Sat 9th 9:30am - Sun 10th Oct 2021 5:30pm

Movie Magic Scheduling

Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October 2021

9.30am to 5pm

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

Both courses

PG Members: £639.06 (£525 + booking fee + VAT £106.51)
Non Members: £845.92 (£695 + booking fee + VAT £140.99)

This course will be run remotely using Zoom

Course overview

Run over two days, this is a hands-on introduction to Movie Magic Scheduling. No previous experience is required but basic computer literacy and a familiarity with film/TV production basics is assumed. 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.

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.

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

· Overview of script to budget process

· Reviewing the key principles of breaking down a script

· Overview of key components and tools within Movie Magic Scheduling

· The technical analysis of scripts to provide the data for Movie Magic Schedules

· Designing and exporting reports including DOODS

By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of the whole scheduling process and feel confident about starting to use Movie Magic Scheduling 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 Movie Magic Scheduling licence and refunded once the licence is deactivated.


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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