Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting

Sat 6th 9:30am - Sun 14th Oct 2018 5pm
Members £250 Non-members £325 (all plus VAT and ticketing fee)

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Movie Magic Scheduling
Sat 6th October & Sun 7th October
Production Guild member rate £250.00 plus VAT and ticketing fee. Non – member rate £325.00 plus Vat and ticketing fee

Movie Magic Budgeting
Sat 13th Oct & Sun 14th Oct
Production Guild member rate £250.00 plus Vat and ticketing fee. Non – member rate £325.00 plus Vat and ticketing fee

Led by Line Producer / UPM Brian Donovan (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Allied and Dracula), this course offers an in-depth, hands-on review of the Movie Magic software and the environment in which they are employed both in Film and TV.

Run across two weekends, attendees are encouraged to attend both in order to fully appreciate how Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting are integrated. No previous experience with either is required but basic computer literacy and a familiarity with Film / TV production basics is assumed.

Training will use a training script with practical exercises to put the learning of the software into practice.


  • Overview of script to budget process
  • Introductory overview of Movie Magic Scheduling
  • Breaking down the script with Movie Magic
  • Scheduling on Movie Magic – The Strip Board
  • Designing reports, strips and Dood


  • Introduction to budgeting
  • Overview of Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Introducing Movie Magic Budgeting to the schedule
  • Setting up and applying and working with: currencies, globals, fringes and groups
  • Setting up and using library
  • Setting up the topsheet
  • Working with the data at detail level
  • Contractual charges and tax incentives
  • Preparing for cost reports

By the end of the course you will have a greater understanding of the whole scheduling and budgeting process and feel confident using both Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting software on your own productions.

This course is designed for emerging producers, production managers and anyone in accounts or production and ADs moving over to production

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