Sat 16th 9:30am - Sun 17th Oct 2021 5pm

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October 2021

9.30am to 5pm

Please note: this course will use the new Movie Magic Budgeting 10 software.

PG Members: £359.20 (£295 + booking fee + VAT £59.87)
Non-members: £456.54 (£375 + booking fee + VAT £76.10)

This course will be run remotely using Zoom

Course overview

Run over a weekend, this is a hands-on introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting 10. No previous experience is needed but basic computer literacy and a familiarity with film/TV production basics is assumed. Training includes practice in breaking down a narrative script and extracting data from the script at a level of detail required to build industry standard budgets and schedules.

This in-depth and hands-on course is designed for people working in production, especially: emerging producers, line producers, production managers, accountants, and emerging 1st ADs.

Course Tutor

This training will be delivered by highly experienced executive producer, producer and line producer Paul Sarony. Paul has extensive experience of working across feature films, dramas and documentaries. His credits include Mrs Brown, Show Dogs, Juliet Naked and Being Mick.

Course outline

- Introduction to the principles of budgeting
- Overview of Movie Magic Budgeting 10 tools
- The interface between the Movie Magic Schedule and Budget
- Setting up and applying and working with: currencies, globals, fringes and groups
- Setting up and using library
- Setting up the topsheet
- Contractual charges and tax incentives
- Preparing for cost reports

By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of the whole budgeting process and feel confident about starting to use Movie Magic Budgeting software on your own productions.


This course will be run remotely using Zoom

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Please note: your place is not confirmed until you have paid. Course capacity is limited to 15 places so that trainees benefit fully from the course.

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