The Budget Book for Film and Television
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.
The Software Tutorial: Introduction Before we begin Preparing to Budget Setting up the Program Building an Account Cut and Paste Superbudget Building an entire budget Contractuals and Comparisons The Budget: Development Story and Rights Continuity and Screenplay Producing Staff Directing staff Talent Above-the-line travel and living Production Account