Your film or series deserves a pro budget — Not a template.

Take 5 minutes and give us a few of your film's details and our film budgeting engine will create a fully professional, extremely detailed, custom 18-page line-item film budget for your film or series. (Not someone else's.)
$189 for an editable Excel version / $97 for just the topsheet PDF

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sample $1.5 million budget (PDF)
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Create a pro film budget (No software required!)

Until now, if you wanted to create a film budget, or a budget for a series or webseries, you had to hire a line producer or be an expert at film budgeting, or buy and learn expensive software. Our budgeting engine does away all that headache and lets you focus on raising money for your film. Or, you know, actually shooting it.

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All it takes is 5 minutes

Our film budgeting engine first asks you what you want your budget's grand total to be. Then, based on that amount, we walk you through a series of questions about your film or series, asking you things like "How big of cast do you have?" and "Do you think your film might need a lot of visual effects?" and stuff like that. Then we crunch the numbers you provide and email you a fully-professional, extremely-detailed, 18-page line-item budget for your film, plus topsheet within 24 hours.

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Your film's details. Not a template.

We don't force your film or series details into someone else's pre-made template. Our film budgeting engine makes intelligent calculations and assumptions based on what you tell us. Customize cast names, dial in your costs for visual effects, special effects, stunts, travel, and more. And we even let you tweak how many weeks you'd like to spend on each phase of your film's completion: prep, shooting, wrap, and post.

The latest cast/crew rates and hard costs

If you're going union, we'll make sure your budget contains the latest guild/union rates for your crew. If you're going non-union, we'll make sure your cast & crew pay is not only fair and market-based, but that it also fits the size of your production. Not to mention your budget will have the latest line-item costs for every department, from grip to art to location to transportation and more.

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Guilds? Unions? Fringes? No prob.

Our budgeting engine is also uber-intelligent when it comes to which guilds you'll probably want to budget for. That said, you have full control over which ones you choose to use, limited only by what makes sense at your budget level. (For example, we don't budget for WGA, DGA, IATSE, or Teamsters if the budget you're working with can't afford them.) And fringes? Done! Guild, payroll, FICA, FUI/SUI, even the additional hourly fringes for IATSE and Teamsters.

Go get that greenlight

Whether you're meeting with investors or producers, or launching a crowdfunding campaign, or submitting for a festival, workshop, or fellowship, a film budget instantly transforms you from "yet another filmmaker with a script" into a filmmaker with a script and a plan, which gives you a huge leg up when trying to get that greenlight. Not sure you need a full, detailed budget? Just get a TOPSHEET (1 page PDF overview of your budget) for $59.97.

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"Very useful!"MovieMaker Magazine
"Film Budgeteers have an immensely valuable resource to filmmakers at all levels. If you're headed into production, or looking to build an investment package, then the first step in your process should be using their online tools and paving the way for your creativity."Bryan Edward Hill, Writer-Director (Los Angeles)
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The next best thing to a line producer

Line producers are AWESOME. But if you're like most indie filmmakers, you probably can't afford one, especially if your project is still in the funding stage. Our budgeting engine is the next best thing to having a real line producer, for a fraction of the cost.

Order 100% risk free. We stand behind our film budgets

Our word is our bond: If you're not happy with your budget, let us know within 30 days. If we can't make things right for you, we'll refund 100% of your order. You keep the budget.

Create a custom budget for your film or series

Putting together a slate of films or episodes? We've got you covered.