Budgeting and Scheduling for Filmmakers | Raindance London


Budgeting and Scheduling for Your Movie

(8 customer reviews)

$79.59 $71.63

Next Date: Tuesday 27th July, 19:00 – 21:30
Duration: One Tuesday evening
Where: Online via Zoom

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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 an Executive Producer at McCann .

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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8 reviews for


Budgeting and Scheduling for Your Movie

  1. Sharn Gill

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

  2. Daniel Shehata (verified owner)

    This is a 5-star super deluxe online course! Alec is very professional, entertaining, and informative. This class blew my mind.

  3. Balbeer

    Brilliant, really informative, presented wonderfully, Alec Christie is terrifically experienced and very approachable. Excellent stuff. Thank you.

  4. Tessa Markle

    I finally feel like I can create my own professional-level schedule and budget. Other classes I’ve taken on the subject were not nearly as thorough, and now I feel much more confident and prepared.

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    Elliot Grove

    Hi Tessa and glad you could make this class. Thank you for your kind words. I will pass them on to Alec.

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    Elliot Grove

    Alec impressed me when I first met him some dozen years ago. Im really pleased that you were able to take away so much information

  7. Dina

    Super informative and practical informative shared. One of the best sessions! Solid and inspiring tutor.

  8. Rose Morgan

    Great course, Alec is engaging and delivers information with minimal jargon and plenty of experience. A must for anyone looking to start from scratch or transfer their existing budgeting/scheduling knowledge to a film production context. Also provided some great resources and film recommendations!

  9. Gracy Goldman

    Alec’s course is packed with juicy bits of information and pretty real-time in terms of accuracy and to expect on set under the new ‘Covid regimes’.

    He speaks clearly and methodically taking you through each part of a producers day when it comes to project management from beginning till the end.

    He also gives you an overview of how the other departments will be expected to manage their own budgets and responsibilities pre, during and post filming.

    Alec has a lovely, warm sociable touch which extends beyond the classroom, encouraging students to collaborate and get to know one another over a quick ‘cyber’ pint after the lesson is complete. Promising that this is how projects and amazing collaborations can begin!

    He wasn’t wrong!

    Fabulous & Inspiring.

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    Elliot Grove

    WOW – thanks for your kind words! And best for your projects!

  11. Jesiah

    Exactly what I was looking for. Good insights and information in a productive but relaxed atmosphere. Thx!!

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