TV And Film Production Business Name Generator
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How to name your TV and film production business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your TV and film production business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started try our TV and film production business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Aerial Productions
- Balance Productions
- Cyclorama Productions
- Gaff Productions
- Off Book Productions
- Vertigo Productions
- Anima Productions
- Gimbal Productions
- Proxy Productions
- Absurdist Productions
- Auteur Productions
- Blurb Productions
- Cineast Productions
- Coda Productions
- Wordcrawl Productions
- FishEye Productions
- Helm Productions
- Madcap Productions
- Ozone Productions
- Banana Two Productions
Four steps to naming your TV and film production business
This four-step process will help you name your TV and film production business. In this example, I’m creating a name for a TV and film production business that conveys the tools and terms related to the business. Here’s each step I took in crafting these business names.
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “Balance”, “Gimbal”, “FishEye” and “Cineast”. These all make use of tools or words that are specific to the TV/film industry. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
If you’re stuck on words to use, try our business name generator.
Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of name:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 great TV and film production business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends, are more likely to praise all your ideas and they aren’t your customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What first comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With you’re customer feedback you can now ask yourself is the name still relevant? and did it represent your business how you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name refers to TV and movie making terminology while sounding delightful.
A gimbal is a kind of camera often used in filmmaking. It’s also a unique word, making it memorable.
This name refers to a type of comedy show and is therefore great for production companies that want to specialize in comedy.
The term “helm” refers to the director, who is “at the helm” of the show or movie.
#4) Check It’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great TV and film production business names on your list, in case your any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if you’re name is available within your country/state, also be sure to search if the name is also available for Trademark and Domain name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful TV and film production businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
LucasFilm is one of the most famous and successful film production agencies in the world. Their company success, as well as name, are based on the same factor: George Lucas, making him synonymous with the brand.
Focus Features uses the word “focus” with a double meaning. Firstly, focus is very important when filming as out-of-focus shots are generally unusable. Secondarily, the main focus of a film is essential to making it successful.
Triggerfish is a unique name that cannot easily be confused with other brands in this industry. The name achieves brand recognition instantly.
1. Do a Competitor Analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future, knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitors business name words for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on Naming your Business not Describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused TV and film production terms like film, show or camera. A more effective business name should convey to customers your businesses and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real TV and film production business named “DreamWorks Studios”.
There are few who aren’t familiar with this name, and it’s for good reason. The name itself not only depicts the idea of a “dream come true” but also provides the idea that someone’s dream is working for them.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step in getting into a customers mind and is also a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks and give an extra thought on your product among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Proxy Productions, Coda Productions
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Banana Two Productions – This name literally refers to the “second banana” that can show up in films or TV shows)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a Brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable TV and film production business names could be:
- Vesela Productions
- Nudora Productions
- Mevala Productions
You can find a full list of Brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Showtunes Productions and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like ShowwProductions, ProductionShowtunes or ShowwtunesProductions.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
Here are the top trending words used in Production Company names.
Words Film often describes
You can use these words to create Production Company names like ‘One-Clip Studios’ and ‘Screen Star Films’.
How Film is often described
Example Film company names using these related descriptive words ‘Last-Independent Entertainment’ and ‘World Classics Productions’.
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Silent Night Pictures‘ or ‘Plain Jane Productions‘.
You can use a verb in your Film business name to create business names like ‘Viewing Room Motion Pictures‘ or ‘First Take Arts‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new Film Production Company names.
Film in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
French: Le film
Italian: Il film
Spanish: La película