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September 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Join Screenplay Explorer on Facebook!

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How to Budget a Movie

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on How to Budget a Movie


Whether your script is a low budget film or a Hollywood blockbuster movie, investors will always ask for a film budget.

Film budgeting refers to managing the cost for a film during its production. Typically a rough budget is produced by filmmakers during script development in order to convince film producers and film studios to give them the greenlight. After this, a much more detailed film budget (up to 150 pages) is created to be used to secure financing for the film.

A budget typically consists of four parts: Above-the-Line, which includes the costs of creative talent, such as screenwriting, directing, acting talent, Below-the-Line, which involves direct production costs like camera crew, sets, wardrobe, and transportation, Post-Production, includes services such as editing and special effects, and Other, like insurance and completion bonds.

Due to the complexities of production and the ever-changing issues facing finance professionals, one of the easiest ways to develop a professional movie budget is to invest in and master an intuitive budgeting software program.

Prepare film budgets with Movie Magic Budgeting 7

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Hollywood Creative Directory

January 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on Hollywood Creative Directory

hollywood_directoryThe Hollywood Creative Directory, known as “the phone book to Hollywood”;
has been the authoritative source of information for and about entertainment
industry professionals for fifteen years. This comprehensive listing includes
addresses, phone and fax numbers, emails and Web sites, staff names and
titles, and select television and film credits.

Learn more about the Hollywood Creative Directory.

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