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The Budget Book for Film and Television

2nd Edition

By Robert Koster


350 pages

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Paperback: 9780240806204
pub: 2004-02-27
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This guidebook is intended to help both the novice and the experienced producer to create and fine-tune their budgets. Based on the top budgeting software packages, Movie Magic and EP Budgeting, this book takes the reader through each line item in the budgeting software and describes the background for that item, how it fits into the overall production, and any issues or pitfalls that may arise from it. This book is a useful reference for independent filmmakers who depend on accurate, easy-to-understand budgeting methods to seek funding for their projects.


"A superb guide to figuring out costs for a large-scale production in a methodical, accurate manner." - Library Bookwatch

Table of Contents

The Software Tutorial:

Before we begin
Preparing to Budget
Setting up the Program
Building an Account
Cut and Paste
Building an entire budget
Contractuals and Comparisons

The Budget:

Story and Rights
Continuity and Screenplay
Producing Staff
Directing staff
Above-the-line travel and living
Production Account

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General