Course Overview

Led by Producer/Line Producer Steve Clark-Hall, this two-day course offers an in-depth, hands-on review of the Movie Magic software and the environment in which it is employed both in Film and TV.

No previous experience with MMB is required but basic computer literacy and a familiarity with Film / TV production basics is assumed.

Training will use a sample schedule with practical exercises to put the manipulation of the software into practice.

What does the Course Include:

  • 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.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for emerging producers, production managers and anyone in accounts or production and ADs moving over to production. This course assumes no prior experience in Movie Magic Budgeting Software, although participants with a rudimentary grasp of MMB7 might well take the course.

 

Steve Clark Hall – Producer/Line Producer

Steve is currently wrapping up a new Netflix TV series Half Bad, having completed work on series 1 of Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5 for HBO. His recent production, Peter Kosminsky’s  The State  was broadcast on C4/NatGeo in August 2017.   

Steve set up Skyline Films in Edinburgh with his partner Mairi Bett. Steve is a long serving UK producer and acts as a consultant for major film and TV companies, as UK co-producers, executive producer as well as developing original programming.   

He recently produced the Warner Bros production King Arthur – Legend of the Sword. Steve has experience in producing a wide range of productions at different genres, budget levels and for different markets. 

Prior to that he produced the first 4 episodes of the NBC/Carnival miniseries Dracula, based in Budapest and 2 Warner Bros Sherlock Holmes films (director Guy Ritchie, starring Robert Downey Jnr & Jude Law). 

Steve has extensive experience filming outside the UK.  Recently he produced “BRITZ” the BAFTA winning 2 part mini Series Directed by Peter Kosminsky, part of which was filmed in India. He has filmed in South Africa (Regis Warnier’s Man to Man), France (Secret Lies, directed by Julian Fellows), LA (Calendar Girls, directed by Nigel Cole), Hungary (Dracula), Spain (The State) amongst other countries.

 

 

Cost for the two-day course:

PG member: £295 + booking fee(£4.33) + VAT @ 20% £59.87 = £359.20

Non-member: £375 + booking fee(£5.45) + VAT @ 20% £76.09 = £456.54

 

MM10 Subscription

We will be using the new MMB10 programme and you can sign up for a free 1-month trial with Entertainment Partners to do this course. https://www.ep.com/ep-store/


You will need to sign up no later than one week before the course for the free trial and email training@productionguild.com with the booking email so that you can be sent information such as budgets and information for the course.

 

The course will be interactive with cameras and microphones on and trainees will be encouraged to ask questions and join discussions, and, we hope, very much enjoy the training.



The course has 12 places. Please note that your place is not confirmed until we receive payment.

If you have any queries, please contact training@productionguild.com

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