Budgeting for SAG actors on your film can make the difference between a good film and a bad one. Here are our tips on how to begin when using SAG actors.
Film Investor Types and Their Reasons for Investing in Films
Film investors aren’t a dime a dozen, for one very good reason: putting money into a film is one of the biggest, most risky investments someone can ever make. The typical film investor is one who does it for a living, either packaging films or putting together slates or is in some other way involved in raising money for movies … Read More
Budgeting a Film — 2 Categories DIY Filmmakers Often Get Wrong
When budgeting a film, there are certain categories filmmakers can afford to slash the budget on, or “skimp on,” if you prefer. Here are our film budget line items you can go a little light on, and our advice for what budget items you probably shouldn’t cheap out on.
How To Create a Budget for a Big Budget Sci-Fi Film
Film Budgeteers dives into how to create a multi-million-dollar sci-fi film budget for a $186-million science fiction film using our film budgeting tool.
How To Create a Budget for a Micro-Budget Horror Film
Making a microbudget horror film? Film Budgeteers shows you how to create a $30,000 micro-budget film budget for your horror film using our film budgeting tool.
Docuseries — The New Narrative Paradigm?
Hey Clyde, Is it me or has the docuseries just exploded overnight? Ever since Making a Murderer caused an uproar on the digital platform medium there has been nothing but a consistent wave of excellent documentary series coming through the trenches. There have always been documentary series that have existed on television, particularly on PBS that were more in the … Read More
Race, Gender, and Where Does Cinema and TV Go From Here?
Hello Bruno, I just finished watching the entire run of “The West Wing.” I wouldn’t argue about its status as classic modern television. It’s fast, intelligent, classy, and features some of the best dialogue, performances and camera movement in television history (however, I really loathed the score, especially the credits sequence music, just pandering and sentimental). However, it does already … Read More
Interview with cinematographer and camera expert Illya Friedman
Budgeting a film camera department isn’t easy. We sat down with cinematographer Illya Friedman of Hot Rod Cameras for tips and tricks from an expert.
Richard Walter Interview – Should Screenwriters Care about Film Budgets?
Film Budgeteers recently sat down with veteran screenwriting professor and master screenwriter, Richard Walter. Walter has taught writing for the cinema for the better part of four decades and serves as the Chairman to the UCLA graduate school of screenwriting. He’s also the author of several fiction and non-fiction books and makes regular tv and media appearances to offer his … Read More
How to Budget A Film – The Topsheet Line Items
Film budgets can be daunting. Any good filmmaker knows what it takes to get her film made, and knows how to put together a simple budget for their project, but most new filmmakers aren’t intimately familiar with the vast amount of categories and line items found in a typical professional line-item film budget. What’s a line item in a budget? … Read More