Pages of a Film Budget
Film budgets are also referred to as line-item budgets. Like budgets utilized in any business or industry they are structured in detailed singular lines per item to be accounted for… Pages of a Film Budget
I do my best to ensure your creative vision as a filmmaker, helping to bring your vision to life by suggesting financial and logistical production options that will strengthen your creative opportunities and increase the potential to secure investment funds and get your film made.
Your creative vision will determine the cost of your movie script to make. The film budgeting process itself merely optimizes the shooting logistics to ensure that creative vision is met. To fit your vision to a ballpark film budget, is like deciding which part of your vision you are going to sacrifice.
I will never rely on templates and algorithms to generate your budget or shooting schedule. I assess every script individually, treating each story as unique and providing each client a personalized result.
This generally requires multiple reads of the same script for the film budgeting process to bring logistical opportunities into play, that only experience, not an algorithm can tell you.
As a Line-Producer, Unit Production Manager, and 1st Assistant Director with over 25 years of production experience I am perfectly positioned to provide each of my clients with strategic clarity regarding the development, production, and post-production phases of their project.
The creation of a quality film budget and shooting schedule is the first step in communicating and therefore securing the highest production value for your film. The film budgeting process is a collaborative strategy to ensure you put your best foot forward in preparation for securing multi-million dollar funding.
“Each script is an original creation, a singular and unique story, from the imagination and heart of an artist, what follows during all phases of production deserves nothing less than the most personal and considerate attention by other human beings.
No work produced by me on behalf of a client will ever be generated solely by software. Every year of experience I have earned is utilized on each and every choice I make to create the most honest, accurate and reflective budget & schedule possible.”