use, or a grant you received. We realize that negotiations with film investors are sensitive, but we encourage you to be transparent with your fundraising efforts as this will expedite the process.
 
DO NOT add cast, crew of investors using proxy or fake email addresses. If you add fake email addresses, it will prohibit your cast and crew from having their own profile, which helps you spread the word about your film to the rest of the community. Using fake emails will significantly delay your film from being listed.
 
Add as many other assets as you can to stengthen your application. Add comps, links, sales projections, a trailer, a great poster image, and affiliated companies. The more we know about your film, the faster we will be able to review your application. 

Once we accept your film, what happens?

Once your film is accepted (pre-approved) your cast and crew will receive emails to verify their roles. During this process we highly encourage you to 
get your cast and crew to fill out their profilesPromoting your film to the Slated community begins with the team you're building. Get them to sign up, fill out their profiles. You never know what will attract a financier or an industry professional to reach out. It could be your director, your lead cast or even a good line producer they've worked with. Use your team to expand the film's reach and investigate all possible connections to acheive results on Slated. 

A note about celebrity actors and directors.

If you have notable talent attached to your project, we encourage you to list and verify the involvement with the director and actor directly. Actors and directors, especially celebrities, attract financiers and other industry members. So get your key cast and crew involved in raising the awareness on Slated. They are investing their reputations on your film. Investors know this and it adds confidence to their decision making process.

Slated protects and respects the privacy of our celebrity members. We are building an industry tool that they too could also use to promote or finance their next film. As the community grows, so will their ability to attract financing and industry relationships for your film and their future projects. 
 
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us on team@slated.com.

Companies

What are Company profiles?

Established companies play a significant role in the film industry. Their brands act as tastemakers and gatekeepers to the most viable film projects in the market. With Company profiles, filmmakers have the opportunity to align themselves with these industry pioneers. By affiliating themselves with these organizations, films get greater exposure to the investment community as an affiliation with an official Slated Company lends significant credibility and viability to the film project.

Company Profiles are not designed to replace the company's own website but are designed to complement some of the more business-minded member profiles. Films and Affiliates shown on each page are not designed to be exhaustive, merely current.

How do I contact a company?

To contact a Company, click "Request An Intro" on the profile page. However, companies can control who can contact them through their own "Page Controls". If you cannot reach a company through their profile page, it means that they do not wish you to contact them using Slated. If you would like to contact one of the team members though, you can use the regular "Request An Intro" or "Send A Message" feature on their personal profile pages if those options are available to you.

How do I add my company?

Company profiles are currently STRICTLY BY INVITATION ONLY. Each company is individually selected by the business development team at Slated. The Slated team are constantly adding to the official Company partners and will approach you. To alert Slated to your company, simply add
it to the Company Affiliates on your personal profile, making sure to add the website and/or IMDb URL.

What kinds of companies is Slated including?

Our Company Partners are primarily focused on financing, packaging, selling, representing, and/or supporting the most viable films the industry has to offer. We are NOT currently approaching production or distribution companies unless they also finance co-productions or are involved in film sales, packaging, and talent representation or management.

If you have questions about including your company, please email team.

Can Production companies qualify for an invitation?

Production companies looking to invest in films on Slated are eligible to become a Company Partner. Production companies looking for investors to finance their own projects do not qualify.  
What do company profiles mean for me?

As an Investor, track the organizations that consist of the tastemakers and gatekeepers to the most viable investment opportunities the industry has to offer. Once you track a Company, you will be alerted to films they're supporting or working on. This is designed to help you increase the signal ratio in all the noise.

As a Filmmaker, your opportunities for success on Slated are growing due to your film's increased visibility and exposure to Sales Agents, Talent Agents, Post-Production Houses and more. As with investors, all Company team members can also reach out to you about your project directly. Investors are also tracking these organizations and the projects they are supporting, so add your affiliations to the Company Affiliations section of your profile.

As a Company, reach out to any filmmaker through their film profile page.
You can also invite people within your company to join Slated by adding them to your "Principal Team". And don't forget to ensure your Company's interest tags truly reflect those of the organization by refining the orange tags at the bottom of your company profile page.

As a Member, track the organizations that are aligning themselves with the best projects the film industry has to offer. Once you track a Company, you will be alerted to any films they're supporting or new members that join as a result of being added to the profile. As with Slated's investor-members, all Company team members can reach out to filmmakers about their project.

Scoring

What are Slated Scores?

Slated is divided into three main sections - “Films”, “People” and “Companies” - and each section will now see “Scores” attached to them. These numbers show the relative strength of film projects, filmmaking talents and film companies as they might be measured by their business peers. They serve as another filtering layer that will accelerate discovery, improve matchmaking, aid packaging and facilitate ever-more introductions across Slated.

What is a “Credits Score”?

Any person or company on Slated who has a verified film credit will now receive a “Credits Score”. This number, out of 100, is an estimate of their potential to impact the commercial, critical and artistic viability of a film project to which they are attached. Scores are based on an industry-savvy blend of the following criteria:

Scores are adjusted for inflation. Performance data is weighted towards more recent film releases.

The resulting score is displayed on each person’s profile pictures, on the bottom right corner, and on their profile page, in the top right hand corner. Members with multiple roles will be scored for each, with the top score being highlighted in an orange box, and secondary scores in gray.

By hovering your cursor over the top right hand scores on profiles you can also see what percentile each score falls in relative to all other people or companies with that same role on Slated. You can also see which company affiliation (if any) contributed to that score.

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Not every member on Slated will receive a Credits Score. By default everyone on the site arrives with no score at all - unless business track records and performance data suggest otherwise.

How do Scores get used on the site?

Credits Scores on Slated can help our community members in several ways: 

  • They allow all members to assess the potential industry value that a member or company brings to a particular project.
  • They allow all members to target a particular level of project and talent.
  • They serve as a messaging and introduction filter.

 By default members can only message you if they have a score of at least 50% of your score, or if you choose to track them. You can easily adjust that filter according to your own preferences and see what percentage of Slated’s community you will be interacting with as a result.

Similarly, you can also filter what film deal alerts you receive based on their package score.



And you can sort by higher trending people, films or companies far more rapidly.


Who provides all the data the Scores are based on?

Budget information is provided and verified by our own filmmaking community and by our data partner Baseline. Box Office and Awards data is entirely verified by Baseline’s team for accuracy. Baseline will verify and correct any errors that are reported. Please expect 1-2 weeks for those corrections to be refreshed on your profile.

What if all my credits are wrong?

 It’s possible you might have been matched to the wrong person on Baseline. If that’s the case you can re-match yourself easily by going to your settings...

...and selecting the “Baseline Match” tab. Here you can un-match and re-match yourself. If you have very few film credits, it’s possible Baseline may not have a record of you at all.

How can I maximize my Score?

When viewing your profile you might see a “ - “ by your film credits.This signifies that there is potentially some missing data such as awards, budget or box office. Or maybe even if there is data, you may have not been matched in the official credits on Baseline. Whatever the reason, make sure to click "Edit" next to your film roles and act on roles that say "Boost Score" next to them.This will now provide you options to select help you match the correct film profile or verify the correct data is found in Baseline and attributed to your score.

Please expect 1-2 weeks for that corrected information to be reflected in your profile.

If you are missing any film credits you can also add them by typing in the text box that says “Film Title” and clicking on “add”.  



Note: The more data you provide, the more accurate and potentially higher your score. This will enhance the desirability for film packages and improve chances of finding suitable industry matches on Slated.

What if I don’t have any personal film credits but I work at a company in the industry?

 If you currently work for a company that has a Credits Score, then you will receive the company score, based on your seniority level at the company. Be sure to add the company you currently work at in the “Affiliated Companies” section on your profile page.Likewise, if you’ve left a company, be sure to click on “Mark Past”.

I’m an investor, how does scoring affect me?

You also have a Credits Score like all other people on Slated. The only difference is in what you can advertise as your maximum investment range on your profile. That amount will be capped at 50% of the highest budget of any verified film credits you were a producer on in the prior 5 years. If you have no producer credits at all, your investment range will be capped at $100,000.While designed to manage investment expectations, this cap in no way limits what or how much you can invest. As new investments are made, those caps can get raised based on a finished film's budget - once that film has been released and verified by Baseline.

What is a “Packaging Score”?

Any film project on Slated that has received some level of industry endorsement or involves talents with verified film credits will receive a “Packaging Score”. This number, out of 100, is an estimate of overall commercial, critical and artistic viability of a film. The score is based on an industry-savvy blend of the following criteria:

The package score is displayed on the film poster and on the film profile in the top right hand corner  

What are the qualifying festivals, markets and co-production events for my Credits & Packaging Scores? Which industry awards are factored in?

What are the qualifying script grants, awards and tracking boards taken into consideration for the Packaging Score?

How is the site regulated with financial service authorities?

Slated is not regulated as a broker-dealer with the SEC or any other federal or state government agency. The Slated network operates as a finder, a role that is exempt from the registration requirements relating to broker-dealers.

The SEC has provided guidance on what activity constitutes exempt finder activity, and that guidance is constantly evolving. Slated will at all times be vigilant in ensuring compliance, in letter and in spirit, with the SEC’s direction. As a consequence, the way we provide our services may equally evolve and change over time.

As a filmmaker, do I need to register anything with the financial authorities? How does Slated protect my private placement exemptions?

If you honor the requirements of applicable private placement regimes, such as Rule 506 of Regulation D under the 1933 Securities Act, you need not register your efforts, or the securities that you might issue, with the SEC or any other federal agency. Certain state filing requirements might apply, however. In any event, we encourage you to check with your legal advisors in that regard. We cannot and do not act as a substitute for independent legal advice.

One of the requirements of the private placement exemption is that neither you (the person offering the investment opportunity) nor any other person acting on your behalf may offer or sell securities by any form of “general solicitation.” Thus the strict restrictions that we place around the availability of financially sensitive information.

Who are the investors on the site?

The investors participating in the Slated community have confirmed through questionnaires and admin or peer verification, that they are accredited investors within the meaning of Rule 506 of Regulation D.

Some investors who are not US persons may not have affirmed accreditation, but there is good reason (on account of publicly available information and peer verification) to believe that they are sophisticated enough (financially and/or experience-wise) to be involved in film investments.

In either case, should you progress your relationship with an investor to a stage where an investment could be effected, you are well advised to verify their accreditation (for US persons) or sophistication (for non-US persons) in line with your legal advisor’s guidance.

What is an accredited investor?

The full legal definition of the concept of “accredited investor” is too long to be replicated here. To simplify, most private placements are targeted toward the following people:

  • Any natural person whose individual net worth, or joint net worth with that person’s spouse, at the time of his purchase exceeds $1,000,000, less the positive equity in his primary residence; and
  • Any natural person who had an individual income in excess of $200,000 in each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person’s spouse in excess of $300,000 in each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year.

There are many more categories of accredited investors. We encourage you to look them up here.

Is there a limit on the number of investors who can participate?

At the moment, filmmakers should ensure that they do not have more than 500 investors in any one film at any time, whether it is at inception or later during the life of the investment. If that were the case, there is a real risk that an SEC registration requirement is triggered under the Exchange Act, even if the initial offering was made in strict accordance with a good private placement regime.

Is this a pool of investments? Is this a fund?

It is neither. Each investment will be executed between users, without meaningful Slated involvement, and entirely on its own merits.