Sat 2nd 9:30am - Sun 3rd Jan 2021 5pm

Movie Magic Budgeting

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd January 2021 - 9.30am to 5pm


This course is now SOLD OUT.


If you have already booked for the Movie Magic Budgeting course and wish to book for Movie Magic Scheduling on 9th and 16th January please do this through the Movie Magic Scheduling page.

If you are booked onto the Movie Magic Budgeting course you can hire a licence and software via the Book Here button below.


NB This is the same course advertised previously but with a date change.

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]


Booking terms and conditions


Need help with funding?

If you are looking for help to cover course fees there are several organisations that may be able to help you. For more information, click here



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