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Film & TV Courses
Short course / 7 December 2021

Budgeting on Movie Magic

Course details

  • Location
    Online
  • Duration
    1 Day
  • Commitment
    Full Time, 10am-4pm
  • Dates
    7 December 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 22nd 2021
  • Course Leader
    Dewi Griffiths

Overview

This course provides a thorough working knowledge of using Movie Magic Budgeting, and is aimed at those looking to transform their producing skills by learning how to use this product to its full potential.

This course will be delivered by Dewi Griffiths who has worked on productions across Europe and in North America on such large budget TV shows as The X Files and Star Hunter. Dewi adopted Movie Magic Budgeting when working as a Production Manager and later Line Producer on ITV Network dramas like The Flint Street Nativity and highly complex episodic drama series like Dream Team and Mile High for Sky. As a Production Manager, Line Producer and Producer running his own company, Dewi installed Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting workflows on all of his productions. He continues to help set up such workflows in major BBC and independent television projects as well as to train Movie Magic Scheduling and Budgeting for Sargent Disc, BECTU, and at a number of academic and industrial organisations including the NFTS.

Course description

The course covers, among other things:

  • Overview of Movie Magic Budgeting
  • Setting up your budget format
  • Exercise in globals and fringes
    • Use of Currency tables
    • Set up & Apply Groups
    • Set up & Apply Locations
    • Set up SUB TOTALS
    • Use and set up of SUMMATION LINES
    • Exercise using SUB TOTALS AND SUMMATION LINES
    • Set up CONTRACTUAL CHARGES
    • Using CUME AND CHANGE
    • Using COMPARE
    • Setting PREFENCES
    • Set up FOREIGN CURRENCIES
    • Set up and Apply LIBRARY

Entry requirements

Applicants should have previous administrative production experience.

Applicants need to have a good command of the English language, as the course will be delivered in English.

How to apply

The applicants need to complete an online application form, in which they will elaborate on their professional background, education and experience and also explain what their goals are and why they are applying for the course.

Application deadline: 22 November 2021

Fee

All participants will receive a full scholarship.

Location

Applicants should have some previous experience as Assistant Production Accountants, Accountants or Producers and should be interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the role of Production Accountant. Applicants would need to be 18 years or over and also have an excellent command of the English language.

Applicants should have some previous experience as Assistant Production Accountants, Accountants or Producers and should be interested in gaining a thorough understanding of the role of Production Accountant. Applicants would need to be 18 years or over and also have an excellent command of the English language.

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