Budgeting and Scheduling

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Next Date: Tuesday 10th December, 18:30 – 21:00
 One Tuesday evening
AddressRaindance Film Centre, 10a Craven Street, London, WC2N 5PE or Online
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About Budgeting and Scheduling

Budgeting and scheduling are arguably the most important parts of any film business plan. Simply put, a film schedule is a list of all the stuff and people you need to make your film, and when and where you need them. A film budget is how much it is going to cost. If you get the budget wrong, your film will stall half-finished without cash. Get the schedule wrong and your film will suffer – either from loss of quality or remain unfinished because you have run out of time (and budget).

This class explains how scripts are analysed in order to produce a realistic budget and schedule.

What Budgeting and Scheduling will cover?

  • Script analysis
  • Assessing prices
  • Union vs. non-union
  • Creating a feasible schedule

What will you achieve?

By the end of the evening, you will be able to analyse scripts in order to create a feasible budget and schedule for any type of film.

How will you be taught?

This class is taught lecture-style with opportunities for students to ask the tutor questions.

Who should attend?

Budgeting and Scheduling is suitable for beginner film producers, as well as those interested in finding out more about the pre-production side of filmmaking.

About the Tutor

Alec Christie is a Senior Creative Producer at Hogarth Sea Containers, part of the WPP group.

Alec has experience working as a Producer, Line Producer and Production Manager. He is proficient in budgeting, scheduling, managing production units in feature films, drama, commercials, animation, documentaries, promos and live events. He has a wealth of industry contacts in Europe, the United States and further afield.

Between 1984 and 1993 Alec Christie worked professionally in front of the camera before going on to study film at the University of Warwick.

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  • This is part of the Producers’ Foundation Certificate
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1 review for


Budgeting and Scheduling

  1. Sharn Gill

    Useful, relevant and interesting. You can apply the advice given here and great examples to illustrate.

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