Sat 19th 9:30am - Sun 20th Dec 2020 5pm

Movie Magic Budgeting

Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th December 2020

9.30am to 5pm


PG Members - £275 + booking fee + VAT

Non-members - £350 + booking fee + VAT

This course will be run remotely using Zoom

Course overview

Run over a weekend, this is a and hands-on introduction to Movie Magic Budgeting. No previous experience  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 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.

Where required software and licences will be provided for use during the course. A deposit of £25 will be charged for use of a PG licence and refunded once the licence is deactivated.

If you are interested in attending or if you would prefer an intermediate or advanced course please email [javascript protected email address]

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