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How to write a datasheet for your film

It’s difficult to think about a film without thinking of its poster, its trailer, and its datasheet as well because these are 3 essential elements that every film project must have.

When specialized film websites write about a film, they never forget to add the datasheet. In fact, it’s the first element that you can see close to the poster. You can find many examples of this in IMBDFilmaffinity, even on our website.

Don’t stop reading! Find out why this document is so relevant and what kind of elements can’t be missing from it. Also, at the end of the post, you will find an editable free template.

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What is a datasheet?

It is a document that collects all the basic information about a movie. It acquires even more relevance when we talk about showing our project to investors, collaborators, distributors, etc. Because it’s an essential element that our dossier (or pitch deck) must have. We will use a pitch deck to introduce our project.

What elements must have a datasheet?

A datasheet format, used to be outstretched, is formed by enumerations, bullets, tables, or lists that show a general and clear idea about the project. Also, it can contain logos or small images that act as a guide to show the basic and main characteristics of the project.

A proper datasheet must be composed with the following elements (at least ):

  • Title
  • Director
  • Country (of production)
  • Year (of production)
  • Duration
  • Genre
  • Distribution company
  • Production company
  • Screenwriter
  • Producers
  • Executive producers
  • Cast
  • Synopsis

From these elements, you can add the ones you think are necessary and provide relevant information about your movie. Here you have an editable template with more than 30 elements, which you can download to create your own datasheet.

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