Scheduling and Budgeting Workshop
April 22nd, 2010

BEFORE THE CAMERA ROLLS: A Production Scheduling And Budgeting Primer.

Media Services, the industry’s premiere production management supplier, in association with the Center for Independent Documentary, Boston International Film Festival, and National Boston Studios, presents a FREE seminar as part of its 2010 Filmmakers’ Toolbox Seminar Series.

Join us for this interactive workshop designed for new and experienced film, TV, and commercial producers who want to better understand and strengthen their business skills. This professional development program is designed to give you a working knowledge of the latest industry tools and information that can save you time and money.

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Event Schedule:

April 22, 2010
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
National Boston Studios- 115 Dummer St. Brookline, MA

The definitive primer on key elements in the pre-production process for a feature film or TV pilot/series. The workshop will include an overview of three of the most popular budgeting programs – EP, Gorilla, and Showbiz Software – and their fit for projects with small and large budgets. One of the largest budget categories – paying crew and talent- will be reviewed including state and federal guidelines for properly hiring and paying employees, loan outs, and independent contractors, calculating fringes and securing workers compensation insurance. Finally, the session will include a review of the top tax incentive programs in the US and the requirements for filing for tax credits.

The workshop, which includes interactive participation with Showbiz Budgeting and Showbiz Scheduling, will take you step by step through scheduling, budgeting, and actualization. It is filled with experience-packed insight into:

  • Pre-production activities
  • Common approaches to scheduling projects
  • Breaking down a script
  • Budgeting a film
  • Tracking expenses and more
  • How to use software tools and reports for filing for tax credits

Finally, the session will include a review of several of the top tax incentive programs in the US and the requirements for filing tax credits.