Movie Magic budgeting for high-end TV
This programme is also supported by Entertainment Partners.
Live and online training will be delivered across the United Kingdom to enable professionals working in high end television to get a better understanding of the essential software used for budgeting on high-end TV productions
This programme is funded by the ScreenSkills High-End TV Skills Fund made up of contributions from UK high-end TV productions.
Who it's for
The training is open to people already in the industry who are working or moving over to work in high-end TV as production managers, ADs, production accountants and line producers but who have yet to get to grips with Movie Magic budgeting software.
Trainees will be given access to Movie Magic training licenses and subscriptions and will need to install the relevant Movie Magic software on a laptop which should be brought to the training session.
We always welcome applications from under-represented groups, including, but not limited to: those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds; people with a disability; people from the LGBTQ+ community and those from lower socio-economic backgrounds.
We offer inclusive training. If you have any needs which we can accommodate during the recruitment process and beyond, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet them.
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What it covers
Effective and efficient budgets are vital for all productions and this course will take high-end TV trainees through the essential elements of creating them, using the globally-used, industry-standard software, Movie Magic budgeting.
Trainees will be shown how to use the programme and then will spend time putting into practice what they have learned in a fun and informative way.
We will take you through the process of setting up a budget from scratch and navigating through the software.
Training to cover:
- relationship of budget/schedule/finance
- key considerations before you start
- determining requirements to create a realistic budget
- introduction to Movie Magic budgeting 10
- creating and setting up a budget using templates
- setting up tables: units, globals, groups, fringes, currencies
- creating details and applying fringes, globals, groups
- revising budgets and exporting
- budgeting tips and tricks and areas of responsibility
- controlling, cost reporting and tracking costs
The Movie Magic budgeting course will be run on several dates and in many locations across the UK during the course of the year.
Current face to face dates are as follows:
- Newcastle: The Biscuit Factory: 23 November 23
- Belfast: The Mac: 11 January 24
- Glasgow: GMAC: 25 January 24
Current online dates are as follows:
- 26 October 1000-1300
- 9 November 1000-1300
- 17 November 1000-1300
- 24 November 1000-1300
- 1 December 1000-1300
- 7 December 1000-1300
- 8 December 1000-1300
- 23 February 1000-1300
Training in Wales will be managed and delivered by Sgil Cymru. and will be delivered in Welsh and English. Please apply here for this training.
How to apply
Please note that we are running separate Movie Magic Scheduling courses but you must apply separately for this course - please apply here
Click ‘apply now’ to apply for your place on one of the current Movie Magic budgeting courses. You will need a ScreenSkills account to complete your application.